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Any Questions? A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Interviewing, Questioning & Interrogating Witnesses - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Eastern) 2018-10-18 12:00:00 2018-10-18 15:00:00 America/Toronto Any Questions? A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Interviewing, Questioning & Interrogating Witnesses Seminar Partners Program - Any Questions? A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Interviewing, Questioning & Interrogating Witnesses hosted by Stephen Easton Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-10-04 12:00:00 2018-10-04 13:30:00 America/Toronto Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials Seminar Partners Program - Hiring and Firing: Know the Essentials hosted by Lisa M. Bolton and Tim Allen Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

Drafting & Using Powers of Attorney - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-09-27 12:00:00 2018-09-27 13:30:00 America/Toronto Drafting & Using Powers of Attorney Seminar Partners Program - Drafting & Using Powers of Attorney hosted by Lynne Butler Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

Get Organized & Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-09-20 12:00:00 2018-09-20 13:30:00 America/Toronto Get Organized & Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Get Organized & Get Things Done: Real Time Management for Lawyers hosted by Irwin Karp Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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? 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

How to Use Google for Legal & Investigative Research - Live Webinar with Chat

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-09-12 12:00:00 2018-09-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto How to Use Google for Legal & Investigative Research Seminar Partners Program - How to Use Google for Legal & Investigative Research hosted by Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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 “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

Storytelling for Lawyers: A Narrative Approach - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-07-19 12:00:00 2018-07-19 13:30:00 America/Toronto Storytelling for Lawyers: A Narrative Approach Seminar Partners Program - Storytelling for Lawyers: A Narrative Approach hosted by William Bernhardt Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Every legal argument involves the arrangement of the facts to suit your legal purpose. We are storytellers, but unlike the fiction writer, we have ethical restraints. We can’t make up facts. And we often don’t get to write the ending - that’s for the judge or jury. But we can still use the storyteller’s tricks and techniques to our advantage. We can present our story and its characters in a way that rings true. We can make our client the hero of the story, so our audience consciously or subconsciously roots for them to succeed. We can indicate what we want to the court, without insisting upon it. Piece by piece, we can bring our listener into the world according to our client. If we can do that, our chances of winning multiply. That’s why it’s worthwhile to consider the essential elements of storytelling: plot, character, and style. The same tools that make a good fiction writer can also make you a successful lawyer....Read More

Anatomy for Lawyers: A Medical-Legal Guide for Presenting or Defending Back & Knee Injuries - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, July 5, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2018-07-05 13:00:00 2018-07-05 16:00:00 America/Toronto Anatomy for Lawyers: A Medical-Legal Guide for Presenting or Defending Back & Knee Injuries Seminar Partners Program - Anatomy for Lawyers: A Medical-Legal Guide for Presenting or Defending Back & Knee Injuries hosted by Samuel D. Hodge Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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Musculoskeletal disorders are the largest category of workplace injuries and account for the majority of personal injury claims. Knowing the real mechanism of a back or knee injury or what is and is not trauma-related is crucial to your success as an advocate. In plain-English, and with a sharp focus on the challenges you face, seasoned litigator, and law and anatomy professor Sam Hodge will explain the nuances of the spine and lower extremities is an easy to understand manner that will allow you to better evaluate or defend your case. Professor Hodge, will explain how diagnosis are made and the particulars of medical tests and surgical procedure from the unique perspective of a very successful litigator and teacher. You will...Read More

Waivers in Sports and Recreational Activities: Current Law and Emerging Issues - Live Webinar with Chat

Michael Libby and Morgan Martin

Michael Libby and Morgan Martin

Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-06-21 12:00:00 2018-06-21 13:30:00 America/Toronto Waivers in Sports and Recreational Activities: Current Law and Emerging Issues Seminar Partners Program - Waivers in Sports and Recreational Activities: Current Law and Emerging Issues hosted by Michael Libby and Morgan Martin Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

If you’re a member of a fitness club or a recreational sports league, or have a school-aged child, liability waivers are a fact of life. Questions about the validity and enforceability of waivers are common - both from activity operators seeking to protect themselves from negligence claims, and from patrons who executed a waiver and were subsequently injured. Challenges to waivers, and the defence of claims involving the interpretation of waivers, require careful analysis of a number of variables. This new, 90 minute webinar is designed to introduce general practitioners, corporate counsel, and other non-personal injury specialists to this discrete area of practice. Topics include requirements of a valid liability waiver, challenges to enforceability or validity of waivers, and developing issues in the law of waivers, including waivers executed on behalf of children. The course...Read More

