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June 2020

Amendments to the Divorce Act: Understanding Parenting and Relocation – Webinar

June 3 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: June 3, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers     Significant changes to the Divorce Act will come into effect on July 1, 2020 that will change how the legislation deals with parenting after separation, relocation, and assessing the best interests of children. Hear a comprehensive overview of the pending changes to the Divorce Act and the Child Support Guidelines, and discuss…

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How to Make it Past the First Cut: What Recruiters and Employers are Looking For

June 5 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free

Date: June 5, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: Complimentary Presenter: Alison Bennett, The Counsel Network Explore employment tips and walk away with a greater awareness of what law firms and/or in-house employers are looking for when hiring.             The LESA team is excited to collaborate with ASSIST to deliver a series of webinars with a focus on practice management and personal development skills. Designed for lawyers and articling students, these webinars will deliver practical…

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Drafting Effective Memos – Webinar

June 8 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: June 8, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Douglas H. Peterson, Douglas H. Peterson Professional Corporation       Whether we like it or not, the legal memorandum remains a staple in small and large law firms alike. Oftentimes tedious and uninspiring, sometimes painful and infuriating - to both reader and writer - nonetheless, the memo is a vital tool for synthesizing and conveying the current state of the law. As a…

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The Expanding Meaning of “Other Cause”: Support Entitlements of Adult Children – Webinar

June 10 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: June 10, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers     Child support for adult children was once limited to cases involving ill or disabled children and those attending full-time post-secondary education. Those limits have been steadily eroded over the past two decades. Discuss the case law expanding the entitlement of adult children. You can no longer assume that an adult child who…

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Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act Accounting – Webinar

June 11 | 9:00 am10:00 am
$29

Date: June 11, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM–10:00 AM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Gordon P. VanderLeek, VanderLeek Law     In this session, we will examine the rules under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and the regulations relating to applications for a review of accounts. Review the statutory and fiduciary obligations of a trustee and options for informal accounting. Discuss the application process, including 'when' and 'how', common mistakes made on accounting applications, and what to…

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Opening Your Own Shop: What you Need to Know Before Hanging Your Shingle

June 12 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free

Date: June 12, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: Complimentary Presenter: Donna Moore, Law Society of Alberta Dive into the key steps, considerations, and requirements for setting up your own practice.                   The LESA team is excited to collaborate with ASSIST to deliver a series of webinars with a focus on practice management and personal development skills. Designed for lawyers and articling students, these webinars will deliver practical tips and strategies to…

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Cybersecurity for Lawyers – Webinar

June 15 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29.00

Date: June 15, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Co-Presenters: Elizabeth Aspinall and Nathan Lee Identify the risks and benefits associated with the use of technology in your practice. Explore the changes to the Law Society of Alberta's Code of Conduct addressing technological competence. Consider cybersecurity issues and walk away with tools to help you stay up-to-date and in compliance with your professional obligations.

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September 2020

Interest Based Negotiations (Edmonton)

September 24September 27
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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Learn about principled negotiation and how it differs from adversarial negotiation in this 4-day course. Family Law Issues are the context for learning and application, but this course is open to lawyers from all practice areas and disciplines. This course is recognized by collaborative law associations in Alberta. Limited Enrolment Program.    ABOUT Communication is a cornerstone of effective interest-based negotiation. This course focuses on developing practical skills, such as: active listening effective questioning paraphrasing reframing assertive speaking Roleplay (with…

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October 2020

Managing Wills & Estates Matters (Lake Louise)

October 23 | 9:00 am4:00 pm
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada
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Please mark your calendar for October 23, 2020 for this year's pre-Refresher program, Managing Wills & Estates Matters. The 53rd Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates will take place October 24–26, 2020. Registration will be available soon.  Click here for the brochure.     ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Justice S.D. Hillier | Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Justice C.M. Jones | Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Nancy L. Golding QC | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Lois J. McLean QC | de Villars Jones LLP John…

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53rd Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates (Lake Louise)

October 24October 26
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada
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  Please mark your calendar for October 24–26, 2020 for the 53rd Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates. This year's pre-Refresher program is Managing Wills & Estates Matters, which will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020. Registration will be available soon. Click here for the brochure. October 23 | Welcome Reception & Refresher Registration 5:00 pm–7:00 pm October 24 | Refresher Day 1 8:30 am–5:30 pm; Banquet & Entertainment 6:30 pm–9:30 pm October 25 | Refresher Day 2 9:15 am–5:30…

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