Civil Litigation

Strategies to Guide Your Commercial Litigation Practice

If you are new to the area of commercial litigation, or if you are wanting to revisit the basics to develop strategies to guide your commercial litigation practice, this program is for you. Knowing how to navigate commercial disputes requires that you consider more than just the legal issues in a case. In our upcoming full-day …

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How to Navigate the LESA Library

Learn to navigate the LESA Library with ease. If you are new to the LESA Library, or if you are a seasoned subscriber and wish to learn a little more about how you can effectively search and find materials on the LESA Library, this post is for you. Scroll below for how to login, navigate …

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What a Third-Party Litigation Funder Looks For

Guest Author: Geoff Moysa, Omni Bridgeway As described in a previous blog, dispute finance is quickly becoming a widely-used tool in a variety of types of civil litigation to achieve access to justice and to allocate commercial risk. With its increasing adoption, it is important to understand how commercial dispute funders operate, and what they look …

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Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

Guest Author: Dr. Rupak Sarma, Third Party Litigation Funding Researcher Canada has long faced systemic barriers in realizing access to justice. One such significant barrier is the cost of litigation, in terms of both a party’s own legal fees and disbursements, as well as exposure to adverse costs awards, which can put the pursuit of justice …

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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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