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  • The Business of Running a Law Practice (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    Practicing law is different from the business of law. This seminar provides practical strategies and information to help you successfully manage the business side of your legal practice, including office management, client development, and human resources management.

    Running Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
    Running Date: October 2017

    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.)

  • The Care and Feeding of Clients and Opposing Counsel

    $45.00

    This paper discusses client management and provides tips for working with clients and opposing counsel. It outlines key practices to effectively communicate with clients and to maintain client satisfaction. It also discusses how to manage difficult clients, including the types of difficult clients and strategies to be employed when dealing with these clients. Similarly, tips for dealing with difficult opposing counsel are also provided. This paper includes, as an appendix, a list of 10 tactical tools to deal with incivility.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Managing a Litigation Practice seminar held in Edmonton on November 24, 2016 and in Calgary on December 1, 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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  • The Incremental Evolution of National Receivership Law and the Elusive Search for Federal Purpose

    $55.00

    Determining the purpose and objectives of long-standing and established federal insolvency systems has generally not been difficult. The same cannot be said for federal receivership provisions. The Supreme Court of Canada undertook a search for the purpose behind these federal receivership provisions in Saskatchewan (Attorney General) v Lemare Lake Logging Ltd, 2015 SCC 53. That case, which has cast doubt on whether receivership law should be characterized as a federal insolvency system, serves as the central focus of this paper. The author seeks to explain how and why this questioning of receivership law has come to pass, and considers its future implications.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box seminar held in Edmonton on June 9, 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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  • The Interface Between Trust Law and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Regimes

    $55.00

    The interface between trust law and bankruptcy and insolvency law has generated both legislation and litigation. An aspect of this interface is the constitutional division of power: trust law falls within provincial legislative jurisdiction, whereas bankruptcy is a matter of federal legislation. This paper explores the conceptual factors that have been applied by courts when determining the appropriate accommodation between trust and insolvency law. This accommodation is addressed in the context of 6 categories of trusts: express and implied trusts, remedial trusts, resulting trusts, deemed statutory trusts, and trusts mandated by statute benefitting the Crown or others.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box seminar held in Edmonton on June 9, 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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  • The Intersection of Constitutional and Insolvency Law in Canada

    $55.00

    Canadian courts often have to consider the interplay between federal insolvency laws and provincial property and civil rights laws. This paper outlines the various “points of contact” between federal and provincial laws and what courts have concluded about the co-existence of those laws through an examination of past and current case law. Topics discussed include priorities, the scope of and test for provable claims, claims against third parties, trustee powers, and Charter of Rights and Freedoms cases in insolvency law.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box seminar held in Edmonton on June 9, 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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  • The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Immigration Tips for Family Lawyers

    $65.00

    This paper highlights some common intersections between immigration law and family law and provides practical tips from an immigration lawyer’s perspective for family lawyers to consider.

    Topics include spousal and child support obligations, restrictions on sponsorship of family members, custody and access issues, implications of foreign divorce law, marriage fraud, international adoptions, misrepresentation, maintaining permanent resident status, issues for temporary residents, and the value of pursuing citizenship.

    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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  • The Legal and Practical Ramifications of Theodore

    $55.00

    This paper examines the interplay of constitutional law and education, focusing on the recent decision in Good Spirit School Division No 204 v Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division No 212, 2017 SKQB 109 [Theodore]. The fundamental issue in Theodore was whether the Saskatchewan government could constitutionally fund non-Catholic students attending Catholic separate schools. The first part of the paper reviews the Theodore decision in detail, considering the legal issues and the reasons for the court’s decision. In the second part of the paper, the legal and practical ramifications of the Theodore decision in Alberta are discussed.

    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 Platform for a Civil Appeal

    $55.00

    After launching a civil appeal, the next task for an appellant is to prepare the documentary platform – the key to the appeal.  The platform consists of two components:  the appeal record and the extracts of key evidence.  This paper offers valuable advice on how to prepare these documents, with citations to the Rules of Court. A separate overview of the applicable Rules is attached.

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

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Court of Appeal Practice seminar in October, 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 Power of Pleadings

    $45.00
    Taking extra time at the outset of a case to properly frame a client’s claim can pay dividends in the long run. This paper seeks to illustrate the importance of pleadings in civil litigation. It includes an overview of the technical requirements for pleadings, as well as a discussion of the following topics: amending pleadings, requests for particulars, venue selection, notices to co-defendants, and third party notices. 
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 6th Annual Law & Practice Update in Calgary on October 14 & 15, 2016.
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  • The Supreme Court’s Approach to Adverse Effects Discrimination Under Section 15

    $45.00

    Authors: Professor Jonnette Watson Hamilton and Professor Jennifer Koshan

    This paper presents a comprehensive review and critique of the Supreme Court of Canada’s adverse effects discrimination jurisprudence. Using various case studies like Andrews v Law Society of British Columbia, Eldridge v British Columbia (Attorney General), Vriend v Alberta, Taypotat v Taypotat, and Carter v Canada (Attorney General), this paper begins by exploring both the history and current framework of the Court’s s 15 jurisprudence. The authors go on to review the Supreme Court’s adverse effects discrimination cases in the context of three different analytical approaches to s 15(1).  Lastly, they focus on Carter, seen as the newest challenge to the constitutionality of the criminal prohibition against assisted suicide, and which is about to be heard by the Supreme Court.  The authors conclude by contemplating the way forward for adverse effects claims.  A list of S.C.C. s. 15(1) equality cases is attached.

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

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  • To Buy or Not to Buy?

    $45.00

    Based on the author’s own experiences, this paper details the process of purchasing a law office. The author covers topics such as the advantages to purchasing a law office, how to find an appropriate practice for purchase, and pricing and paying for the purchase.

    This paper was presented at the Law and Practice Seminar in November 2013.

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  • Top 10 Practice Management Tips

    $0.00
    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.
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