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  • Join innovative thought-leaders and organizations in law to learn the current state of technology. Consider the impact of technological developments and what the future might bring to Alberta’s legal community. This on-demand series was originally broadcasted as webinars from May – June, 2021. Each session is approximately 1.5 hours.
  • $95.00
    Consider the rules in Canada and abroad and how a digital wills framework needs to address privacy, security, and the data retention needs of testators. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar as part of our Alberta Legal Technology Conference on June 3, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 17 minutes.
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    $65.00
    This paper discusses how to draft to keep property out of the estate, and draft inter vivos and testamentary trusts for the next generation. This paper was presented at LESA's Drafting Wills program held in March, 2013.
  • This paper discusses how and when to bind spouses contractually to their wills and go beyond the mutual will contract. This paper was presented at LESA's Drafting Wills program held in March, 2013.
  • Explore key considerations, potential tax issues, common pitfalls, and drafting techniques to benefit your estate planning practice. This program is best suited for lawyers in their first years of practice or for those looking to revisit the basics. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on December 4, 2020. Total running time is 3 hours, 27 minutes.
  • This paper explores the various options available in estate planning for blended families, highlighting the potential attacks that can be made on some of those options. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 48th Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates in 2015.
  • This paper explores the practical servicing and handling of these clients, who come with, perhaps, more “baggage” and so can require a broader, more holistic approach. It reviews issues like conflicts, taking instructions, drafting considerations, and potential complications in estate administration. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 48th Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates in 2015.
  • Explore the inherent double / triple tax on death when owning private company shares and the post-mortem planning to mitigate the double / triple tax, including timing sensitivities.  Topics also include use of various trusts, charitable gifting, and planning considerations regarding TOSI (Tax on Split Income). This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on November 24, 2020. Total running time is 1 hour, 24 minutes.
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    The LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource that provides you with Alberta-specific legal information you can access from anywhere, at anytime. The complete LESA Library includes access to over 1,000 program papers from 2010 to the present, as well as publications, checklists, editable samples and precedents, and fillable forms. The LESA Library is a paid annual subscription with two payment options. Choose either an annual fee or sign up for our monthly payment option. Regardless of which payment option you pick, your subscription is for one year from the date of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew on the expiration date. Firm subscriptions are available in the following firm sizes:
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    Firms of 20 lawyers or less may purchase a subscription to one or two areas of law or the complete LESA Library. Firms of 20 lawyers and up must purchase the complete LESA Library. All lawyers in your firm must be included as part of your firm subscription. Choose your areas of law in the drop-down menu below, select your subscription tier and a payment option, and click “Sign Up Now” to add to your cart. Once your purchase is complete, you will have instant access to the LESA Library through the link at the top of our website. You will automatically become your firm’s account manager. As account manager, you can add or remove users from your subscription, providing instant access to the lawyers in your firm. Subscribers to the LESA Library agree to abide by our Policies and Terms of Use. For answers to our frequently asked questions, please click here. Firm subscriptions require that all lawyers from a firm be included in the subscription.
  • Learn how to identify pre-mortem tax planning issues for your clients, including common pitfalls and opportunities. Before death (pre-mortem) planning includes tax and estate planning in order to minimize overall tax on death, and drafting the Will so that the estate will be administered in a tax effective manner. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on November 17, 2020. Total running time is 1 hour, 28 minutes.