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Alberta Revises the Title of its Superior Trial Court

With the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family. Her Majesty dedicated over 70 years of her life to …

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Business LawCivil Litigation

Digging into Deleted or Lost Information: Digital Forensics

More and more cases rely on digital evidence. How can lawyers recover digital information from computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources in ways that will be accepted by the courts? …

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Civil LitigationCriminal Law

The Competition Act: Recent Amendments to Canada’s Main Competition Legislation

The Competition Act[1] was introduced to Canadian markets in 1986. For the last 35 years, the technological revolution has led to massive innovation that has transformed the economy. The resulting …

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Civil LitigationReal Estate

Builders’ Lien Act–The Introduction of the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (PPCLA) in Alberta, by Adrianna Worman

It has been over 20 years since there have been any significant changes to the Builders’ Lien Act[1].  However, at the end of August, Alberta will follow in the footsteps …

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Business LawCivil Litigation

What to Expect in Alberta Courts: Current COVID Landscape

In March of 2020, the full force of the global pandemic resulted in restricted access to all Canadian courthouses. With the shift to working remotely, lawyers began communicating with clients …

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Civil LitigationDiversity

LESA Diversity Series: Kelly Osaka, Partner at Dentons LLP

The LESA blog highlights the achievements of diverse legal professionals throughout the Alberta legal community. In this article, we are spotlighting Kelly Osaka, a partner at Dentons LLP in Calgary …

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Civil LitigationReal Estate

Meet the Faculty: LESA’s Builders’ Liens Program Coming Fall 2022

Legislative change in the area of builders’ liens is coming soon. Effective August 29, 2022 the current Builders’ Lien Act will become the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act. If you practice …

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Civil Litigation

Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional, ABCA Decision

In May 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal held in a majority decision that Bill C-69, known as the Impact Assessment Act (the “IAA”), was unconstitutional. Joining Ontario, Saskatchewan and …

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Business LawCivil Litigation

LESA’s Practice Manual Series Available Electronically on the LESA Library

You may have already heard…  we recently 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 …

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Business LawCivil Litigation

Job Posting: Part-Time Law Student at LESA

Update April 14, 2022: Thank you to all who applied. This position has been filled. Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution …

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