LESA Library Terms of Use

LESA library terms of use

You agree to read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this resource. By accessing or using this resource, you accept these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, do not access or use this resource.


This agreement is between you (including any person or entity you represent) and the Legal Education Society of Alberta (“LESA”). This agreement governs your use of this resource and its contents (“LESA Library”). Each time you access or use the LESA Library, you signify your continuing acceptance of this agreement.

Changes to the these terms of use

By updating this posting, LESA may change these Terms of Use at any time without any notice to you. Changes are effective once posted. Your continued access or use of the LESA Library after a change is posted constitutes your acceptance of that change. You should periodically review this page.


LESA produces the LESA Library as part of its mandate in the field of continuing legal education in Alberta, Canada. The use and purpose of the LESA Library may change over time.

Collaborative resource

The LESA Library is an online, collaborative, wiki-based resource. Any registered user (who is not otherwise restricted from doing so) may edit pages of the LESA Library. While LESA hopes that you find value in the content provided, do not assume that the content is reliable, accurate, or complete.

No guarantees

LESA does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any information provided, accessible, or available via the LESA Library, or in any document referenced (whether by title or hyperlink). The information is provided as a reference point only, and not as legal or professional advice: do not rely on it. Consult other resources to ensure the completeness of your research.

Neither LESA nor its directors, officers, employees, or contributors are responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with your use and access of the LESA Library, including the reliance on the information provided in the LESA Library.

Authorized uses

You may use the LESA Library for your legal research or law practice. You may:

  • Access, search, retrieve, and view the LESA Library in the normal course of law practice or legal research;
  • Quote and excerpt from the LESA Library (with appropriate credit) by electronic or other means;
  • Print out reasonable portions for internal use;
  • Download and adapt selected forms; and
  • Access and view any provided audio, video, or materials from selected seminars.

Prohibited uses

  • Download, copy, or electronically transmit significant portions of the LESA Library;
  • Download significant portions to use after your subscription expires;
  • Obtain materials for others who are not subscribers;
  • Download or save copies of audio or video files;
  • Share usernames and passwords to access the LESA Library; or
  • Create hyperlinks to materials or resources available on the LESA Library without LESA’s prior written consent.

LESA, in its sole discretion, determines what constitutes “significant portions”.


If you edit any content in the LESA Library, you are identified publicly as the person who made the change. There is a public record of everything added, subtracted, or changed. Therefore, you waive your moral rights in your contributions. All contributions made to the LESA Library, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed to LESA.

LESA reminds lawyers and articling students that their obligations under the Code of Conduct extend to this online environment. You agree that you will not post anything unlawful, obscene or immoral, or anything likely to cause injury to any person or that you know to be false, including anything that may be defamatory, harassing, in violation of the privacy rights of others, infringing on any intellectual property rights, or dangerous (such as viruses or malware).

You are solely responsible for your contributions and agree that you will be responsible for any damages your contributions cause to LESA, to other contributors, or to LESA's directors, officers and employees.


You hereby grant LESA a transferable, non-exclusive license to use, copy, alter, transmit, translate, publish, and reproduce your contributions for resale and distribution, in any format or medium, without attribution. You also agree that this license may not be revoked and may be sublicensed by LESA. This license is at no cost to LESA. You warrant that your contribution does not infringe any existing copyright (or other intellectual property rights). All contributions to this site may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors.

You also agree that LESA has the right, but not the obligation, to do anything that LESA believes necessary to enforce your intellectual property rights in your contributions against third parties who LESA believes may be infringing on those rights.

Information and privacy

Use of the LESA Library is subject to the general LESA Privacy Policy and to the following:

  • User accounts and authorship

Registered users are identified by their username; your username is publicly visible. You select a password to verify the integrity of your account; your password is confidential. Except to the extent it may be required by law, you should not disclose, or knowingly expose, your password or cookies generated to identify you. Once created, you may not be able to have your account removed.

  • IP and other technical information

When a page is edited, the server stores the editor’s IP information. A user’s IP address is stored on the LESA Library servers for a period of time, during which it can be seen by server administrators.

  • Cookies

The site sets a temporary session cookie on a visitor’s computer whenever a page is visited. If you save a username or password in your browser, that information is saved and resent to the server on future visits. If you are using a public computer, and do not wish to show your username to future users, clear these cookies after use.

  • Page history

Edits or other contributions to the LESA Library on its articles, user pages, and talk pages are generally retained indefinitely. Removing text does not permanently delete it. Normally, any permitted user can look at a previous version of an article and see what was there. Even if an article is “deleted”, users with administrative access may still see what was removed from public view.

  • User contributions

User contributions are aggregated and publicly available. Data on user contributions, such as the times at which users edited and the number of edits they have made, may be publicly available via user contributions lists and in aggregated forms published by other users.

  • Editing pages

Edits to pages are identified with the username of the editor and editing history is aggregated by author in a contribution list. Such information may be available permanently.

  • Discussions

Any editable page can theoretically be the location of a discussion. In general, discussions should occur on user talk pages (associated with particular users), on article talk pages (associated with particular articles), or in pages specially designated to function as forums. Any information disclosed in these venues becomes public; use caution when disclosing personal information.

  • Email

Users who provide a valid email address can enable other logged-in users to send email to them through the LESA Library. When receiving an email from other users this way, your email address is not revealed. When choosing to send an email to other users, your email (as the sender) is displayed. LESA may use the email address in your user preferences to communicate with you about the LESA Library and your account status. You can remove your account’s email address from your preferences at any time to prevent it from being used. Private correspondence between users may be saved at those users’ discretion and is not subject to LESA's Privacy Policy.

  • Retention

LESA retains any personal information disclosed by you in the course of using the LESA Library or your user account for as long as you maintain a user account.

  • Protection

For information about how LESA protects your personal information, please see the general LESA Privacy Policy under the header "Protection".

  • Disclosure

For information about how LESA may disclose personal information, please see the general LESA Privacy Policy under the header "Disclosure".

  • Access/Accuracy

For information about accessing or making corrections your personal information, please see the general LESA Privacy Policy under the headers "Access" and "Accuracy"

  • Contact
  • By email to privacy@lesa.org
  • By regular mail to or in person at 2610, 10104 - 103 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8
  • By phone at 1.780.420.1987 or toll free in Alberta at 1.800.282.3900
  • By fax to 1.780.425.0885


LESA may terminate your access to the LESA Library at any time for any reason, including if you breach these terms. On termination, you must immediately destroy all materials obtained from the LESA Library.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Alberta and the laws of Canada, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Alberta. If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision is severable from this agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Last Revised: September 18, 2015