Program Materials

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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