Program Papers

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  • A Great and Sudden Change: Changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act in 2020


    This paper informs paralegals about changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act, aiming to equip paralegals with the knowledge needed to provide enhanced service to clients and practical assistance to lawyers in light of legislative changes. The paper is meant to introduce the changes that will most affect practices on a day-to-day basis.

    Topics address terminology changes, definitions, relationship interdependence, property exemptions, client duties and obligations, best interests of the child, parenting orders, contact orders, and relocation.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals program in Edmonton on January 16, 2020 and in Calgary on January 23, 2020.


  • Advanced Civil Litigation for Paralegals (Program Materials)

    Legal support staff are often tasked with managing complex civil litigation files. Discover tips for keeping files organized, strategies for handling complex matters, and explore key dos and don’ts, so you can enhance your confidence and competence.

  • Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals (Program Materials)

    Explore family law topics, legislative changes, and procedural strategies that will help experienced paralegals succeed in their roles and help clients.

  • Alberta Legal Technology Conference (Program Materials)

    Learn about the current state of technology and consider what the future might bring to Alberta’s legal community. Topics include cyber-security, tech evidence, legal research, new tech for solicitors, law firm automation, litigation support, and the future lawyer.

  • An Overview of Dispute Resolution Methods


    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.

  • Appeals and Bail Reviews


    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 program held in September 2012.


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


    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.

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  • Case Management: Dealing with Limitations, Deadlines, and Delay on Civil Litigation Files


    This paper examines 6 major categories of deadlines that civil litigation lawyers typically deal with and discusses various aspects of the process for assessing, diarizing, and entering limitations. The 6 categories discussed are commencing proceedings, serving a claim, responding to claims and amending pleadings, third party claims, affidavits of records, and advancement of actions (such as inexcusable or inordinate delays and the drop-dead rule).

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Civil Litigation for Paralegals program in Calgary on February 20, 2020 and in Edmonton on February 24, 2020.


  • ChildView®


    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child and Spousal Support for Legal Support Staff program 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.

  • Civil Litigation Procedure for Legal Support Staff (Program Materials)

    This program offered an overview of the civil litigation process. Topics included drafting pleadings and other documents, chambers, privilege, ethics, questioning, bill of costs, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and trial preparation.

  • Collections (On-Demand)


    Discover how to approach the collections process from start to finish. The materials and video recordings included with this on-demand program 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.

    This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November 2014. Total running time is 4 hours, 50 minutes.

    C0-Chairs: Sandeep K. Dhir, Field LLP; and Lindsey Miller, Field LLP

    Presenters: John P. Roggeveen, John P. Roggeveen Professional Corporation; Steve Shafir, Witten LLP; and Patricia Wilson, Consolidated Civil Enforcement Inc.

  • Commercial Lending


    This paper offers a basic overview of the commercial lending process to help legal support staff understand how all the pieces of the transaction fit together, whether acting for the borrower or the lender. Topics include commitment letters, parties, types of loans, due diligence searches, pre-funding conditions, insurance, common lender expectations, working with all parties, transmittal letters, security, and standard security documents. Practical tips are included throughout.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff program in Edmonton on March 10, 2020.

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