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Spring 2017

Project Management for Lawyers - Live Video Webcast

Meg Spencer Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-02-09 12:00:00 2017-02-09 13:00:00 America/Toronto Project Management for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Project Management for Lawyers hosted by Meg Spencer Dixon Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Bring your next litigation or transaction in on time and budget! This program explains how lawyers who manage multi-person teams can use the basic principles of project management to organize, plan, and monitor a variety of legal projects. Whether you’re managing your first major project or just tired of improvising, leading legal project management expert Meg Spencer-Dixon will give you the tools and confidence you need to define goals, break the project down into manageable phases, schedule tasks in logical sequences, and capture lessons learned for future projects. Meg’s methods will also help you...Read More

Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting - Live Video Webcast

Charles Fox

Charles Fox

Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-02-16 12:00:00 2017-02-16 13:00:00 America/Toronto Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting Seminar Partners Program - Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting hosted by Charles Fox Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

This information-packed, how-to webcast focuses on the drafting challenges experienced transactional lawyers face in balancing precision and flexibility when drafting corporate documents. Noted transactional skills instructor Charles Fox will address finding the practical balance between perfect precision and clarity, on the one hand, and time pressure, cost considerations and practical necessity on the other. Using over a dozen, real-world, instructive, before and after examples, Mr. Fox will show you why precision is important, why precision is sometimes an elusive goal, how and why we sometimes use imprecise terms to achieve agreement, and when precision is absolutely...Read More

Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes - Live Video Webcast

Molly Bishop Shadel

Molly Bishop Shadel

Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-03-02 12:00:00 2017-03-02 13:00:00 America/Toronto Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes Seminar Partners Program - Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes hosted by Molly Bishop Shadel Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, all lawyers must overcome the anxiety of the spoken word to win over a client or defeat an opponent. However, women lawyers – especially new lawyers – face unique challenges when communicating verbally, including societal pressure not to be overly aggressive, gendered communications habits, and stereotypes that undercut authority. Using a unique blend of lecture and demonstrations, lawyer, author and professor of oral advocacy, Molly Bishop Shadel will show you proven strategies to get and keep your listener’s attention, and...Read More

Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters - Live Webinar with Chat

William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-03-30 12:00:00 2017-03-30 13:30:00 America/Toronto Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters Seminar Partners Program - Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters hosted by William Bernhardt Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

The greatest skill any lawyer can possess is the ability to write clearly, concisely, and convincingly. Good writing skills will not only improve the results you obtain, but will also enhance your reputation, and improve your relationships with judges, other lawyers and clients. William Bernhardt, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books tells lawyers what they need to know to succeed on the printed page, based upon personal experience,interviews with judges and lawyers, and a lifetime of writing. Bernhardt uses powerful onscreen “before and after” examples to demonstrate how attention to language and the application of good writing principles can improve any lawyer’s written work. Among other topics...Read More

Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses - Live Webinar with Chat

Stephen Easton

Stephen Easton

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-06 13:00:00 2017-04-06 16:00:00 America/Toronto Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses Seminar Partners Program - Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses hosted by Stephen Easton Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

They’re called experts for a reason. Expert witnesses are fully informed on the topic at hand. Trial victory requires you to exploit that information to educate yourself and your judge or jury, and to use it to challenge the testimony of your opponent’s expert. You cannot always be confident that your expert has the gift to explain complex matters in understandable terms. As the master of the case, you must take the expert’s knowledge and mold it into a persuasive, convincing argument. On the other side of that coin lies the trial lawyer’s fondest dream – destroying your opponent’s expert on cross...Read More

Tools for Cross-examining Primary Care Health Professionals - Live Teleseminar with Q & A

Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane

Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-20 12:00:00 2017-04-20 13:15:00 America/Toronto Tools for Cross-examining Primary Care Health Professionals Seminar Partners Program - Tools for Cross-examining Primary Care Health Professionals hosted by Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Psychological assessments play an important role in a wide range of civil and criminal cases including child custody cases, mental competency hearings, personal injury cases, and professional negligence actions. A large number of these assessments are composed by primary care physicians, social workers, nurses and other professionals who are not court-experienced, are not well-versed in the hard and soft science aspects of psychology research, are not sufficiently familiar with the applicable assessment measures, are not clear about the nature and importance of assessment validity, and have limited knowledge about the unreliability of memory and truth assessments. This 75 minute teleseminar...Read More

The Power to Persuade - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Todd Winegar

Todd Winegar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-27 09:00:00 2017-04-27 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Power to Persuade Seminar Partners Program - The Power to Persuade hosted by Todd Winegar Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Learn techniques for not just surviving – but flourishing – in the courtroom or in any high-pressure situation! Getting your audience to hear you, to believe you, and to act on your words is essential to what you do every day. If you want to be consistently more persuasive, you need to do more than simply follow your instincts. Whether you’re addressing a judge, a jury, colleagues, or clients, there is a clear template that all persuasive appeals follow. Drawing on sources from Aristotle to current jury research, Todd Winegar’s in-depth and engaging multimedia presentation will teach you this proven template in one day. Find out how people...Read More

How to Use Google for Investigative Research - Live Webinar with Chat

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-05-04 12:00:00 2017-05-04 13:30:00 America/Toronto How to Use Google for Investigative Research Seminar Partners Program - How to Use Google for Investigative Research hosted by Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

The internet can be a powerful research tool – with a little digging in the right places, anyone can find a gold mine of information. But if you’ve never taken a formal class to learn how to search effectively, then you’re probably leaving many of the most useful “cyber-stones” unturned. Listen and learn from the experts as Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt show you, slide by slide, how to be your own cybersleuth and access valuable information that will give you a decisive advantage in your next case. You’ll learn how to use hidden Google search features and shortcuts to help you...Read More

Making Your Case with a Better Memory - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Paul Mellor

Paul Mellor

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-05-11 13:00:00 2017-05-11 16:00:00 America/Toronto Making Your Case with a Better Memory Seminar Partners Program - Making Your Case with a Better Memory hosted by Paul Mellor Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Brain freeze? Memory lapse? Whatever you want to call it, thousands of lawyers experience it every day. Forgotten names, client details, key facts… the list goes on. The good news is you can do something about it! You CAN improve your memory…and when you do, you will improve your chances of winning! Practicing the powerful, scientifically proven techniques presented in this seminar will increase your competitive advantage in several ways. You will cut your prep time in half, give a polished presentation during opening statement – without fumbling for notes, remember to ask the right questions...Read More

Discovery Strategy and Techniques - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

David Markowitz

David Markowitz

Thursday, June 1, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-06-01 09:00:00 2017-06-01 16:00:00 America/Toronto Discovery Strategy and Techniques Seminar Partners Program - Discovery Strategy and Techniques hosted by David Markowitz Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Think you know everything about conducting and defending a discovery? Think again. From creating admissions for use at trial, to identifying areas for further investigation, acclaimed CLE presenter David Markowitz will share powerful, practical methods for getting the most from your discoveries in the future. You’ll learn how to avoid undesired results, ask effective questions, deal with problem witnesses, get the full story, and prepare and protect your client when she’s the deponent. Attend this program and expand your existing discovery toolkit...Read More

Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-06-15 09:00:00 2017-06-15 16:00:00 America/Toronto Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations Seminar Partners Program - Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations hosted by Susan Jones Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

You know very well what you want to say. The key to effective communication, though, is delivering your message so that the audience – be it judge, jury, co-workers, clients, or opponents – in person, on the phone, or via video – has no doubt what you mean. Nothing commands more professional respect, or is a greater asset to effective representation, than clear, concise communication. Managing impressions is not a gift of birth, it is a learned skill. Susan Jones has been teaching this skill to successful trial teams across North America for over a quarter of a century. In this course, she will provide you with hundreds of...Read More