2017 Alberta’s Top Employers Winner

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Mar 232017
 

Alberta's Top 70 Employers 2017

 

The winners of the 2017 Alberta’s Top 70 Employers competition were announced yesterday at the official awards reception in Calgary, and LESA made the list.

At LESA, we strive to be collaborative, innovative, professional, and responsible with our resources. Today’s blog shares some examples and reasons why we have been recognized as one of the distinguished 2017 Alberta’s Top 70 Employers winners. Read our press release to learn more.



 

Collaborative

LESA’s physical workspaces encourage collaboration. Our meeting room and offices have writeable walls, which make it easy to brainstorm, be creative, and stay organized – all important aspects of working as a team.

Innovative

To respond to the diverse learning needs of our community and succeed in offering high quality continuing legal education, LESA strives to be innovative. As such, we use various approaches in order to remain up-to-date on current knowledge and technological advances. First, we invest in the professional development of our staff. Staff attend training sessions, engage with other organizations, and participate in quarterly team development activities. We also take part in discussions with other continuing legal education providers through the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) to ensure we keep current in our educational delivery methods. Finally, we gather feedback from Alberta’s legal community for our programs and resources through annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Discovery surveys, programming proposal submissions, and more.

Professional

In January 2015, LESA forged ahead with an exciting change in structure that, in part, reflects our desire to effectively and competently serve Alberta’s legal community. Our reorganization to a structure of responsible autonomy fundamentally reflects the values LESA holds most dear: it favours empowerment, fosters accountability and communication, helps employees develop leadership competencies, and embraces collaboration and innovation.

Responsible

Being responsible with our resources – being fiscally responsible now and investing in a sustainable future – entails many things. Since our employees are our greatest asset, it is incredibly important to LESA to manage our human resources responsibly and conscientiously. Our earned days-off program is hugely popular, letting staff enjoy every third Friday off. LESA staff also appreciate flexible work hours and telecommuting options that allow for work-life balance. LESA’s commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work-life balance benefits everyone and makes for a positive work environment where staff are engaged and productive.

What do our staff love most?

We’re proud of the many reasons that LESA is a 2017 Alberta’s Top Employers winner, but we’ll wrap things up by letting you hear straight from some of our staff why they love working at LESA.

What I enjoy most about LESA is the opportunity to work with a group who values the common goal of providing quality continuing education for Alberta’s legal community.”

Chris Mendez, Director of Integration

 

The best part of LESA is the staff. Everyone here is very kind, dedicated, positive, and works well on a team. We are people who always go the extra mile to improve LESA, and we also have fun in the process.”

Courtney Black, Education Assistant

 

At LESA, we get the opportunity to enjoy flexibility and work-life balance. I am thankful that I am able to use and develop a range of skills in my daily tasks. I love working with a team so devoted to professional development and forming long-lasting, positive relationships.”

Andrea Maltais, Communications Coordinator

Call for Programming Proposals 2017/2018

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Feb 242017
 

Call for Programming ProposalsThe Legal Education Society of Alberta invites lawyers, members of the judiciary, academics, and other professionals to submit a brief proposal for possible future LESA programs and presentations.

The 1-page proposal should include:
• Submitter’s name, firm/organization, and year of call (if applicable)
• Submitter’s contact information
• Area of law of proposed topic (e.g. family law, wills & estates, civil litigation, criminal, cross-practice, etc.)
• Brief summary of proposed topic
• Suggested presentation format of proposed topic (e.g. skills-based workshop, seminar, webinar, etc.)
• Proposed learning outcomes (i.e. what attendees will be able to do differently as a result of attending the proposed program)


The submission deadline is 4:00 pm on March 10, 2017. Please submit proposals by email to Matt Sommerfeldt, Director of Education. The email subject line should state, “Call for Programming Proposals 2017/2018”.

We thank all submitters for their support of LESA’s mission to serve the spectrum of educational and professional development needs of Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and their staff. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee that the proposal will be accepted or offered as proposed. LESA reserves the right to adapt, modify, and/or use all proposals at its sole discretion.

LESA Wins International Award

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Dec 212016
 

LESA Wins International Award

Congratulations LESA team, for winning an International Award for Best Marketing by the Learning Resources Network, Inc. (LERN). Click here to read the full press release.

