Program Materials

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  • Permanent Residence/Federal Skilled Trades and Federal Skilled worker Programs

    $55.00

    This set of two papers summarizes the policies and procedures relating to immigration applications for permanent residence and of skilled workers. In the first paper, the authors discuss the Canadian Experience Class launched in 2008, and also the various categories under which applicants can apply for permanent residency under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (the AINP). The second paper is devoted to the new Federal Skilled Trades Class and the changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

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

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  • Personal Bankruptcy and Income Tax

    $55.00

    The author provides a general overview of tax obligations within a personal bankruptcy. He also examines situations where tax debt forms a significant part of the bankrupt’s debt and looks at how courts have treated bankrupts’ applications for discharge. More specifically, the author discusses the impact of s 172.1 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, including the factors that the bankruptcy courts consider when dealing with a discharge application under this section.

    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.

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  • Pot Topics: Legalization of Cannabis (Program Materials)

    $45.00$65.00

    Explore the implications of legislative changes relating to the legalization of cannabis. Discuss Alberta’s cannabis regulatory system, the commercialization of cannabis, how legalization affects employment and real estate law, and the public health approach to legalization.

     

  • Practical Steps for Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Transactions

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    This paper highlights due diligence in commercial transactions to identify environmental risks and liabilities. It provides practical steps for due diligence, including things to look for, what to search, and how to interpret environmental site assessments.

    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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  • Preparing for the Unexpected Anticipating and Planning for the Future

    $45.00

    Anticipating and planning for unexpected disruptions to a law practice and protecting client interests in that case is something all lawyers should undertake. This paper discusses useful tools and strategies for lawyers and firms interested in using advanced planning to gain an edge in overcoming the long-term effects of disaster. The author covers various helpful topics such as identifying potential risks, evaluating your current circumstances, planning for the unexpected, and exit strategies when selling your law practice.

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

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  • Primer on Duty of Fairness

    $55.00

    This paper provides an introduction to the rules of natural justice and the duty of fairness, which are essential to administrative law. Topics discussed include apprehension of bias in tribunal decisions, the impact of a breach of the duty of fairness, components of the right to a fair hearing, and more.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Fundamentals program in Edmonton on February 1, 2018 and in Calgary on February 8, 2018.

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  • Primer on the Law of Evidence and Administrative Tribunals

    $45.00

    This paper provides an introduction to the law of evidence in administrative matters. It considers both common law and statutory provisions relating to the rules of evidence, and provides practical suggestions for applying the rules of evidence when appearing before administrative tribunals.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Fundamentals program in Edmonton on February 1, 2018 and in Calgary on February 8, 2018.

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  • Protecting Yourself When Trading Documents Electronically: How Not to Commit Malpractice While Negot

    $35.00

    Lawyers frequently trade electronic documents with opposing counsel and clients to indicate changes and proposed modifications. Are you confident in your ability to do this without putting your client, or yourself, at risk? With this paper, you will learn how to:

    • Safely e-mail documents;
    • Compare versions;
    • Track changes;
    • Add comments and other annotations; and
    • Avoid potentially compromising metadata.

    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: 38 pages

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  • Searches of Digital Devices: Vu, Fearon, and Three Thorny Issues

    $45.00

    This paper is loosely organized around the following questions: When are investigators allowed to search a digital electronic device? Are there special warrant requirements for these kinds of searches?  Can the police rely on the power of search incident to arrest to examine a digital device such as a cell phone? After using case studies to ground his analysis, the author concludes with thoughts regarding the future of digital evidence in the court.

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

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  • Section 7 and Physician Assisted Suicide

    $45.00

    This paper discusses the current legal and ethical landscape surrounding end-of-life medical practice through the lens of s 7 of the Charter.  Using Carter v Canada (Attorney General) to foreground her analysis, the author begins by outlining the Charter jurisprudence on physician-assisted suicide in Canada before turning to the practical legal and ethical considerations at play in end-of-life medical care. After this discussion – where the author defines various treatment options and implications of current legally acceptable end-of-life practices – the author concludes by considering the upcoming Supreme Court hearing involving these issues.

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

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  • Snapshot: Independent Legal Advice

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    This two-page reference sheet provides a brief overview on independent legal advice. It is designed to help lawyers determine whether independent legal advice is mandatory or recommended, and it identifies the elements of informed consent and provides tips for giving independent legal advice. Additionally, it includes the Law Society of Alberta guidelines and sample checklist for giving independent legal advice.  
     
    This resource 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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  • Snapshot: Retainer Agreements

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    This one-page document is designed to provide lawyers with a quick overview of the Code of Conduct obligations related to retainer agreements, as well as tips for suggested content in retainer agreements and non-retainer letters. 
     
    This resource 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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  • So You May Want to be a Principal

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    This paper is directed towards lawyers interested in becoming a principal of an articling student. It discusses how to connect with students looking for an articling position, what to expect as a principal, and why you should become a principal. It also includes articling-related forms from the Law Society of Alberta.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 7th Annual Law & Practice Update in Edmonton on October 20–21, 2017.

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  • Solicitor-Client, Litigation, and Settlement Privilege

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    This paper discusses three types of privilege: solicitor-client, litigation, and settlement. It identifies the criteria for, and exceptions to, solicitor-client privilege; it discusses the leading case law on litigation privilege; and it outlines the conditions that must be satisfied to claim settlement privilege.

    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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  • Space Sharing Arrangements

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    This paper focuses on space sharing arrangements and the ethical and practical implications for lawyers practicing law using this business structure, including space sharing with lawyers, space sharing with non-lawyers, and executive suites.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Law and Practice Update in November, 2015.
     
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  • Standard of Review

    $35.00

    This paper provides a brief history of standard of review and the relationship between courts and administrative agencies. It then discusses the analytical framework for standard of review, and suggests how to best frame a standard of review analysis.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Administrative Law Fundamentals program in Edmonton on February 1, 2018 and in Calgary on February 8, 2018.

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