Wills and Estates

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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Registration is now open! Save your spot at LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates

                Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates. Join us from April 30–May 2, 2022 in Banff, Alberta for an in-depth exploration of wills, estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation issues. Topics will include: • Initial considerations on estate litigation files • Managing the court process: Rules …

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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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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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The Silver Linings of Cloud-Based Wills

Guest Author: Patrick Hartford, NoticeConnect | Presenter for LESA’s Cloud-Based Wills Webinar Last year I read Middlemarch by George Eliot. The story, set in the 1820s, follows the inhabitants of a small English town and, to my surprise, estate planning drives much of the plot. Characters have competing wills and scandalous codicils are discovered. I …

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Plan Well Guide: A New Tool for Advance Serious Illness Planning

Comprehensive serious illness planning includes legal, financial, and medical planning. This kind of planning can be thought of as a three-legged stool. If one plan is missing (legal, financial, or medical), the overall plan fails. The role lawyers play in their clients lives when it comes to preparing them to ‘think ahead and plan ahead’ …

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