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Registration is Open | LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law

Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law. Join us this coming May at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta for several days of learning and networking. Refresher Registration Includes: • Welcome networking reception • Two breakfasts • Three lunches • One ticket for the dinner & networking event • Electronic …

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New Benefit for LESA Library Subscribers: 50% Off On-Demand Programs

We are happy to announce a new benefit for subscribers of the LESA Library. Whether you subscribe to one, two, or all six core areas of law, we are pleased to offer you 50% off our entire collection of on-demand programs. What are On-Demand Programs? LESA’s on-demand programs are recordings of past programs delivered live …

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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 public service – the longest reigning Monarch in British history. As Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty was a much loved and respected figure, tying …

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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? How can they certify that the data is authentic? Collecting digital evidence in a secure manner, using sound forensic methodologies, is key. Join a digital …

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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 via email and video chat, and court proceedings were moved to Webex.[1] Reduced capacity was maintained in Alberta courtrooms into the spring of 2022. However, …

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Gerilynn Maryniak | Family Law Issues for Paralegals

Family law is known for being one of the most emotionally charged areas of law. For this reason, it can pose some challenges that require nuance to navigate. LESA’s on-demand program, Family Law Issues for Paralegals, explores issues that may arise when working as a family law paralegal, and provides strategies to address them. Legal …

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Meet the Faculty | Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers

If you practice in family law, you won’t want to miss out on our advanced program on the topic of negotiation techniques. Going beyond the basics of negotiation theory, we will explore the tensions between interest-based negotiation and competitive negotiation. Consider approaches to lay the best groundwork for a successful negotiation, and learn how to …

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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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