Program Materials

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  • Chambers and Practice Applications before the Court of Appeal

    $65.00

    This paper provides valuable advice for anyone making an application to the Court of Appeal, including strategies. The author also reviews the application procedure under the Rules, and discusses the availability of case management officers as a resource, timing issues, application format and accompanying materials, issues on panel size, and details on specific applications.  Attachments include a separate paper on Applications for Permission to Appeal, prepared by the Hon. J.E.L. Cote.

    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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  • Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget: Technology for the Law Office

    $35.00

    The array of technology choices in overwhelming, and you cannot afford to make bad technology decisions. This paper provides a lawyer’s technology road map with a focus on keeping costs as low as possible. Learn:

    • Technology spending strategies, including how to get the best deals on technology for your firm;
    • How to build an appropriate configuration for a laptop or desktop PC for a lawyer;
    • How to deal with security issues, safe-guarding client data, and maintain backup systems;
    • Printer, scanner, and fax issues and recommendations for lawyers; and
    • Legal-specific billing and accounting software options.

    Use this valuable resource to get a clear idea of what to look for, and what to avoid, in making technology decisions for your practice.

    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.

    Length: 45 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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  • Client Relationships

    $35.00
    This paper provides tips and advice for lawyers on client management and how lawyers can approach their work so that client and lawyer expectations are better aligned. It includes a discussion of client expectations and how to meet them, setting up client meetings, strategies for the initial client meeting, and maintaining client relationships. Sample agendas for initial client meetings on real estate, family, and estate administration files are included. 

    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.     

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  • Code of Conduct Update 2015

    $0.00
    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.    

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  • Commercial Bankruptcies and Proposals

    $85.00

    This paper provides a thorough examination of important topics related to commercial bankruptcies and proposals, with statutory references and a full bibliography. Topics include: the fundamentals of commercial insolvency, invoking the bankruptcy process, the scope and operation of the stay of proceedings in bankruptcy, property and the debtor company, the administration of the bankruptcy estate, distribution of dividends, commercial proposals, initiation of commercial proposal proceedings, proofs of claim and meeting of creditors, and secured creditors.

    Added bonus: Bankruptcy 101 Glossary of terms by Craig McMahon, Field LLP, providing an alphabetical list of typical bankruptcy-related terms and a concise explanation of each.

    This paper was presented at the Bankruptcy Seminar in January, 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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  • Condominium Corporations and Homeowners Associations: Priorities, Procedures and Pitfalls

    $55.00

    This paper discusses the processes and challenges in foreclosure proceedings involving condominium corporations and homeowners associations. It focuses particularly on the redemption order stage of the foreclosure process, which differs for condominium corporations and home owners associations from that of lenders. It also discusses the post-redemption order procedures, as well as costs in foreclosure proceedings. The paper includes the following samples: caveat, statement of claim, certificate of lis pendens, redemption order, and order for judicial listing.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Foreclosure Fundamentals seminar in Edmonton on May 18, 2017 and in Calgary on May 23, 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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  • 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.
  • Constitutional Applicability of Provincial Resource Legislation to Aboriginal Title Lands

    $35.00

    Both papers In this set examine the recent S.C.C. decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia.

    In his paper, John J.L. Hunter QC examines the idea that the decision in Tsilhqot’in provides some guidance at the level of general principle, but that the actual working of the “new constitutional order” will take some time to settle.  He looks at issues surrounding the scope of aboriginal title, whether aboriginal title is Crown land, the interjurisdictional immunity and the Sparrow justification analysis discussed by the court  in Tsilhqot’in, the intersection of aboriginal rights and charter rights. The author ends with a discussion of  some practical implications of the decision in Tsilhqot’in.

    Professor D’Arcy Vermette’s “Review of Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44” complements Mr. Hunter’s paper with more commentary on why Tsilhqot’in is an important decision, and its implications.

    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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  • Court of Appeal Practice (Seminar on Demand)

    $245.00

    Gain detailed and practical insights into Court of Appeal practices from distinguished members of the bench and senior practitioners. Learn about when to appeal, preparing the appeal record, factums, specialized appellate procedures, oral argument, oral applications, judgements, and costs.

