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LESA's Refresher 2023: Family Law
May 4-7, 2023
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Adoption Law for Legal Support Staff
Webinar | February 22, 2023
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Notarizing and Commissioning Documents
Webinar | May 8, 2023
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Ascertaining a Client’s Capacity to Retain and Instruct Counsel
Webinar | May 11, 2023
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Pensions in Family Law Clinic
Edmonton | June 15, 2023
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Pensions in Family Law Clinic
Livestream | June 15, 2023
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E-Paper | Up, Down, and All Around: Exploring Recent Spousal Support Cases in Alberta

Income levels and net worth are arguably the two most important considerations in spousal support awards. Before beginning any spousal support application, it is important to review current case trends with particular emphasis on the economic realities of the parties in question. One of our recent family law papers, authored …

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Updates in Alberta Courts: E-Filing Documents & Revisions to Family Practice

Commencing November 1, 2022, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has released updates to email filing procedures and Family Practice Note 4. The Court of King’s Bench Administration began accepting email filing at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the courts determined that emailed documents would …

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We Are All Performers: How Mindset Contributes to Success

Inspiring mental fortitude and delivering key strategies to harness the power of mindset, we are excited to announce that Alex Hodgins, Mental Performance Coach, will be delivering the keynote address at LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law conference. As mental performance coach, Alex helped the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team bring home …

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Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay

This week, as part of our series highlighting the achievements of Indigenous members of the Alberta legal community, we would like to spotlight Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay. Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay is a Cree woman from the Kipohtakaw (Alexander) First Nation. She grew up on her First Nation with her community, parents, …

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Registration is Open | LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law

Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law. Join us this coming May at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta for several days of learning and networking. Refresher Registration Includes: • Welcome networking reception • Two breakfasts • Three lunches • One ticket for the dinner …

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New Benefit for LESA Library Subscribers: 50% Off On-Demand Programs

We are happy to announce a new benefit for subscribers of the LESA Library. Whether you subscribe to one, two, or all six core areas of law, we are pleased to offer you 50% off our entire collection of on-demand programs. What are On-Demand Programs? LESA’s on-demand programs are recordings …

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Alberta Revises the Title of its Superior Trial Court

With the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family. Her Majesty dedicated over 70 years of her life to public service – the longest reigning Monarch in British history. As Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty was a much …

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Digging into Deleted or Lost Information: Digital Forensics

More and more cases rely on digital evidence. How can lawyers recover digital information from computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources in ways that will be accepted by the courts? How can they certify that the data is authentic? Collecting digital evidence in a secure manner, using sound forensic methodologies, …

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