Family Law – Legal Education Society of Alberta
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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Collaborative Law Programs – Legal Education Society of
(4 days ago) Basic Collaborative Law Join instructors Susan L. Zwaenepoel QC and E. Leith Martin for Basic Collaborative Law this September. Learn methods for dispute resolution that encourage mutual respect, allow for open communication, utilize a problem-solving approach, as well as identify and address the interests and concerns of all parties, including children.
Legal – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(3 days ago) Legal The content for this website is the responsibility of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. This site does not contain a complete listing of all relevant legal materials. Other resources should be consulted to ensure completeness of research. Materials and programs found on this site are produced by the Legal Education Society of Alberta … Legal Read More »
PC Law Bootcamp – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(3 days ago) Please provide the LSA with your Law Society roll number on the registration form in order to receive this rebate. For non-lawyers, please indicate the name of your law firm’s responsible lawyer. For more information, or to register for this program, please visit LESA.org or call us at 780-420-1987. Post navigation.
Employment Law: The Ten Things You Need to Know – Legal
(2 days ago) This paper is intended to provide non-employment lawyers with a working foundation of employment law. Topic include what is and is not employment law, employment contracts, workplace privacy, common law employee obligations, poisoned workplaces, human rights obligations, ‘just cause’ and correcting employee conduct, and legislative employee benefits. This paper is part of a collection
Welcome to the LESA Library – Legal Education Society of
(8 days ago) This online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Access quality continuing legal education content relevant to your area of practice from any computer, laptop, or mobile device. As a subscriber, access our library collections by area of law, including LESA’s publications and program
Collaborative Law – The Inside Scoop – Legal Education
(8 days ago) Collaborative law is the process by which people can resolve their family law issues, where (1) they are consciously deciding that they will not do that in court, where (2) they will use a structured process that relies on interest based negotiations to reach that agreement, and where (3) if other professionals are needed to assist them in
Law Office Ethics and the Role of the Legal Assistant
(9 days ago) Law Office Ethics and the Role of the Legal Assistant. This paper was presented at the Civil Litigation for Legal Support Staff seminar held in May of 2009. The paper outlines what legal ethics are and how they apply to the role of the legal assistant. The author also discusses the lawyers ethical obligations and how a legal assistant can
U of A Law Show – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(3 days ago) The U of A Law Show, an exciting event of raw talent, pop culture references, and a hilarious look at the life of a law student and junior lawyer, was a huge success! With something for everyone, the annual show, begun in 1996, combines music, acting and dancing in a show that raises funds for local charities.
Cryptocurrency: Valuing and Dividing Crypto Assets in the
(6 days ago) Cryptocurrency is one of the latest assets confounding even the most senior family law litigators. As crypto becomes more commonplace, the issue of valuing and dividing crypto assets will become more common in the context of family law.
Employment Law Fundamentals (On-Demand) – Legal Education
(1 days ago) Review distinctions between employment and other relationships that involve provision of services, examine notable legislation and relevant case law, understand the responsibilities of employers and employees during and post-employment, and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in October 2016. Total running time is 5 hours, 20 minutes.
Effective Legal Support: Corporate Law and Commercial Law
(6 days ago) Learn about effective legal support for corporate and commercial law. Topics discussed include corporate reorganizations; dividends, other distributions, and share redemptions; share purchases; asset purchases; and other commercial transactions. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in April 2019. Total running time is 3 hours, 35 minutes.
Meet the Faculty: Family Property Act for Legal Support
(8 days ago) Chair. Sean Shaefer, Demas Schaefer LLP. Sean is a co-founder of TC Family Law Group and Demas Schaefer LLP where he practices family law, divorce law, and in wills and estates. Sean is also a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator who has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta. Sean has developed a reputation as a no-nonsense negotiator
Law Office – Issues Surrounding the Search of Law Offices
(1 days ago) This paper provides an update on law office searches, focusing on the legal requirements necessary to conduct searches of law office paper files and electronically stored information. The author reviews the guidelines established by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Lavallee, Rackel & Heinz et al. and analyzes how the Lavallee guidelines apply to law office searches. This paper was presented
Program Feature: Family Law 25 – Legal Education Society
(7 days ago) Program Feature: Family Law 25. LESA Update / January 29, 2018. January 29, 2018. Join program chair Deni Cashin and a panel of experienced practitioners and review 5 key cases in each of these 5 areas of family law: spousal/partner support, child support, property, protection against family violence, and child welfare.
