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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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New Program Alert | Mediation of Family and Divorce Conflicts (Calgary)
Mediation is increasingly important in the practice of family law. Receive 40 hours of intensive, hands-on skills training in this in-depth, 5-day program. Develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to build a competent and professional mediation practice. Topics include: • 5-stage mediation model • Techniques of developing relationships in mediation ...
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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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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Family Law
New Program Alert | Child Support: Unique Considerations for Children with Disabilities (Webinar)
Child support in the context of children with disabilities creates unique considerations for lawyers. Base (section 3) child support and extraordinary (section 7) expenses may differ in these circumstances. The first part of this webinar examines base child support in the context of children with disabilities, with topics including judicial ...
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Family Law
Spotlight On: Anderson v Anderson and Alberta Property-Division Contracts
Papers from recently run programs are added to the LESA Library each month. The catalogue of 1,400+ papers includes some comprehensive, practical aids you won’t want to miss. Newly added to the LESA Library is Gordon H. Andreiuk’s paper: Applying Anderson v Anderson to Alberta Property-Division Contracts. Anderson v Anderson, 2023 ...
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Meet the Presenter: Jonathan N. Garbutt | Corporate Tax Structuring 101
As a second-career lawyer with a background in investment advisory and economic forecasting, Jonathan practices in the area of Canadian income tax law with Dominion Tax Law. Jonathan graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2005. His current practice includes matters of general tax planning, global corporate ...
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Family Law
Newly Available | On-Demand Programs in Family Law
LESA’s wide range of on-demand programs allow you to study up on a particular topic at the time and place of your choosing – all you need is internet access. On-demand programs are recordings of live webinars or in-person presentations, providing access not only to any available program materials but also to ...
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Family Law
Notice to the Profession: Replacement of Family Docket Court with Family Law Chambers
The courts have announced that they will no longer hear matters in Family Docket Court in Calgary and Edmonton. Effective September 3, 2024, matters scheduled in Family Docket Court will be heard in Family Law Chambers or Self-Represented Litigant (Applicant) Family Law Chambers. LESA will continue to monitor all court ...
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