Specialized Areas of Law

Specialized Areas of Law

Human Rights Protections: British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk.[1] LESA’s upcoming webinar: Human Rights Protections After Schrenk examines how this decision …

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Specialized Areas of Law

Nuances in Cannabis & Employment Law

Substance addiction is considered a disability under Canadian human rights law and is a protected ground of discrimination.[1] Cannabis usage qualifying as a prima facie substance addiction and disability is …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law

Human Rights Protections After Schrenk

On December 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk. How have decision makers across Canada interpreted and applied Schrenk in the close …

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Civil LitigationCriminal Law

Updates in Alberta Courts: E-Filing Documents & Revisions to Family Practice

Commencing November 1, 2022, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has released updates to email filing procedures and Family Practice Note 4. The Court of King’s Bench Administration began …

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Specialized Areas of LawVolunteer

New Webinar | Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law

Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming part of our digital infrastructure and is increasingly woven into aspects of daily life, including in the practice of law. AI has the potential to …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law

The Connection Between CERB Repayments & Employment Law

In 2020, the government implemented the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) plan to assist Canadians coping with employment loss caused by the global pandemic. Now in 2022, many Canadians are …

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Business LawSpecialized Areas of Law

What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know About IP Law

Intellectual property law arises across many practice areas, but not all circumstances require a specialized IP lawyer. With the increasing prevalence of IP and technology in corporate transactions and litigation, …

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Specialized Areas of Law

Bill S-5: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Amendments

In April 2022 the second reading of  Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act was completed. On June 9th, the Bill was reviewed by the Senate Standing …

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LESA UpdatePractice Management

Free Download for #NIPD2022

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day and we are offering a free download. LESA wishes to recognize and celebrate the heritage, language, cultural practices, spiritual beliefs, and contributions of First …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law

Feature Program: Administrative Law Update (Limited Enrollment)

If you practice in administrative law, this program is for you. LESA is pleased to offer a full-day program this April featuring keynote speaker, Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada. …

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