LESA Classroom

LESA’s Online Classroom includes seminars on demand and interactive self-study modules. Available courses are described below. You can register here for access to the Online Classroom. After you have registered and received login credentials, you can log in to My Courses to access any complimentary courses and courses in which you have already enrolled.

SEMINARS ON DEMAND

Seminars on demand allow you to stream video recordings and download program materials for seminars that you were unable to attend in person.

While you can simply purchase program materials, select programs are being recorded onsite so that you can experience the program more fully and glean additional information by viewing the speakers’ presentations in addition to reading their papers.

By registering for a seminar on demand, you will have online access to stream the video recordings you purchase, and you will be able to download program materials in PDF form.

*NEW* CLIENT RELATIONSHIP ESSENTIALS

Explore proven strategies and innovative ideas for developing strong, effective working relationships with clients. Explore how to connect with clients and guide them through conflict, learn tips and strategies for effectively communicating with clients, and more.


*NEW* CORPORATE PROCEDURE FUNDAMENTALS

Discuss how corporations are distinguished from other corporate structures, review basic corporate practices and procedures, and learn how to maintain a minute book (including how to properly fix an out-of-date one).


ADULT GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUSTEESHIP ACT APPLICATIONS FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF

Learn how to navigate the trusteeship and guardianship process. This seminar on demand includes useful materials, such as sample applications, common application errors, forms, and flow charts outlining application processes. Video recordings also provide informative commentary on these topics.

To discover more of what this seminar will offer you, view the AGTA Applications for Legal Support Staff trailer.


ALBERTA LAND TITLES ONLINE

Delve into the new world of real estate transactions and digital signatures that will be implemented with upcoming changes at the Alberta Land Titles Office.

Watch the Alberta Land Titles Online trailer to learn more about this seminar on demand.


BEING AN EXCELLENT PRINCIPAL

Feel inspired by the role you play in the future of our legal profession. Learn practical strategies for helping your students thrive, unearth what is expected of students in the CPLED program, and discover how articling sets the groundwork for a lawyer’s future. Gain the perspective of the articling process from knowledgeable panelists, including a former articling student and principal.

To learn more about this seminar on demand, watch the trailer. (This seminar on demand is complementary.)


BUYING AND SELLING A BUSINESS

Review common issues and questions that arise in the purchase or sale of a private business. Cover key topics, including Effectively Closing a Purchase/Sale; Reviewing, Negotiating, and Drafting Key Asset Purchase Agreement Terms; Pre-transaction Considerations; Tax Issues Related to Deal Structuring; and more.

Watch the trailer to learn more about this seminar on demand.


CAPACITY AND INFLUENCE

Explore issues related to capacity and undue influence with experienced professionals – from the fundamentals to advanced issues. Learn to assess capacity, recognize signs of influence or control, and determine what steps to take in the face of “red flags”.

To learn more about this seminar on demand, watch the trailer.


COLLECTIONS

Deepen your understanding of the collections process from pre-judgment to post-judgment steps with this seminar on demand’s materials and video recordings. (Suitable for junior practitioners as well as legal support staff.)

Discover more about the topics covered and why you’ll benefit from this seminar on demand: view the Collections trailer.


CONDOMINIUMS: A PRACTITIONER’S UPDATE

Keep your knowledge of condominium related issues up-to-date. You’ll discover relevant information and practical tips in this seminar on demand’s video recordings and course materials.

View the Condominiums: A Practitioners Update trailer to preview the seven key topics that will be addressed.


CORPORATE DRAFTING

Review share structure, bylaws, corporate opinions, resolutions, articles of incorporation, and dividends in this seminar on demand that provides helpful precedents and checklists for you to use or amend in your own practice.

View the Corporate Drafting trailer to discover what you’ll gain from this seminar on demand.


COURT OF APPEAL PRACTICE

Discover how to be prompt and persuasive in the Court of Appeal from experienced counsel and members of the Bench. The advocacy skills gained can also be translated to other contexts.

Watch the Court of Appeal Practice trailer to preview the topics discussed and information shared.


COURT OF APPEAL PROCEDURE FOR FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF

Stay current on how the new Court of Appeal rules (in effect September 1, 2014) impact your filing process. This seminar on demand’s video recordings and materials address practical concerns, such as types of appeals, deadlines, and resources.

Learn more about what you’ll gain: view the Court of Appeal Procedure for Legal Support Staff trailer.


