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Welcome to the Legal Education Society of Alberta's Online Library

This online, collaborative, and fully searchable resource has been created as a source of legal information for Alberta's lawyers, articling students, and their staff. Access to this library is restricted to members. Only registered members are permitted to access this site. Content contributed to this library becomes the property of the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

The structure of this resource allows any registered user to alter its content. This allows changes and corrections to be made in a timely and efficient manner. Please read the Disclaimers. Questions or comments? Please contact us or complete our survey.

The following collections are available. They can be accessed by clicking their links to reach the index page, or by entering a specific search term at the top right-hand side of the screen. Other collections in our online library are under development.

As of 11 August 2020, the library contains 850 entries.

Library Collections

Business law
This collection includes the full text of the CPLED Business Law Fundamentals manual, plus related information from other manuals and later updates.

Civil litigation
The collection is based on LESA’s Alberta Civil Practice Manual containing valuable information to get you through a litigation file from start to finish including jurisdiction, bringing an action, the questioning process, trial and witness preparation, amending pleadings and more.

Collections process
This entry describes the collections process, specifically, the procedures used to collect secured and unsecured debt, their commonalities, and the differences of which a lawyer must be aware.

Criminal law
This collection includes the full text of the CPLED Criminal Law Fundamentals manual, plus related information from other manuals and later updates.

Family law
This collection includes the full text of the Family Law Practice Manual, plus related information from other manuals and later updates.

Real estate
This collection includes the full text of the CPLED Real Estate Fundamentals manual, plus related information from other manuals and later updates.

Wills and estates
The collection is based on LESA’s Wills and Estates manual. Included is a detailed overview of major changes to Alberta’s wills and succession laws that have taken place or are about to take place.

Contributing to the Library