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

LESA Blog

Keep up with the latest news and LESA updates

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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Business Law
Advising Tech-Enabled Startup Companies – With Wes Fairbanks

LESA’s 2023 program, Advising Tech-Enabled Startup Companies, informs legal practitioners of the unique pressures, challenges, opportunities and legal risks startup companies face. This program will be hosted in Edmonton as well as livestreamed throughout the province and chaired by legal expert in this area and partner at Dentons LLP, Wes …

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Specialized Areas of Law
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 …

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Civil LitigationDiversity
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 …

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Family Law
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 …

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