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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 “cyberstones” unturned. You can change that! Let experts 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: Get background and investigative information about people and companies, Find addresses, phone, fax, and cell numbers for service of process, etc., Uncover news from current and archival sources, Keep on top of your research using free alerts, Save time and money with more targeted results...Read More
Are you carrying a heavy case load, completing work at the last minute, plagued by constant interruptions, inundated with information, drowning in paper, overloaded by email, handling too much work yourself, or spending too much time at the office? In short, do you have too much to do and not enough time? Believe it or not, a lot of lawyers feel that way. You can get to the end of the day, after working hard, only to discover that you have not accomplished the priorities that you set out in the morning. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Taught by lawyer and noted international legal productivity consultant Irwin Karp, this highly practical webinar will give you the insights and tools you need to avoid time wasting activities, so you can......Read More
Powers of Attorney are powerful tools designed to ensure that a client’s wishes are honoured and financial assets are protected in the event of incapacity. When drafted, executed, and wielded properly, they can provide predictability, confidence and peace of mind. However, improperly drafted, executed, or wielded, they can cause chaos and devastation. Because of the potential for abuse, it is critical that lawyers advising clients in this area understand the nature and effect of Powers of Attorney, and exercise great care and consideration when drafting these documents. This new, 90 minute webinar is designed to introduce general practitioners to basic issues when advising clients about Powers of Attorney, and to provide tips for how to craft effective Power of Attorney documents, and be alert to concerns of competence and abuse. Experienced estates lawyer Lynne Butler will explain...Read More
Are you a new lawyer exploring employment law as a practice area? Maybe you’re an experienced lawyer who wants to expand your practice into employment law? Or perhaps you’re in-house counsel or a general practitioner whose work requires a basic but current understanding of employment law? If you fit any of these situations, this convenient, 90 minute webinar is for you! Taught with the non-specialist in mind, this fun, fast-paced course quickly and clearly explains common employment law problems that arise from missteps during the hiring and termination processes. What may an employer ask a job candidate? What questions and topics should be avoided? What can an employer do and not do when checking references? To what degree can an employer use social media in the hiring process? What should a careful employer do when evaluating whether to terminate? If an employer decides to terminate, how should the termination be carried out and documented? Learn the answers to these important day-to-day questions and more! From...Read More
Even the strongest case depends upon the words and impressions created by witnesses. The ability to effectively present your witnesses, or to successfully disrupt opposing witnesses defines the great advocate. Are you ready to take your skills from good to great? Don’t miss this highly practical program, with experienced litigator and acclaimed advocacy teacher Steve Easton in which he synthesizes the rules of the courtroom with the craft of advocacy, to provide an indispensable guide for handling witnesses before and at trial. In just three hours, you’ll improve your ability to: prepare a witness for trial or discovery; know when to stay out of the witness’s way - and when (and how) to save a struggling witness; put Irving Younger’s 10 Commandments of Cross – with Easton’s 10 contemporary corollaries – to work for you...Read More
You spend a lot of time in front of a computer, and if you’re not sending emails, you’re probably using Microsoft Word to create and edit documents. Whether you’re a transactional lawyer or litigator, you rely heavily on form documents and templates – for agreements, affidavits, pleadings, even letters. But what happens when these documents aren’t formatted properly? You get disappearing text, visual confusion, errors, and more. So you spend minutes, maybe even hours, trying to “clean up” whatever you’ve created or are editing. Stop wasting your time! Attend this 90 minute webinar with legal technology trainer Craig Brody and learn the basics of Microsoft Word that every lawyer - especially small firm lawyers who don’t have the luxury of support staff – must know! Using simple, easy to understand on-screen examples, Craig will show you how to...Read More
Ever wonder why some lawyers are more adept at negotiating better outcomes for their clients? Research suggests there is no correlation between abstract 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? This program brings together a lifetime of learning by 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 six stages of negotiations and importance of each, and the distinct qualities of successful negotiators. Whether you’re a novice or veteran practitioner, and your practice is civil or criminal, or transactional or litigation based, you’ll leave this session with a clearer understanding of...Read More
Web-based defamation is an increasingly common allegation. In an era where the internet makes widespread communication fast and easy, people often speak their mind hastily - on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but also on Yelp!, HomeStars, and media and retail sites. A growing “anything goes” mentality - together with unprecedented access to a broad audience - means that in a matter of minutes, a controversial comment can attract unexpected attention and liability. Do you have the knowledge you need to effectively advise clients facing online defamation issues? This new, 90 minute webinar, featuring experienced defamation and media lawyer David Crerar, answers basic questions about internet-related defamation, how to avoid it, and what to do about it if it occurs. Topics include...Read More
Tasked with leading a major project? Your job just got easier! Learn how to increase predictability, lower costs, and save time and effort with this highly practical, how-to guide to legal project management. Leading legal productivity expert Meg Spencer Dixon will show you how to use the basic principles of project management to organize, plan, and monitor a variety of legal projects, from the everyday to the extraordinary. In just 90 minutes, you’ll get simple tools to define project objectives and scope, develop a realistic project schedule and budget, build an effective project team, assess and manage project risks, and capture lessons learned for future projects. Whether you're managing your first big project or just tired of improvising, you’ll gain dozens of tips to...Read More