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Estate Planning for Blended Families - Live Webinar with Chat

Rachel Blumenfeld & Marni Pernica

Rachel Blumenfeld & Marni Pernica

Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-07-18 12:00:00 2019-07-18 13:30:00 America/Toronto Estate Planning for Blended Families Seminar Partners Program - Estate Planning for Blended Families hosted by Rachel Blumenfeld & Marni Pernica Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Blended families have come a long way since the Brady Bunch of the 1970’s. Today’s second (or third or fourth) marriages raise complex legal, financial and practical issues for families - and for their lawyers! Balancing the interests of the surviving spouse with those of children from prior marriages can be challenging for even the most experienced practitioner. Do you have the skills you need to meet the needs of this growing client base? This convenient, 90 minute webinar with experienced Toronto estates lawyers Rachel Blumenfeld and Marni Pernica will examine essential estate-planning tools lawyers can use to minimize disputes and protect the interests of all involved. After taking this course you will...Read More

Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence in Estate Planning - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, June 20, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-06-20 12:00:00 2019-06-20 13:30:00 America/Toronto Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence in Estate Planning Seminar Partners Program - Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence in Estate Planning hosted by Mark Weintraub Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Will challenges are often based on claims that the testator lacked the capacity to execute a will, or that the will was the result of undue influence. These are not easy matters to assess, especially with new clients for whom you have no frame of reference. As a practitioner, you must assume that the will you are drafting could be contested, and take clear steps to rule out issues of incapacity and undue influence, and build a record documenting your conclusions. This exciting new webinar featuring experienced estates counsel Mark Weintraub, Q.C. will review your duties when taking will planning instructions, offer practical techniques you can use to evaluate capacity and undue influence, and discuss how to better help or decline to help a prospective client, while protecting your practice from claims of negligence. By the end of the program you will...Read More

The Science of Better Lawyering - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-06-13 12:00:00 2019-06-13 13:30:00 America/Toronto The Science of Better Lawyering Seminar Partners Program - The Science of Better Lawyering hosted by Laura Mahr Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Most of us accept that law can be a stressful vocation. But did you know that practicing law - more than most professions - fortifies our negativity bias? Our lawyer brains are trained and paid to stay alert to what could go wrong. And constantly focusing on what might go wrong can negatively impact our cognitive function, focus, and ability to relate to others - the exact competencies clients require of us. Fortunately, we can alter the physiology of our brain. By implementing some basic mindfulness practices, we can shift our attention towards the positive and become more productive, effective and ethical lawyers, with more to offer to our clients and ourselves. In this inspiring new webinar, lawyer and mindfulness trainer Laura Mahr will share simple strategies to...Read More

Executor Duties, Beneficiary Rights, and Your Role - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-05-23 12:00:00 2019-05-23 13:30:00 America/Toronto Executor Duties, Beneficiary Rights, and Your Role Seminar Partners Program - Executor Duties, Beneficiary Rights, and Your Role hosted by Lynne Butler Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

The relationship between you and your client, who is acting as executor, can be complicated - especially when disputes arise between the executor and beneficiaries. While the question as to whom you owe a duty when representing an executor - who, in turn, owes duties to the beneficiaries - may be answered in law, successfully navigating that relationship in practice requires a little expert guidance. This new, 90 minute program with experienced estates lawyer Lynne Butler will explore common questions about the responsibilities and powers of executors, and the rights of beneficiaries, with a focus on how counsel for the executor can avoid controversy! Among the subjects Lynne will address are...Read More

Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-05-09 12:00:00 2019-05-09 13:30:00 America/Toronto Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters Seminar Partners Program - Superior Legal Writing: Every Word Matters hosted by William Bernhardt Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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...Read More

How to Deal with Conflicting Perceptions of Reality: Tips for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-05-01 12:00:00 2019-05-01 13:30:00 America/Toronto How to Deal with Conflicting Perceptions of Reality: Tips for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - How to Deal with Conflicting Perceptions of Reality: Tips for Lawyers hosted by Nina Meierding Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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As lawyers we encounter conflicting perspectives of reality every day. It happens in estates, family, criminal, employment, business, and other areas of law. We see it when documenting relationships, during negotiations, and in litigation. Clients, parties, opposing counsel, and colleagues sometimes hold on to their positions and their versions of the facts - even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. In this advanced presentation, lawyer, professor and internationally acclaimed conflict resolution expert Nina Meierding will explore how people develop very different perspectives of what has happened, what is right, and what is fair. You’ll learn how we each create, reinforce and remember our own realities, and specific reasons why it is so difficult for people to acknowledge they have made a mistake even when all the “facts” are against them. Using examples from a variety of practice areas and legal settings...Read More

