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 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

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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LESA Update
Thank You to All LESA Volunteers

It is no hidden secret that LESA cannot do the work that we do without the generous contributions of time, talent, and expertise from our many volunteers. The gratitude we feel towards our volunteers is worth mentioning each and every day. This week is National Volunteer Week, and we wanted …

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Family LawWills and Estates
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 …

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Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal Law
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 …

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Practice Management
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 …

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Practice Management
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 …

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Practice Management
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. …

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Practice Management
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 …

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