Lawyer Endorses Collaboration & Survey on ACP

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May 182016
 

ACP CRIO wants your input on Advanced Care Planning.

Have you had the chance to complete the Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Survey? If not, are you interested in providing your feedback in regard to advising clients about ACP?

The Advanced Care Planning Collaborative Research & Innovation Opportunities Program (ACP CRIO) is an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions funded team of researchers and stakeholders working together to implement widespread uptake of a formalized ACP framework across our healthcare system.

ACP involves discussing and documenting an individual’s wishes, preferences, and values in regard to future medical care before one becomes incapable of giving consent to or denying health care.

Help this team of Alberta researchers; complete the Advanced Care Planning survey!

Read what Maureen L. Douglas, Senior Project Coordinator, Advance Care Planning CRIO Program has to say about ACP and the ACP survey. In addition, find out what wills and estates lawyer Shelley E. Waite says about the role of lawyers in ACP and the importance of collaboration in the ACP process.


Thank you to the many Alberta lawyers who have already completed this survey. We appreciate your feedback about factors that support or hinder lawyers in working with clients on Advance Care Planning (ACP), and the need for resources.

Over the last 2 years, the ACP CRIO research program has been collaborating with lawyers, physicians, patient advisors, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch), Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Office of the Public Guardian and Public Trustee, Alberta Health Services, and other stakeholders to learn more about ACP in lawyers’ practices.

Why Participate

Shelley E. Waite, partner with McLeod Law – practicing in wills, estates, and succession planning – has been an active member of the group. She explains the role of lawyers and value of collaboration on ACP.

Shelley E. Waite, McLeod LLP

Working individually, neither doctors nor lawyers can provide as comprehensive a plan as when they work collaboratively. It is imperative for Albertans to consider the importance of ensuring that there is someone who has the legal authority to step into the role of decision maker. Our role as lawyers is to discuss the importance of completing their Advanced Care Plan through the completion of a Personal Directive. This is just one step in ensuring that a comprehensive Advanced Care Plan is complete. I advocate that my clients take their Personal Directive to their doctor and continue the conversation on their goals of care with their health care team. By working collaboratively doctor and lawyer can be part of the individual’s comprehensive and tailored Advance Care Plan.”

ACP Survey Details

Lawyers are uniquely positioned to assist clients with Advance Care Planning. A Saskatchewan survey found that nearly half of people who had a written care plan had sought help from a lawyer to prepare the document, while only five percent had consulted a doctor.i

The research group is asking Alberta lawyers in a wide variety of practice settings to complete the survey. (This survey will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes.)

Questions include:

  • What prompts a client’s desire to engage in Advance Care Planning?
  • What topics do your clients want to cover in their ACP?
  • What resources would help you help your clients?
  • Do you have concerns that an Advance Care Plan will not be used in practice?

The ACP survey closes on June 15, 2016.

Contact Information

For more information about ACP, the ACP survey, or the ACP CRIO Research Program, contact:

  • Maureen Douglas, Senior Study Coordinator, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta 780.248.5690 or
  • Nola Ries, Study Lead, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta

iGoodridge D, Quinlan E, Venne R, Hunter P, Surtees D. Planning for Serious Illness by the General Public: A Population-Based Survey. ISRN Family Medicine. 2013;483673. doi:10.5402/2013/483673.


If you want LESA’s help to raise awareness about an upcoming event relevant to the Alberta legal community, contact Andrea Maltais, Communications Coordinator.
780.969.0555 or andrea.maltais@lesa.org

2016 Alberta’s Top Employers Winner

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Feb 032016
 

2016 Alberta’s Top EmployersHave you heard? The 2016 Alberta’s Top Employers competition winners were just announced and LESA made the list! Being recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers is exciting for us because it speaks to LESA’s vision and commitment to setting standards of excellence.

As you know, we are committed to setting standards of excellence in the education of Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and their staff. Like you’ll read in our press release, we know that to offer you exceptional continuing legal education opportunities, we need to value our greatest asset – our employees.

At LESA we strive to be collaborative, innovative, professional, and responsible with our resources. How do we engage our staff and encourage them to live out these LESA values? Today’s blog shares some of examples and reasons why we have been recognized as one of the distinguished 2016 Alberta’s Top Employers winners.

