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LESA (Legal Education Society of Alberta) has decades of experience providing top-notch continuing legal education and professional development for Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. LESA delivers webinars, livestream programs, and in-person programs, as well as a variety of educational resources, including on-demand programs, papers, and publications. 

Supported by hundreds of loyal volunteers and dedicated professionals, we continue to develop innovative, future-focused education programs and resources to ensure that our continuing legal education offerings are second to none.

Have you heard about our all-new LESA Library? This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Click “LESA Library” at the top of your screen for details.


Thank you to our Board of Directors and Advisory Council members. We greatly appreciate your dedication of time as well as your wisdom, guidance, and support. 

Board of Directors

Chair: Michelle Gallagher KC | Patriot Law Group
Vice-Chair: Rachel Hopf | MMH Lawyers LLP 
Treasurer: Evan Clarke
 | Kahane Law Office 
Thomas Bradley | Bucephalus Consulting
Sarah Dargatz 
| Latitude Family Law LLP
Dr. Cosette Lemelin | Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Alberta
Gulu Punia | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Jean-Pascal Siewe | Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Nazrina Umarji | College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
University of Calgary, Faculty of Law 
Alexander Yiu | Ackroyd Law LLP

Advisory Council

Chief Justice R. Khullar | Court of Appeal Alberta
Justice S.D. Hillier | Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Judge A.J. Brown | Alberta Court of Justice
Prof. Catherine A. Brown | University of Calgary
Scott Matheson | Field Law LLP (Appointed by the Law Society of Alberta)
Sarah V. Coderre | Bow River Law LLP (Appointed by the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch)
Prof. Anna Lund | University of Alberta

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