Avoiding Negligence Claims in an Estates Practice - Live Webinar with Chat

Gillian Fournie & Joanna Lindenberg

Gillian Fournie & Joanna Lindenberg

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-04-17 12:00:00 2019-04-17 13:30:00 America/Toronto Avoiding Negligence Claims in an Estates Practice Seminar Partners Program - Avoiding Negligence Claims in an Estates Practice hosted by Gillian Fournie & Joanna Lindenberg Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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Malpractice claims against wills and estates practitioners have steadily increased over the last decade, with inadequate fact investigation and lawyer/client communication failures being the top reasons complaints are made. Lawyers who draft estate planning documents are under more scrutiny than ever as the largest wealth transfer from one generation to the next begins. Mistakes can be found at every turn, from failure to have a working knowledge of tax, real estate, and family law, or misunderstanding a client’s unique, and often complex, family dynamics and asset ownership. Lawyers new to estates law and non-specialists who dabble in wills, trusts, and estates in addition to their regular practice must be particularly diligent to meet the standard of care. Among other things, drafting lawyers owe a duty of care not only to their clients, but third parties as well. Fortunately...Read More

Understanding Financial Statements - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-04-11 12:00:00 2019-04-11 13:30:00 America/Toronto Understanding Financial Statements Seminar Partners Program - Understanding Financial Statements hosted by Joseph Novello Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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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 this newly updated program and learn how to understand the basic structure of a financial statement and identify its key components. You’ll work through sample balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, including examples for...Read More

Time Management for Lawyers: Work Smarter, Not Harder - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, April 4, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-04-04 12:00:00 2019-04-04 13:30:00 America/Toronto Time Management for Lawyers: Work Smarter, Not Harder Seminar Partners Program - Time Management for Lawyers: Work Smarter, Not Harder hosted by Cami McLaren Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

How many times have you reached the end of your workday and asked yourself "What did I accomplish today?" Most lawyers feel ineffective and out of balance more often than we want to admit. We think if we just work harder, things will fall into place. But working harder isn’t the solution. We need to change the way we approach time management. This new, 90 minute webinar with lawyer and certified performance coach Cami McLaren will introduce you to a different and more effective way of viewing time and time management, and offer specific changes you can implement right away to improve the way you use your time, decrease your stress, and increase your productivity. From understanding what is and is not currently working for you, to learning how to schedule your time and use to-do lists more effectively, Cami will teach you...Read More

Microsoft Outlook for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-03-28 12:00:00 2019-03-28 13:30:00 America/Toronto Microsoft Outlook for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Microsoft Outlook for Lawyers hosted by Craig Brody Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Microsoft Outlook is probably the second most important tool for lawyers after Microsoft Word. Most of us rely on it to process our emails, manage our contacts, organize our schedules, set up our meetings, and handle our to-do list. But without a little expert guidance, this powerful information manager can easily distract and overwhelm even the most organized practitioner. Attend this convenient, 90 minute webinar with legal technology trainer Craig Brody and learn how to make better use of Outlook’s numerous and often overlooked functions in four key areas - Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks. Using simple, easy to understand on-screen examples, Craig will show you how to...Read More

Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-03-07 12:00:00 2019-03-07 13:30:00 America/Toronto Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege Seminar Partners Program - Recent Developments in the Law of Privilege hosted by Peter Sankoff Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Privilege issues permeate every lawyer's practice, whether transactional or litigation-focused. Knowing when privilege does and does not apply, understanding the scope and reach of the privilege, and the circumstances in which waiver applies, and implementing best practices for invoking and preserving the privilege require an awareness of recent cases and how real-world privilege scenarios play out. Lawyers unfamiliar with these evolving principles put their clients and themselves at risk. This program examines key areas in the law of privilege where there have been significant recent developments. Noted author and award winning law Professor Peter Sankoff will...Read More

Bill C-46: Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws Explained - Live Webinar with Chat

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-03-05 12:00:00 2019-03-05 13:30:00 America/Toronto Bill C-46: Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws Explained Seminar Partners Program - Bill C-46: Canada’s New Impaired Driving Laws Explained hosted by Ian Savage & Dylan Finlay Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Bill C-46, known as the Impaired Driving Act, came into force on December 18, 2018. The Act is the companion legislation to Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act, which legalized possession of marijuana for personal use in Canada. The Impaired Driving Act makes significant and controversial changes to federal alcohol and drug impaired laws, including permitting roadside screening of suspected drug impaired drivers, introducing new drug related driving offences, and allowing for mandatory alcohol breathalyzer testing. Almost overnight, how lawyers prosecute and defend those charged with impaired driving offences, has changed. Join defence lawyers Ian Savage (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and Dylan Finlay (Ontario) for this convenient, 90 minute primer on what recent reforms to Canada’s impaired driving laws mean for...Read More

Drafting Simple Wills - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, January 31, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2019-01-31 12:00:00 2019-01-31 13:30:00 America/Toronto Drafting Simple Wills Seminar Partners Program - Drafting Simple Wills hosted by Jasmine Sweatman Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Whether for a client, relative, or friend, sooner or later many lawyers will be asked to draft a will. You follow your old Bar Admission materials with a few online updates you’ve found, and all is well, right? Wrong. Drafting even a basic will can be a difficult and time-consuming task, requiring specialized knowledge and skill. While you don’t have to be an expert, you do need a general understanding of the technical and human aspects of will drafting, and essential estate and gift tax laws, and income tax laws. This new short course with experienced estates lawyer Jasmine Sweatman is designed for early career lawyers or those new to will drafting. In just 90 minutes, Jasmine will explain how to...Read More