DOMESTIC CONTRACTS

Discuss drafting traps and errors, and discover helpful tips to combat them. Course materials include precedents, samples, and checklists to aid you in drafting.

For a sneak preview, watch the Domestic Contracts trailer.


DRAFTING PLEADINGS, AFFIDAVITS, AND ORDERS

Examine the dos and don’ts of pleadings, review matters that must specifically be pled, understand when to use an affidavit, and cover basic substantive and procedural requirements – all while gaining perspective from the Bench, academia, and experienced practitioners.

Watch the Drafting Pleadings, Affidavits, and Orders trailer to learn more about what you’ll take away from this seminar on demand.


DRAFTING YOUR FIRST TRUST

Review the fundamentals of drafting a trust. This seminar on demand includes video recordings of six presentations and course materials with tips, samples, precedents, a case study, and more.

Find out more about what this seminar on demand has in store, view the Drafting Your First Trust trailer.


DRAFTING YOUR FIRST WILL

Cover the basics of drafting and gain practical tools, tips, checklists, precedents, and sample clauses to aid you in the drafting process from interview and information collection to drafting and then to closing a file.

View the Drafting Your First Will trailer to discover what you’ll gain from this seminar on demand.


EMPLOYMENT LAW FUNDAMENTALS

Explore both common and extraordinary issues from multiple perspectives. Delve into topics concerning assets in other jurisdictions, health care perspectives, small businesses, family farms, blended families, attorney compensation, fiduciary obligations, the role of the Public Guardian, and more.

To learn more about this seminar on demand, watch the trailer.


ESTATE ACCOUNTING

Examine important estate accounting concepts, including a discussion of formal and informal accounting, review, and passing of accounts.

Learn more about this seminar on demand: watch the Estate Accounting trailer.


ESTATE ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS

Go back to the estate administration basics. Review key aspects of estate administration, from documents and timelines to some of the common issues lawyers face in a typical (non-contested) estate. Explore strategies for administering estates informally, review strategies for handling oddities and unusual circumstances, and more.

Learn more about this seminar on demand: watch the Estate Administration Fundamentals.


ESTATE LITIGATION FUNDAMENTALS

Revisit the basics of estate litigation, from questioning, to applications, to trial. Analyze common issues, and discover practical litigation strategies.

Learn more about this seminar on demand: watch the Estate Litigation Fundamentals.


ESTATE PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get access to topical information in order to maximize the efficiency of in your practice. Discover common considerations, strategies, issues, and recent developments in estate planning. Discover corporate reorganization strategies, cover basic tax issues as they relate to estate planning, learn about the review of discretionary trusts, and more.

Learn more about this seminar on demand: watch the Estate Planning Essentials.


EVIDENCE LAW REFRESHER

Discover recent case law, substantive legal content, and practical advice regarding issues in civil evidence with this seminar on demand’s video recordings and course materials.

Watch the Evidence Law Refresher trailer to learn more about the topics addressed in this seminar on demand.


FILE ORGANIZATION FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF

Explore strategies for keeping your files organized from start to finish. Discuss conflict searches, client verification requirements, identifying timelines, limitation systems, organizational strategies, transferring a file, file closing, and more.

For a sneak preview, watch the File Organization for Legal Support Staff trailer.


FAMILY LAW TRIAL FUNDAMENTALS

Explore each step of the family law trial process, and deepen your confidence in your ability to run a family law trial. Review initial considerations, discover how to prepare and use various court documents, learn to develop strategies to prepare clients for trial, and more.

Watch the trailer to learn more about this seminar on demand.


IMMIGRATION FUNDAMENTALS

Review key immigration law topics, including temporary and permanent residence, humanitarian and compassionate applications, refugee applications, and immigration enforcement.

View the trailer to learn more.


IPAD FOR LAWYERS

Discover how an iPad can support your daily workflow. This seminar on demand includes a four-part video, course materials, and additional resources that will help you get the most of your iPad.

View the iPad for Lawyers trailer for a peek at what your iPad can do and how you can have some fun with it too.

Note: This course is only available to Law Society of Alberta members and their staff.


JUNIOR SOLICITOR BUSINESS LAW BASICS

Gain an overview of 7 fundamental business law topics. This seminar on demand’s video recordings and materials provide practical examples and applications of the discussion topics.

