Jan 202016

Register for Family Law 25

Whether you’ve been practicing family law for 2 or 20 years, we bet you’ll walk away from LESA’s upcoming Family Law 25  program with a greater understanding of current case law.

Program Topics

Review the top 5 cases relevant to 5 areas of practice:

  1. Parenting – with Kenneth Proudman
  2. Child Support – with John-Paul Boyd
  3. Spousal Support – with Anne Ferguson Switzer QC
  4. Matrimonial Property – with Judy Boyes QC
  5. Unjust Enrichment – with Richard Rand QC

As seminar chair Marla Miller QC  explains, tax tips (by Michelle Bailey) will be interspersed as they’re relevant to each topic, and presenters plan to highlight more than 5 cases each – so you’ll be getting even more than you bargained for and the program could easily have been called Family Law 30 rather than Family Law 25!

Instead of covering the seminal cases that everyone already knows about and that are easily accessible, you’ll gain information about a wide variety of current topics and cases. That’s why this program will benefit a range of practitioners – from new lawyers to more seasoned veterans.

Marla put it this way:

I don’t think it’s going to be complicated to the point where a new lawyer or someone new to this practice area is going to have any difficulty, but it’s certainly not going to bore to tears the more senior lawyers either.”

Program Benefits

In an interview earlier this week, we asked Marla what attendees would find most valuable from Family Law 25. In sticking with the top 5 theme of the program, here are the top 5 benefits she identified:

1. Gain up-to-date information. Course presenters are watching for any late, breaking cases to include in their talks and papers.

2. Explore a range of topics. This one-day review runs the gamut of family law topics, so attendees will gather a lot of information and cover a lot of ground in a single program.

3. Focus on practical implications. Because the seminar focuses on the practical effect these cases have on practice, you’ll walk away with useful information you can implement back in the office.

4. Understand current court perspectives. Knowing what the courts are thinking about and doing with current cases helps any lawyer. It helps litigators better prepare for their own cases, but it also helps lawyers who don’t appear in court as they prepare their agreements and think about how to best prevent their clients from having to go to court.

5. Hear from a range of presenters. With both senior lawyers and a few newer, younger lawyers on this interactive panel, you’ll hear various points of view to help expand your understanding of the issues.

To learn more about the program, topics, and what you’ll gain, read the program brochure.

Register Online

Register now to attend in Edmonton (March 3) or Calgary (March 8).

To take advantage of the early bird registration savings, sign up for the program by February 2.