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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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2022 Update | LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual

Updated July, 2022, LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual outlines key areas of knowledge for Alberta practitioners in the area of real estate law. Whether you practice in commercial or residential real estate, this manual is for you. The Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual sets out the core duties, obligations, and responsibilities under agency law, …

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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 of Ontario and Saskatchewan with the introduction of the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the “PPCLA”). The Builders Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, which …

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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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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 in real estate or civil litigation, we are happy to offer training for you this fall. Builders’ Liens is a full-day program planned for October …

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“Lost Canadians” | Changes in Citizenship Law and Implications for Lawyers

Changes in citizenship law over the past decade have led to many people discovering that they are, in fact, Canadian citizens. The implications of these changes are far-reaching and have broad-based implications for lawyers – and not just for those who practice immigration law. Have you ever heard of the “Lost Canadians” in the context …

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Real Estate Law Practice Tips With Ryan D. Anderson QC, Partner at Huckvale LLP

Real estate law is one of the most widely practiced areas of law in Alberta. With the current housing and mortgage market hitting a 26.6% year-over-year spike this January,[1] the relevance of real estate law in Alberta will likely continue into 2022. While this area of practice is not necessarily complex, there are some technicalities …

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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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