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Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges – Webinar | January 21, 2022
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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
How to Navigate the LESA Library

Learn to navigate the LESA Library with ease. If you are new to the LESA Library, or if you are a seasoned subscriber and wish to learn a little more about how you can effectively search and find materials on the LESA Library, this post is for you. Scroll below …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
LESA Holiday Office Closure

                Please note: the LESA office will be closed from noon on December 24, 2021 until January 2, 2022. We will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022 and look forward to a new year of supporting you in your continued pursuit of legal …

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Civil Litigation
What a Third-Party Litigation Funder Looks For

Guest Author: Geoff Moysa, Omni Bridgeway As described in a previous blog, dispute finance is quickly becoming a widely-used tool in a variety of types of civil litigation to achieve access to justice and to allocate commercial risk. With its increasing adoption, it is important to understand how commercial dispute funders …

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Civil Litigation
Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

Guest Author: Dr. Rupak Sarma, Third Party Litigation Funding Researcher Canada has long faced systemic barriers in realizing access to justice. One such significant barrier is the cost of litigation, in terms of both a party’s own legal fees and disbursements, as well as exposure to adverse costs awards, which can …

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Civil Litigation
Administrative Law Update: Keynote from Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Côté

LESA is pleased to announce that Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver the keynote address in LESA’s “Administrative Law Update” this coming April, 2022. Offered as an in-person program in both Calgary and Edmonton, we encourage you to sign up early as space is limited. In her …

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Civil LitigationCriminal Law
Call for Volunteer Witnesses: 38th Annual Intensive Advocacy

Are you interested in giving back to the profession by helping lawyers practice direct examination and cross-examination skills? We are looking for volunteers to act as witnesses in simulated trials and hearings as part of our upcoming 38thAnnual Intensive Advocacy program in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:30 AM–2:00 PM. (Note: most …

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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 …

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Default Judgments in Collections

Guest Author: Dr. R. McKay White     When acting for a creditor on a debt, it is common for the debtor not to defend the claim. It is therefore valuable to know the most efficient methods for entering default judgment. This will enable you to start collecting for your …

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