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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 in ways that are harmful, …

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LESA Diversity Series: Kelly Osaka, Partner at Dentons LLP

The LESA blog highlights the achievements of diverse legal professionals throughout the Alberta legal community. In this article, we are spotlighting Kelly Osaka, a partner at Dentons LLP in Calgary and co-presenter at LESA’s September Rules of Court 2022: Year in Review webinar. Kelly has kindly joined us for an interview highlighting her career in …

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Meet the Faculty | Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers

If you practice in family law, you won’t want to miss out on our advanced program on the topic of negotiation techniques. Going beyond the basics of negotiation theory, we will explore the tensions between interest-based negotiation and competitive negotiation. Consider approaches to lay the best groundwork for a successful negotiation, and learn how to …

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Faculty Feature | The Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law

We are looking forward to exploring pension law in Alberta, including recent legislative changes, on January 12, 2022 at our upcoming webinar, “The Winds of Change: Developments in Pension Law“. Read on for details about our faculty for this informative program. Chair: Rita M. Richardson, Richardson Law  Few people in Alberta have Rita’s combination of expertise and …

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Presenter Profile: Douglas H. Peterson | Advanced Legal Writing

With having practiced law for more than 20 years, Douglas H. Peterson now primarily works in corporate commercial law. Focusing on corporate structuring (both domestic and international) and international business transactions, Douglas works with his fair share of contracts. He has represented companies in all phases of the business lifecycle from start-up to the international …

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Presenter Profile: Brittany Koenig (Social Media Marketing for Legal Professionals)

If done well, social media marketing can be very effective. The land of social media can also be very daunting when considering factors such as how to post for search engine optimization, what to post that will add value to your readers, how to audit your social media strategy to ensure there is a return …

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Presenter Profile: David Fulton | Cyber Insurance

David Fulton, CEO and President of True North Group Inc. co-presented “Cyber Insurance” with Stuart Tate of HighStreet Insurance. The on-demand program is now available! Key take-aways include: Understand why you are a target for cyber criminals Dive into the anatomy of a cyber-attack Consider cybercrime costs 10 tips to avoid cyber-attacks How to know you’ve …

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Presenter Profile: Prof. Amy Salyzyn | Lawyer Technological Competence

Amy Salyzyn is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. Amy received her J.S.D. from Yale Law School for her dissertation exploring the judicial regulation of lawyers in common law jurisdictions. She also received her LL.M. from Yale Law School and …

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Presenter Profiles: Nancy Bains and Jill Clayton | Privacy

Nancy Bains is Tribunal Counsel and Privacy Officer at the Law Society of Alberta. She has been overseeing the Law Society’s privacy program since January 2015. In that role, she has coordinated the development of up-to-date processes, policies, and training. Nancy was in private practice for years prior to joining the Law Society. She graduated …

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