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Alberta’s New Chief Justice | The Honourable Ritu Khullar

LESA wishes to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Honourable Ritu Khullar who was appointed Alberta’s new top judge by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, November 28, 2022. Chief Justice Ritu Khullar is based in Edmonton. She was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in 2017 and then to the Court …

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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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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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The Overturn of Roe v Wade: Reflecting on R v Morgentaler & The Impact of US Jurisprudence & Canadian Law

The US Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade was leaked to the public last month, sparking public discourse surrounding its validity. Now nearly a month later, the decision which extended abortion protections to women has been officially overturned. In Canada, R v Morgentaler is a comparative foundational case to Roe v Wade. …

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