September Upcoming Legal Events

September has arrived and we’re starting the educational year off with some exciting events. Kick start your CPD plan!
Find out what’s happening at LESA and in the legal community this month!


Indigenous Law Conference

Can indigenous laws co-exist with the common law? Explore the plurality of legal systems, examine cultural biases, and understand how different cultures and experiences can affect legal processes and procedures.

Join Program Chair, Carly Fox, and faculty in Calgary (September 19, 2019) for our upcoming Indigenous Law Conference.

View the brochure.



Tax Law for Corporate/Commercial Transactions

Early Bird Deadline: September 3, 2019
Program Dates: October 17 (Calgary) | October 28 (Edmonton)

Explore the tax nuances of various kinds of share exchanges and rollovers. Review the tax implications of the sale of shares of a private business as compared to the sale of its assets, and discover helpful strategies and documentation tips for corporate/commercial practitioners. Identify how to help your clients with matters at the Tax Court of Canada.

View the brochure.


Delivering Effective Feedback

Early Bird Deadline: September 10, 2019
Program Dates: October 23 (Edmonton)

Lawyers are frequently required to deliver constructive feedback to associates, articling students, support staff, and others. Join the Honourable Judge J.L. Dixon and Molly-Naber-Sykes QC to learn proven methods for providing meaningful performance improvement feedback.

View the brochure.

Limited Enrolment Program.


Shareholder Disputes

Early Bird Deadline: September 10, 2019
October 25 (Calgary) | October 29 (Edmonton)

Review the major issues and processes that shape shareholder disputes. Discuss strategies for litigating shareholder disputes and engage in a thorough examination of the Business Corporations Act and Rules of Court to help you achieve your desired outcome.

View the brochure.


Impaired Driving

Early Bird Deadline: September 24, 2019
October 25 (Calgary) | November 1 (Edmonton)

Review the new legislation surrounding impaired driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of cannabis. Discuss questionable elements of the new law, analyze blood sample cases, and consider the future of Impaired Driving Litigation in the Age of Jordan and the New Legislation.

View the brochure.


Early Bird Deadline: September 24, 2019
November 6 (Edmonton) | November 12 (Calgary)

Review the scope of questioning, including relevancy and opinion evidence. Discuss the use of questioning evidence, cross examination on affidavit vs. questioning for discovery, and dealing with exhibits, documents, and undertakings.

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Drafting Considerations for Wills & Estates Practitioners

Early Bird Deadline: September 24, 2019
November 7 (Edmonton) | November 14 (Calgary)

Increase your confidence in drafting wills, powers of attorney, and personal directives. Review relevant case law, and understand implications of various standard clauses in terms of tax, medical decision-making, financial decision-making, and more.

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Race Judicata

On September 21, 2019, the Legal Build team is hosting Race Judicata, its annual fun run for the Edmonton legal community. Taking place in Edmonton’s picturesque Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, all proceeds from the run will benefit the Alexander D. Pringle QC Memorial Build. Register as a firm or as an individual. Family, friends, and all members of the public are welcome! More info.


ASSIST Walks for Wellness

Date: September 05, 2019
Location: Red Deer
Address: Meet at the Red Deer Courthouse 4909 48 Ave

More info.


Access to Justice Week

Planning is underway to hold Alberta’s first ever Access to Justice week from September 29 – October 5, 2019. Alberta will be joining Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, who each have a week in October dedicated to access to justice. More info.

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