Seminar Partners Archive

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2015 Programs

Detecting Deception in Witness Interviews and Statements - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-02-04 09:00:00 2015-02-04 12:00:00 America/Toronto Detecting Deception in Witness Interviews and Statements Seminar Partners Program - Detecting Deception in Witness Interviews and Statements hosted by Michael Johnson Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Many lawyers and other professionals have never received formal training on how to determine if a witness is telling the truth or lying. As a result, they often struggle when faced with “he said/she said” allegations. Ironically, those who have been trained on how to spot deception using traditional methods actually do worse than those who have not been trained—because they are trained to look for deception cues that are not in fact valid...Read More

The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Based Skills for Lawyers - 1 Hour Video Webcast with Q&A

Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-02-24 12:00:00 2015-02-24 13:00:00 America/Toronto The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Based Skills for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Based Skills for Lawyers hosted by Katrina Dunn Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Don’t miss this one-hour webcast containing key learning points from Katrina Dunn’s best-selling in-person workshop, The Powerful Performance. Recorded in our studio November 29, 2013, this special “short course” will show you how to dramatically improve your performance as a lawyer by using the skills and techniques of trained actors. Katrina’s personal presentation techniques will help you combat stage fright, win over your audience, and present points clearly and convincingly. Participants are encouraged to ask Katrina questions by chat throughout the webcast...Read More

Gain the Edge! Negotiation Skills for Transactional Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Marty Latz

Marty Latz

Thursday, February 26, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-02-26 09:00:00 2015-02-26 12:00:00 America/Toronto Gain the Edge! Negotiation Skills for Transactional Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Gain the Edge! Negotiation Skills for Transactional Lawyers hosted by Marty Latz Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Transactional lawyers negotiate every day. In fact, the ability to negotiate effectively may be the most critical skill a corporate, transactional or business lawyer possesses. Yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This practical, half-day seminar will help business lawyers approach negotiations with a strategic mindset based on the experts’ proven research. And make no mistake – no matter how much you’ve negotiated, you can still learn more...Read More

Think on the Spot! Improvisational Skills for Lawyers - Live In-Person Only, Limited Enrollment

Toni Halleen

Toni Halleen

Thursday, February 26, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-02-26 09:00:00 2015-02-26 12:00:00 America/Toronto Think on the Spot! Improvisational Skills for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Think on the Spot! Improvisational Skills for Lawyers hosted by Toni Halleen Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Improv your CPD! The ability to improvise – in any setting – can often mean the difference between success and failure for a lawyer. Think on the Spot! is a fun, interactive seminar that applies the “Eight Rules of Improvisation” – the same skills actors and comics use on stage – to the communication challenges lawyers face every day. Lawyer and improvisation performer Toni Halleen will use proven improv skills to help participants discover and hone their own thinking and communication habits, and strengths...Read More

The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Skills for Lawyers - Live In-Person Only, Limited Enrollment

Katrina Dunn

Katrina Dunn

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-03-04 09:00:00 2015-03-04 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Skills for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - The Powerful Performance: Introduction to Acting Skills for Lawyers hosted by Katrina Dunn Yonge Eglinton Centre, Toronto, ON
Yonge Eglinton Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Dramatically improve your performance as a lawyer by using the skills and techniques of trained actors. This program is not about how to “act” in the courtroom – judges, jurors, and opposing counsel will not find this plausible. Instead, you will learn simple, concrete techniques that will energize your performance in any legal presentation. Whether you are looking to build your self-confidence or enhance your existing oral advocacy skills, this hands-on workshop will give each participant ample opportunity to present and receive one-on-one feedback in a safe, supportive environment...Read More

Communication Strategies of Successful Women Lawyers - 1 Hour Video Webcast with Q&A

Molly Bishop Shadel

Molly Bishop Shadel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-03-31 12:00:00 2015-03-31 13:00:00 America/Toronto Communication Strategies of Successful Women Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Communication Strategies of Successful Women Lawyers hosted by Molly Bishop Shadel Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Why are some lawyers better communicators than others? Don’t miss this special “short course” for busy practitioners recorded in our studio June 19, 2014. Using a unique blend of lecture and demonstrations, lawyer, author and professor of oral advocacy, Molly Bishop Shadel will show you essential tools successful speakers rely on to take their communication skills from good to great. A lot of these strategies apply to both men and women, but there are some challenges that only women face...Read More

Powerful Witness Preparation - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Daniel I. Small

Daniel I. Small

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-04-14 09:00:00 2015-04-14 16:00:00 America/Toronto Powerful Witness Preparation Seminar Partners Program - Powerful Witness Preparation hosted by Daniel I. Small Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

The next time you think that preparing witnesses is intuitive, or the next time you think that all a fact witness has to do is to tell their story, walk up to some strangers and ask them to spell their names – ask them to describe something that happened months ago! It is a precise and unnatural process that requires meticulous preparation, and you can improve your abilities, increase your winning percentage, and drastically reduce the stress of not knowing which way a witness might take you, or which way that witness might be led astray...Read More

