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Jumpstart your CPD Planning—2018/2019 Educational Calendar NOW AVAILABLE!

Our 2018/2019 Educational Calendar is now available! This year’s calendar is full of programs and resources to meet all of your professional development needs! Our mission at LESA is to serve the spectrum of educational and professional development needs of Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and their staff, and each year, we develop a calendar of …

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Paper Summary—Selected Tax Matters Involving Transactions of Farm Properties

Selected Tax Matters Involving Transactions of Farm Properties | Jason M. Stephan 45th Annual Refresher: Real Estate This paper, presented by Jason M. Stephan, provides a comprehensive overview of tax issues unique to farmland. It reviews 4 tax considerations and planning opportunities that relate to farmland transactions: 1. The use of the capital gains exemption; …

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Paper Summary— Roles and Responsibilities of the Wills and Estates Solicitor

Roles and Responsibilities of the Wills and Estates Solicitor | Farha Salim Drafting Wills and Trusts (2016/2017) Lawyers must perform all legal services to the standard of a competent lawyer. Roles and Responsibilities of the Wills and Estates Solicitor, presented by Farha Salim, sets out the standard for a competent wills and estates solicitor. It …

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Paper Summary—Jurisdiction Issues in Custody on Inter-Provincial, Divorce Act, and International Levels

Jurisdiction Issues in Custody on Inter-Provincial, Divorce Act, and International Levels | Krysta Ostwald 50th Annual Refresher: Practice Excellence (2016/2017)   In recent years, inter-jurisdictional custody disputes and child abductions have become more frequent. In these disputes, issues arise around the conflict of laws which make the non-consensual relocation of children difficult. In this paper, …

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Paper Summary: The Legacy of Regina v. Vu, 2013 SCC 60

Search Warrants (2015/2016) There are few personal objects that attract more inherent privacy rights than personal computers. In today’s blog, learn more about The Legacy of Regina v. Vu, 2013 SCC 60: An Assessment of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Foray into the Area of Privacy Rights Inherent in Personal Computer Devices by Neil Cobb. …

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Paper Summary: Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings

Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings: Lessons & Reminders from Recent Case Law  Prof. Barbara Billingsley Family Law Trial Fundamentals (2016/2017) Learn a bit more about Prof. Barbara Billingsley’s paper, Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings: Lessons & Reminders from Recent Case Law, in today’s blog. In the context of civil procedure, drafting and filing pleadings may be considered …

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2017/2018 Educational Calendar Now Available

The 2017/2018 Educational Calendar is now available. What to Watch For This year’s calendar is full of new programs, resources, key dates, and more. Search the alphabetical program listing on pages 3–9, and discover 40 programs across multiple practice areas. Some of these programs have limited enrolment. Register today to reserve your spot! • 7th …

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2016 Reflection and Holiday Office Closure

The holiday season is a special time – a time to reflect and thank all of our staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication serving Alberta’s legal community. LESA thanks the hundreds of devoted volunteers who have shared their time and expertise while working with us this year. Your contribution and genuine intent …

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