Civil Litigation

Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

Guest Author: Dr. Rupak Sarma, Third Party Litigation Funding Researcher Canada has been facing access to justice problems and this is firstly, due to excessive cost of litigation and secondly, due to adverse costs that could be crippling factors for the lower and the middle class. One simply cannot pursue a lawsuit without additional financial input …

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Administrative Law Update: Keynote from Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Côté

LESA is pleased to announce that Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver the keynote address in LESA’s “Administrative Law Update” this coming April, 2022. Offered as an in-person program in both Calgary and Edmonton, we encourage you to sign up early as space is limited. In her keynote address, Justice Suzanne Côté will engage …

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Call for Volunteer Witnesses: 38th Annual Intensive Advocacy

Are you interested in giving back to the profession by helping lawyers practice direct examination and cross-examination skills? We are looking for volunteers to act as witnesses in simulated trials and hearings as part of our upcoming 38thAnnual Intensive Advocacy program in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:30 AM–2:00 PM. (Note: most witness obligations are concluded by …

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Presenter Profile: Douglas H. Peterson | Advanced Legal Writing

With having practiced law for more than 20 years, Douglas H. Peterson now primarily works in corporate commercial law. Focusing on corporate structuring (both domestic and international) and international business transactions, Douglas works with his fair share of contracts. He has represented companies in all phases of the business lifecycle from start-up to the international …

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Presenter Profile: Michael Styczen | Joint Ventures Webinar Series

LESA is pleased to have Michael Styczen, partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP present a three-part series on Joint Ventures for LESA this fall. Originally from Ontario and called to the bar in both Manitoba and Alberta, Michael practices corporate and commercial law in the energy sector with a focus on clean energy, energy storage, and …

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LESA Library Feature: Interactive PDF Viewer

As a LESA Library subscriber, our bet is you are one happy camper right about now! The LESA team spent countless hours reimagining the site map and structure for the LESA Library to create a platform that offers intuitive navigation, enhanced searchability, and subscription options tailored more specifically to your unique needs. We are quite …

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Register Now for Advanced Legal Writing

Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Join us this October for a 2-part series to hone your legal writing skills. Attendees will walk away from this program with an expanded skill …

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New Format for LESA’s Electronic Publications

You may have already heard…  we have just launched an all-new LESA Library. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. With its improved navigation and enhanced search functionality, including full-text search, the LESA Library is your go-to source for electronically accessing top-notch continuing …

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Features, Options, and Benefits – OH my!

            LESA’s same trusted resources for continuing legal education in Alberta are getting a new look. Enjoy the all-new LESA Library with its fully redesigned interface featuring improved navigation and enhanced searchability. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support …

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