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  • Being an Excellent Principal (Seminar on Demand)

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    Gain insight from experienced panelists, and uncover some of the challenges today’s articling students face. Learn practical strategies for helping your students thrive, unearth what is expected of students in the CPLED program, and discover how articling sets the groundwork for a lawyer’s future.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes

    Date: September 2016

    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.

  • Code of Conduct Online Course

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    On November 1, 2011, the Law Society of Alberta adopted a new Code of Conduct. This course is intended to assist you in transitioning to the new professional responsibility rules. On completion, you should have an understanding of the rules and structure of the new Code of Conduct. You should be able to identify what has changed, where the rules can be located within the Code of Conduct, and how these rules apply to your practice.

    For more information on this course and other online courses, click here.

  • Code of Conduct Update 2015

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    This paper addresses changes to the Code of Conduct, highlighting recent cases which have considered the ethical and professional obligations of lawyers. 

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update in November, 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.    

    Click here to view some sample pages.

  • Confidentiality and Privilege

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    This paper highlights confidentiality and privilege obligations for lawyers. It provides a brief overview of Code of Conduct references to confidentiality, and discusses recent case law relating to solicitor-client privilege. 
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 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.
  • Difficult Clients and Difficult Lawyers

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    Working with difficult clients and difficult lawyers can create frustrating experiences for any lawyer in litigation. This paper discusses client and lawyer relationships, and provides tips for handling difficult clients and opposing counsel, as well as advice for settlement. 

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Complete Lawyer seminar in Lethbridge on May 6, 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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  • How to Build a Brain

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    Converging lines of evidence from neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and the social sciences tell us that early experiences are literally built into our brains and bodies to affect a lifetime of learning and health, for good or for ill. This has profound implications for the policies, programs, and services that support children and families, including those of the family justice system.

    Learn how brains are built, including what kind of experiences promote healthy brain architecture, what kind of experiences derail it, and how these experiences get “under our skin” to affect learning, health, and social outcomes across the life span.

    NOTE: How to Build a Brain, presented by Dr. Nicole Sherren PhD, was presented at the 2017/2018 program, Understanding the Brain. Click here to access the full Seminar on Demand.

    Running Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
    Running Date: September 2017

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

  • Lawyers’ Assist Online Course

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    A friend, colleague or family member may appear to be in distress. You may want to help but you may be hesitant for a number of reasons, including: “I don’t know what to do or what to say”.

    This free course is designed to give you the knowledge and the confidence to have the conversation with someone who may be struggling with personal issues and to refer them to an appropriate source of help.

    For more information on this course and other online courses, click here.

    To access the Alberta Lawyers’ Assitance Society’s services and information, please visit their site.

  • Métis Rights Update

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    In Manitoba Métis Federation Inc v Canada, 2013 SCC 14 the Manitoba Metis Federation sought to bring the federal and provincial governments to the negotiation table to reconcile the history of Crown conduct and its impact on the Manitoba Metis people. This paper examines this case, focussing on areas like these: the major issues of the case and their broader implications; the Supreme Court’s decision; the point at which the government’s fiduciary duty arose; how the honour of the Crown was engaged; whether Canada acted honourably; and other important areas of interest. Attached: a case discussion on R v Hirsekorn, 2013 ABCA 242.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 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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  • Model Code of Conduct

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    This paper was drawn from materials presented at our highly-acclaimed Law & Practice Update conference held in Edmonton on November 18th and 19th, 2011, chaired by Brenda L. Edwards.

    It discusses the Law Society of Alberta’s New Code of Conduct that replaced the old Code of Professional Conduct in the fall of 2011. The paper discusses the reasons for the development of the new code, its origins and some of the significant changes.

    Length: 58 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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  • Snapshot: Independent Legal Advice

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    This two-page reference sheet provides a brief overview on independent legal advice. It is designed to help lawyers determine whether independent legal advice is mandatory or recommended, and it identifies the elements of informed consent and provides tips for giving independent legal advice. Additionally, it includes the Law Society of Alberta guidelines and sample checklist for giving independent legal advice.  
     
    This resource is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 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.
  • Snapshot: Retainer Agreements

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    This one-page document is designed to provide lawyers with a quick overview of the Code of Conduct obligations related to retainer agreements, as well as tips for suggested content in retainer agreements and non-retainer letters. 
     
    This resource is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 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.
  • Space Sharing Arrangements

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    This paper focuses on space sharing arrangements and the ethical and practical implications for lawyers practicing law using this business structure, including space sharing with lawyers, space sharing with non-lawyers, and executive suites.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update in November, 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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  • The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal

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    This article provides a comprehensive overview of the history, authority, procedure, and structure of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. It begins by distinguishing between the Director of the Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal. It then reviews the process for making human rights complaints, discusses the evidentiary requirements, and finally moves onto the procedure for appealing decisions. This is a must read article for anyone practicing in this area or for those who simply want to understand how the human rights tribunal works in Alberta.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Practical Side of Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals seminar held in April 2012.

    Length: 7 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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  • Top 10 Practice Management Tips

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    This paper provides ten top tips for practice management, designed to help lawyers to increase efficiency, reduce complaints, and comply with the Code of Conduct. Tips discussed include invariable practices, office manuals, master file lists, budget and critical dates, retainer letters, client communication, closed files, wellness, disasters, and mentoring. A sample master file list is included as an appendix.  

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 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.     

    Click here to view some sample pages.

  • Trust Accounting for Responsible Lawyers Online Course

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    While the first course focused on the basics of trust accounting, this second course focuses on trust accounting for the Responsible Lawyer.

    By the end of this course, you should be able to outline the responsibilities of a Responsible Lawyer. You should also be able to perform a trust accounting risk assessment, implement and monitor controls to manage risks, and maintain required books and records.

    For more information on this courese and other online courses, click here.

    Details on the Law Society of Alberta’s Trust Safety program can be found here.

  • Trust Accounting Fundamentals Online Course

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    By the end of this course, you should be able to explain why it is necessary to protect trusts funds, and describe how the Law Society of Alberta’s initiatives ensure the safety of trust funds for you and your firm. You should also be able to safely carry out some common trust account-related activities, and to outline some basic steps to minimize risks for you and your firm.

    For more information on this course and other online courses, click here.

    Details on the Law Society of Alberta’s Trust Safety program can be found here.

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