May 022016
 

Register for upcoming May 2016 events today!

May Programs

Check out today’s blog for information on May 2016 upcoming legal events that you won’t want to miss, as LESA’s programming starts to wind down for the 2015/2016 educational year.

Complete Lawyer

Register online to attend in Lethbridge (May 6)

  • Get tips for answering commonly asked questions in 6 areas of law. Discuss practical issues from how to successfully navigate difficult litigation issues to addressing agricultural real estate concerns.
  • Read the blog to find out what seminar chair Deirdre M.I. McKenna had to say about the value of this program.
Estate Planning for Blended Families

Register online to attend in Edmonton (May 10) or in Calgary (May 17)

  • With divorce and re-marriage rates on the rise, wills and estates practitioners are increasingly facing more challenging cases. Don’t miss the chance to gain practical tools and advice for representing blended families.
  • Read the blog with seminar chair Karen A. Platten QC for a sneak preview of the discussion topics and main program takeaways.
Criminal Advocacy – Experts

Register online to attend in Calgary (May 14) or in Edmonton (May 28)

  • Learn how to face complex trials using expert evidence. Participate in a demonstration voir dire, and discover important insights from the perspectives of the Crown, the Defence, and the Bench to help refine your practice.
  • Read the blog with seminar chair Karen E. Hewitt QC for an overview of some of the key program goals and learning outcomes.
Privacy Update

Register online to attend in Calgary (May 19) or in Edmonton (May 25)

  • Delve into the constantly progressing world of access and privacy, and explore a road map for addressing these issues. Discuss key issues and trends, investigative reports, and more.
  • Read the blog with seminar chair Ritu Khullar QC and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Jill Clayton for a sneak peek of some of the key questions to be addressed.
Mediation of Family and Divorce Conflict

Register online to attend in Calgary (May 16–20) – ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT

  • Gain over 40 hours of intensive hands-on training in this course that is recognized by the collaborative law associations in Alberta.

Registration Savings

There are only a few programs left in this 2015/2016 educational year, and the last early bird deadline is coming up soon on May 3!

The Constitution in the Insolvency Tool Box

Register online to attend in Edmonton (June 9) – Early Bird ENDS May 3

  • Discover how constitutional and insolvency law intersect to shape division of powers jurisprudence, discharge in personal bankruptcy, regulators’ enforcement of powers, receivership, and priority ranking of creditors.
CPLED

The registration deadline for the 2016/2017 CPLED year is May 31, 2016. Students who do not apply by this date are subject to a non-refundable late filing fee. Read the blog for more information and to register online.

If you have any questions, contact LESA’s Student Coordinator, Ashley Iachetta.

Legal Community Events

Players de Novo – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On May 6, the 11th annual legal community play is taking on a Shakespearian tone, and the night promises to be as entertaining as ever. Read the blog for more information.

AssistFit Events

Assist has two AssitFit events – to promote health and wellness – scheduled for May. To learn more about AssistFit, read our blog.

Law Day

Although most Law Day activities wrapped up in April, you can still be part of the fun in Fort McMurray on May 28. If you want more info on the kinds of events that happened throughout the province, read the blog to learn more.

Assist Speaker Series – Amanda Lindhout

This May 30 (Calgary) and June 1 (Edmonton) marks the 2nd speaker series event hosted by CPA Assist and the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society – where Amanda Lindhout speaks about her experience as a hostage in Somalia, forgiveness, resilience, social responsibility, and more. Read the blog for registration information and event details.


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

Players de Novo: Lovers, Mechanics, and Fairies in the Forest

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Apr 202016
 

Come see the Players de Novo production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

They’re back! Players de Novo is putting on their 11th annual legal community play, and it’s more unique than ever before.

On Friday, May 6 at 7:30 PM, head down to the Victoria School of the Arts’ Eva O. Howard Theatre, and come see Edmontonian lawyers, judges, articling students, and everyone in between in the magnificent Shakespearean production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The local legal community is raising money for Edmonton’s theatre community, and in 2016 proceeds will benefit the Free Will Players Theatre Guild and the Victoria School Foundation.

Players de Novo’s Francis Price QC says,

It’s as always a lot of work, but we all get through it, and ultimately [everyone] has a blast – whether they’re on or off the stage. … Once everyone is in their seats, you can feel the electricity.”

Click here for more details, including ticket pricing and order forms; full cast lists; and more. If you’re interested in attending, purchase tickets soon; this play sells out every year.

See you in the forest!


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

May 2015: Upcoming Legal Events

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May 042015
 

Wall Calendar

Mark your calendars. Today’s blog lets you know what’s happening this month at LESA and in the wider legal community.

LESA Dates

May is a busy month at LESA, with 6 continuing legal education seminars:

31The CPLED registration deadline is May 31. Late applications are subject to a non-refundable late filing fee. Contact Ashley Iachetta for a registration application.

 

Legal Community Events

8The Beaux’ Stratagem by Players de Novo
Surrogate Practice and Procedure Meeting (Edmonton)

 

11Surrogate Practice and Procedure Meeting (Calgary)
Application deadline for Field Law’s Community Fund Program


If you want LESA’s help to raise awareness about an upcoming legal event relevant to the Alberta legal community, contact Renee Vander Meulen, Communications Coordinator.
780.969.0553 or renee.vandermeulen@lesa.org

Support Players de Novo and See Some Sword Fighting!

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Apr 222015
 

If you’re looking for some Edmonton-based entertainment and want to support a good cause at the same time, mark Friday, May 8 on your calendar, because Players de Novo is putting on their 10th annual production:

The Beaux’ Stratagem

By George Farquhar
Adapted by Thornton Wider and Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jan Taylor

Each year local lawyers and judges put on a performance to raise money for Edmonton’s theatre community, and in 2015 proceeds will benefit the Kompany Family Theatre and the Victoria School Foundation.

This year’s comedy should be full of fun:

Will the right couples couple? Will the brigands get their just deserts? Sword play, wordplay – even foreplay – it’s all in the play! Don’t try to follow the plot too closely, or you’ll start to get a headache. Just come along for the sheer bliss of the ride.

You can find all the details – including the venue, time, a complete list of cast members, and a ticket order form – here. If you’re interested in attending, be sure to purchase tickets soon, since the play sells out early year after year.

And we’re sure you’ll join us in wishing great success to everyone involved. Break a leg!

 


If you’re part of an event or initiative that gives back to the community and you’d like LESA’s help promoting it, please contact Renee Vander Meulen, Communications Coordinator (780.969.0553 or renee.vandermeulen@lesa.org).