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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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The Consumer Debt Negotiation Project: Pairing Law Students with Volunteer Lawyers

An incredible project is underway at the University of Calgary Law School. The consumer debt negotiation project is looking to simultaneously assist recent law school graduates who are without an articling position, and provide support by way of legal services to Albertans struggling amongst debt in light of the economic downturn as a result of …

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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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