Christine has been an invaluable member of the LESA team since 2010. She began her work with LESA as the Associate Director for Educational Resources and has served as our Interim Executive Director and Counsel since May of 2018.
In addition to Christine’s outstanding contributions to LESA, she comes to the Executive Director position with solid educational credentials. In 2003, Christine earned a Bachelor of Commerce followed by her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2006. She then earned her Masters of Law from Columbia University in 2010 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Throughout Christine’s tenure at LESA she has consistently brought a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership. She has the unique ability to understand the needs of LESA clients, the legal community, and the LESA team.
Under Christine’s leadership, LESA is in the best position to integrate innovation and expand upon the current exceptional continuing legal education opportunities LESA offers for the Alberta legal community now and in the future.
Are you interested in gaining valuable trial experience as a witness? We are looking for volunteers to act as witnesses in our upcoming 37th Annual Intensive Advocacy program in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
About the Program
LESA designed the Intensive Advocacy program to hone critical advocacy skills. This week-long interactive program culminates in a moot criminal trial, civil trial, or administrative hearing on Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Calgary Courts Centre.
Program participants will conduct moot trials or hearings before Alberta justices, judges, and administrative tribunal members, who will then provide participants with feedback.
Volunteer witnesses play the role of a character in one of the criminal, civil, or administrative fact patterns. Witnesses also give evidence on the witness stand under direct examination and cross-examination. Participant lawyers will brief all volunteers on their role prior to Saturday, June 15, then act as a witness during the actual moot trials and hearings. This program offers an excellent opportunity for law students, articling students, and lawyers to observe the trial or hearing process and gain valuable insight into the experience and perspective of a witness.
If you are interested in volunteering as a witness for the Intensive Advocacy moot trials and hearings, or for more information, please contact email@example.com.
Meet with Chief Justice Mary Moreau and Justice John Little (Edmonton) and Chief Justice Mary Moreau and Justice Craig M. Jones (Calgary), to have an open discussion regarding practices and procedures in Surrogate matters.
Members of the Bar are invited to submit questions and comments relating to Surrogate practice matters, including the process of applying for grants, to Calgary Co-Chairs (Justice John Little in Edmonton, Justice Craig M. Jones in Calgary) and Edmonton Co-Chairs (Justice Craig M. Jones in Calgary, Justice John Little in Edmonton) at SRAC@albertacourts.ca.
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