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  • 8th Annual Law & Practice Update Program Materials

    Get updates on a host of substantive law and practice management topics tailored to practitioners in solo or small-firm environments. Focus on multiple areas of law, including family law, wills and estates, real estate, and more.

  • A Common Law Right to Privacy

    $55.00

    Until very recently, there was no common law right to privacy in Canada. Now, some jurisdictions in Canada recognize such a right, while others refuse. Although Alberta has yet to clearly recognize a common law right to privacy, the author submits that it is only a matter of time. This paper examines the development of a common law right to privacy, and discusses the general cause of action, including damages. The author discusses developments in the UK, United States, British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Privacy Update seminar in Calgary on May 19, 2016 and in Edmonton on May 25, 2016.

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  • A Comprehensive Update on the Minor Injury Regulation

    $45.00

    In this paper, the author discusses the impact of the recent decision of Sparrowhawk v Zapoltinsky, 2012 ABQB 34 [Sparrowhawk] on minor injury claims. He suggests that while Sparrowhawk is regarded as a groundbreaking decision for plaintiff’s counsel, it is seen as merely persuasive but non-binding from the perspective of defendant’s counsel. The author also discusses the issue of videotaping certified medical examinations and provides an update on quantum. A must-read resource if you have questions about the minor injury cap.

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

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  • A Constitutionalized Right to a Healthy Environment: Problems and Prospects

    $55.00

    This paper focuses on the interplay of constitutional law and the environment. It discusses recognizing a constitutionalized right to a healthy environment, and provides an introduction to what such a right might entail and the impact it could have if it were to be adopted. It also includes a discussion of why constitutional protection of the environment matters, with references to foreign examples. In addition, the paper proposes potential avenues for the right to a healthy environment to become a recognized protection in the Constitution.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Canada 150 — Constitutional Law Symposium in Edmonton on October 27, 2017.

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  • A Delicate Balance: Strategies for Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants

    $45.00

    Legal proceedings that involve self-represented parties bring unique challenges. This paper addresses how to effectively engage with self-represented litigants in foreclosure proceedings. It discusses privacy issues, considerations when advising self-represented litigants, and common concerns and responses of self-represented litigants. It also provides case law examples that may be relied on when dealing with parties taking advantage of their self-represented litigant status.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Foreclosure Fundamentals seminar in Edmonton on May 18, 2017 and in Calgary on May 23, 2017.

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  • A Discussion of Current and Proposed Legislation Affecting Owners of New Condominiums in Alberta

    $45.00

    Advising clients buying new condominiums in Alberta requires knowledge of current legislative schemes and their practical effects. This paper identifies those key legislative schemes and highlights un-proclaimed amendments.  There is particular focus on how changes to the Condominium Property Act, RSA 2000, c C-22 may affect the condominium warranty program. In addition, there are practice points that indicate how changes to the condominium warranty program may affect clients and how to best advise your clients.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

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  • A Few Things Commercial Owners Might Want to Know About Builders’ Liens

    $45.00

    In Alberta, a builders’ lien exists because of the Builders’ Lien Act, RSA 2000, c B-7, and it is governed entirely by the Act’s provisions, which can be strict and demanding. Most discussions of builders’ liens focus on the rights and remedies of the lienholder. This paper provides a different perspective by focusing on the party whose interest in land may be encumbered by a builder’s lien – the owner. The author addresses multiple issues that may arise from builders’ liens and affect owners of commercial properties. Among the array of issues discussed are: removing liens, trusts, payments and holdbacks, and certificates of substantial performance.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

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  • A Gallimaufry of Basics

    $45.00

    This paper provides an in-depth discussion of four basic concepts related to preparing for and appearing at your first trial: how to develop a theory and theme for your case, the basic evidentiary principles that apply when proving your case, the order of events at trial, and proper courtroom etiquette.

    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 was presented at the Running Your First Trial seminar held in January and February 2015.

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  • A Great and Sudden Change: Changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act in 2020

    $35.00

    Author: Catherine A. Regier

    This paper informs paralegals about changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act, aiming to equip paralegals with the knowledge needed to provide enhanced service to clients and practical assistance to lawyers in light of legislative changes. The paper is meant to introduce the changes that will most affect practices on a day-to-day basis.

    Topics address terminology changes, definitions, relationship interdependence, property exemptions, client duties and obligations, best interests of the child, parenting orders, contact orders, and relocation.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals program in Edmonton on January 16, 2020 and in Calgary on January 23, 2020.

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  • A Look at Child Support for Adult Children Attending Post-Secondary Education

    $55.00

    The issue of child support for adult children pursuing a post-secondary education is a complicated, fact-driven analysis. This paper provides an overview of key tests and relevant decisions touching on this issue. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Child Support Fundamentals seminar held in February 2012.

    Length: 57 Pages

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  • A Miscellany of Recent, Frequently Cited Appellate Child Support Decisions

    $75.00
    This paper digests 10 of the most frequently cited judicial decisions on child support rendered by courts of appeal in Canada in the past 3 years. The decisions address aspects of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, SOR/97-175 [Guidelines], that tend to be most prone to litigation, including imputing income (ss 18–19), support for adult children (s 3), special expenses (s 7), and averaging income (s 17). Other provisions highlighted in the cases include retroactive support orders, incomes in excess of $150,000, and shared custody. In addition, a summary discussion of some of the key Guidelines-related issues is also provided. 
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Family Law 25 seminar in Edmonton on March 3, 2016 and in Calgary on March 8, 2016.
     
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  • A Practical Guide to Commencing a Joint Family Venture Claim A View from the Trenches

    $55.00

    This paper provides a practical guide to bringing claims for unjust enrichment and constructive trust as a result of common-law relationships. Topics covered include: status to bring a claim, practical advice on bringing the claim and other procedural issues involving things like notices to admit facts, affidavits of records and questioning. A helpful Plaintiff’s Check List and Trial Preparation Check List are attached.

    This paper was presented at the Constructive Trust Claims seminar in January, 2014.

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