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Understanding Domestic Violence and Coercive Control for Family Lawyers (Livestream) | January 27, 2022
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Managing Conflict in Parenting Coordination Processes (Webinar) | February 15, 2022
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Basic Collaborative Law (Edmonton) | April 6-8, 2022
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Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts (Calgary) | May 16 – 20, 2022
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Pensions in Family Law Clinic (Livestream)
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Pensions in Family Law Clinic (Edmonton)
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Pensions in Family Law Clinic (Calgary)
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Through the Eyes of a Child: Towards a Child-Centred Approach to Representing Children (Livestream) | May 26, 2022
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Through the Eyes of a Child: Towards a Child-Centred Approach to Representing Children (Edmonton) | May 26, 2022
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Faculty Feature | The Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law

We are looking forward to exploring pension law in Alberta, including recent legislative changes, on January 12, 2022 at our upcoming webinar, “The Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law“. Read on for details about our faculty for this informative program. Chair: Rita M. Richardson, Richardson Law  Few people in Alberta have …

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How to Navigate the LESA Library

Learn to navigate the LESA Library with ease. If you are new to the LESA Library, or if you are a seasoned subscriber and wish to learn a little more about how you can effectively search and find materials on the LESA Library, this post is for you. Scroll below …

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LESA Holiday Office Closure

                Please note: the LESA office will be closed from noon on December 24, 2021 until January 2, 2022. We will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022 and look forward to a new year of supporting you in your continued pursuit of legal …

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Spring 2022 Collaborative Law Programs

  LESA is pleased to announce spring dates for two of our collaborative law programs. These courses are recognized by the collaborative law associations in Alberta and are necessary to become a collaborative professional. See below for program details and dates. Register early to save your spot (space is limited). …

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New Resources | Business Issues in Family Law

Business issues frequently arise in family law matters, but some family lawyers may find themselves struggling to understand them or advance their clients’ interests. We recently broadcasted a two-part series on this topic chaired by Amanda Baretta, Latitude Family Law and joined by presenters Darryl Antel, Felesky Flynn LLP; Michelle …

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Free LESA Downloads in Support of Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta. In support of FVPM, we are pleased to offer two of our related papers as FREE downloads throughout the month of November. Click the titles below, add to your cart, enter the code FVPM at the time of checkout, and proceed …

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Divorce Act Changes: What Family Lawyers Need to Know

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) has launched their very first episode of the ACWS Legal Matters Podcast: Changes to the Divorce Act. Watch and/or listen by pressing play below and find out what legal professionals working in family law need to know about family violence and coercive control. …

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November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta and this year’s theme is #WhereToTurn. Did you know that Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence in Canada? Throughout the month of November, we will be publishing a series of posts to our blog and on social …

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