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  • What We Do – Valuing Business Interests and Other Considerations in Matrimonial Property Division

    $55.00

    This paper guides the reader through the process of preparing and completing a Matrimonial Property Statement. With thorough explanations and examples of various forms, this paper provides excellent tips for family and non-family law lawyers. Precedent forms are included.

    This paper was presented at the Matrimonial Property Law for Wills & Estates Practitioners in February 2013.

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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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  • What’s Left to Dispute? A Review of Exclusion Clauses, Liability Caps, and Sole Remedy Clauses

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    This paper considers the law surrounding the interpretation of exclusion, limitation of liability, and sole remedy clauses, and addresses the impact of these clauses on dispute resolution. It discusses the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tercon Contractors Ltd v British Columbia, 2010 SCC 4, and in particular, the 3-step analytical approach for determining the applicability of exclusion clauses, introduced in that decision. It also provides practical advice for drafting contracts.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Business Disputes program in Lake Louise on May 5, 2018.

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  • When 50/50 Doesn’t Cut It: A Case Law Review of Section 8 Factors Under the Matrimonial Property Act (Alberta)

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    This paper discusses unequal division of matrimonial property using s 8 factors under the Matrimonial Property Act. It first highlights the applicable legislative provisions, and then examines the key principles for division of matrimonial property using s 8 factors that arise from recent Alberta case law.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 program in Edmonton on March 7, 2018 and in Calgary on March 14, 2018.

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  • When is a Deal a Deal?

    $65.00

    This paper examines the enforceability of agreements made in various family law situations, specifically agreements made in mediation, through letters between counsel, at four-way meetings, and at non-binding JDRs. The author also provides practical advice on how to avoid litigation to enforce agreements.

    This paper was presented at the Matrimonial Property Issues Seminar in November 2013.

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  • When is a Disbursement for an Expert Report Reasonable?

    $45.00

    This paper looks at the strategic selection of experts so as to maximize the likelihood of recovering the disbursement paid for the expert services. The author reviews the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision Meehan v. Holt and speculates about the state of the law. He identifies several factors for counsel to consider before retaining an expert, such as think carefully about whether you really need an expert, avoid duplicity of experts, carefully instruct your expert, and obtain detailed bills and accounts. Ultimately, he concludes that although it is wise to be cautious when incurring expenditures, the best option is to keep open the lines of communications .

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Personal Injury and Insurance Update seminar held in May 2012.

    Length: 15 Pages

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  • When is a Limitation Period Really a Limitation Period?

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    This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates’ 44th Annual Refresher Course held in May 2011.

    The paper discusses when a limitation period under the Limitations Act will not be applicable in the context of claims by and against a deceased’s estate.

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  • When to Call a Mentor: Tips for Wills and Estates Practitioners

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    This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates’ 44th Annual Refresher Course held in May 2011.

    The paper provides a few practical tips related to the steps a lawyer dealing with a wills and estates case should take in order to minimize the consequences of litigation.

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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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  • Who Am I To Judge?

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    This paper discusses the standard conception of lawyers’ ethics and reviews key provisions in the Code of Conduct that govern Alberta lawyers. It then highlights an alternative approach to legal ethics, the discretionary approach, discussing topics such as relative merit, internal merit, the tradition of the adversary system, the unpopular client, personal values, and more.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 51st Annual Refresher: Business program in Lake Louise from May 6–8, 2018.

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  • Who Will Guard the Guards? Holding Executors and Attorneys Accountable

    $55.00

    This paper provides an overview of the duty of executors and attorneys to account, with reference to applicable legislation and case law. In particular, it considers the accounting duties set out in the Powers of Attorney Act, and the remedies for breaching these duties as outlined in case law. It also discusses a personal representative’s duty to account, as set out in the Estate Administration Act and the Surrogate Rules, including when to account, to whom to account, forms of accounting, and personal representative compensation. The paper includes, as appendices, a sample estate accounting and a sample application and affidavit by a beneficiary requiring the personal representative to pass accounts formally.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Estate Litigation Fundamentals seminar held in Edmonton on April 5, 2017 and in Calgary on April 12, 2017.

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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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