Program Materials

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  • Inadmissibility under IRPA:

    $55.00

    A Quick Reference Guide to Dealing with Possible Inadmissibility Due to Health Grounds (S. 38) 

    Referencing the inadmissibility provisions in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and the policy guidelines of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, this paper presents a brief reference guide to inadmissibility on the grounds of health. The author examines the following questions: Who does the inadmissibility apply to? What are the elements of the inadmissibility? When can the issue of inadmissibility arise? What are the legal options to enter or remain – temporarily or permanently – if one’s client appears to be inadmissible? How can one be found to be inadmissible and what are the consequences?

    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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  • Inadmissibility: The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Justice Law

    $45.00

    These materials represent a succinct, point-form summary of the potential effects of criminal proceedings on an immigrant. Immigrant statuses discussed include sponsors, permanent residents, foreign nationals and those in Canada without legal status. Some case and legislative citations are included in the discussion.

    This paper was presented at the Immigration Seminar in October 2013.

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  • Introduction to Environmental Law

    $45.00

    This introduction to environmental law contains three papers, each highlighting a different topic related to environmental law. The first paper provides a general introduction to environmental law issues that may arise in practice. It gives an overview of jurisdictional issues related to environmental law and reviews applicable legislation. It also discusses a few of the key principles in environmental law. The second paper deals with regulatory offences. It reviews the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, including penalties and appeal mechanisms. Finally, the third paper highlights federal legislation that may be encountered in environmental law matters, such as the Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and the Migratory Birds Convention Act.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Environmental Law: Key Strategies for Everyday Practice program in Edmonton on October 17, 2018 and in Calgary on October 24, 2018.

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  • It’s Time for a Change – Superior Methods for Drafting Complex Legal Documents

    $75.00

    Lawyers often draft new documents for clients by modifying existing precedents. The problem with this approach is that it can have a high margin of error if certain changes are missed. This paper discusses alternative approaches to drafting complex legal documents that consolidate intellectual capital in a way that increases drafting speed and accuracy and minimizes risk of errors. Topics discussed include templates, fillable forms, commercial drafting systems, document assembly technology, and more.

    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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  • Law Office Finances

    $35.00
    This paper explores cost-cutting options for the law office, identifies money-saving opportunities, and discusses alternative billing practices.  Attached is a precedent retainer letter to a new client, addressing all issues relevant to a new lawyer-client relationship. In particular, the precedent letter deals directly with billing issues and encloses a credit card pre-authorized payment form for completion by the client.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update seminar in November, 2014.
     
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  • Law Office Security

    $45.00
    Author:  Richard A. Verhaeghe, Jocelyn A. Frazer, David J. Bilinsky
    This series of papers looks at issues involved in law office security for the small and solo law office.  The first paper discusses issues like the use of passwords and other methods of protecting one’s data.  It also comments on the utility of various protective software, backing up one’s system and other security-related measures.  Attached is a computer/network security checklist prepared by Jocelyn Frazer of the Law Society of Alberta.  
    The second paper discusses certain threats to law office computer security that cannot be managed by hardware and software protection.  In particular, the author discusses the dangers of Ransomwear, cloud computing and its inherent ethical considerations, and social media and authorized use policies. 
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update seminar in November, 2014.
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  • Legal Technology – The Best of What’s Out There

    $55.00

    This paper highlights the best of legal technology software and hardware that help protect client confidentiality, organize case information, and improve efficiency. Learn about document automation or assembly, document management systems, case management software, paper reduction systems, speech recognition software, and the Cloud. In addition, gain tips and tricks for various legal-related utilities and gadgets.

    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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  • Legal Update 2011

    $65.00

    This collection of papers 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. It includes quick, substantive updates in five areas of law.

    You will receive:

    • The Family Law Update from Don A. Gross noting seven areas of recent interest in family law (8 pages);
    • The Rules of Court (One Year Later) by Miguel F. Martinez highlighting judicial interpretation of the new Rules (8 pages);
    • R. E. Kott’s Top Ten Challenges Faced by a Sole Real Estate Practitioner (9 pages);
    • Lyin’ ‘n Cheatin’ ‘n Thievin’ ‘n Drinkin’ ‘n Scrappin’: Just Another Day Down at Criminal Court by M. Ian Savage – noting major criminal law updates (14 pages); and
    • Major changes with the new Wills and Succession Act by Andrew A. McLaughlin (9 pages).

    For an important update in the area of Wills & Estates, please visit our blog to view information regarding the Wills and Succession Act and Surrogate Rules Amendment Regulation.

    Length: 48 pages

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  • Legalization of Cannabis – Implications for Employers

    $65.00

    This document, prepared by Alberta Health Services (AHS), provides information and recommendations to help inform municipal policy decisions related to cannabis. It includes recommendations for business regulations, retail sales, and consumption.

    This paper discusses the legal framework for workplace drug and alcohol policies. It examines common issues that arise in relation to managing the risks associated with cannabis and other drug use in the workplace. It also provides practical considerations for implementing and enforcing drug and alcohol policies.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Pot Topics: Legalization of Cannabis program in Calgary on November 16, 2018 and in Edmonton on November 22, 2018.

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    Legalization of Marijuana (Seminar on Demand)

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    $245.00

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    Explore the implications of the legalization of marijuana in various areas of the law, including employment, criminal, residential and commercial real estate matters, the regulation of cannabis businesses, intellectual property, and more.

    Running Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes
    Running Date: May 2018

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

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  • Legalization of Marijuana Program Materials

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    As Canada implements legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, new legal issues will emerge. This program explored the implications of the legalization of recreational marijuana in various areas, including employment, impaired driving, real estate, residential tenancies, and regulation of businesses.

  • Limited Scope Retainers: Ethical and Practical Issues

    $55.00

    In this paper, Nancy Carruthers, Practice Advisor for the Law Society of Alberta, identifies the ethical issues and requirements lawyers face when engaged in limited scope retainers (LSRs), in addition to providing helpful guidance regarding practice and risk management issues. The author covers topics such as Code of Conduct amendments, when a lawyer can use a limited scope retainer, liability issues, limited scope retainers in the courts, and a list of common steps for success in managing limited scope retainers.

    Appendix outlining the LSR-related Code amendments attached.

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

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