Alberta Legal Resources

The Edmonton Law Library Association invites you to a

Presentation on Alberta Legal Resources: Who does what? Part I of II

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Boardroom B2, (Note: NOT the Barristers’ Lounge)
Law Courts Building, Lower Level, beside cafeteria
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

In the 1st of a 2-part series, come hear a presentation on free (and cheaper) legal resources available in Alberta, featuring representatives from the following organizations:

  • Denise Lavallée, Directrice Générale/Executive Director, AJEFA
  • Lesley Conley, Library Specialist and Community Education Liaison, CPLEA
  • Jennifer Costigan, Assistant Senior Counsel for Corporate Law & Case Management, Legal Aid
  • Rukaiyat Lawal, Program Coordinator (Edmonton), Court Assistance Program

Yes, there will be door prizes again!

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members Please RSVP to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Friday, January 18, 2018

We accept membership applications throughout the year; the dues are the same affordable price that they have always been. Students qualify for free membership.


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ELLA Blog Update – December 2018

ELLA hosted a “Celebration of the Season” on December 17th at the Riverside Bistro (Marriott Hotel). As you can see from the pictures, the 16 of us attending had a very enjoyable time. The food, venue, and of course the company, were perfect. A special thank you to Anke Eastwood who did most of the organizing – great food choices Anke!  Thank you also to Julie Rainey and Shane Allan for taking photos.

The ELLA executive wishes all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all for being a part of this organization. You, the members, are what make this organization such a success. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming events, and we will see you in the new year.

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ELLA Blog Update – November(ish) 2018

Thank you to all who attended our presentation titled “The Sovereign Citizen Pseudo-Law Memplex” by Donald Netolitzky on November 26, 2018. Donald is the Complex Litigant Management Counsel for the Court of Queen’s Bench. The information Donald provided was both interesting and entertaining.

Donald shared information about both the beliefs of OPCA litigants (Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments) and how they try to transfer these beliefs into the legal systems. OPCA litigants are also referred to as Freeman on the Land, Sovereign Citizens and Detaxers. The court often refers to them as vexatious litigants.

You can find out more about OPCA litigants in this paper titled A Rebellion of Furious Paper: Pseudolaw as a Revolutionary Legal System and in a PowerPoint presentation of the same name which Donald graciously shared with us.

Julie (on behalf of the Edmonton CALL Organizing Committee) announced that they are looking for more presenters for Lightning Talks (i.e. very short talks of 7 minutes or less) 
about library initiatives and other cool things legal information professionals are doing. They will be held Tuesday afternoon, May 28th.

ELLA is looking forward to seeing as many of you as are able to make it to our annual Christmas party next Tuesday, December 18 at the Riverside Bistro. Join us after work to visit and network with your ELLA colleagues!

Congratulations to our November door prize winners: Sophie Song and Miala Evans!! Regular meetings will resume in January.

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Come Celebrate the Season with ELLA!

After work (4:31-7:00ish)
Tuesday, December 18 at
Riverside Bistro

1 Thornton Court (99 Street & Jasper Ave – Marriott Hotel)

ELLA will host appetizers for Members
$10 charge for Non-members

Not a member? You can buy your membership at the party!
Student membership is free! (both Grant MacEwan and U of A)

RSVP to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Monday, December 17, 2018

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Presentation on The Sovereign Citizen Pseudo-law Memplex

Edmonton Law Libraries Association invites you to a

Presentation on The Sovereign Citizen Pseudo-law Memplex

Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Boardroom B2, (Note: NOT the Barristers’ Lounge)
Law Courts Building, Lower Level, beside cafeteria
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Come hear Donald Netolitzky, the Complex Litigant Management Counsel for the Court of Queen’s Bench share some of his extensive knowledge of OPCA litigants (Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments) commonly known as Freemen-on-the-Land, Sovereign Citizens, and Detaxers. Many of these litigants are identified as vexatious litigants by the court.

Donald will identify some commonalities between these pseudo-law groups and offer some insight into how to best help them when they become our library patrons.

There will be more door prizes!

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Please RSVP to secretary@edmontonlawlibraries.ca by Friday, November 23, 2018

We accept membership applications throughout the year; the dues are the same affordable price that they have always been. Students qualify for free membership.

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