On-Demand: Family Property Act and Fruit of the Marriage
(Just Now) Address recent developments in the law and cases touching on increase in value of exempt assets, valuation dates, and double-dipping issues that arise when both income and property are shared in the same post-separation period in our on-demand program, Family Property Act and Fruit of the Marriage Tree 2021 Update. Presented by Kevin Hannah QC, a senior divorce lawyer with …
Rules of Evidence in Family Law: Are There Any
(Just Now) process. As such, family law practitioners are ambassadors of the legal profession to a great extent – and with that role comes a responsibility – a responsibility to act ethically and with regard the principles of law and judicial process that have evolved since the days of the Magna Carta.
Law Office Management – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(7 days ago) Law Office Management. SKU: 61833.01. Money, Money, Money… MONEY! Holli McVean. Accounts receivable can have a major impact on the profitability of a practice. Find out about why they occur and the various techniques managing them effectively, including the importance of dealing with them in a timely fashion, calculating interest, making
Questioning in Family Law: If, When, Why, and How – Legal
(1 days ago) Questioning in Family Law: If, When, Why, and How. SKU: 62015.04. This paper addresses practical advantages of engaging in questioning in a family law file. In particular, the authors discuss the “if, when, why, and how” of questioning in family law matters, including considerations for deciding whether to question, how to proceed to
Family Law Trial Fundamentals Program Materials – Legal
(Just Now) Family Law Trial Fundamentals Program Materials. SKU: 62020-GP. Master family law trial fundamentals. Explore each step of the family law trial process, and deepen your confidence in your ability to run a family law trial.
LESA: All courses
(1 days ago) Having a solid understanding of the foundational aspects of employment law is crucial for providing competent advice to clients. Review distinctions between employment and other relationships that involve provision of services, examine notable legislation and relevant case law, understand the responsibilities of employers and employees during and post-employment, and more.
Bankruptcy and Family Law: What a Solvent Spouse Should …
(Just Now) province to province. This paper focuses solely on the law that is relevant in Alberta. Throughout the paper, there is discussion about the solvent spouse, the insolvent spouse, and the trustee. For convenience, this paper presumes at times that the insolvent spouse is the husband,
Alberta Family Law Practice Manual – 2020 Update – Legal
(4 days ago) The Alberta Family Law Practice Manual is available electronically on the all-new LESA Library. The LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff and …
Conflict of Laws: Inter-jurisdictional Transactions under
(Just Now) determination of the governing law is based.3 The choice of law rules of both the PPSA and Article 9 are based on either the location of the debtor or the location of the collateral. 1 This paper does not address transactions involving a security interest governed by the Bank Act, or
Selling the Solo Law Practice
(Just Now) Typically, there are three types of assets in a law practice, hard assets like furniture, equipment and books, financial assets like accounts receivable and work in progress, and goodwill. HARD ASSETS There aren't many hard assets in a solo practice, and they aren't worth very much.
Electronic Signatures – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(7 days ago) Electronic Signatures. This paper provides information on the law surrounding electronic signatures, including a summary of the relevant legislation surrounding the use and legality of electronic signatures for various documents. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 50 th Annual Refresher in Lake Louise from May 7–9 th, 2017.
Upcoming LESA Seminar – Construction Law – Legal Education
(6 days ago) LESA has a full schedule of exciting and informative seminars lined up for February – including our Construction Law program that runs in Edmonton on February 17 and in Calgary on February 24.. We recently spoke with Construction Law seminar chair Schuyler V. Wensel QC to find out more about what this program has to offer all practitioners, including general practitioners as well as …
Indigenous Law Conference (On-Demand) – Legal Education
(9 days ago) Explore the plurality of legal systems and the question of how indigenous laws co-exist with common law, examine cultural biases, and understand how different cultures and experiences can affect legal processes and procedures. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in September 2019. Total running time is 3 hours, 30 minutes.
Indigenous Law Conference (Calgary) – Legal Education
(7 days ago) Indigenous Law: Sources, resources, and tools for engagement. Prof. Darcy Lindberg: Review the sources of Indigenous laws, and the resources that can be worked with to access Indigenous legal orders. Using Plains Cree law as a foundation, explore what resources best align with your role as a legal practitioner and consider common challenges in
Law Firm Automation – Legal Education Society of Alberta
(5 days ago) Law Firm Automation. SKU: 62124.05. This paper is targeted to practitioners in solo or small firm settings without access to a huge budget for updating office technology. The paper makes practical suggestions for evaluating current processes and tools with the goal of automating workflow processes and reducing human intervention.
