Program Materials

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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.

    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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  • 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.

    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.
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    Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know) (Seminar on Demand)

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    $245.00

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    Lawyers are often called on by clients, friends, and family to answer legal questions in areas outside their primary area of practice. Learn how to competently answer some of the most frequently raised questions across a broad spectrum of practice areas, such as:

    • I have nothing to hide; why not tell the police everything?
    • My position has just changed; have I been constructively dismissed?
    • I just got fired; is this severance package “fair”?

    Running Time: 5 hours, 26 minutes
    Date: March 2017

    NOTE: LESA Library subscribers should check the Library for their special registration offer.

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  • Trust Safety – Why the Change?

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    This paper was presented at the Update 2011 seminar held in May of 2011. The paper discusses the new Trust Safety program implemented by the Law Society of Alberta effective January 1, 2011 including the revisions to Part 5 of the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta.

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  • Uncertainty Abounds: A Primer on Section 9 of the Charter and Police Detention and Arrest Powers

    $55.00

    Drawing heavily on Criminal Procedure in Canada, this paper provides a primer on s 9 of the Charter, the constitutional guarantee “not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned” (Constitution Act). The author looks at the meaning of “detention” under the Charter and, specifically, issues surrounding police detention and arrest powers under the Charter.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 2013.

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  • Under the Influence: discrimination under human rights legislation and section 15 of the Charter

    $55.00

    First, this paper reviews the approaches to discrimination under both human rights legislation and the Charter, considering the Supreme Court’s historical approaches through to its most recent decision in Moore v. B.C. (Education) and Québec v A. Next this paper presents a case study from the Alberta Court of Appeal – Wright v College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee) – to illustrate the impact that the different approaches to discrimination may have on case outcomes. Finally, the paper considers the arguments for and against keeping the approaches under human rights legislation and the Charter distinct.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Symposium seminar held in October 2013.

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    Understanding the Brain – What Lawyers Need to Know (Seminar on Demand)

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    $195.00

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    Explore brain science, development, and deterioration. Understand the effects of conflict, mental illness, and aging on people dealing with legal issues. Cover topics including,

    • Helping Families Thrive,
    • Navigating Stormy Waters: The Intersection of Good Lawyering and Brain Science
    • The Brain and Aging, and
    • How to Build a Brain.

    How to Build a Brain, presented by Dr. Nicole Sherren PhD, is offered as a separate complimentary resource. Click here to access this complimentary resource.

    Running Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
    Running Date: September 2017

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  • Understanding the Brain – What Lawyers Need to Know Program Materials

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    This program explores brain science, development, and deterioration. It examines the effects of conflict, mental illness, and aging on people dealing with legal issues.

  • What Do You Do When a Client in Custody Calls?

    $45.00

    This paper offers suggestions for what to do when receiving an unexpected call from a client in custody. Points discussed include addressing privacy considerations, responding to a client with special needs, speaking to the arresting officer, explaining the right to silence to a detained client, and dealing with release.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Criminal Procedure Fundamentals program in Calgary on September 21, 2018 and in Edmonton on September 28, 2018.

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