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38th Annual Intensive Advocacy (Calgary) | October 25-30, 2021
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Advanced Legal Writing Part 1 (Edmonton) | October 6, 2021
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LESA Library Feature: Interactive PDF Viewer

As a LESA Library subscriber, our bet is you are one happy camper right about now! The LESA team spent countless hours reimagining the site map and structure for the LESA Library to create a platform that offers intuitive navigation, enhanced searchability, and subscription options tailored more specifically to your …

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Register Now for Advanced Legal Writing

Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Join us this October for a 2-part series to hone your legal writing skills. Attendees will walk away from this …

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New Format for LESA’s Electronic Publications

You may have already heard…  we have just 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 its improved navigation and enhanced search functionality, including full-text search, the LESA Library is your go-to source …

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Features, Options, and Benefits – OH my!

            LESA’s same trusted resources for continuing legal education in Alberta are getting a new look. Enjoy the all-new LESA Library with its fully redesigned interface featuring improved navigation and enhanced searchability. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, …

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Launch of the All-New LESA Library

The all-new LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource that provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Organized by area of law, subscribers can access valuable resources related to their specific area(s) of practice as well as our practice management collection and …

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Guest Author: Lisa Silver, Associate Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law Last year, I wrote a blog article (see Adding Zora to the 1L Crime Syllabus) outlining the many ways in which the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Zora, 2020 SCC 14, matters to the criminal …

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Digital Border Searches: R v Canfield, 2020 ABCA 383

Guest Author: Professor Steven Penney | University of Alberta, Faculty of Law While the border is not a Charter-free zone, the courts have largely deferred to the state’s sovereignty and security interests in applying section 8 of the Charter to customs and immigration searches. The template was set in R v …

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French Trial in Alberta?

Scope of Language Rights in Criminal Proceedings While Alberta has only adopted English as its official language, it is not exempt from having legal obligations to provide certain legal services in French. The right to a trial in the official language of one’s choice is one of these obligations that …

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