Seminar Partners Archive

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2016 Programs

Winning Communication and Presentation Skills for Lawyers: Learn by doing workshop - Live In-Person

Toni Halleen & Katrina Dunn

Toni Halleen & Katrina Dunn

Thursday, January 14, 2016
8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern) 2016-01-14 08:30:00 2016-01-15 16:30:00 America/Toronto Winning Communication and Presentation Skills for Lawyers: Learn by doing workshop Seminar Partners Program - Winning Communication and Presentation Skills for Lawyers: Learn by doing workshop hosted by Toni Halleen & Katrina Dunn Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Do you want to a more confident, collected and successful communicator and presenter? This limited enrollment, practice-intensive workshop is designed for lawyers who want to enhance their impromptu and formal speaking skills, among national colleagues. For two days you’ll be “on your feet”, participating in role-plays, breakout sessions, and individual presentations constantly receiving peer and instructor feedback. The course is taught in a transitional, live classroom format by an experienced lawyer and improv performer, and an award-winning theatre director. Interest is high, so early registration is recommended. No advance preparation is required...Read More

Financial Concepts for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Ed Adams

Ed Adams

Thursday, February 25, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-02-25 13:00:00 2016-02-25 16:00:00 America/Toronto Financial Concepts for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Financial Concepts for Lawyers hosted by Ed Adams Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Learn how to understand and communicate financial concepts with ease! Cash and accrual accounting. Financial ratio analysis. Net present value. Do you understand these concepts? Can you communicate them effectively to others? As a litigator, successfully representing your clients, no matter what area of law, requires a foundational understanding of financial concepts. Lawyer and finance professor Ed Adams will give you the confidence that comes with increased financial...Read More

Effective Negotiation and Settlement - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Charles Craver

Charles Craver

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-03-08 13:00:00 2016-03-08 16:00:00 America/Toronto Effective Negotiation and Settlement Seminar Partners Program - Effective Negotiation and Settlement hosted by Charles Craver Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

North America’s leading expert in negotiations and settlement will teach you how to reduce stress and conflict, obtain better settlement results, and have more satisfied clients. The ability to negotiate effectively is one of the most important skills a lawyer can develop. Every day you negotiate on behalf of your clients, your firm or yourself. Every file you open, regardless of your practice area, will require you to negotiate key issues before you can conclude the matter successfully...Read More

Creating Easy-to-Read Documents - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Stuart Teicher

Stuart Teicher

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-03-22 13:00:00 2016-03-22 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creating Easy-to-Read Documents Seminar Partners Program - Creating Easy-to-Read Documents hosted by Stuart Teicher Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Distilling legal documents to their most basic elements is the key to creating effective persuasive legal writing. It’s also the best way to draft readable documents for transactions. This program will show you how to make your legal writing more clear, concise, and direct. Professional educator and lawyer Stuart Teicher will help you develop a readable mindset, and give you a step-by-step approach for drafting easy-to-read documents...Read More

Advanced Storytelling and Persuasion for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

David Mann

David Mann

Thursday, April 14, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-04-14 13:00:00 2016-04-14 16:00:00 America/Toronto Advanced Storytelling and Persuasion for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Advanced Storytelling and Persuasion for Lawyers hosted by David Mann Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Storytelling – the art of connecting with, captivating and persuading an audience – is the key to success as an advocate. A credible lawyer capable of telling a compelling story that engages the mind and emotion at the same time will almost always beat the lawyer who cannot. But what exactly are the elements of a good story? Why do stories affect us in a profound way? And how can you incorporate storytelling into your legal presentations, in and out of the courtroom?...Read More

The Truth about Deception Recognition: Can Lawyers Rely on It? - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Michael Woodworth

Michael Woodworth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-04-19 13:00:00 2016-04-19 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Truth about Deception Recognition: Can Lawyers Rely on It? Seminar Partners Program - The Truth about Deception Recognition: Can Lawyers Rely on It? hosted by Michael Woodworth Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Every day lawyers make decisions about whether someone is telling the truth. We do it at home, at work, and in social situations. Most of us rely on stereotypical “signs” that a person is lying and we are no better at it than chance. But with evidence that half of all assessments are flawed, what we think we see and hear in boardrooms and court rooms and other legal settings can have very serious consequences for us and the people we interact with. This exciting new course, featuring Dr. Michael Woodworth, takes a critical look at the evolution of deception recognition, with a specific focus on the legal system...Read More