Managing Information & Communication Overload in the Practice of Law - Live Webinar with Chat

Friday, December 21, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-12-21 12:00:00 2018-12-21 13:30:00 America/Toronto Managing Information & Communication Overload in the Practice of Law Seminar Partners Program - Managing Information & Communication Overload in the Practice of Law hosted by Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Too much information everywhere you turn? Wasn't technology supposed to make things easier for us? Does the daily onslaught of information - text messages, emails, phone calls, and reading - overwhelm your legal practice? Does this glut of constant communication increase your stress, while diminishing your enjoyment of your career and your life? It's time to go from glut to gain. Attend this information-packed, 90 minute webinar with acclaimed speaker, author, and columnist Jeff Davidson, and get the tools you need to keep information at a manageable level, and use it for maximum gain. You’ll get more work done and have more time for the things you enjoy. Hailed as a “dynamo” by The Washington Post...Read More

How to Beat Procrastination in Your Workday - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, December 20, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-12-20 12:00:00 2018-12-20 13:30:00 America/Toronto How to Beat Procrastination in Your Workday Seminar Partners Program - How to Beat Procrastination in Your Workday hosted by Allison Wolf Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Procrastination is an avoidance behavior that can be a serious issue for lawyers. It can impact the quality of your work and cause unnecessary stress, guilt and a loss of productivity. It can also result in failure to meet professional conduct and responsibility standards, and may lead to disciplinary action. Most courses on procrastination focus on tips and techniques about how to get over it. But we rarely ask what procrastination actually is and why it happens in the first place. In this inspiring, new webinar, lawyer coach Allison Wolf turns procrastination on its head, transforming it from a guilty secret into a productivity-enhancing strategy. Wolf teaches us that when we stop thinking about procrastination as a harmful habit that's holding us back and start telling the truth about why we are procrastinating, it can become a robust strategy for getting things done. In just 90 minutes, you will learn...Read More

Project Management for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, December 6, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-12-06 12:00:00 2018-12-06 13:30:00 America/Toronto Project Management for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Project Management for Lawyers hosted by Meg Spencer Dixon Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

How What You Post Can Get You Sued: Essentials of Internet Defamation Law - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-11-29 12:00:00 2018-11-29 13:30:00 America/Toronto How What You Post Can Get You Sued: Essentials of Internet Defamation Law Seminar Partners Program - How What You Post Can Get You Sued: Essentials of Internet Defamation Law hosted by David A. Crerar Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

Imputing Income in Family Cases - Live Webinar with Chat

Sharon Griffin & Stacie Glazman

Sharon Griffin & Stacie Glazman

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-11-21 12:00:00 2018-11-21 13:30:00 America/Toronto Imputing Income in Family Cases Seminar Partners Program - Imputing Income in Family Cases hosted by Sharon Griffin & Stacie Glazman Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Child and spousal support are cornerstones of most family law files. Where the payor spouse hides, underreports, or manipulates information related to income, a court may impute income. Whether you are acting for the payor or the recipient of support payments, understanding the benefits, roadblocks, and costs challenges of imputing income is critical. This new, 90 minute webinar provides an easy way for legal practitioners to stay up to date on this important topic. Experienced family law lawyer and Chartered Business Valuator Stacie Glazman and seasoned accountant Sharon Griffin will address key resources and evidence needed to properly calculate imputed income, and offer insight on when to move forward with convincing a judge to impute income, and how to contest claims of imputed income. Among other things, you’ll learn...Read More

What Makes a Great Negotiator? - Live Webinar with Chat

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-11-14 12:00:00 2018-11-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto What Makes a Great Negotiator? Seminar Partners Program - What Makes a Great Negotiator? hosted by Charles Craver Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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 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

Microsoft Word for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-11-08 12:00:00 2018-11-08 13:30:00 America/Toronto Microsoft Word for Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Microsoft Word for Lawyers hosted by Craig Brody Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

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

Five Simple Rules for Better Legal Writing - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2018-11-01 12:00:00 2018-11-01 13:30:00 America/Toronto Five Simple Rules for Better Legal Writing Seminar Partners Program - Five Simple Rules for Better Legal Writing hosted by Ryan Standil Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Want to give yourself a competitive advantage in law? Pay more attention to the quality of your writing. Studies show that readers – including legal readers – strongly prefer clear, efficient, accurate prose. They find it easier and faster to read and understand, and they are more likely to start and finish reading what you write. Understanding that your goal is comprehension - not perfection - removes a lot of the barriers to building your skill as a writer. In this convenient, 90-minute webinar, lawyer and writing instructor Ryan Standil offers you a new focus for improving what is a significant component of your daily work. Ryan will examine five writing issues that create misunderstandings between writers and readers, and offer an easy to follow checklist for achieving a clearer, more understandable style. You’ll learn how to produce writing that sufficiently makes your point, in less time, and you’ll enjoy writing more. With use of Ryan’s five rules of thumb...Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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