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Navigating Matters with Self-Represented Litigants (Edmonton) | September 9, 2022
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Criminal Inadmissibility: Double-Punishment Sentences and Punishment without Charge (Webinar) | September 12, 2022
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Understanding Intoxication and Automatism (Webinar) | October 14, 2022
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Practice Foundations: Criminal Law (Edmonton) | October 28, 2022
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Practice Foundations: Criminal Law (Calgary | November 4, 2022
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Criminal Law
Bill S-2 Amendments to Criminal Law COVID Grace Periods

In March of 2020, COVID-19 halted the court’s routine in-person delivery of services, and its system was adapted to a remote format. The suddenness of the pandemic led to a lack of clarity on how remote procedures were to be conducted, and how long the remote delivery systems were to …

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“Lost Canadians” | Changes in Citizenship Law and Implications for Lawyers

Changes in citizenship law over the past decade have led to many people discovering that they are, in fact, Canadian citizens. The implications of these changes are far-reaching and have broad-based implications for lawyers – and not just for those who practice immigration law. Have you ever heard of the …

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Criminal Inadmissibility: Double-Punishment Sentences and Punishment without Charge

Criminal convictions can have dire consequences for temporary or permanent residents of Canada. LESA is pleased to announce a new webinar for criminal lawyers and for business immigration lawyers (or lawyers whose clients have business immigration issues), coming this fall. Topics This webinar will address: What criminal convictions make a …

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Congratulations to the New Appointees to the Provincial Court of Alberta

The Provincial Court of Alberta has announced twelve new judicial appointments. Eight vacancies have been filled with four new positions created to meet the current workload due to the increasing number of criminal cases in the criminal court system over the last two years. We wish to congratulate all new …

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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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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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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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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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