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Registration is Open! Winter 2021 LESA Programs

LESA is dedicated to providing continuing legal education to assist you in the pursuit of legal excellence. Check out our lineup of informative and engaging winter programs to benefit your practice and assist you in your continuing professional development. Scroll below for details.

New titles are added regularly, so be sure to bookmark and check back often.

Civil Litigation Series – 10-Part Webinar Series

Dates: January 2021–April 2021
Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (each day)
Bundle Price: $950 + GST $695 + GST (Save $255 when you register for all 10 webinars)

Chair: Françoise H. Belzil, Biamonte LLP
Additional faculty information coming soon

In this lunchtime webinar series, seasoned practitioners will share their knowledge and experience on topics including the business of law, questioning, how to prove facts, admitting evidence at trial, effective advocacy, and mediation in an online world.

Civil Litigation Series is a 10-part webinar series. Save $255 when you register for all 10 webinars. Sessions can also be purchased individually for $95 + GST per session. Click here for dates and details.


Due Diligence in M&A Transactions – Webinar

Date: January 21, 2021
Time:  12:00 PM– 1:00 PM
Price:  $95 + GST

Presenter: Sam Khajeei, Nerland Lindsey LLP

This webinar will focus on covering certain essential aspects of the due diligence process applicable to an asset purchase or share purchase transaction. Topics covered include an introduction to due diligence, using a requisition as a starting point, understanding the impacts of due diligence findings on a transaction, and preparing a reporting letter for your clients.


Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations – Webinar Series

Day 1 – Governance Models and Approaches (January 26, 2021)
Day 2 – Advising Boards and Serving on Boards (February 2, 2021)
Day 3 – Dealing with Conflict and Dysfunction on Boards (February 9, 2021)
Day 4 – Panel Roundtable Discussion and Q&A (February 19, 2021)

Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM (each day)
Price: $345 + GST

Chair: Vivian R. Stevenson QC, Duncan Craig LLP


Sam Amelio QC, MLT Aikins LLP
Bud Melnyk QC, Warren Sinclair LLP
Chantel Cabaj, BoardWell
Shauna N. Finlay, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
Sheila Witwicky, National Growth Partners

Understand different board governance models and explore directors’ responsibilities and potential liabilities. Examine how to effectively serve on a board of directors and advise clients. This program consists of 4 lunchtime sessions which take place once a week for 4 weeks.


Preventing Fraud and Disputes in Contracts and Agreements – Webinar

Date: February 3, 2021
Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Price:  $125 + GST

Presenter: Lisa Majeau Gordon, FCPA, FCA, CA-IFA, CFE, CFF, MNP LLP

Learn how accountants and finance professionals view due diligence, drafting agreements, and contractual compliance. Errors and omissions can easily contribute to disputes and litigation. Explore a series of real-life examples to see what went wrong and how issues could have been avoided. The devil is in the details!


Coercive Control and Family Violence – Webinar Series

Day 1 – Understanding Coercive Control in the Context of Family Violence (February 17, 2021)
Day 2 – Understanding the Legal Framework (February 24, 2021)

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (each day)
Price: $345 + GST

John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers
Glenda Lux, MA, R.Psych., Lux Short Consulting Psychologists

Wayne Barkauskas QC, Wise Scheible Barkauskas

Attend this 2-part webinar series to dive into the upcoming amendments to the Divorce Act requiring that family violence, including coercive controlling behaviours, be considered when making best-interests determinations regarding children. This interdisciplinary program presents the valuable insights of an experienced psychologist on coercive control and how it may manifest in the day-to-day practices of family law professionals. Walk away with valuable information from senior family law lawyers on the pending amendments to the Divorce Act, the obligation to screen for family violence, and the tools available for that purpose.