LESA Continues to Search for a New Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Are you, or do you know of, a dynamic and driven individual? LESA continues to search for an Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs. The successful candidate will bring a minimum of 3 years of experience in the fields of law or legal education as well as ties to the Alberta Legal Community or legal education …

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The LSA Welcomes New Executive and Benchers

The Benchers of the Law Society of Alberta, at the February 3-4, 2011 Benchers meetings in Calgary, welcomed new executive and incoming Benchers. Doug Mah Q.C. (Edmonton) is now President with President-Elect being Steve Raby Q.C. (Calgary). New Benchers include Adam Letourneau (Lethbridge), who was appointed upon the resignation of Rod Jerke Q.C., and Dennis …

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U of A Law Show

The U of A Law Show, an exciting event of raw talent, pop culture references, and a hilarious look at the life of a law student and junior lawyer, was a huge success! With something for everyone, the annual show, begun in 1996, combines music, acting and dancing in a show that raises funds for …

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CPD Deadline is Fast Approaching!

Mark your calendars! March 15th, 2011 is the due date for declaring your Continuing Professional Development plan to the Law Society of Alberta. For more information regarding resources for the development and declaration of your plan, visit the CPD website. As always, the Legal Education Society of Alberta is here to meet your CPD needs. …

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Foundation of Administrative Justice Presents the 2011 Conference, New Horizons: Legal Issues for Tribunals

This conference brings together a wide variety of leading tribunal members, counsel and advocates exploring legal issues facing tribunals today and in the future.  Valuable for individuals who are involved with administrative justice boards and commissions!!  Speakers come from a wide knowledge and experience base. The conference kicks off with Assessing Credibility of Witnesses.  Some …

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We Remember Len J. Pollock Q.C.

We received very sad news that Leonard J. Pollock Q.C. passed away last night. In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Len was an institution within the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law for 30 years, a Bencher, and a LESA contributor. We sincerely appreciate Len’s service to our profession. He will be deeply missed.

Watch Your Desktop!

Watch for 6 new brochures to hit your desk this week! We have incredible programming upcoming, with prominent practitioners on our faculty and topics that you will not want to miss. Register early for our Civil Advocacy Series: Evidence for Litigators afternoon skills workshop  – space is limited! And for the 29th consecutive year, we …

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2011 Tech Trends for Lawyers

As noted by blogger Niki Black at Sui Generis, 2011 will bring rapid changes in the realm of technology for everyone, lawyers included. Lawyers, however, are a unique subset of the population, and as the trends indicate, lawyers use technology  differently. As Black notes, lawyers will purchase technological tools that will enable them greater mobility …

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New Division at Alberta Justice and Attorney General, Justice Services

It was announced on Friday, January 28, 2011 that there will be a new division at Alberta Justice and Attorney General. The new Justice Services Division brings together a number of programs including: Maintenance Enforcement Program Motor Vehicle Accident Claims and Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery Abandoned and Seized Vehicle Program Office of the Public Trustee …

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