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Navigating Matters with Self-Represented Litigants (Edmonton) | September 9, 2022
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Up, Down, and All Around: Exploring Recent Spousal Support Cases in Alberta (Webinar) | September 28, 2022
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Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts (Calgary) | November 21-25, 2022
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Addressing Family Violence in Chambers (Calgary) | November 18, 2022
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Addressing Family Violence in Chambers (Edmonton) | November 25, 2022
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LESA's Refresher 2023: Family Law | May 5-7, 2023
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Family Law
Gerilynn Maryniak | Family Law Issues for Paralegals

Family law is known for being one of the most emotionally charged areas of law. For this reason, it can pose some challenges that require nuance to navigate. LESA’s on-demand program, Family Law Issues for Paralegals, explores issues that may arise when working as a family law paralegal, and provides …

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Meet the Faculty | Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers

If you practice in family law, you won’t want to miss out on our advanced program on the topic of negotiation techniques. Going beyond the basics of negotiation theory, we will explore the tensions between interest-based negotiation and competitive negotiation. Consider approaches to lay the best groundwork for a successful …

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Congratulations to the New Appointees to the Provincial Court of Alberta

The Provincial Court of Alberta has announced twelve new judicial appointments. Eight vacancies have been filled with four new positions created to meet the current workload due to the increasing number of criminal cases in the criminal court system over the last two years. We wish to congratulate all new …

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LESA’s Practice Manual Series Available Electronically on the LESA Library

You may have already heard…  we recently launched an all-new LESA Library. This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff.  With the launch of the new LESA Library, and the features and benefits it offers our valued customers, we …

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Job Posting: Part-Time Law Student at LESA

Update April 14, 2022: Thank you to all who applied. This position has been filled. Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta’s (LESA) mission is to serve the spectrum of educational and …

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New Program | Pensions in Family Law Clinic

Join us for an in-depth look at pensions law in the context of family law matters. Work through family law case files, where both parties have pensions, to develop strategies for addressing pension issues in matters involving the division of family property. Program Details This program is being offered in …

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Job Posting: Staff Lawyer at LESA

Update: Thank you to all who applied for this job posting. The position has now been filled.  Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) was founded in 1975 to serve the Alberta …

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Kene Ilochonwu – A Mentor and Leader in the Alberta Legal Profession

As a mentor and leader in the Alberta legal profession, Kene Ilochonwu is dedicated to making a difference. Born and raised in Nigeria, Kene obtained his law degree from Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar. He subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of …

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