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  • This paper was presented at our Immigration Law seminar in September of 2011. This paper addresses the rights of Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their spouses, common law partners or conjugal partners for permanent residence in Canada. The author reviews the application procedure and how to file a successful application. 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. Click here to view some sample pages.
  • This paper provides immigration law practitioners with an overview of the issues they are likely to encounter when assessing and addressing criminal and medical inadmissibility. The paper examines the circumstances in which a foreign national is barred from entry to Canada on the basis of criminality or health and provides an overview of the options for overcoming these inadmissibilities. This paper was presented at our Immigration Law program in September of 2011.
  • This paper focuses on the Economic Class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The author addresses three possible avenues for skilled workers under the Economic Class to obtain Permanent Resident Status in Canada: the Federal Skilled Worker, the Canadian Experience Class and the Provincial Nominee Class. The paper outlines the different criteria and the advantages and disadvantages when applying under each class. This paper was presented at our Immigration Law program in September of 2011.
  • The authors address “Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Exempt” or “Confirmation Exempt” work permits. It provides an overview of the most common Confirmation Exempt Work Permit Categories and the Temporary Foreign Worker Units. Issues discussed include why you should consider an LMO exempt category as well as the legal and procedural requirements for LMO exempt applications. The authors conclude with a discussion on the options available for making these applications. This paper was presented at our Immigration Law progrsm in September of 2011.
  • The author provides a comprehensive overview of the use of builders' liens in Alberta, including applicable legislation such as the Builders' Liens Act and the Public Works Act. The paper discusses filing of liens, the lien fund, lien priorities and the process to remove a lien from a Certificate of Title. This paper was presented at the Builders' Liens for Legal Support Staff program held in May of 2011.
  • This paper discusses the financial statements that lawyers often deal with in the course of corporate or family law files. The author provides an in-depth discussion of the balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, cash flow statement, and the notes to financial statements. The paper closes with the fundamental income tax principle of integration. This paper was presented at LESA;s 2011 Understanding Financial Statements program.
  • This paper provides a few practical tips related to the steps a lawyer dealing with a wills and estates case should take in order to minimize the consequences of litigation. This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates' 44th Annual Refresher in 2011.
  • The paper discusses the usefulness of litigation plans in the context of contentious surrogate matters, especially dealing with formal proof of a will. This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates' 44th Annual Refresher in 2011.
  • This paper reviews capacity assessments under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act [AGTA] and the role of the review officer. It also includes a discussion of the protective measures and the specific decision making and emergency health care provisions under the AGTA. Finally, the paper ends with an overview of how the AGTA has been implemented so far. This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates' 44th Annual Refresher in 2011.
  • This paper focuses specifically on trusteeships while describing the similarities between the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act and the old Dependent Adults Act. It also provides a guide to making several trustee court applications. Precedents for an urgent application, a discharge attorney and appoint trustee application, and a limited trustee application are included. This paper was presented at the Wills & Estates' 44th Annual Refresher in 2011.