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Specialized Areas of Law
Nuances in Cannabis & Employment Law

Substance addiction is considered a disability under Canadian human rights law and is a protected ground of discrimination.[1] Cannabis usage qualifying as a prima facie substance addiction and disability is fact dependent. Practitioners in this area of law must remain aware that proving prima facie discrimination on this ground has …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law
Human Rights Protections After Schrenk

On December 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk. How have decision makers across Canada interpreted and applied Schrenk in the close to five years since? This webinar will review the post-Schrenk case law to answer questions such as: are decision makers properly …

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Civil LitigationCriminal LawFamily Law
Updates in Alberta Courts: E-Filing Documents & Revisions to Family Practice

Commencing November 1, 2022, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has released updates to email filing procedures and Family Practice Note 4. The Court of King’s Bench Administration began accepting email filing at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the courts determined that emailed documents would …

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Specialized Areas of Law
New Webinar | Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law

Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming part of our digital infrastructure and is increasingly woven into aspects of daily life, including in the practice of law. AI has the potential to impact society in many positive ways. However, there are numerous examples of AI systems and data algorithms that are operating …

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Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law
The Connection Between CERB Repayments & Employment Law

In 2020, the government implemented the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) plan to assist Canadians coping with employment loss caused by the global pandemic. Now in 2022, many Canadians are facing repayment due to erroneously made applications. A recent Alberta Court decision dealt with CERB repayment in the context of …

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Business LawSpecialized Areas of Law
What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know About IP Law

Intellectual property law arises across many practice areas, but not all circumstances require a specialized IP lawyer. With the increasing prevalence of IP and technology in corporate transactions and litigation, issues relating to IP, such as patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, are becoming more common in many …

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Specialized Areas of Law
Bill S-5: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Amendments

In April 2022 the second reading of  Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act was completed. On June 9th, the Bill was reviewed by the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, and was sent to the full Senate for review.[1]  These amendments, projected …

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LESA UpdatePractice ManagementSpecialized Areas of Law
Free Download for #NIPD2022

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day and we are offering a free download. LESA wishes to recognize and celebrate the heritage, language, cultural practices, spiritual beliefs, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, download our Indigenous Law Conference on-demand program for …

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