Cross-examining Expert Witnesses: 10 Steps to Success - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Todd Winegar

Todd Winegar

Thursday, May 5, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-05-05 13:00:00 2016-05-05 16:00:00 America/Toronto Cross-examining Expert Witnesses: 10 Steps to Success Seminar Partners Program - Cross-examining Expert Witnesses: 10 Steps to Success hosted by Todd Winegar Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Expert witnesses offer unique opportunities but also specific challenges, and your ability to control your opponent’s expert on the stand can make or break your case. In this focused, practice-oriented seminar, internationally-recognized litigation skills instructor Todd Winegar shares his Ten Steps to Success for cross-examining all types of expert witnesses. Combining discussions of strategy and technique with video clips of actual examinations, Mr. Winegar outlines proven methods for handling opposing experts at trial. The result? You’ll be...Read More

Evidence for Trial Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Stephen Easton

Stephen Easton

Thursday, May 19, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-05-19 13:00:00 2016-05-19 16:00:00 America/Toronto Evidence for Trial Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Evidence for Trial Lawyers hosted by Stephen Easton Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

No matter how comfortable you are with the rules of evidence, every trial – for better or for worse – is an opportunity to learn more. This media-rich seminar will strengthen your skills in applying the laws of evidence in a trial setting. Irving Younger’s classic presentation on evidence law is reborn in video form with real-world, practical commentary by Professor Steve Easton. Adapted for the Canadian context, Easton emphasizes the rules that actually affect real trial lawyers on a day to day basis...Read More

Secrets of Bulletproof Contract Drafting - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Lenne’ Espenschied

Lenne’ Espenschied

Thursday, June 16, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-06-16 13:00:00 2016-06-16 16:00:00 America/Toronto Secrets of Bulletproof Contract Drafting Seminar Partners Program - Secrets of Bulletproof Contract Drafting hosted by Lenne’ Espenschied Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

This practical, half day course focuses on identifying and eliminating the common sources of ambiguity in legal documents that can lead to disputes and even litigation. ABA author and former law professor Lenné Espenschied will condense hazy theories of drafting into concise, clear, practical techniques that can be applied immediately to improve the clarity and overall quality of all your legal documents. Recent Canadian cases and dozens of examples from real contracts will shed light on what to do and what to avoid when drafting...Read More

Time Management for Lawyers: How to Keep Up with Email, Master Your To-Do List, and Work Productively - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Meg Spencer Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, September 29, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-09-29 13:00:00 2016-09-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Time Management for Lawyers: How to Keep Up with Email, Master Your To-Do List, and Work Productively Seminar Partners Program - Time Management for Lawyers: How to Keep Up with Email, Master Your To-Do List, and Work Productively hosted by Meg Spencer Dixon Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

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

Writing and Editing for Clarity and Impact: How to Make Complex Topics Seem Simple - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong

Thursday, October 13, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-10-13 13:00:00 2016-10-13 16:00:00 America/Toronto Writing and Editing for Clarity and Impact: How to Make Complex Topics Seem Simple Seminar Partners Program - Writing and Editing for Clarity and Impact: How to Make Complex Topics Seem Simple hosted by Steve Armstrong Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

This program is designed for lawyers at all experience levels who write longer documents about complicated topics. You will learn simple, straightforward principles for drafting and editing all types of documents (except contracts and other formal agreements) to make them as clear as possible, despite the complexity of your subject-matter...Read More

Persuading the Trier of Fact in Opening and Closing - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Leonard Matheo and Lisa DeCaro

Leonard Matheo and Lisa DeCaro

Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-10-27 13:00:00 2016-10-27 16:00:00 America/Toronto Persuading the Trier of Fact in Opening and Closing Seminar Partners Program - Persuading the Trier of Fact in Opening and Closing hosted by Leonard Matheo and Lisa DeCaro Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Start strong, end strong. Tell a story. Use a theme. We all know the secrets of effective openings and closings but how do you actually implement those techniques so the trier-of-fact arrives at your single, inescapable conclusion? This seminar will give you new tools to control the picture being formed by the decision-maker during these critically important phases of any trial, hearing, or other proceeding. Through videos, demonstrations and practical experience gained in hundreds of trials, noted trial and presentation consultants Len Matheo and Lisa DeCaro will show you simple, easy to implement methods for delivering winning opening statements and closing arguments every time...Read More

