Criminal Law

Congratulations to the New Appointees to the Provincial Court of Alberta

The Provincial Court of Alberta has announced twelve new judicial appointments. Eight vacancies have been filled with four new positions created to meet the current workload due to the increasing number of criminal cases in the criminal court system over the last two years. We wish to congratulate all new appointees to the Provincial Court …

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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 staff.  With the launch of the new LESA Library, and the features and benefits it offers our valued customers, we have decided to transition away …

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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 to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta’s (LESA) mission is to serve the spectrum of educational and professional development needs of Alberta’s …

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Job Posting: Staff Lawyer at LESA

Update: Thank you to all who applied for this job posting. The position has now been filled.  Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) was founded in 1975 to serve the Alberta legal community. As the primary …

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Kene Ilochonwu – A Mentor and Leader in the Alberta Legal Profession

As a mentor and leader in the Alberta legal profession, Kene Ilochonwu is dedicated to making a difference. Born and raised in Nigeria, Kene obtained his law degree from Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar. He subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, before moving to …

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Principal Training Course

              LESA has been working with the Law Society of Alberta on the development of a mandatory Principal Training Course. This course is now available for all Alberta lawyers. While this course is mandatory for lawyers who wish to take on the role of principal, those who are working …

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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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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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