Program Materials

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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.

    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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  • 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?

    $55.00

    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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  • Why Property Rights Still Matter

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    This paper discusses the importance of property rights in Alberta. It identifies a number of foundational principles relating to property rights and reviews three basic elements of fair process with respect to encroachment. It also discusses the role of demographic and cultural realities on property rights advocacy.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Rural Property Issues for Alberta Lawyers seminar in Red Deer on June 2, 2017.

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  • Wills & EPAs – Commonly Occurring Issues Program Materials

    Analyze common issues and identify practical resolutions when dealing with wills and enduring powers of attorney. Explore lapsed and failed gifts, resistant grantors, flawed EPAs, wills and Codicils, and non-compliant wills.

  • Wills & 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 & Estates Update 2012: Update on the Wills and Succession Act

    $55.00

    This paper highlights the changes of the Wills and Succession Act that might be of significance to practitioners on a daily basis in the areas of estate planning, estate litigation, and family law.

    This paper was presented at the Law and Practice Update in November 2012.

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  • Wills & Estates: Practical Considerations

    $65.00
    Author: Murray Pritchard, QC
    Prepared with the assistance of: Sarah Bainbridge 
     
    Included are a collection of short papers on practical considerations for wills and estates practitioners. Each paper focuses on a different topic, while collectively forming a series that addresses pertinent wills and estates issues. Topics include: 
    • When is it necessary to apply to the court for a grant of probate or administration?
    • What are the typical tax filings required during the administration of an estate?
    • What factors should be considered when choosing an executor?
    • What are my obligations to my second spouse versus my adult dependent children?
    • What are some of the advantages of having a will drafted by a lawyer?
    Papers include a review of legislation requirements and a discussion of practical considerations for lawyers.
     

    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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  • Wills & Succession Act for Legal Support Staff Program Materials

    The Wills & Succession Act is new legislation that will replace five (5) existing statutes. This seminar will provide guidance on the new procedures associated with this act.

  • Wills and Estates – Tips and Traps for Undocumented Relationships

    $45.00

    As society becomes more complex in our relationships, so too do the considerations for lawyers working with clients in complex relationships. This paper highlights tips and traps for lawyers involved in estate planning for clients in undocumented relationships, such as extra-marital relationships or secret families. It outlines a number of different estate planning scenarios, and then provides suggestions and strategies for how to respond. A sample acknowledgement for a joint retainer for drafting wills is included as an appendix.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Beyond Blended Families program in Edmonton on February 20, 2018 and in Calgary on February 28, 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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  • Wills and Estates for Legal Support Staff Program Materials

    Attend this program to enhance your knowledge of procedures that have changed as a result of the Wills and Succession Act, including a review of the forms. Gain an understanding of estate accounting, how to obtain the information you need from a client, and uncommon grants of probate including ancillary, unadministered property and will kits.

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