Advanced Cross-examination Techniques - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Roger Dodd

Roger Dodd

Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-11-10 09:00:00 2016-11-10 16:00:00 America/Toronto Advanced Cross-examination Techniques Seminar Partners Program - Advanced Cross-examination Techniques hosted by Roger Dodd Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Learn how to dominate the courtroom on cross-examination in this dynamic tour de force by internationally acclaimed presenter Roger Dodd. With practical tips and instructive truelife life examples, Roger will share simple, straightforward, effective techniques from the Chapter Method of Cross-examination that will surprise and reinvigorate even the most experienced litigator. This unique program will teach you a whole new way to try a case – one that integrates cross-examination with every step of the trial process. Don’t miss all new content in 2016...Read More

Flying Safe in the Clouds! Ethical Pitfalls of Mobile, Cloud & Everyday Law Office Computing - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Paul Unger

Paul Unger

Thursday, November 17, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-11-17 13:00:00 2016-11-17 16:00:00 America/Toronto Flying Safe in the Clouds! Ethical Pitfalls of Mobile, Cloud & Everyday Law Office Computing Seminar Partners Program - Flying Safe in the Clouds! Ethical Pitfalls of Mobile, Cloud & Everyday Law Office Computing hosted by Paul Unger Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Lawyers are flying high these days. We can (and do) work anywhere – the train, the airport, the cottage, hotels, taxis – wherever our practices and lives take us. However, without a proper understanding of technology, you can quickly find yourself in ethical trouble. Cloud computing, laptops, smartphones, tablets, email, networks, metadata, electronic court filings, if not used properly, can easily lead to embarrassing and sometimes serious breaches of client information and confidences. This seminar will address the benefits, options, and ethical pitfalls of mobile, cloud and everyday law office computing. With humour and simple “tech-free” explanations any professional can understand...Read More

Ethical Lessons from the Trenches: Candour, Conflicts, Confidentiality and Civility - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Stuart Teicher

Stuart Teicher

Thursday, December 1, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-12-01 13:00:00 2016-12-01 16:00:00 America/Toronto Ethical Lessons from the Trenches: Candour, Conflicts, Confidentiality and Civility Seminar Partners Program - Ethical Lessons from the Trenches: Candour, Conflicts, Confidentiality and Civility hosted by Stuart Teicher Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Since time immemorial, lawyers have tried to balance the needs to be truthful, keep client information confidential, manage conflicts and uphold a sense of civility. It’s a delicate highwire act and attempting to serve all four masters at once can lead to serious falls from grace. So how should you navigate these four important and frequently competing ethical commitments? Join Stuart Teicher as he explains how each concept rears its head in practice, and shares a few basic principles that, if followed properly...Read More

Financial Statements for Lawyers - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Joseph Novello

Joseph Novello

Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-12-08 13:00:00 2016-12-08 16:00:00 America/Toronto Financial Statements for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Financial Statements for Lawyers hosted by Joseph Novello Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

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...Read More

The Ethy Awards: This Year’s Best of the Worst Legal Ethical Violations - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Sean Carter

Sean Carter

Thursday, December 15, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2016-12-15 13:00:00 2016-12-15 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Ethy Awards: This Year’s Best of the Worst Legal Ethical Violations Seminar Partners Program - The Ethy Awards: This Year’s Best of the Worst Legal Ethical Violations hosted by Sean Carter Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto ON

CPD credits by province

Each year, Hollywood celebrates the best performances in motion pictures at the Oscars. Well, this year, we celebrate the Ethy Awards. North America’s foremost legal humourist Sean Carter recaps the best of the worst ethics violations of 2016, with examples from Canada, the US and internationally. Sean shares the facts, explains the specific ethics violation (under the Federation of Law Societies’ of Canada Model Code of Professional Conduct), discusses how you can avoid similar outcomes in your own practice, and awards the Ethy to the "winner"...Read More