Business Valuation Simplified - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-06-14 12:00:00 2018-06-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto Business Valuation Simplified Seminar Partners Program - Business Valuation Simplified hosted by Joseph Novello Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Today’s clients demand that lawyers understand how to value a business - whether in relation to a merger or acquisition, shareholder dispute, or an estates or family law matter. The more you understand about business valuation, the better you’ll be able to use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. This all new, 90 minute webinar will help demystify business valuation for the average practitioner. In simple, easy-to-understand language, and using realistic examples, CPA, MBA Joseph Novello will explore reasons to value a business, provide practical tips based on which party you’re representing, and demonstrate commonly accepted valuation methods. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each method, what to watch out for, and how to formulate meaningful inquiries. By the end of the program, you’ll...Read More

“I’ve Been Arrested": What to Do When You Get the Call - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-06-07 12:00:00 2018-06-07 13:30:00 America/Toronto “I’ve Been Arrested": What to Do When You Get the Call Seminar Partners Program - “I’ve Been Arrested": What to Do When You Get the Call hosted by James Morton Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

At some point or another, even non-criminal lawyers are likely to receive a phone call from a client (or friend or relative) who has been arrested, or who has a family member who has been arrested. “What should I do?” they will ask. What you say, and what happens in the next few minutes and hours - whether dealing with a minor or serious matter - can have a profound impact on the client’s future. This new, 90 minute webinar will arm you with sufficient knowledge to answer that question intelligently and competently. The course is designed for non-criminal law practitioners and new lawyers considering criminal defence practice. Although you may ultimately refer the client to another lawyer, what you learn in this program will enable you to collect essential information, and provide important advice about do’s and don’ts during detention, arrest and custody. Experienced criminal defence counsel James Morton will...Read More

Time Management for Lawyers Part 2: How to Be Productive Throughout the Day - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-05-31 12:00:00 2018-05-31 13:30:00 America/Toronto Time Management for Lawyers Part 2: How to Be Productive Throughout the Day Seminar Partners Program - Time Management for Lawyers Part 2: How to Be Productive Throughout the Day hosted by Meg Spencer Dixon Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Too much to do and not enough time to do it? Good organization and time management skills are crucial elements of a successful and satisfying legal career, and also critical skills required to meet important ethical obligations. If your typical work day consists of jumping from one “almost overdue” project to another, then it's time to learn some proven time management techniques. Designed to address lawyers’ unique organizational and time challenges, this fun, 90 minute webinar with lawyer and leading legal productivity expert Meg Spencer Dixon will offer dozens of practical tips and techniques to help you: start and keep working; limit interruptions; delegate effectively; stay motivated; avoid habits that lead to errors and omissions; and, eliminate procrastination. Applying even a few of the techniques taught will make a significant difference in your work and your life. Register today and learn how to increase your productivity and...Read More

Understanding Workplace Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-05-10 12:00:00 2018-05-10 13:30:00 America/Toronto Understanding Workplace Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era Seminar Partners Program - Understanding Workplace Sexual Harassment Law in the #MeToo Era hosted by David Whitten Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

The recent wave of high profile sexual harassment allegations has suddenly and dramatically intensified the discourse over sexual harassment in the workplace. No industry has been left untouched - actors, producers, journalists, politicians, entrepreneurs, and executives have seen their behaviour take centre stage in the press and on social media. While the societal impact of these highly public cases is still playing out, one lesson is clear: sexual harassment in the workplace can have serious reputational and legal ramifications for accused individuals and companies. Lawyers counseling clients on workplace behaviour must therefore have a solid knowledge of the law relating to sexual harassment, and also an awareness of cultural shifts taking place in the workplace. Now more than ever, employers and boards of directors must clearly understand...Read More

Drafting Effective Contracts: Balancing Perfect Precision with Cost and Time Constraints - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-05-03 12:00:00 2018-05-03 13:30:00 America/Toronto Drafting Effective Contracts: Balancing Perfect Precision with Cost and Time Constraints Seminar Partners Program - Drafting Effective Contracts: Balancing Perfect Precision with Cost and Time Constraints hosted by Charles Fox Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Lawyers face a difficult challenge when they draft contracts - creating a document that accurately reflects the business deal or relationship while also meeting client timelines and cost constraints. This information-packed, how-to webinar focuses on finding the practical balance between these often conflicting imperatives - perfect precision and clarity, on the one hand, and time pressure, cost considerations and practical necessity on the other. Using over a dozen, real-world, instructive before and after examples, noted contract drafting instructor Charles Fox will share essential considerations for undertaking this important cost/benefit analysis, and offer advice for when and how to sacrifice perfect precision in favour of other client goals. You’ll learn why...Read More

Evidence Essentials: Dealing with the Troublesome Witness - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-04-26 12:00:00 2018-04-26 13:30:00 America/Toronto Evidence Essentials: Dealing with the Troublesome Witness Seminar Partners Program - Evidence Essentials: Dealing with the Troublesome Witness hosted by Peter Sankoff Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

