Specialized Areas

Specialized Areas
Dealing with High Conflict Personalities
Edmonton | November 2, 2023
Dealing with High Conflict Personalities
Livestream | November 2, 2023
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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
Law Office Fundamentals for Legal Support Staff (Edmonton & Livestream)

Legal support staff are integral to a successful law practice. LESA’s upcoming program, Law Office Fundamentals for Legal Support Staff, provides attendees with comprehensive learnings to become efficient and effective as support staff in any area of law. Our presenter, Ashley Stasiewich, has structured this program to explore foundational topics, …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
Bill C-27: Artificial Intelligence in Canada

In the last few months, Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been heavily featured in mainstream discourse. OpenAI’s recent release of ChatGPT, in particular, has sparked discussion on its use by students, businesses, and law firms. In July 2022, the Canadian government responded to the rise in AI technology and introduced the …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
Stop Chasing Squirrels: Top Tips for Managing Time & Distractions

Guest Author: Paul Unger, Affinity Consulting Group 150 emails, … 50 instant messages, … 20 telephone calls, … 15 walk-in interruptions, … 25 social media notifications, … 50 internet curiosity breaks, … that totals over 300 digital interruptions.  Most lawyers are interrupted every 2-3 minutes! In a 2007 Microsoft Corp. …

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Business LawCivil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law
Navigating Tax Disputes With Dentons Partner, Gergely Hegedus

LESA’s upcoming webinar Dealing with Tax Disputes will provide attendees with tips and strategies to navigate complicated tax disputes and will explore the intricacies of the CRA’s processes and framework. The webinar will be presented by Gergely Hegedus, partner in Dentons’ Tax Group. Gergely’s practice focuses specifically on tax litigation …

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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? Join Leanne Monsma, Associate at Fasken to review the post-Schrenk case law to answer questions such as: Are …

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Specialized Areas of Law
Extra Job Protections for Albertans

The Labour Statutes Amendment Act (formerly Bill-17) received royal assent on May 31, 2022. This legislation provides Albertans with expanded access to time away from work to attend to personal matters. The Act allows access to bereavement leave for pregnancy loss. Employees, who have been employed for at least 90 …

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Specialized Areas of LawUpdates in Law
Updates to Immigration Student Permit Holders

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced a temporary lift on the cap for the number of hours that post-secondary students are allowed to work off-campus during the academic year. International students will no longer be restricted by the 20-hour per week rule from November 15, 2022, until December …

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Real EstateSpecialized Areas of Law
Municipal Law Chaired by Gwendolyn Stewart-Palmer KC

LESA’s upcoming Municipal Law program will be hosted in Edmonton and livestreamed throughout the province. This program is chaired by experienced municipal law lawyer, Gwendolyn Stewart-Palmer KC of Shores Jardine LLP and will cover several topics including planning (development permits and appeals), expropriation, Indigenous land and municipal issues, taxes, encumbrances …

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