Legal Support Staff

Legal Support Staff
Legal Research and Paperless File Management for Legal Support Staff
Webinar | January 17, 2023
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Embracing Digital: How Law Firms Can Use Technology to Transform
Webinar | January 18, 2023
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Commercial and Corporate Transactions for Legal Support Staff
Edmonton | February 9, 2023
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Commercial and Corporate Transactions for Legal Support Staff
Calgary | February 23, 2023
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Legal support staff are critical to the success of any lawyer or law firm. LESA offers continuing legal education to assist you in your role as support staff so you can continue to perform at your best.

Programs

Our continuing legal education is second to none, ensuring you are able to stay ahead of the curve. Browse our upcoming programs designed to enhance your role as support staff.

Resources

Browse our resources, including papers and on-demand programs, on topics such as pleadings, discovery, due diligence, residential and commercial real estate, court of appeal procedure, family law matters, wills and estates administration, and more.

LESA Blog

Keep up with the latest news and LESA updates

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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Wills and Estates
Meet the Faculty | AGTA for Legal Support Staff

Are you a legal support staff who is new to AGTA applications, or perhaps looking to brush up on the basics? If so, this program is for you. Join us for a full-day of engaging content and review common applications under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act (AGTA), from desk applications to in-court …

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Real Estate
Meet the Faculty | Residential Real Estate Topics for Paralegals

Calling all paralegals! Our upcoming real estate program will explore red flags and frequently missed issues in residential real estate transactions. Presented by Jeffrey V. Kahane (Kahane Law Office) and David West (West Legal), this program will consider how to avoid problems and liability when acting on a residential purchase …

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Business Law
Meet the Authors: The Alberta Business Law Practice Manual

Have you heard? A brand new addition to LESA’s Practice Manual series is now available: the Alberta Business Law Practice Manual. This publication provides in-depth coverage of many general corporate and commercial topics and also addresses more specific areas like trusts, business disputes, intellectual property, franchises, and legal practice in …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
Launch of the All-New LESA Library

The all-new LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource that provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Organized by area of law, subscribers can access valuable resources related to their specific area(s) of practice as well as our practice management collection and …

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Family Law
Meet the Faculty: Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff

Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff is now available as an on-demand program. Explore the ins and outs of the Family Property Act.  Takeaways include practical tips to assist you in your role as legal support staff. Scroll below to read about our faculty for this program. Click here for …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
“My Experience” Project with the Law Society of Alberta

The “My Experience” Project is an initiative of the Law Society of Alberta inviting lawyers and students to share their experiences of how racial discrimination or stereotyping affected their legal career, and themselves personally. These experiences come from real people in Alberta’s legal community and bring to light the need …

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