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Navigating Matters with Self-Represented Litigants (Edmonton) | September 9, 2022
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Rules of Court 2022: Year in Review (Webinar) | September 19, 2022
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Builders’ Liens (Edmonton) | October 5, 2022
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Builders’ Liens (Livestream) | October 5, 2022
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Practice Foundations: Residential Tenancies (Webinar) | October 17, 2022
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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Essentials (Calgary) | October 20, 2022
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LESA Diversity Series: Kelly Osaka, Partner at Dentons LLP

The LESA blog highlights the achievements of diverse legal professionals throughout the Alberta legal community. In this article, we are spotlighting Kelly Osaka, a partner at Dentons LLP in Calgary and co-presenter at LESA’s September Rules of Court 2022: Year in Review webinar. Kelly has kindly joined us for an …

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Civil LitigationReal Estate
Meet the Faculty: LESA’s Builders’ Liens Program Coming Fall 2022

Legislative change in the area of builders’ liens is coming soon. Effective August 29, 2022 the current Builders’ Lien Act will become the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act. If you practice in real estate or civil litigation, we are happy to offer training for you this fall. Builders’ Liens is a …

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Civil Litigation
Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional, ABCA Decision

In May 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal held in a majority decision that Bill C-69, known as the Impact Assessment Act (the “IAA”), was unconstitutional. Joining Ontario, Saskatchewan and several other interest groups, the Alberta Court of Appeal determined that the IAA was an overreach of federal law power, …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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 …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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 …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law
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 …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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 …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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 …

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