Program Papers

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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 Program Materials

    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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  • What’s in a Name? Trademarks and How They Affect Brand Strategy

    $45.00

    This paper considers how clients can preserve their intangible assets and take advantage of valuable intellectual property rights. It first reviews the basics of trademark law, and then discusses some more complex areas of brand protection. Topics discussed include registered vs. unregistered trademarks, terms and scope of marks, the registration process, ownership issues, and changes to trademark legislation coming into force in June 2019.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Intellectual Property Law for Non-IP Lawyers program in Edmonton on February 5, 2019 and in Calgary on February 12, 2019.

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  • Whether to Appeal or Resist an Appeal

    $55.00

    Deciding whether to launch an appeal is the first step in the conduct of an appeal, yet surprisingly, there is very little written on this important subject.  This paper sets out relevant factors to consider when deciding whether to launch or resist an appeal in a criminal matter. Other topics covered include building a record, timing and deadlines, remedies, and permission to appeal.  The author also offers discussion on some common grounds of appeal/errors, the applicable standards of review for each, and related authorities.

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    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Court of Appeal Practice seminar in October, 2015.

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  • Whose Senate is it anyway?

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    This paper examines the issue of senate reform, starting with the proposed Senate Reform Act, the Quebec government’s reference to the Quebec Court of Appeal and the upcoming reference to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The author includes an addendum in which he reviews the contents of the facta filed in the Senate Reference. He also includes a chart summarizing governmental positions on the various questions at issue. That reference is scheduled to be heard in November, 2013.

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

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  • Wills and Estates Update

    $55.00

    The Wills and Succession Act (WSA) of Alberta came into force on February 1, 2012, and brought significant changes to the practice of law in this area. Referring to the reported case law to date, this paper summarizes some of the provisions of the WSA that represent changes to the previous law. It also reviews several recent decisions in the area of costs in estate litigation.

    Includes a WSA transitional chart.

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

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  • Wills in the General Practice

    $25.00

    This paper discusses drafting wills in a general practice. It provides considerations for preparing a will, including a review of common issues in will intake and drafting, such as blended families, liquidity concerns, capacity, and succession planning. As well, considerations for dependant beneficiaries and the testator’s duty to benefit his or her children are also discussed.

    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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  • WIP Issues For Management

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    This paper highlights proposed changes to the Income Tax Act, RSC 1985, c 1 (5th Supp) [ITA] that would impact how lawyers and law firms deal with work in progress (WIP) on their firm taxable income. It discusses potential billing solutions to deal unbilled WIP and identifies other potential issues that may arise as a result of the proposed ITA changes.

    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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  • Your Office – Don’t Leave Home Without It: Working Remotely

    $35.00

    With the right tools, you can now work remotely from almost any location and still have access to all the data, tools and resources you enjoy while in your office. With today’s mobile hardware, software, web-based interfaces and the proliferation of Internet access (both wired and wireless), you can practice from just about anywhere.

    Learn about available tools and technologies that allow your office to be wherever you happen to be. This paper covers everything from laptops to tablet computers, smartphones to portable printers, portable scanners, digital voice recorders, mobile back up devices, cables, mobile security, auxiliary power and even carrying cases. Plus, get a primer to help you make sense of wireless devices and networks.

    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: 55 pages

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