Discover what seminar faculty members have to say about each of these topics: view the Junior Solicitor Business Law Basics trailer.


NEW ESTATE ADMINISTRATION ACT

Learn about the Estate Administration Act, Surrogate Rules changes, and relevant forms. This seminar on demand includes faculty presentations and panel discussion with input from the live seminar attendees. Checklists and comparison charts provide handy reference tools.

View the New Estate Administration Act trailer for a sneak preview of what this seminar on demand has to offer you.


NEW ESTATE ADMINISTRATION ACT FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF

Discover practical tips for working the EAA, Surrogate Rules changes, and relevant forms. Checklists, comparison charts, PowerPoint presentations, and a sample probate application provide handy reference tools.

Watch the New Estate Administration Act for Legal Support Staff trailer to preview the topics discussed and to learn what your peers found most beneficial.


PCLaw® BASICS

Enhance your understanding of PCLaw® software to get the most out of your user experience. Cover system and workstation settings, time entry, expense entry, special fees, accounts payable, and basic billing.

View the PCLaw® Basics trailer to discover what you’ll gain from this seminar on demand.


PCLaw® BEYOND THE BASICS

Dive into more in-depth PCLaw® topics, and learn how to customize the software to meet your needs. Review various billing scenarios, how to apply trust accounting rules, and how to edit the program’s templates.

View the PCLaw® Beyond the Basics trailer to discover what you’ll gain from this seminar on demand.


QUESTIONING

Explore specific, problematic issues that arise during the questioning process with experienced panelists and Queen’s Bench Masters, focusing particularly on the practical aspects of how to address issues and how to conduct an effective questioning.

To learn more about this seminar on demand, watch the trailer.


REAL ESTATE ESSENTIALS

Solidify your understanding of essential real estate topics by observing experienced lawyers put concepts into action through scenario role plays and panel discussions. Explore essential topics, including key terms and common issues in residential real estate purchase contracts, typical reasons for Land Titles rejections, fiduciary obligations when representing the lender and the borrower, and much more.

Watch the trailer to learn more about this seminar on demand.


RESEARCH FOR LEGAL SUPPORT STAFF

Discover how you can support the practitioners in your office with valuable legal research skills. Learn about the best reference tools, proper citation, keeping your information current, and more.

View the Research for Legal Support Staff trailer for a sneak preview of what you’ll gain from this seminar on demand.


RUNNING YOUR FIRST TRIAL

Develop a practical understanding of how to handle a Queen’s Bench civil case. This seminar on demand uses a mock case and fact scenario to anchor discussion of the issues and demonstrate the practical application of the points being made. The video recordings and materials cover both pre-trial processes and in-trial considerations.

Learn more by viewing the Running Your First Trial trailer.


SECURITIES LAW

Understand securities law concepts and standard transactions. Learn about the most common types of securities, applicable laws, prospectus requirements, procedures, common documents, disclosure, transactions, and more.

For a sneak preview of what you’ll gain, watch the Securities Law trailer.


TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS

Review technology contract concerns, what to look for, and how to advise clients. Gain an understanding of both the technology and the legal issues.

To discover more about this program, watch the Technology Contracts trailer.


WRITTEN ADVOCACY – PREPARING PERSUASIVE DOCUMENTS

Learn how to communicate more effectively. The video recordings and course materials included with this seminar on demand will offer you valuable tips and tricks that apply to any form of legal writing.

Preview what you’ll learn from this seminar on demand: view the Click here to view the trailer..


SELF-STUDY MODULES

Increase your knowledge at a time and location that is convenient for you with these interactive self-study modules.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Being an Excellent Principal
  • Code of Conduct
  • Lawyer Assist
  • Trust Accounting Fundamentals
  • Trust Accounting for Responsible Lawyers

RULES OF COURT SERIES

  • Understanding the Litigation Process
  • Bringing an Action
  • Post-Commencement Pleadings
  • Framework for Managing Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Resolving Pre-Trial Issues and Preserving Rights
  • Trial
  • Judgments, Orders, and Costs
  • Family Law Rules

You can register here for access to the Online Classroom and the Practice Management and Professional Responsibility self-study modules.

If you are already registered in any of our self-study modules, including Rules of Court, Trust Accounting, Code of Conduct, Lawyers’ Assist, or Seminars on Demand, you can login to My Courses to access the modules in the Online Classroom.

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