    Topics address all types of appeals: criminal, civil, and administrative.

    Running Time: 4 hours, 24 minutes
    Date: October 2015

    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.

  • Criminal Appeals in the Court of Appeal

    $55.00

    Filing a criminal appeal to the Court of Appeal requires careful consideration of many factors, not the least of which is the likelihood of success.  In her paper, this experienced counsel provides advice on issues like whether to appeal, and how and when to do it, She also provides specific advice on both conviction appeals and sentence appeals, including considerations relating to bail hearings pending appeal, factum preparation, the oral hearing and the post-hearing.  Lastly, she discusses special circumstances like introducing new evidence and arguing, as a ground of appeal, the incompetence of counsel in the court below.

    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.

    Click here to view some sample pages.

  • Dealing with Service Canada: Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    $65.00

    Authors: Vance Langford and Predrag Tomic; Hugh Willis and Abbey Baier

    Intended for an audience already familiar with the basic procedure for obtaining a labour market opinion in Canada, this paper discusses the impact of changes that have already been implemented to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, as well as the anticipated effect of forthcoming changes. Specifically, the authors discuss the changes that became effective on the announcement of the reforms in April 2013 and then go on to discuss those that will become effective on July 31, 2013. Finally, this paper analyzes the more onerous provisions, including the search and seizure, and investigation powers that will be available to government agencies under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

    Included are materials by Hugh Willis and Abbey Baier titled Quick Reference Materials for LMO Exemptions, Trade Exemptions and Work Without a Work Permit. This 26-page table represents a summary of some of the more common Work Permit exempt, LMO Exempt and trade categories (non-exhaustive).

    This paper was presented at the Immigration Seminar 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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  • Difficult Clients and Difficult Lawyers

    $0.00

    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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  • Digital Security Measures Every Lawyer Must Take

    $65.00

    The duty to protect digital information presents new challenges for lawyers related to cyber security. This paper discusses security measures for legal technology, including computers, tablets, and phones. It provides tools and protocols to protect client data and covers email encryption, wireless encryption, password management, secure file sharing, document encryption, and Cloud strategy. It also discusses the fundamentals of backing up electronic data, and other disaster avoidance strategies.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Tech Solutions for Busy Law Practices program in Edmonton on September 18, 2018 and in Calgary on September 19, 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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  • Dower Rights, Protocol & Title Insurance: When, Why & How

    $65.00
    This paper provides a discussion of current issues in closing residential real estate transactions from a practitioner’s point of view. Issues addressed include compliance with the Dower Act, use of Western Torrens Protocol, and why and when a buyer may want to obtain Title Insurance. In addition, suggestions for avoiding or resolving closing-related problems are provided. Included with the paper is a sample dower release, a sample order dispensing with dower in a divorce, a sample affidavit dispensing with dower for an incapacitated spouse, and a sample affidavit dispensing with dower when divorce is not final. 

    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.     
  • Drowning in Paper? Paper Reduction Strategies for Lawyers

    $35.00

    Technology has fundamentally changed the way lawyers draft documents, gather and manage case information, conduct research, communicate, and render services. In spite of these changes, many of us still manage paper today the same way lawyers managed paper 25 years ago. It’s time to upgrade that approach.

    This resource will help you make your office digital, get your paper under control, and take full advantage of Adobe Acrobat and PDFs. It might sound complicated and expensive, but you’ll learn that the tools you need are off-the-shelf, easy to use, and inexpensive. See first-hand how scanners can be used in the law office to reduce paper, lower operating costs, and significantly improve efficiency.

    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.

    Length: 34 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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  • Effective Legal Support: Family Law Program Materials

    $55.00$183.75

    This seminar provides tips and strategies to enhance legal support staff efficiency and effectiveness in family law matters. It reviews a family law litigation file from start to finish, discusses proper procedures for court proceedings and family law agency matters, and provides tips for managing self-represented litigants and emotional clients.

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