LESA’s Response to COVID-19

Last updated August 11, 2020

The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, and staff (and their families) is LESA’s top priority. We hope everyone remains healthy and well during this time. The LESA team is here to assist you throughout this transition and committed to providing you with timely and topical continuing legal education.

In-Person Programs

In-person programming will look a little different as we continue to navigate the current times. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, and staff is LESA’s top priority. In following provincial and local public health requirements and recommendations, LESA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all. As such, we are limiting the number of spots available for in-person programming to allow for physical distancing.

LESA is committed to creating a safe space where you can engage in face-to-face learning, distance network with your peers, and continue to grow in your professional development. Please see below for how LESA plans to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, volunteers, and staff.

  • Attendees, volunteers, and staff will be asked to complete a self-assessment before entering the program space.
  • Each attendee will be assigned their own individual 6-foot table for the duration of the program day(s). Tables will be spaced to ensure physical distancing throughout the program.
  • Plated meals will be selected in advance and served by venue staff to your designated table.
  • Masks will be recommended (unless mandated in a given municipality or by the venue) in all public indoor spaces. Masks will be required in designated areas of the venue, including when moving around the program space.
  • Sanitizing stations will be setup throughout the program space.
  • Forced traffic flow will be in effect to ensure physical distancing throughout the program space.
  • Venue staff will frequently clean high-touch surfaces.

LESA will continually monitor the provincial and local requirements and recommendations put forward by Canadian public health authorities and other experts. Measures may be subject to change. You will receive a detailed email closer to the program date with current recommendations and requirements.

As Health Canada suggests, frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and staying home at the first sign of any symptom is imperative to preventing the spread. Therefore, we encourage any registrant who is unwell to stay home. Registration for in-person programming includes access to the recordings.

Online Programs

We excitedly launched our first-ever webinar series this past spring at a discounted rate to assist our community as best we could during uncertain times. We continually add new webinar titles to our lineup of online programming. Webinars are available after their original broadcast date as Webinars on Demand, allowing you to watch and learn at your convenience. Registration in webinars automatically includes access to the recording.

The LESA team, in collaboration with the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society (Assist), delivered a series of free webinars entitled the Career Development Webinar Series with a focus on practice management and professional development skills this past spring. Designed for lawyers and articling students, these complimentary Webinars on Demand deliver practical tips and strategies to help you leverage new opportunities in your career.

Electronic Resources

LESA offers a wide range of electronically available resources. New this year, we now offer mini Seminars on Demand. Select individual presentations from past programs are now available online, allowing you to pick and choose the topics that best fit your educational needs.

Select papers from our recent programs are available for download in Adobe PDF format. Electronic titles from the LESA Practice Manual series as well as our Fundamentals Series are valuable additions to any law library and are now available as emailed PDFs.

The LESA Library provides you with Alberta-specific legal information you can access from anywhere, at anytime. Checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more are just a click away.


LESA staff are currently working a combination of in-office and remote. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing [email protected]