Volunteer for LESA

Every year, LESA fills upwards of 300 volunteer positions in a variety of areas.

As a LESA volunteer, you will gain recognition within the profession, collaborate with respected colleagues and industry experts, and keep current in your field of practice while cultivating new skills. You won’t be just giving back to your profession – you’ll be shaping it. LESA has a variety of available volunteer opportunities, including program chair, presenter, author, reviewer, guest blogger, and more.

We could not achieve the level of excellence in providing continuing legal education without the contributions of time, talent, and expertise from our volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities for LESA Programs
  • Serve as faculty for an in-person program or webinar
  • Submit a program proposal for a future in-person program or webinar
Volunteer Opportunities for LESA Resources
  • Review substantive legal content and apply your expertise as a LESA Library volunteer
  • Contribute to our publications; practice manuals available in several areas of law providing comprehensive and authoritative resources turned to by countless lawyers from across the province
Other LESA Volunteer Opportunities
  • Guest author a post for our blog highlighting interesting trends developing in case law, a practical application of a new statute, a legislative update, or an event happening in the Alberta legal community
  • Spread the word about LESA programs and resources as a social media ambassador


Keep up with the latest news and LESA updates

LESA Update
LESA Partnership with CLC

We are excited to announce a partnership with Community Legal Clinic (CLC) this year. As their tagline, “Bringing Access to Justice to Rural Alberta” suggests, the CLC is dedicated to connecting lawyers to those in need of legal services throughout central Alberta. Volunteer Opportunities with the CLC Summary Legal Advice …

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Wills and Estates
Wills and Estates Lawyers | Estate Planning for Blended Families

As a lawyer practicing in wills and estates, you may be called upon by clients from blended families to assist with estate planning. Our upcoming Estate Planning for Blended Families program will ensure you are up to speed on best practices when representing blended families to help you best serve …

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LESA Update
7 Tips for Creating PowerPoint Presentations

  Building an effective PowerPoint presentation, one that showcases your key points in a concise and meaningful way, is harder than it might seem at first. This article provides our top 7 tips for creating PowerPoint presentations that are impactful, easy to digest for the viewer, and serve as a …

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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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Updates in Law
Honouring the Legacy of John M. Hope KC

LESA is saddened to hear of the passing of John M. Hope KC on December 28, 2022. John was a long-time LESA supporter and served as faculty for our Intensive Advocacy program. As a senior member of the litigation group at Duncan Craig LLP, his practice of 53 years focused …

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Civil Litigation
The Practice of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law With Kyle Kashuba

The practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law is known for its challenging and complex nature. LESA’s upcoming Bankruptcy and Insolvency Essentials program aims to demystify the nuances in this area of law and provide lawyers with insider know-how including: how to recognize early warning signs of distress, navigate the formal …

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Updates in Law
Remembering the Honourable Laura K. Stevens

LESA wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and loved ones of the Honourable Judge Laura K. Stevens who passed away on January 1, 2023. Judge Stevens was an avid LESA supporter and served as faculty on several past criminal law programs. She also served as chair …

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LESA Update
Remembering the Honourable William “Bill” J. Girgulis

LESA is saddened to hear of the passing of Justice William “Bill” J. Girgulis on December 10, 2022. Justice Girgulis received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and practiced in Edmonton for his career, achieving partner at Field Law. He was appointed to the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta …

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