Program Materials

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  • Statutory Interpretation – A Companion

    $65.00

    This paper provides an overview of the fundamentals in statutory interpretation. It is aimed at junior and general practitioners, though more senior practitioners may find it to be a helpful refresher on statutory interpretation. The paper provides background information on enactments, generally and in Alberta, then delves into principles of statutory interpretation, including the interpretation of words, phrases, and acts as a whole.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Fundamentals program in Edmonton on February 1, 2018 and in Calgary on February 8, 2018.

    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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  • Taking Law Office Technology to the Next Level/Practicing Law on a Mac

    $35.00
    This set of two papers deals with technology in the law office.  The first represents a discussion by a lawyer on his experience with scanning, building a personal cloud and a remote server system allowing his firm’s staff to work from home or other locations.  The second describes another lawyer’s experience moving from a PC to a Mac in his law practice. He provides details on the switch, including noting better productivity, and on the Mac tools he has found helpful.  
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update seminar in November, 2014.
    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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  • Tax Implications of Death and/or Divorce

    $55.00

    This paper discusses how the death of a spouse during divorce proceedings can result in unexpected tax liabilities and asset ownership, particularly in relation to Income Tax Act provisions for tax deferral opportunities.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 52nd Annual Refresher: Family Law program in Lake Louise on May 5–7, 2019.

    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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  • Tax Planning for Lawyers

    $55.00

    This author explores the different ways a professional corporation can benefit a lawyer. In particular, he discusses the impact of recent changes to the professional corporation legislation in Alberta, specific to the context of practicing law. The author covers these issues: tax deferral, income splitting, appropriate methods for adding family shareholders to a PC, and the appropriate use of a family trust with a professional corporation. He also discusses paying salaries versus dividends, strategies for removing assets from a PC without paying tax, strategies for structuring a professional partnership, and the issue of whether a professional corporation can be a personal services business.

    This paper was presented at the Law and Practice Seminar in November 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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    Tech Solutions for Busy Law Practices (Seminar on Demand)

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    $245.00

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    Discover technology solutions to streamline your legal practice. Learn key security measures to ensure client information is kept confidential. Explore methods for managing complex legal documents and strategies to create a paper-reduced law office.

    Running Time: 5 hours, 45 minutes
    Running Date: September 2018

    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.

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  • Tech Solutions for Busy Law Practices Program Materials

    $45.00$183.75

    Discover technology solutions to streamline your legal practice. Learn key security measures to ensure client information is kept confidential. Explore methods for managing complex legal documents and strategies to create a paper-reduced law office, and more!

  • Technical Aspects of Judicial Review

    $55.00

    This paper reviews key considerations when preparing for and appearing before a judicial review. It highlights technical matters to consider before filing a judicial review. It also discusses the process for commencing a judicial review, including evidentiary considerations. Finally, it provides suggestions for effective advocacy in a judicial review and other practical considerations to keep in mind. The paper includes sample applications for judicial review and a sample amended notice of constitutional challenge as appendices.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Fundamentals program in Edmonton on February 1, 2018 and in Calgary on February 8, 2018.

    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 “Tough on Crime Agenda” – Constitutional Concerns and Practical Impacts

    $45.00

    This paper examines the Conservative government’s “tough on crime” agenda and its legislation. After providing background information, the author discusses several issues in the context of the new “tough on crime” platform, including the principle of proportionality, restraint, parity in sentencing, mandatory minimums, victim fine surcharges, capping enhanced credit, and the deprivation of parole eligibility.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Law Symposium in October 2014.

    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 Government’s Response to Jordan

    $45.00

    This paper considers the Alberta Government’s response to R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, which imposed time limits for bringing criminal charges to trial. It discusses the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service’s Injecting a Sense of Urgency report from April 2013, released prior to the Jordan decision. It also highlights some of the practical realities facing the criminal justice system and discusses the Crown’s response to Jordan, including the triage protocol and the Alberta Criminal Justice Summit.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Canada 150 — Constitutional Law Symposium in Edmonton on October 27, 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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  • The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal

    $0.00

    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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  • The Bad Back Martial Artist’s Guide to Overcoming Obstacles in Negotiation

    $55.00

    This paper discusses strategies and techniques for negotiations. It begins with an overview of negotiation theory, and then discusses obstacles that are commonly encountered during negotiations, such as communication barriers. It also identifies tips for responding to a break down in trust, and provides a discussion of calculus based trust, interest based trust, and attribution theory. As well, the paper considers competitive versus cooperative techniques in negotiations, and discusses strategies for understanding and controlling emotions during tense negotiations.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Negotiations Fundamentals seminar in Edmonton on September 14, 2017 and in Calgary on September 21, 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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  • The Brain and Aging

    $35.00

    Canada’s population is aging, which has growing implications for the medical and legal professions. This paper examines considerations for lawyers related to cognitive and functional decline in aging adults. In particular, the paper provides a description of the demographics of aging in Canada, an exploration of the spectrum of cognitive changes in older adults, a discussion of how multi-morbidity, polypharmacy, and frailty interact with cognition, and a review of possible implication for legal practice.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Understanding the Brain – What Lawyers Need to Know seminar in Edmonton on September 13, 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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