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  • This paper canvasses the continuum of dispute resolution methods ranging from information and interest based mediation, to binding JDRs and trials. For each method the authors discuss examples, as well as the advantages and disadvantages. If you are interested in being able to counsel clients on which method of dispute resolution is the best fit for them, this is a must read paper. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Civil Litigation for LSS seminar held in May 2012.
  • The author of this paper looks at legal issues faced by lawyers and support staff who work with indigenous clients. She defines key terms such as treaties, Metis, and “duty to consult” and examines some of the primary legal authorities in Alberta including the Indian Act, Metis Settlements Act, and R. v. Prowley. She concludes the paper by making some practical suggestions for how to deal effectively with the government departments and agencies in this area. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Civil Litigation for LSS seminar held in May 2012.
  • This article provides a useful overview of the workers’ compensation review and appeal systems. First, it reviews the principles on which the WCB system is founded. Then it discusses the various decision review structures, including judicial review and judicial appeals. Finally, it concludes by identifying and answering a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the WCB system. This is a must read article for any practitioner considering doing work in the area of WCB claims or any experienced practitioner who wants to fill possible gaps in knowledge. This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Practical Side of Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals program in April 2012.
  • This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Common Chambers’ Applications seminar held in February 2012. This paper examines the concept of judicial review, relevant time limitations, the appropriate court, types of decisions subject to review, admissible evidence, and standards of review. This resource also covers rules, procedures, and specific forms, as well as advocacy, remedies, and appeals.
  • The Alberta Labour Relations Code Practitioner’s Manual is an annual subscription service, updated throughout the year, which contains an annotated version of the Alberta Labour Relations Code as well as a full set of Alberta Labour Relations Board application forms, rules of procedure, voting rules, and all information bulletins. Update: 2021 The Alberta Labour Relations Code Practitioner’s Manual subscription service is billed once per year. It is provided in hardcopy format only. Once placed, your order will be processed within 5 business days and shipped to the address indicated.
  • The Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports is an annual subscription service, updated throughout the year, which contains all of the decisions of the Alberta Labour Relations Board. Subscribers receive a case table, full-text decisions (with headnotes), a keyword and subject index, updates on court challenges, and discussion papers. Update: 2021 The Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports subscription service is billed once per year. It is provided in hardcopy format only. Once placed, your order will be processed within 5 business days and shipped to the address indicated.
  • The paper outlines the tools and approaches which can be taken in the land development process in relation to preserving the natural environment. In the course of this outline, the author discusses the implications these tools have for developing a built landscape. The overall focus of the paper is on the municipal power during subdivision to dedicate lands as environmental reserves, municipal and provincial wetland policies and other tools that may be used. The author then analyzes which preservation tools may be most appropriate in a certain circumstance. This paper was presented at LESA's Environmental Considerations in Land Development program in September of 2011.
  • This paper provides an overview of dispute resolutions processes including private mediation, court annexed mediation, judicial dispute resolution and use of the waiver rule in the Rules of Court. A cost/benefit analysis of dispute resolution and alternatives are also discussed. This paper was presented at the Update 2011 program.
  • The interface between trust law and bankruptcy and insolvency law has generated both legislation and litigation. An aspect of this interface is the constitutional division of power: trust law falls within provincial legislative jurisdiction, whereas bankruptcy is a matter of federal legislation. This paper explores the conceptual factors that have been applied by courts when determining the appropriate accommodation between trust and insolvency law. This accommodation is addressed in the context of six categories of trusts: express trusts, implied trusts, remedial trusts, resulting trusts, deemed statutory trusts, and trusts mandated by statute benefitting the Crown or others. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 2016 The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box program.