No matter how much time you put into preparing your case, trial would not be trial without troublesome witnesses. While openings, closings and submissions are largely within our control, often witnesses are not. Some witnesses are difficult on purpose, and others present challenges because of their loyalties, poor memory, unsophistication, or even simple personality quirks. Because of this, it is essential for litigators to understand the evidentiary law that exists to deal with witnesses who are unhelpful, unwilling, or unable. Without these tools in your kit, you can’t truly represent your clients effectively. This exciting new webinar offers a helpful review of the substantive law and procedural rules that apply to troublesome witnesses. Noted author and award winning law Professor Peter Sankoff will focus on the untruthful, forgetful, hostile and adverse witness. In addition......Read More

Writing for Lawyers: Strategies for Drafting ReaderFriendly Documents - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-04-19 12:00:00 2018-04-19 13:30:00 America/Toronto Writing for Lawyers: Strategies for Drafting ReaderFriendly Documents Seminar Partners Program - Writing for Lawyers: Strategies for Drafting ReaderFriendly Documents hosted by Dianne Rosky Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Your ability to communicate effectively in writing can have an immense impact on your practice, and on the success of your firm as a whole. Clients, colleagues, and judges all appreciate lawyers who can write well. But lawyers face a difficult challenge when they write: organizing complicated material so it is easy for readers, including non-lawyers, to understand and remember. This program will give you a simple, powerful framework for adjusting your writing for the non-legal audience. Former litigator and acclaimed legal writing instructor Dianne Rosky will show you how to present complex legal information so that even lay readers can easily take it in. Based on examples and exercises drawn from actual legal documents......Read More

Microsoft Excel Basics for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-04-12 12:00:00 2018-04-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto Microsoft Excel Basics for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Microsoft Excel Basics for Lawyers hosted by Craig Brody Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

If you have any version of Microsoft Office, then you already have Microsoft Excel. But most lawyers either underutilize or don’t use Excel. Stop wasting this powerful tool! Excel is a versatile, convenient software program that can make you more efficient and organized in your daily law practice. It can help you log billable hours, track expenses, calculate interest on judgments, manage client information, keep an eye on cases, create template forms, and produce charts and other graphical representations of data. Start making your life easier by attending this new, 90 minute webinar with technology trainer and Excel expert Craig Brody. Using legal-related spreadsheet examples, Mr. Brody will teach you how to: design spreadsheets, move, copy, and format data; insert and copy formulas to track costs and case details......Read More

Multitasking Gone Mad: How to Practice Law Effectively in a Wired, Demanding, Distracting World - Live Webinar with Chat

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-03-07 12:00:00 2018-03-07 13:30:00 America/Toronto Multitasking Gone Mad: How to Practice Law Effectively in a Wired, Demanding, Distracting World Seminar Partners Program - Multitasking Gone Mad: How to Practice Law Effectively in a Wired, Demanding, Distracting World hosted by Irwin Karp Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Multitasking has been defined as doing two or more things at the same time, none of them well. Yet, despite the obvious limitations, most lawyers attempt to multitask their way through each day to the detriment of their clients (and their general well-being and happiness). In this important and timely webinar, lawyer and legal productivity expert Irwin Karp will address the emotional and physiological consequences of always being connected, as well as the potential negative impacts on the quality of your work, stress level, attention span, and ability to think critically. In just 90 short minutes, you will learn: the pitfalls of multitasking, especially when it comes to competent and diligent representation, and client communication...Read More

Failure to Communicate: The Top 5 Reasons for Miscommunication across Cultures and Genders - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-02-15 12:00:00 2018-02-15 13:30:00 America/Toronto Failure to Communicate: The Top 5 Reasons for Miscommunication across Cultures and Genders Seminar Partners Program - Failure to Communicate: The Top 5 Reasons for Miscommunication across Cultures and Genders hosted by Nina Meierding Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Differences in how men and women communicate, and how people across cultures communicate, can have a powerful influence on a lawyer’s professional and personal life. No single prototype applies to all members of a specific culture or gender, however there are proven, observable traits that tend to be more common in one gender than another, and that are recurring causes of misunderstanding between cultures. In workplaces, these differences can affect judgments of competence and confidence, levels of trust, who gets credit (or blame), and what gets done. In courtrooms and boardrooms, the same differences can inadvertently prevent you from obtaining buy-in on proposals, or working effectively with clients, other parties, opposing counsel, and judges and court staff. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Invest 90 short minutes with lawyer and acclaimed conflict resolution expert Nina Meierding and...Read More

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

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 hosted by Shelley Brown Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

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

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 hosted by Lynne Butler Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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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