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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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New Format for LESA’s Electronic Publications

You may have already heard…  we have just 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 its improved navigation and enhanced search functionality, including full-text search, the LESA Library is your go-to source for electronically accessing top-notch continuing …

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Features, Options, and Benefits – OH my!

            LESA’s same trusted resources for continuing legal education in Alberta are getting a new look. Enjoy the all-new LESA Library with its fully redesigned interface featuring improved navigation and enhanced searchability. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support …

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Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports

The Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports is an annual subscription service, updated throughout the year, which contains all of the decisions of the Alberta Labour Relations Board. Subscribers receive a case table, full-text decisions (with headnotes), a keyword and subject index, updates on court challenges, and discussion papers. This publication was last updated in 2021. …

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Launch of the All-New LESA Library

The all-new LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource that provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Organized by area of law, subscribers can access valuable resources related to their specific area(s) of practice as well as our practice management collection and content tailored to specialized areas …

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Digital Border Searches: R v Canfield, 2020 ABCA 383

Guest Author: Professor Steven Penney | University of Alberta, Faculty of Law While the border is not a Charter-free zone, the courts have largely deferred to the state’s sovereignty and security interests in applying section 8 of the Charter to customs and immigration searches. The template was set in R v Simmons,[1] where the Supreme Court …

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“My Experience” Project with the Law Society of Alberta

The “My Experience” Project is an initiative of the Law Society of Alberta inviting lawyers and students to share their experiences of how racial discrimination or stereotyping affected their legal career, and themselves personally. These experiences come from real people in Alberta’s legal community and bring to light the need for change. Each week, the …

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