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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, issues relating to IP, such as patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, are becoming more common in many different legal contexts. If you …

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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 Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, and was sent to the full Senate for review.[1]  These amendments, projected to come into effect in …

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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 Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, download our Indigenous Law Conference on-demand program for free today with code NIPD2022. …

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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. With topics such as Vavilov, Standing, the “Record”, and more – this is a program you surely will not want to miss! Scroll below for …

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New Program: Loss Quant + COVID-19

LESA has a new program coming up entitled, “Loss Quant + COVID-19: Identifying, Measuring, and Segregating COVID-19 Impact in Quantifying Losses“. Join us online to hear an updated view on how COVID-19 has impacted different industries, and by extension how loss quantification should be approached. If you practice in civil and/or commercial litigation or work with …

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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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AI and Your Legal Business

Do you understand the impact artificial intelligence can have on your legal services? The UAlberta Faculty of Extension and the Digital Law & Innovation Society are cohosting an upcoming program designed to assist legal professionals in understanding how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support them in their work. Read on for details: In today’s society artificial …

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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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LESA Library Feature: Interactive PDF Viewer

As a LESA Library subscriber, our bet is you are one happy camper right about now! The LESA team spent countless hours reimagining the site map and structure for the LESA Library to create a platform that offers intuitive navigation, enhanced searchability, and subscription options tailored more specifically to your unique needs. We are quite …

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Register Now for Advanced Legal Writing

Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Join us this October for a 2-part series to hone your legal writing skills. Attendees will walk away from this program with an expanded skill …

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