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Fall 2017

What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting - Live Webinar with Chat

Lenne’ Espenschied

Lenne’ Espenschied

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-14 12:00:00 2017-09-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting Seminar Partners Program - What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting with Lenne’ Espenschied - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Why should litigators study contract drafting? Our profession has a tendency to draw a distinction between litigation and transactional law; however, most cases are settled outside of court and settlement usually entails a settlement agreement, which is a contract. In fact, settlement agreements are particularly dangerous drafting projects because the parties are litigious when the drafting begins. Will the terms of the settlement agreements you draft stand the test of a challenge? Take the necessary step to hone your contract drafting skills in this convenient, highly practical webinar. In just 90 minutes...Read More

What Makes a Great Negotiator? - Live Webinar with Chat

Charles Craver

Charles Craver

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-20 12:00:00 2017-09-20 13:30:00 America/Toronto What Makes a Great Negotiator? Seminar Partners Program - What Makes a Great Negotiator? with Charles Craver - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Ever wonder why some lawyers are more adept at negotiating better outcomes for their clients? Research suggests there is no correlation between intelligence, gender, or race when it comes to negotiating. At the same time, lawyers who always seem to leave the table ahead often have no formal training in negotiation skills. So what’s the secret? Join internationally-known legal negotiation expert Professor Charles Craver, as he reveals the factors that do (and don’t) influence bargaining outcomes. You’ll learn the three negotiating styles and which is most effective, the...Read More

Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit - Live Webinar with Chat

Irwin Karp

Irwin Karp

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-27 12:00:00 2017-09-27 13:30:00 America/Toronto Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit Seminar Partners Program - Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit with Irwin Karp - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Do you struggle to begin a project? Do you find yourself easily distracted by other tasks that steer you away from what you really need to accomplish? Are you always rushing to be somewhere or get something done? Stop stressing out yourself and others! Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, decreasing productivity and resulting in costly and embarrassing errors. This convenient, 90 minute webinar with leading productivity expert Irwin Karp will give you proven techniques to help you complete your work with more control and less crisis management. You will learn...Read More

Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? - Live Webinar with Chat

James Morton

James Morton

Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-10-12 12:00:00 2017-10-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? Seminar Partners Program - Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? with James Morton - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Too busy to attend a full day evidence seminar? Get up to date in 90 minutes with this highly practical webinar featuring leading litigator and author of the Ontario Litigator’s Guide to Evidence, James Morton. Mr. Morton will sort through recent case law, including Supreme Court of Canada decisions, to bring you incisive and relevant commentary on the latest, most important evidentiary developments affecting civil practitioners. Topics for discussion include: when is an expert not qualified or independent?; what disqualifies a judge from hearing a specific case?; what is circumstantial evidence and can a civil determination be based on circumstantial evidence alone?; can demeanour be...Read More

Powerful Witness Preparation - Live Webinar with Chat

Daniel I. Small

Daniel I. Small

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-10-26 13:00:00 2017-10-26 16:00:00 America/Toronto Powerful Witness Preparation Seminar Partners Program - Powerful Witness Preparation with Daniel I. Small - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Your witnesses are not ready to testify until you make them ready! Ethical and effective witness preparation will not change the facts, but it can define the way those facts are delivered. Whether you’ve prepared hundreds of witnesses or are still feeling your way through the process, you can learn how to make your witness a powerful, compelling communicator and improve your witness preparation skills. Let acclaimed trial lawyer and advocacy teacher Dan Small lead you through the essentials of witness preparation, from a step-by-step method to prepare your witnesses to...Read More

Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically - Live Webinar with Chat

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-02 12:00:00 2017-11-02 13:30:00 America/Toronto Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically Seminar Partners Program - Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically with Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Social media can be a valuable investigative tool but most lawyers have never received training in how to search these gold mines of information. Let Internet experts Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt show you how to use popular social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons. You’ll get dozens of tips and tricks to successfully navigate social media sites, plus learn how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence, avoid spoliation claims when your client is being investigated, and simple rules to stay on the ethical side of searching! Don’t miss...Read More

Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication - Live Webinar with Chat

Vincent Denault

Vincent Denault

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-08 12:00:00 2017-11-08 13:30:00 America/Toronto Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication Seminar Partners Program - Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication with Vincent Denault - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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According to the Supreme Court of Canada, credibility is a prevalent issue in most trials. While a witnesses’ credibility can be influenced by a variety of factors, including their testimony’s consistency with other evidence, witnesses’ nonverbal communication can also play a crucial role. Facial expressions and gestures, as well as other nonverbal characteristics, can influence the weight a trier of fact gives to testimony, and ultimately, can determine the outcome of the trial. Understanding how nonverbal communication can influence a trier of fact’s credibility assessment is therefore a valuable asset to trial lawyers. Using Canadian case law examples, as well as up to date research on credibility assessment and deception detection, this seminar aims to help lawyers understand the...Read More

Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel - Live Webinar with Chat

Delee Fromm

Delee Fromm

Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-30 12:00:00 2017-11-30 13:30:00 America/Toronto Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel Seminar Partners Program - Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel with Delee Fromm - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Lawyers are challenged by difficult behaviours daily - irrational clients, impatient judges, impossible adversaries... the list goes on. Technology only makes the problem worse, deepening and extending conflict. All of this can come at a steep price - wasted time, reduced productivity, stifled creativity, and lower moral. It can also cause us to make mistakes. Understanding what drives difficult people and how to react in a way that maintains the relationship, and enhances your reputation, is an essential skill for today’s practitioner. Attend this new, 90 minute webinar with lawyer, psychologist and coach Delee Fromm, and master proven strategies for getting the results you want with difficult people, with far less stress. You will learn...Read More