Collaborative

LESA’s physical workspaces encourage collaboration. Our meeting room – and recently, our offices – have writeable walls. Besides being incredibly fun, these gigantic whiteboard walls make it easy to brainstorm, get creative, and keep organized – all important aspects of coming together and getting things done as a team.

Innovative

To respond to the diverse learning needs of our community and succeed in offering high quality continuing legal education, LESA knows we need to be innovative. One way we stay on top of current knowledge and technological advances is to invest in the professional development of our staff. Staff attend training sessions, engage with other organizations, and participate in quarterly team development activities, amongst other things.

Professional

Last January, LESA forged ahead with an exciting change in structure that, in part, reflects our desire to effectively and competently serve the Alberta legal community. Our reorganization to a structure of responsible autonomy fundamentally reflects the values LESA holds most dear: it favours empowerment, fosters accountability and communication, helps people develop leadership competencies, and embraces collaboration and innovation. Essentially this new structure allows LESA’s staff more flexibility to do our jobs well and grow as individuals.

Responsible

Being responsible with our resources – being fiscally responsible now and investing in a sustainable future – entails many things. Since our employees are our greatest asset, responsibly and conscientiously managing our human resources is incredibly important to LESA. Our earned days off program is hugely popular, letting staff enjoy every third Friday off. LESA staff also appreciate flexible work hours and telecommuting options that let staff balance their work for LESA with the other family and personal commitment. LESA’s commitment to helping staff achieve a healthy work-life balance benefits everyone and makes for a positive work environment where staff are engaged and productive.

What do our staff love most?

We’re proud of the many reasons that LESA is a 2016 Alberta’s Top Employers winner, but we’ll wrap things up by letting you hear straight from some of our staff why they love working at LESA.

LESA is an organization that genuinely cares about the well-being and interests of its employees. It encourages and fosters growth on both an individual and organizational level.”

Kelsey Dick, Counsel

LESA has a very positive work environment where your ideas are listened to and your accomplishments are celebrated.”

Chris Hayek, Integration Assistant

I love that I love coming into work; the people that work here are an amazing group who create a positive and pleasant atmosphere. I like that even though our focus is on serving Alberta’s lawyers, articling students and their staff, we are also committed to making a difference in our community through volunteer activities.”

Bronwyn Connolly, Education Coordinator

LESA Turns 40!

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Nov 192015
 

LESA is celebrating 40 years!LESA is celebrating a special milestone today – our 40th anniversary as an organization!

The Legal Education Society of Alberta was incorporated as a non-profit society 40 years ago today, on November 19, 1975. Today’s blog will take you through a brief history of our first 40 years. Enjoy the travel back in time!

A Brief History

In 1964, the Law Society of Alberta arranged the first bar admission courses in Alberta – a decision that eventually led to the creation of LESA, when, in 1975, the Law Society identified overlap between its own bar admission activities and the professional development opportunities provided by CBA Alberta. To streamline these efforts, the Law Society recommended establishing an independent organization that would facilitate both bar admission courses and continuing legal education for the profession.

Peter Owen QC served as LESA’s first Executive Director from 1976–1979, locating LESA’s offices in downtown Edmonton in order to be close to those practicing in the profession. When William Galloway took the job of Executive Director (which he held until 1983), he worked to develop LESA’s connections in Calgary, where he was located. With offices in both Edmonton and Calgary, program responsibilities were divided between the two locations. Galloway was followed by Professor John Law, who held the office of Executive Director for 9 months. At this time, LESA moved its Edmonton offices into space at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law.

Next, in 1984, Hugh A. Robertson QC became Executive Director and ushered in a new era of LESA’s growth. He was instrumental in developing LESA’s relationships with other continuing legal education providers, through LESA’s association with groups like ACLEA and the CBA’s International Initiatives. Paul F. Wood QC then succeeded Hugh Robertson in 2008, helping to expand access to LESA’s programs through our Access Bursaries, which offer registration discounts for those who have to travel long distances to attend in-person programs. Jennifer Flynn stepped into the role of LESA’s current Executive Director in 2013, and she has worked tirelessly to expand the availability and quality of LESA’s offerings – both in regards to our live seminars as well as our print and digital resources. One of the most significant recent developments LESA has seen under her watch is the launch of the LESA Library – a comprehensive, online resource – that was opened to the profession on September 30, 2015.

