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  • This paper addresses general principles regarding recoverable costs in litigation, the 2019 Provincial Court Tariff of Recoverable Costs, and the 2019 Provincial Court Civil Procedure Regulation Part 11, Sections 38–39. The paper discusses party and party costs, enhanced costs, solicitor-client costs, and formal offers. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This short synopsis provides an administrator’s perspective and high-level overview of Provincial Court processes and considerations. Topics include forms, access to duty counsel, filing a civil claim, various resolution tracks, the role of the mediation office, chambers applications, and payment hearings. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This short paper offers a Provincial Judge’s perspective and tips into matters of trial preparation and conduct. Comments address topics such as preparation considerations, communicating with opposing counsel and the Court, opening statements, examination-in-chief, hearsay, cross-examination, objections, and closing statements. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This paper provides a practical, in-depth discussion of the Provincial Court regulations. Topics include pleadings, applications, resolution tracks, and service of documents. Screen shots and sample forms are included. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This short paper provides an overview of Provincial Court pre-trial conferences. It discusses notices, settlement, other remedies, expert reports, and more. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This paper offers a brief overview of the history and uptake of mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes in Alberta. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • This paper provides a basic outline of the four resolution tracks – binding judicial dispute resolution, pre-trial conference, simplified trial, or general trial – that a Provincial Court civil matter may be screened into after mediation has been excluded as an option or has failed. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Provincial Court Civil Practice program in Calgary on January 24, 2020 and in Edmonton on January 31, 2020.  
  • Explore the tax nuances of various kinds of share exchanges and rollovers. Review the tax implications of the sale of shares of a private business as compared to the sale of its assets, and discover helpful strategies and documentation tips for corporate/commercial practitioners. Identify how to help your clients with matters at the Tax Court of Canada. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program on October 28, 2019. Total running time is 4 hours, 45 minutes. Each presentation sold separately.
  • Dive into an introduction to the Tax Court of Canada and a judicial perspective on strategies for helping clients with Tax Court matters. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in October, 2019. Total running time is 42 minutes.
  • This paper reviews the tactical advantages that can be achieved through strategic use of questioning evidence, by way of reading in, at trial. It also explores how questioning transcripts and answers to written questions can be used, to help litigators maximize this often over-looked and under-used tool. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Questioning program in Edmonton on November 6, 2019 and in Calgary on November 12, 2019.  
  • This paper addresses options and issues to approaching questioning where summary judgement or summary trial is, or may be, relevant. The paper also examines some recent case law and addresses the use of Alberta Rules of Court Rule 6.8. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Questioning program in Edmonton on November 6, 2019 and in Calgary on November 12, 2019.  
  • This paper provides a basic, high-level overview of considerations relevant to preparing for and conducting a questioning for discovery. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Questioning program in Edmonton on November 6, 2019 and in Calgary on November 12, 2019.