Anatomy for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Samuel D. Hodge

Samuel D. Hodge

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-04-28 09:00:00 2015-04-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Anatomy for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Anatomy for Lawyers hosted by Samuel D. Hodge Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Lawyers are trained to recognize or defeat theories of liability but medical issues, such as causation and damages, play an equally important role. Without an understanding of medical matters, you’re at a disadvantage when cross-examining a health care professional or trying to explain or disprove an injury. To efficiently and effectively handle a medical injury case, you need enhanced knowledge and skills. Sam Hodge is your most effective guide to achieving them. In plain-English...Read More

Introduction to Financial Statements for Lawyer - Video Webcast Replay

Joseph Novello

Joseph Novello

Thursday, May 14, 2015
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-05-14 12:00:00 2015-05-14 15:00:00 America/Toronto Introduction to Financial Statements for Lawyer Seminar Partners Program - Introduction to Financial Statements for Lawyer hosted by Joseph Novello Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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 course and learn the fundamentals needed to understand and interpret financial statements encountered in day-to-day business, family or estates law, or general civil litigation practice. Developing a working knowledge of financial statements will also help principals of sole practitioner and smaller law firms better understand...Read More

Public Speaking & Oral Advocacy: How to Do it Well - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Molly Bishop Shadel

Molly Bishop Shadel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-05-27 09:00:00 2015-05-27 12:00:00 America/Toronto Public Speaking & Oral Advocacy: How to Do it Well Seminar Partners Program - Public Speaking & Oral Advocacy: How to Do it Well hosted by Molly Bishop Shadel Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Public speaking is a skill that every lawyer must master, including lawyers who will never set foot in a courtroom. Lawyers must be able to articulate their ideas succinctly and persuasively in order to attract clients, communicate ideas in meetings with colleagues, train younger lawyers, impress supervisors – and, of course, win in court. But many lawyers spend their days communicating exclusively through writing or e-mail, and find themselves tongue-tied when suddenly confronted with a live audience. Public speaking can be an intimidating exercise, but it doesn’t have to be...Read More

Writing to Persuade - Live Video Webcast

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong

Thursday, June 4, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-06-04 13:00:00 2015-06-04 16:00:00 America/Toronto Writing to Persuade Seminar Partners Program - Writing to Persuade hosted by Steve Armstrong Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

This program is relevant to all lawyers who write expository or persuasive documents. The program focuses on the problem that most often plagues even the best legal writers: organizing sections, passages and longer paragraphs that deal with complex analyses. Based on a truth best stated by Daniel Webster: “The power of clear statement is the great power of the bar,” it gives participants a systematic, powerful approach for creating documents that are as clear, forceful, and persuasive as possible. The program focuses on four critical aspects of advocacy writing, with an emphasis on writing persuasive factums...Read More

Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Joseph Novello

Joseph Novello

Monday, June 22, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-06-22 13:00:00 2015-06-22 16:00:00 America/Toronto Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation for Lawyers hosted by Joseph Novello Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Today’s clients demand that lawyers understand the value and financial reporting of a business – whether in relation to mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, estates and gifts, marital assets, regulatory filings or other legal matters. This course will help lawyers who regularly deal with financial information better understand how to analyze and interpret financial statements, so you can formulate successful inquiries, and communicate more effectively with business and financial professionals. Drawing upon the basic concepts covered in Introduction to Financial Statements for Lawyers...Read More

Get Organized and Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Irwin Karp

Irwin Karp

Monday, September 28, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-09-28 13:00:00 2015-09-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Get Organized and Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Get Organized and Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers hosted by Irwin Karp Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

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? This fast-paced and entertaining seminar provides practical and effective skills and techniques for better managing your time, projects, paper, email, information, staff, and ultimately, yourself. Learn how to take control of your workload, manage your busy schedule, focus on your priorities, meet your deadlines with less stress...Read More

Trials: Tips, Tactics and Practical Tales - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Michael Cash

Michael Cash

Monday, October 5, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-10-05 13:00:00 2015-10-05 16:00:00 America/Toronto Trials: Tips, Tactics and Practical Tales Seminar Partners Program - Trials: Tips, Tactics and Practical Tales hosted by Michael Cash Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

You’ve likely seen dozens of trial advocacy instructors. Many were probably very good – some great. But you haven’t seen anybody like Mike Cash. Cash’s timing and gift for delivery are important aspects of his presentations at trial and his skill as a seminar leader. In this fast paced program, rich with demonstrations, Cash presents tips and tactics illustrated with tales from actual trials where they were successfully employed...Read More