Alberta Wills and Estates Practice Manual – Legal
(2 days ago) Prepared by leading practitioners, the Alberta Wills and Estates Practice Manual contains fillable Surrogate Forms and pertinent information on topics crucial to your wills and estates practice. Topics address issues in planning for death as well as estate administration: Gain information and tools to help you respond to a variety of issues
Criminal Law Webinar Series – Bundle – Legal Education
(8 days ago) Dates: This series runs from April 9, 2021–June 18, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM– 1:00 PM (each day) Join senior practitioners as well as members of the bench for an in-depth discussion on essential criminal law topics. Attendees will explore topics including, pre-trial motions, search warrants, search and seizure, experts, hot topics (such as crossing the border with electronic devices, and how
Administrative Law Update (Edmonton) – Legal Education
(2 days ago) Date: April 6, 2022 Venue: TBD Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Price: $395 + GST This is the in-person (Edmonton) page for Administrative Law Update.We are also offering this program in Calgary.. Keynote Address: “The Relationship Between the Judiciary and the Administrative State” In her keynote address, Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will engage in a thematic discussion
Should Alberta Abolish Perpetuities Law
(Just Now) ALRI Recommends Abolishing Perpetuities Law. Following public consultation, the Alberta Law Reform Institute has now released Final Report 110, Abolition of Perpetuities recommending the abolition of perpetuities law in Alberta. The modern availability of court variation of trusts and other interests is a sufficient legal mechanism to balance
Administrative Law Update (Calgary) – Legal Education
(7 days ago) Date: April 5, 2022 Venue: TBD Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Price: $395 + GST This is the in-person (Calgary) registration page for Administrative Law Update.We are also offering this program in Edmonton.. Keynote Address: “The Relationship Between the Judiciary and the Administrative State” In her keynote address, Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will engage in a
How to Practice Family Law and Not Go Crazy (Lake Louise
(9 days ago) One of the most challenging parts of family law is ensuring you are running a successful practice. Develop strategies and discover ways to enhance your practice so you can continue to serve your clients in the best way possible. Date: May 4, 2019. Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive.
PCLaw Training: Become a Proficient User – Legal Education
(7 days ago) Does your law firm use PCLaw®? If you are one of the many firms using this popular time, billing, accounting, and practice management software program, LESA is offering two upcoming PCLaw training seminars that will help you get the most out of the program.. After stepping aside from his law practice in 1999, Steve Best began to consult for law firms of all types and sizes as a private
LESA Volunteer Application – Legal Education Society of
(4 days ago) LESA Volunteer Application Form LESA is seeking energetic and engaging volunteers who wish to give back to the Alberta legal profession through their contributions of time, talent, and expertise. Please complete the below form to submit your request to present at one of our upcoming programs. Applications do not guarantee volunteer opportunities. "*" indicates required … LESA Volunteer
So You May Want to be a Principal – Legal Education
(9 days ago) This paper is directed towards lawyers interested in becoming a principal of an articling student. It discusses how to connect with students looking for an articling position, what to expect as a principal, and why you should become a principal. It also includes articling-related forms from the Law Society of Alberta. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 7th Annual Law
Criminal Law Archives – Page 2 of 2 – Legal Education
(6 days ago) The “My Experience” Project is an initiative of the Law Society of Alberta inviting lawyers and students to share their experiences of how racial discrimination or stereotyping affected their legal career, and themselves personally. These experiences come from real people in Alberta’s legal community and bring to light the need for change.
Wills and Estates Archives – Legal Education Society of
(4 days ago) 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.
Paper Summary: The Admissibility of Statements – Legal
(3 days ago) One of the basic rights enjoyed by every individual in Canada is the right against self-incrimination. Alternatively known as the right to silence, this right is protected by the common law confessions rule and by ss 7, 10, 11, and 13 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11 [Charter].
Collaborative Law Programs Archives – Legal Education
(8 days ago) Family Law / July 23, 2021 July 23, 2021 / Collaborative Law Programs Join us this fall for our collaborative law programs. These three courses are recognized by collaborative law associations in Alberta and are necessary to becoming a collaborative professional.
Family Law Fundamentals
(5 days ago) In the first few years of family law practice, lawyers can greatly benefit from both substantive law knowledge and practice management skills to assist them in effectively managing matters. Join experienced practitioners to explore family property, child support, spousal support, family violence, and more. Topics: Adult interdependent partners
Meet our Chair: Amanda Baretta Business Issues in Family Law
(Just Now) As chair of our upcoming Business Issues in Family Law webinar series, Amanda Baretta of Latitude Family Law has brought together family law practitioners and accountants to provide insight on a variety of topics in this two-part series. We (virtually) met with Amanda to learn a little more about her and gain insight into what lawyers can expect from this program.
Criminal Law Archives – Page 6 of 10 – Legal Education
(4 days ago) Law Firm Management and Organization. Legal Project Management. Legal Research and Writing. Liability Insurance. Retainer Agreements. Succession. Tax for Lawyers and Law Firms. Technology. Time Management. Trust Accounting. Real Estate. Alberta Land Titles Online. Builders Liens. Closing Procedures. Commercial Leases.