Program Materials

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  • Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act Applications for Legal Support Staff (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    This seminar on demand will help legal support staff learn how to navigate the trusteeship and guardianship process under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act.

    Understand the route a completed application takes once it is sent to the Review Officer, and learn about common errors made on applications. Materials, such as sample applications, checklists, and forms, will help you better understand the application process.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
    Date: October 2014

    NOTE: LESA Library subscribers should check the Library for their special registration offer.

    Login credentials will be emailed to you within 2-3 business days after purchase.

  • An Overview of Dispute Resolution Methods

    $35.00

    This paper canvasses the continuum of dispute resolution methods ranging from information and interest based mediation, to binding JDRs and trials. For each method the authors discuss examples, as well as the advantages and disadvantages. If you are interested in being able to counsel clients on which method of dispute resolution is the best fit for them, this is a must read paper.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Civil Litigation for LSS seminar held in May 2012.

    Length: 13 Pages

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Appeals and Bail Reviews

    $45.00

    This paper outlines the bail review process at the Court of Queen’s Bench, providing information on scheduling the hearing as well as timing, notice and documentation requirements. The author also provides similar information on detention review applications, bail forfeiture applications, summary conviction appeals and appeals to the Court of Appeal.

    This paper was presented at the Criminal Law for Legal Support Staff seminar held in September 2012.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Applications for a Grant: Priority to Apply and Notices Provided

    $45.00

    This author, from the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, highlights the most significant changes to how Albertans will administer estates with the coming into force of the Estate Administration Act and the new Surrogate Rules. She provides a chart comparing the old and new legislative authorities governing specified court applications and also issues like the factors affecting priority, special grants, required notices and priorities affecting applications by spouses and adult interdependent partners.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s New Estate Administration Act for Legal Support Staff seminar in May, 2015.

    This paper was also presented at LESA’s New Estate Administration Act seminar in April, 2015.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • ChildView®

    $35.00

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child and Spousal Support for Legal Support Staff seminar held in March 2012. Childview® is a software program used for the analysis and determination of child support and spousal support. This paper covers the common errors and pitfalls in child and spousal support calculations.

    Length: 34 Pages

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Collections (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    This resource is suitable for junior practitioners as well as legal support staff.

    Discover how to approach the collections process from start to finish. The materials and video recordings included with this seminar on demand will walk you through the process from pre-judgment to post-judgment steps, including detailed discussions on how to collect your judgment costs and outstanding firm accounts as well as the process for instructing a bailiff on land and personal property seizure and sale.

    Running Time: 4 hours, 50 minutes
    Date: November 2014

    NOTE: LESA Library subscribers should check the Library for their special registration offer.

    Login credentials will be emailed to you within 2–3 business days after purchase.

  • Common Sense Should Be Common with Respect to Grants — Even the Unusual Ones

    $65.00

    This paper provides an overview of grants of probate and grants of administration. The first part of the paper discusses grants that are limited to part of the deceased’s property, including grants of administration of unadministered property, grants of re-sealed probate/administration with respect to Alberta property, grants of administration limited to specific property, and ancillary grants. The second part of the paper addresses applying for a grant with a power of attorney, applying for expedited grants, validating non-compliant wills or gifts, and using caveats.

    The paper includes a number of samples and precedents related to grant applications. These include an application for a grant of probate, an application for a grant of administration, an application for a grant of re-sealed probate, a surrogate checklist, protocols for expedited applications in Edmonton and Calgary, and a list of common errors and problems when applying for grants.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates seminar in Edmonton on November 15, 2017 and in Calgary on November 22, 2017.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF. 

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  • Continuous Disclosure

    $0.00
    The author provides a high-level overview, designed for legal support staff, of the continuous disclosure regulatory requirements that apply to reporting issuers in Alberta. Reporting issuers and private issuers are discussed, and common continuous disclosure documents are reviewed, including financial reports, CEO/CFO certification, annual information forms, and shareholder meeting minutes. In addition, continuous disclosure requirements, such as proxies, information circulars, and the timing of disclosure, are highlighted. Finally, the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), used to file continuous disclosure documents, is briefly discussed. 

