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Our programs feature highly-regarded expert presenters and focus on information and techniques to help you succeed as a lawyer. We offer a variety of course lengths and formats – live in-person seminars, live webcasts, live webinars and live teleseminars – to suit your schedule, learning style and budget. Groups save up to 25%. Contact jennifer@seminarpartners.ca for more information.

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

Understanding Financial Statements - Live Webinar with Chat

Joseph Novello

Joseph Novello

Thursday, November 23, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-23 12:00:00 2017-11-23 13:30:00 America/Toronto Understanding Financial Statements Seminar Partners Program - Understanding Financial Statements with Joseph Novello - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Having a basic knowledge of financial statements is crucial for every well-rounded lawyer. The more you understand about financial statements, the better you’ll be able to counsel clients with confidence, and use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. Attend this this newly updated program and learn how to understand the basic structure of a financial statement and identify its key components. You’ll work through sample balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, including examples for a small law firm. Don’t miss this opportunity to...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

Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade - Live Webinar with Chat

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-06 12:00:00 2017-12-06 13:30:00 America/Toronto Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade Seminar Partners Program - Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade with Steve Hughes - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Nearly every part of being a successful lawyer depends on your ability to persuade, to convince others to see the people and experiences – the story – behind the facts. A credible lawyer capable of telling a compelling story will almost always beat the lawyer who cannot. But what are the elements of a good story? And how can you incorporate storytelling into your legal presentations? Packed with immediately useful advice, this lively, practical, 90 minute webinar explains the benefits of using stories to engage audiences, and teaches you where to find good stories, how to craft them, and where to tell them. By the end of the program you’ll have new tools to help you...Read More

So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! - Live Webinar with Chat

Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner

Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-12 12:00:00 2017-12-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! Seminar Partners Program - So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! with Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Sooner or later, most litigators will advise and represent a client at mediation. Unfortunately, few litigators have ever received formal training in mediation advocacy. This, despite the fact, that inadequate preparation by counsel almost always guarantees a poor result. So what makes a good mediation advocate? This brand new webinar is designed to educate litigators about the unique preparation that mediation requires, and to provide practical instruction for how to competently and effectively represent a party in mediation. Using real-world examples from their 4,500 plus mediations, Brian Gibbard and Paul Taberner will share proven strategies and techniques to help you...Read More

Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized - Live Webinar with Chat

Meg Spencer Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-14 12:00:00 2017-12-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized Seminar Partners Program - Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized with Meg Spencer Dixon - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Of all the elements you have to work with, none is more precious than time. Designed to address lawyers’ unique organizational and time challenges, and ethical obligations to be competent, prompt and diligent in all professional functions, this solution-oriented program offers practical strategies for better managing time, projects, paper, and people (including yourself). Topics include best practices for keeping up with email, creating and using a simple task management system, how to concentrate on “deep work” while still responding promptly to colleagues and clients...Read More

Estate Planning Blunders and How to Avoid Them - Live Webinar with Chat

Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler

Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-01-25 12:00:00 2018-01-25 13:30:00 America/Toronto Estate Planning Blunders and How to Avoid Them Seminar Partners Program - Estate Planning Blunders and How to Avoid Them with Lynne Butler - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Estate planning seems relatively straightforward - a client asks for a will and you draw it up. You do what the client asks, and the client is happy, so all is well, right? Not exactly. Estate planning is complicated - it involves understanding estate and gift tax laws, income tax laws, probate procedure, financial planning, and long-term care planning. It also requires a tremendous amount of research, fact-finding and listening. Lawyers who dabble in will drafting, and even experienced estate planning practitioners who fail to have frank discussions with clients, can cause serious errors and invite negligence claims. Attend this program and learn how you can avoid costly mistakes for your clients, and for you. Experienced...Read More

Weed in the Workplace Post-Legalization: Advising Employers and Employees - Live Webinar with Chat

Shelley Brown

Shelley Brown

Thursday, February 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-02-08 12:00:00 2018-02-08 13:30:00 America/Toronto Weed in the Workplace Post-Legalization: Advising Employers and Employees Seminar Partners Program - Weed in the Workplace Post-Legalization: Advising Employers and Employees with Shelley Brown - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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With recreational marijuana use scheduled to be legalized in July 2018, many employers and employees are feeling a little dazed and confused about what the new place of cannabis, and changing employee expectations, will mean for the workplace. Can employers continue to expect that employees will show up sober and ready to work? Will employees be allowed to smoke, vape or consume edibles at work? What about in the parking lot, or during breaks? What if the employee is a truck driver, or a teacher? Under what situations can employees be terminated? When, where, why, how and what can employers test for? What impact will legalization have on employers’ existing duties to accommodate medical marijuana users, and also provide a safe workplace? Which company policies should be updated and how? Clear the smoke! Attend this program and...Read More