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Winter 2017

 



Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes – Live video webcast

Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Molly Bishop Shadel
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…More

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Spring 2017

 



Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters – Live webinar with chat

Thursday March 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: William Bernhardt
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…More

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Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses – Live webinar with chat

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) • Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Stephen Easton
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…More

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm (Eastern)
Presenters: Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane
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…More

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The Power to Persuade – Live in-person and live webcast

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) • Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Todd Winegar
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…More

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How to Use Google for Investigative Research – Live webinar with chat

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenters: Mark Rosch & Carole Levitt
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…More

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Making Your Case with a Better Memory – Live in-person and live webcast

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) • Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Paul Mellor
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…More

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Discovery Strategy and Techniques – Live in-person and live webcast

Thursday, June 1, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) • Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Presenter: David Markowitz
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…More

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Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations – Live in-person and live webcast

Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) • Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Presenter: Susan Jones
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…More

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Fall 2017




What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting – Live webinar with chat

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Lenne’ Espenschied
CPD credits by province
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…More

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What Makes a Great Negotiator? – Live webinar with chat

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Professor Charles Craver
CPD credits by province
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…More

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Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit – Live webinar with chat

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Irwin Karp
CPD credits by province
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…More

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Persuasive Legal Writing: Winning with Words – Live webinar with chat

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: William Bernhardt
CPD credits by province
In this convenient, practical presentation, William Bernhardt, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, applies the principles of superior legal writing to specific documents designed to persuade. Bernhardt discusses the fundamentals of persuasion, then applies those principles and superior writing skills to briefs, factums and other persuasive documents, explaining how each and every section can be strategically executed, considering both text and subtext, to produce a favourable result. Topics include: the importance of strategic issue-framing…More

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