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49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate

Are you aware of proposed changes to the Condominium Property Act that may affect real estate transactions? Do you want to stay up-to-date on factors affecting real estate transactions in a variety of environments? Join us on April 24–26 for our 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate to cover these and other important topics!

The 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate focuses on common practice, thorny issues, and new methods in real estate. The 6 half-day sessions are geared towards all practitioners who want to keep current in the practice of real estate law.

Today’s blog fills you in on what you can expect from this year’s 2016 Refresher program.

Keynote Address

Paul J. Unger shares technology and time management tips to help you better manage the distractions and competing priorities you face in your day-to-day real estate practice.

In his keynote address, you’ll discover valuable advice that you can implement immediately! You can read our blog about the tips Paul shared during our Time, Task, Email, and Document Management program this past October for a sneak preview of the type of practical advice that Paul has to offer.

Snapshot Sessions

New to the Refresher this year are LESA’s snapshot sessions – short TED-style talks that cover important snippets you should be aware of. Learn about protocol, trust cheques, and real property reports in Jason S. McCulloch’s 10–15 minute snapshot session talks.

Session Topics

You’ll explore a considerable amount of information during the program’s 6 half-day sessions.

Practice Pointers I
Chair: Mae Chow

Explore real estate tips for rural practitioners, review the title insurance claims process, and examine the current status of the law regarding adverse possession in Alberta.

Practice Pointers II
Chair: Shaun Partridge QC

Discover tips on managing client expectations and lawyer-to-lawyer relations. Also discuss factors affecting mortgages in the residential conveyance practice and upcoming changes to Land Titles Office procedures that will have you using a digital signature to complete transactions.

Chair: Ronald Sorokin

Review the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulation, explore the expropriation process, and learn about builders’ lien issues that affect commercial real estate.

Chair: Craig Hill

Gain insight into considerations when acting for a purchaser, explore the likely effects of the proposed Condominium Property Act, and review recent cases to learn what to do (or not do) in your own practice.

Chair: Murray Pritchard

Analyze GST requirements with a focus on how to best advise your clients, and discuss factors involved in farm property transactions.

View the brochure for program details, including a complete list of presenters and more information on the topics to be discussed.

Register Online

Don’t delay, until February 16 you can enjoy the special early bird registration rate! Register now to join us in spectacular Lake Louise for the 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate – where you’ll review common practice, gain insight on thorny issues, and discuss new methods in real estate transactions.

Alberta Land Titles Online

If you’re coming to Lake Louise for the 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate, why not also register for the add-on program: Alberta Land Titles Online?

Attending will allow you to gain insight into important changes coming to the land titles process – using a digital signature to complete transactions. You’ll discuss electronic signatures, collaborative real estate environments for completing documents using a virtual boardroom, and trust conditions. An interactive tutorial demonstrates what working with electronic signatures entails!

Read the blog with Curtis Woollard, from Land Titles North, to learn more about what you’ll gain from this add-on program and how the upcoming changes will affect your practice.

Register here for Alberta Land Titles Online in Lake Louise on April 23, 2016.