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Criminal Law
Court of King’s Bench Update: New Court of King’s Bench Criminal Search Service
A new Court of King’s Bench Criminal Search service allows Albertans and members of the legal community to search for criminal actions in any Court of King’s Bench location and electronically receive the results. The following criminal search requests may be submitted through the service: Media requests Urgent requests Record ...
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Notice to Articled Students – Requests for Bar Admission Ceremonies at the Court of King’s Bench (2024)
On May 1, 2024, the Court of King’s Bench will begin accepting 2024 bar admission requests. Requests for bar admissions for June, July, and August will not be processed until May 20, 2024 due to limited resources. Bar admission requests must be made by submitting the Bar Admission Booking Request ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Managing Mental Health as an Early Lawyer
In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada, the LESA blog spotlights our very own Legal Content Writer, Susan Emam. Susan graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in 2022. She received admission to the British Columbia Bar in 2023 and is currently a Staff Lawyer at ...
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Criminal Law
Criminal Law Update: Bill C-62 Pushes Back Eligibility Date for MAID
Bill C- 62 received royal assent on February 29, 2024 and pushes back the date of eligibility for medical assistance in dying (“MAID”). Formerly, eligible individuals that qualified for MAID based on mental illness could qualify on March 17, 2024. Bill C-62 amends the Act to push back this date ...
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Criminal Law
Criminal Law Updates: Bill C-63 Online Harms Act
Bill C-63 had its first reading on February 26, 2024, and proposes to address online harms that can affect children. The legislation was introduced to hold social media platforms accountable for the content they host and aims to create a safer online space to protect children online. Bill C-63 would ...
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Official Welcome Ceremony of Honourable Mary T. Moreau
The Supreme Court of Canada will continue its tradition to hold a welcome ceremony for its newest member, the Honourable Mary T. Moreau. Justice Moreau was born in Edmonton and completed her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. As a lawyer, she litigated several foundational cases involving the ...
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Criminal Law
Notice to Criminal Law Practitioners: Amendments to the Criminal Code
Bill C-21 and Bill C-48 introduce numerous amendments to the Criminal Code and other Acts. Bill C-21 received Royal Assent on December 15, 2023, and amends the Criminal Code, the Firearms Act, the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The Bill puts forward the ...
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Expansion to the Alberta Law Libraries Catalogue
The Alberta Law Libraries (“ALL”) have recently expanded their network to include over 165 remotely available texts. ALL is a province-wide network of libraries that promotes informed engagement with the law and encourages broad access to justice. ALL has purchased five new collections in the following practice areas: Corporate Commercial ...
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