10 Ways to Draft Better Contracts - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Charles Fox

Charles Fox

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-10-28 13:00:00 2015-10-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto 10 Ways to Draft Better Contracts Seminar Partners Program - 10 Ways to Draft Better Contracts hosted by Charles Fox Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Learning to draft effective contracts can often be trial by fire. Unlike expository writing which is designed to persuade or provide information to the reader, the goal of a contract is to describe with precision the substance of the meeting of two minds, in language that will be interpreted by each subsequent reader in exactly the same way. A skillful lawyer is adept at sniffing out issues before they arise. This program will share 10 specific strategies to improve the clarity and overall quality of the contracts you draft and review...Read More

Advanced Interviewing Techniques for Lawyers: How to Get the Best Evidence to Build Your Case - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Thursday, November 12, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-11-12 13:00:00 2015-11-12 16:00:00 America/Toronto Advanced Interviewing Techniques for Lawyers: How to Get the Best Evidence to Build Your Case Seminar Partners Program - Advanced Interviewing Techniques for Lawyers: How to Get the Best Evidence to Build Your Case hosted by Gareth Jones Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Have you ever… had trouble getting facts from a hard-to-interview client? Felt like you lost control of an interview? Sensed you weren’t getting the full story? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this program is for you! Investigative interviewing is one of the most important skills required of lawyers yet few lawyers have received formal training in how to conduct effective interviews. Relevant for both new and experienced practitioners, this program will teach you how to structure and guide the interview process so you can gather relevant information you need to build your case...Read More

The Crash Course in Cross-Exam - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Stephen Easton

Stephen Easton

Friday, November 20, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-11-20 13:00:00 2015-11-20 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Crash Course in Cross-Exam Seminar Partners Program - The Crash Course in Cross-Exam hosted by Stephen Easton Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Your effectiveness and success as an advocate are grounded in your ability to expertly defend your witnesses’ credibility, or to effectively attack your adversary’s. But what do you ask? And when do you ask it? Irving Younger’s teachings on credibility and cross-examination electrified and inspired an entire generation of lawyers. Younger’s classic rules are reborn in this contemporary update by Professor Stephen Easton. Incorporating more than two dozen video clips...Read More

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Disciplinary Hearing - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Sean Carter

Sean Carter

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-12-08 13:00:00 2015-12-08 16:00:00 America/Toronto A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Disciplinary Hearing Seminar Partners Program - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Disciplinary Hearing hosted by Sean Carter Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Spend three hours with lawyer turned humourist Sean Carter, and find out what really happened on the way to the disciplinary hearing. Sean takes a laugh out loud look at the funnier aspects of the practice of law, and how lawyers can prevent disciplinary problems and remain civil. There are very basic things that lawyers must do and not do to avoid disciplinary problems, and he covers these with his ten commandments for avoiding ethical problems and six suggestions for improving professionalism...Read More

Best Content: Discovery Techniques and Strategy - Live Webcast Replay with Q&A

David Markowitz

David Markowitz

Best of 2015 End-of-Year Webcast Replays

Monday, December 21, 2015
10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern) 2015-12-21 10:00:00 2015-12-21 16:30:00 America/Toronto Best Content: Discovery Techniques and Strategy Seminar Partners Program - Best Content: Discovery Techniques and Strategy hosted by David Markowitz Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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

Best Presenter: INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House - Live Webcast Replay with Q&A

Egil

Egil "Bud" Krogh

Best of 2015 End-of-Year Webcast Replays

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern) 2015-12-22 14:00:00 2015-12-22 17:00:00 America/Toronto Best Presenter: INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House Seminar Partners Program - Best Presenter: INTEGRITY: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House hosted by Egil "Bud" Krogh Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Join Egil "Bud" Krogh as he tells the story of his early years in the Nixon White House, and the personal integrity issues that doomed the Presidency. From arranging a police badge for Elvis Presley, to the fat content in an American hotdog, and a botched nomination of a US Supreme Court Justice, Bud discusses with wit and wisdom how practicing within the “Integrity Zone” could have changed the course of history. Bud’s ethical lessons, learned through hard experience, are told in an impressively direct, thoughtful and compelling way...Read More

Best Program Overall: Powerful Witness Preparation - Live Webcast Replay with Q&A

Daniel I. Small

Daniel I. Small

Best of 2015 End-of-Year Webcast Replays

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
10:00 am to 4:45 pm (Eastern) 2015-12-23 10:00:00 2015-12-23 16:45:00 America/Toronto Best Program Overall: Powerful Witness Preparation Seminar Partners Program - Best Program Overall: Powerful Witness Preparation hosted by Daniel I. Small Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Testimony is a precise and unnatural process that requires meticulous preparation – a skill that can be taught, but not one that most lawyers have encountered in a formal setting. Even if you’ve represented hundreds of witnesses, you can improve your abilities and efficiency as an advocate, increase your winning percentage, and drastically reduce the stress of not knowing which way a witness might take you, or which way that witness might be led astray! Invest one day with experienced trial lawyer and teacher Dan Small, and discover new tips, tactics, and techniques to help make you a more effective advocate...Read More