Although its responsibilities, functions, and mandate have evolved over time, LESA continues to maintain relationships with the various organizations involved in its founding. From the beginning, LESA’s Board of Directors has included representatives from other organizations that have an interest in the activities under LESA’s purview, including CBA Alberta, the Law Society, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and other members of the legal community. LESA continues to work with the universities on some of our ongoing programming: the annual Constitutional Law Symposium is held in conjunction with the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta and the Intensive Advocacy program (which is going into its 34th year in 2016) is hosted at the University of Calgary. Our longstanding relationship with the Law Society now sees us deliver the CPLED Program (Alberta’s bar admission program) on their behalf. We also work with them to identify educational needs, including having Practice Advisors speak at our seminars, amongst other things.

LESA’s Mandate

Its original mandate tasked LESA with educating students-at-law and members of the legal profession as well as the general public. Today, LESA continues to focus on providing quality in-person education to the whole range of legal professionals – lawyers, students-at-law, and legal support staff – while also preparing quality resources, in both print and digital formats. In its early days, LESA contributed to public legal education by making its educational resource materials available to other organizations that played a role in educating the public. Through the years, other public legal education efforts involved contributions to a Calgary Herald column (“Legally Speaking”) and a program called Saturday Morning at the Law School (held in both Edmonton and Calgary), but by 1999, public legal education was removed from LESA’s mandate, allowing LESA to focus all of its resources on educating the profession.

Continuing Legal Education – Live Events

The goal of helping practicing lawyers and their support staff refresh their knowledge and update their skills has been at the heart of LESA since the beginning. Even from the start LESA’s seminars have been highly valued by the profession: in 1976/1977 1,650 lawyers participated in our programs, by 1978/1979 that number had already climbed to 2,559 lawyers and 966 paralegals.

In the past few years, LESA’s program offerings have grown substantially, with approximately 3,700 seminar registrants attending an average of 40 distinct programs offered each year (most of which are held in both Edmonton and Calgary, with some programs held in other centres, such as Red Deer and Lethbridge). This year, in 2015/2016, LESA is offering over 45 live events, more than ever before!

CPLED Program – Bar Admission Training

While bar admission training has changed greatly over the years, one thing has remained constant: providing quality education for students-at-law has occupied much of LESA’s time and resources. Today, this training is offered as the CPLED Program, and LESA has several full time staff committed to the program delivery, assisting both the students taking the Program and the lawyers who provide the education in the online and face-to-face modules.

Recent years have seen over 400 students enter the CPLED Program each year, with 2014/2015 boasting a record breaking 478 students. These students complete 3 face-to-face modules, 7 online modules, and 1 online self-study course. This means that each year LESA administers around 1,400 in-person learning exercise, more than 2,500 assignments, and approximately 5,000 competency evaluations, while coordinating roughly 45 learning group facilitators and evaluators.

Educational Resources – Print and Digital

LESA’s first formal publishing venture was single volume Alberta Law for the 80s, a joint project between LESA and Butterworths that eventually turned into a 3 volume publication. By 1986 the publications program had grown large enough to require establishing a Director of Publications position. We have now sold over 5,600 books in our Practice Manual Series – not counting updates – along with thousands of other publications.

Since 2014, LESA has expanded its online resources in two significant ways:

  1. We have grown our Educational Resources to include about 30 offerings – including seminars on demand (that allow viewers to stream video recordings of seminar presenters and download course materials as PDFs) and online courses (that allow users to access information in a self-study module format).
  2. We have launched the LESA Library, an online resource that allows users to access Alberta-specific legal information, anytime, anywhere – all for one low price. Annual subscriptions to the LESA Library provide users with seminar papers as well as Practice Manual series and Fundamental series content (including precedents, checklists, and fillable forms).

To Conclude

There’s so much more we could say about what LESA is doing now and where we have come from in the past, but we’ll wrap things up by saying that we are forever grateful to the volunteers who generously donate their time, knowledge, and abilities to help make our seminars, CPLED Program, and educational resources run smoothly.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the trip down memory lane and learned a thing or two you didn’t know about LESA. Thanks for reading!

