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    This paper explores three hot topics in criminal law: (1) the impact of R v Zora and section 523.1 hearings, (2) remote hearings, and (3) sentencing in the time of COVID. This paper was presented at LESA’s Criminal Law Webinar Series on June 18, 2021.  
  • This on-demand program focuses on preliminary and pre-transaction considerations, including non-disclosure and exclusivity. Explore key transaction structuring considerations such as business organization/structure (joint venture vs. limited partnership vs. corporation) and tax considerations. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on September 13, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 13 minutes.
  • Identify, unpack, and intervene in systemic racism within legal institutions and your own practice. Moving beyond a diversity and inclusion lens, this session encourages members of the legal community to develop an anti-racist framework. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on September 9, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 54 minutes. This on-demand program is complimentary.
  • Surveying recent Alberta jurisprudence, this paper provides an update on parenting issues. Topics include: Practice Note 2 and clarification on what can and cannot occur in regular family chambers; how courts have addressed COVID-19 factors; mobility; shared parenting; supervised parenting; reversal of custody cases; and the stay of enforcement test for parenting decisions. This paper was presented at LESA’s Family Law Update Part 1 – Parenting and Children webinar on November 20, 2020.
  • While core concepts relating to the law of child support and spousal support may be straightforward, overlooking important considerations could impact clients in ways that family lawyers do not anticipate. This paper canvasses seven core fundamentals family counsel should keep in mind when analyzing their clients’ right to claim support or their respective liability for support.
  • This paper provides some background on the intersection of family violence and family law, particularly parenting issues, and your obligations to your client. It also highlights recent amendments to the Divorce Act that touch on family violence.
  • This paper reviews key factors and ethical issues that lawyers must consider when preparing, drafting, and advising clients on cohabitation agreements.
  • This paper surveys current court processes for family law matters at the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Alberta Provincial Court (as of January 2021). It also provides a helpful overview of procedural requirements for various types of applications and court documents.