December 2015: Upcoming Legal Events

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s already December! To help keep you on top of things this holiday season, today’s blog highlights dates and deadlines for upcoming legal events this month.

Events in the Legal Community


The Magna Carta documents came to Edmonton last month as part of the 800th anniversary commemorative tour. Until December 29, you can see them for yourself at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta Visitor Centre.

December Programs

Reading Tax Returns and Corporate Financial Statements helps you understand the returns and statements you encounter in your family law practice. The program also includes a Q & A session where you can ask an accountant for their expert opinion on the issues addressed.
Read the blog with seminar chair Tina Huizinga to learn more about what you’ll gain from this program, and register online to attend in Calgary (December 8). Since the program runs in Edmonton today (December 1), it’s too late to sign up, but can view the course materials on the LESA Library or purchase them individually when they’re ready for distribution.

Corporate Drafting offers practical information and tangible takeaways to help you better understand the issues and know how to handle the situations that you encounter in your practice.
Read the blog with seminar chair Leanne C. Krawchuk to learn how this program will help you develop a fundamental understanding of what needs to go into corporate documents. It’s not too late to register online to attend in Edmonton (December 2) or Calgary (December 9).

Early Bird Registration Deadlines

ENDING December 1

Advanced Matrimonial Property discusses current issues relating to family trusts, farming and ranching property, ex juris assets, and domestic agreements.
Read the blog with seminar chair Krista L. Frohlich to discover the top 5 reasons why you won’t want to miss this program. Register online to attend in Calgary (January 6) or Edmonton (January 12).

Securities Law for Legal Support Staff helps you gain context and understanding of securities law concepts and standard transactions so that you’re better equipped to do your job effectively.
Read the blog with seminar chair Chris Peng to discover why you’ll benefit from this program, and register online to attend in Calgary (January 7).

ENDING December 15

File Organization for Legal Support Staff explores strategies to help you keep your files organized from start to finish. It explores best practices, procedures, and tips relevant to a range of practice areas.
Watch for a blog with seminar chair Susan Willgren coming later this week, and register online to attend in Edmonton (January 19) or Calgary (February 2).

LESA Office Closure

Whatever you’ve got marked on your December calendar, we hope you enjoy a refreshing and relaxing holiday. So that our staff can enjoy a short hiatus with their friends and family, the LESA office closes on December 25 and reopens on January 4. But until then, the office is open, and we’re happy to assist you with anything you may need. Feel free to send us an email ([email protected]) or give us a call (780.420.1987 or 1.800.282.3900 toll free in Alberta).

If you want LESA’s help to raise awareness about an upcoming event relevant to the Alberta legal community, contact Renee Vander Meulen, Communications Coordinator.
780.969.0553 or [email protected]

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