Domestic Contracts – Now as a Seminar on Demand

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Nov 172015
 

LESA is pleased to announce our latest seminar on demand: Domestic Contracts. The above introductory video with seminar chair Deni Cashin shows you what the program is all about, and today’s blog gives you additional details.

The seminar on demand provides you with course materials (as downloadable PDFs) and speaker presentations (as online, streamable videos). Together the materials and presentations cover several important topics:

This seminar on demand also offers many practical resources: it references recent case law and provides sample clauses, precedents, and checklists.

To gain access to this seminar on demand, you can register online now. Once we get your registration, we’ll send you your login credentials, and you can access all of these incredible resources online any time you’d like.

If you’re interested in other online resources, you can find a complete listing of available seminars on demand or information about the new LESA Library on our website.

November 2015: Upcoming Legal Events

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Nov 032015
 

Mark your calenders!

November is upon us, bringing with it many exciting continuing legal education seminars (not mention the first of this year’s snowflakes!).

Today’s blog fills you in on all the seminars happening this month. Each seminar still has room available, but some are almost full, so make sure you register now to save your seat.

Top Wills and Estates Law Cases – November 3 (Calgary)
While it’s too late to register for this program, the seminar materials will be available for sale later this month.

Domestic Contracts – November 4 (Calgary)
Examine domestic contracts and learn how to negotiate, draft, and challenge them.

Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts – November 9-13 (Calgary)
Develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to build a competent and professional mediation practice in this intensive program that is recognized by the collaborative law associations in Alberta.

5th Annual Law and Practice Update – November 13-14 (Edmonton)
Gain substantive legal updates, practice management tips, and networking opportunities in this program that is targeted to solo and small firm practitioners. Attendees are entitled to a $75 loss prevention rebate on your Alberta Professional Liability Insurance Levy.

PCLaw® Basics – November 16 (Edmonton) and November 19 (Calgary)
Learn how to effectively input data into the program’s software by discovering more about the program interface, basic settings, Register, and more. Attendees are entitled to a $75 loss prevention rebate on your Alberta Professional Liability Insurance Levy.

PCLaw® Beyond the Basics – November 17 (Edmonton) and November 20 (Calgary)
Review how to extract and use the data housed in the program with discussion of more advanced topics, tips, and functionality. Attendees are entitled to a $75 loss prevention rebate on your Alberta Professional Liability Insurance Levy.

Research for Legal Support Staff – November 17 (Edmonton) and November 24 (Calgary)
Discover how you can support the practitioners in your office with valuable legal research skills. Learn about the best reference tools, proper legal citation, how to make sure your information is current, and more.

Drafting Your First Will – November 18 (Edmonton) and November 25 (Calgary)
Gain confidence in drafting your first will. Review property disposable by a will, drafting considerations, common drafting errors, and how to prepare a standard will.

Enjoy the seminars this month!

Hear from Law and Practice Update Attendees

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Oct 282015
 

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UPDATE: This seminar occurred in the past, and the seminar materials are now available.
• LESA Library subscribers can already access course materials through the LESA Library.
• Alternatively you can purchase course materials a la carte (search law and practice update).
• You can also view the list of upcoming seminars to discover live programs that are available now.


The 5th Annual Law and Practice Update is just around the corner. It’s happening in Edmonton on November 13-14, and, if you’re a solo lawyer or small firm practitioner, this program is specifically targeted to meet your needs.

But don’t take our word for it. We spoke to several past attendees about why they love this program and what they’re looking forward to about the program this year.

Based in Red Deer, James Dixon is a self-described “general practitioner, small-town” lawyer who believes that to excel in that setting you need to be “an expert at being a general practitioner.” For James, the secret to being a successful general practitioner lies in continually updating your knowledge:

As long as I’ve been in this business, I still consider myself a blank sheet every day, and I need to have my learning filled in and updated, refreshed. So, in that sense, LESA is incredibly important to me.”

Caila MacLeod enjoys her “small-town, general practice in Edson, Alberta” where she and her team pride themselves in “combining new technologies with our legal services to provide practical solutions for our clients in the Yellowhead County area.”

