Wills and Estates

LESA Refresher 2022 Papers Now Available

Papers are now available from LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates. This past spring we hosted our annual LESA Refresher in the mountains. With a focus on wills and estates, attendees engaged in an in-depth exploration of estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation issues. Topics included managing the court process, common and unique claims …

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Let’s Agree to Disagree: Differing Canadian Perspectives on the Presumption of Resulting Trust and Beneficiary Designations | Paper Summary

It can be very difficult to challenge beneficiary designations. Until recently, the law in Alberta on this issue was unsettled, and jurisprudence in other provinces remains divided. Michael Klaray and Jordan Achtymichuk’s paper, from LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates, “Let’s Agree to Disagree: Differing Canadian Perspectives on the Presumption of Resulting Trust and Beneficiary …

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Notice of Discontinuance | LESA’s Alberta Surrogate Forms Publication

LESA’s Alberta Surrogate Forms publication will be discontinued as of June 15, 2022.   The Surrogate Rules, Alta Reg 130/1995, were recently amended to replace the existing NC forms with new GA forms and to permit electronic applications using a Surrogate Digital Service. Those amendments come into force on June 15, 2022. Effective June 15, 2022, …

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Meet the Faculty | AGTA for Legal Support Staff

Are you a legal support staff who is new to AGTA applications, or perhaps looking to brush up on the basics? If so, this program is for you. Join us for a full-day of engaging content and review common applications under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA), from desk applications to in-court ones. Identify issues that may …

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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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Job Posting: Part-Time Law Student at LESA

Update April 14, 2022: Thank you to all who applied. This position has been filled. Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta’s (LESA) mission is to serve the spectrum of educational and professional development needs of Alberta’s …

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Job Posting: Staff Lawyer at LESA

Update: Thank you to all who applied for this job posting. The position has now been filled.  Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) was founded in 1975 to serve the Alberta legal community. As the primary …

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Kene Ilochonwu – A Mentor and Leader in the Alberta Legal Profession

As a mentor and leader in the Alberta legal profession, Kene Ilochonwu is dedicated to making a difference. Born and raised in Nigeria, Kene obtained his law degree from Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar. He subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, before moving to …

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Principal Training Course

              LESA has been working with the Law Society of Alberta on the development of a mandatory Principal Training Course. This course is now available for all Alberta lawyers. While this course is mandatory for lawyers who wish to take on the role of principal, those who are working …

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