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Securities Law for Legal Support Staff seminar in Calgary on January 7, 2016.
     
    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.      

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  • Corporate Acquisitions

    $35.00

    This paper provides a basic overview of the procedure for a corporate acquisition, the key agreements involved, and the role of lawyers and support staff in an acquisition. The paper describes the types of acquisition agreements as well as the documents required at closing.

    This paper was presented at the Corporate Law for Legal Support Staff seminar held in February, 2013.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Corporate Law Overview: Introduction to Business Structures

    $35.00

    This paper provides a general overview of business structures, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Each business structure is explained and some of the advantages and disadvantages are identified.

    This paper was presented at the Corporate Law for Legal Support Staff seminar held in February, 2013.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Costs and Tips for Case Management

    $45.00

    This paper addresses two topics: costs and case management. The first part of the paper provides an overview of costs in civil litigation, including a review of the terminology related to costs, factors considered by the court in awarding costs, and assessment of costs. The second part of the paper provides an overview of case management, including the steps to have a case management judge appointed and removing cases from case management. A sample Bill of Costs and Request Form for Case Management are included.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation seminar in Calgary on September 12, 2017 and in Edmonton on September 19, 2017.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF. 

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  • Court of Appeal Procedure for Legal Support Staff

    $75.00

    This bundle of papers, prepared by Alberta Court of Appeal staff, represents essential information for anyone working in a supporting role to appellate counsel.  Included are: Overviews of the Rules of Court relating to appeal records, factums, extracts of key evidence, and books of authorities, scheduling appeals, applications before a single judge or a panel, and prescribed forms.  There is also information on changes to the Consolidated Practice Directions, counting time under the Rules and filing deadlines for standard, fast track, conviction and sentence appeals.  Helpful checklists, charts and samples are included.

    You can also access these papers by purchasing the seminar on demand. Seminars on demand allow you to stream video recordings of seminar speakers and download papers as PDFs.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

  • Court of Appeal Procedure for Legal Support Staff (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    New Court of Appeal rules came into effect September 1, 2014. Whether you work on court of appeal files regularly or you’re preparing for your first one, all legal support staff will benefit from the overview offered in this seminar on demand.

    Various topics will be addressed, including procedures, different types of appeals, deadlines, forms, resources, and common problems.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
    Date: October 2014

    NOTE: LESA Library subscribers should check the Library for their special registration offer.

    Login credentials will be emailed to you within 2–3 business days after purchase.

  • Deceased Estate Accounting

    $55.00

    This paper explains the elements of an estate accounting. The author provides tips for an estate accounting, including timelines and parties involved, and highlights the consequences of failing to provide a proper accounting. A detailed example of an estate accounting package as well as a documentation checklist is provided.

    This paper was presented at the Wills and Estates for Legal Support Staff seminar held in September 2012.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF.

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  • Demystifying the Role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

    $45.00

    This paper provides an overview of the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee in estate administration matters, including for represented adults or minor children, family maintenance and support claims, court appointed trustees of minor’s property, bonds, missing or unknown beneficiaries, missing persons, and more.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates seminar in Edmonton on November 15, 2017 and in Calgary on November 22, 2017.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF. 

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  • Discovery of Documents and Witnesses

    $45.00

    This paper provides a comprehensive review of the discovery of documents and questioning processes in civil litigation to aid legal support staff in the management of civil files. It includes detailed references to the Rules of Court and case law, as well as practical tips. Some of the topics discussed include: deadlines for affidavits of records, privilege, obtaining records from others, and transcripts and undertakings.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Effective Legal Support: Civil Litigation seminar in Calgary on September 12, 2017 and in Edmonton on September 19, 2017.

    This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. Shortly after your purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to download the complete PDF. 

    Click here to view some sample pages.

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