James is a small firm practitioner who has never worked in a firm with more than 3 or 4 lawyers, and Caila is the only lawyer in her firm, with 6 others who help support her law practice. While they work in similar settings, they also bring various perspectives in terms of experience. James jokingly admits that he is “getting close to the twilight” of his legal career, and Caila has been in practice since January 2014. In fact, she first attended Law and Practice Update as an articling student, where she loved gaining “knowledge for the business side of the practice.”

Two general themes emerged from their comments about the Law and Practice Update program:

  1. The wide variety of information – both substantive legal updates and practice management information – is incredibly useful.
  2. The networking opportunities are a huge benefit. Being able to connect with other similarly situation practitioners, provides a connection to an incredible community, a wealth of knowledge, and practical solutions to common problems.

Here’s more of what they love about Law and Practice Update:


Why do you think the Law & Practice Update program is beneficial for solo and small firm practitioners?

For two reasons. Number 1, it provides an update in all areas, and it turns your mind to issues you might not have appreciated (maybe they’re not part of your practice or [they’re something] you don’t do every single day). It gives you those added tidbits from the other areas so that you can connect your practice as a whole, especially when you’re doing more general law. [Number 2,] the networking – the networking is key.” Caila

Because of the wide range of offerings. You’re not going to get everything in a year or two, but over a period of years virtually everything I’ve had this inner feeling that I need to get refreshed on … pops up sooner or later. One is always canvassed for suggestions about future programs, and people don’t seem to be shy about making suggestions. Sure enough, a year or two later there’s a seminar about something you might have scribbled on a sheet.” James

What did you most enjoy about the last time you attended Law and Practice Update?

That it drew a real crowd of people who were, for want of a better expression, precisely like me. So I felt a level of collegiality there … that isn’t always present. I always run into someone I know … at these things, [and] one chats about matters of common interest, but Law and Practice Update particularly has that sort of side aspect to it. The program itself [is also valuable], because of the several nails that get hit on the head in the course of two days. … You’re getting a whole bunch of things in a short period of time. … It would be my first choice every year frankly.” James

I think being able to speak with other practitioners, even after each seminar, to discuss some of the issues they brought up and see that there is more than one way to do things. … There are lots of great ideas coming from the conference. I think they are actual practical solutions, because they are tailored to the small firm practitioner.” Caila

What are you looking forward to about the program this year?

Can I say all of it? … I think attending is one of the best things you can do as a solo or small firm practitioner.” Caila

There were a couple things that caught my eye. … Commercial Real Estate, that is something that I seem not to have had the benefit of sitting down with somebody for a period of time, so I was looking forward to that. … It’s always a pleasure to listen to Nancy. … Time Management is still a very important thing, so that seems appealing. Real Estate is something I do 8 days a week, so it’s nice to [discuss] any particular issues around that. … Summary Judgements … is a very important topic now, because it’s in use a lot more since some recent decisions came down. … And then Law Office Self-Assessment is just curious to me. It’s like going to the doctor’s office: I don’t want to get on the scale, and I don’t want to get my blood pressure taken, but I know I’ve got to.” James


So there you have it. That’s why two past attendees love the program and are registered to come again this year. There are plenty of benefits to attending, including the $75 loss prevention rebate you can receive on your Alberta Professional Liability Insurance Levy.

You can view the full line up of speakers and session topics in the program brochure. Whatever you’re most looking forward to, we can’t wait to see you there.

If you haven’t already saved your seat, register online now.

CPLED Program: Tips for Success

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Feb 202014
 

The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education Program (CPLED Program) is the licensing program of the Law Society of Alberta. It is also offered in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and, from the law societies’ point of view, it is considered a highly valuable and consistent educational experience for students-at-law.

LESA administers the CPLED Program on behalf of the Law Society of Alberta with LESA’s Executive Director Jennifer Flynn directing the CPLED-Alberta Program.

“We realize that this is a challenging time for students, so CPLED has been designed to bridge the gap between law school and the practice of law. Our goal is to provide a highly valued learning experience while at the same time providing a fair, valid, and reliable assessment,” explains Jennifer.

To help students prepare for the CPLED Program, recent graduates Justin Kingston and Marissa Tordoff share their tips for success in this video.

Learn more about the CPLED Program at www.lesa.org.