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Spring 2017

Project Management for Lawyers - Live Video Webcast

Meg Spencer Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-02-09 12:00:00 2017-02-09 13:00:00 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

Bring your next litigation or transaction in on time and budget! This program explains how lawyers who manage multi-person teams can use the basic principles of project management to organize, plan, and monitor a variety of legal projects. Whether you’re managing your first major project or just tired of improvising, leading legal project management expert Meg Spencer-Dixon will give you the tools and confidence you need to define goals, break the project down into manageable phases, schedule tasks in logical sequences, and capture lessons learned for future projects. Meg’s methods will also help you...Read More

Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting - Live Video Webcast

Charles Fox

Charles Fox

Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-02-16 12:00:00 2017-02-16 13:00:00 America/Toronto Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting Seminar Partners Program - Achieving Precision in Contract Drafting hosted by Charles Fox Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

This information-packed, how-to webcast focuses on the drafting challenges experienced transactional lawyers face in balancing precision and flexibility when drafting corporate documents. Noted transactional skills instructor Charles Fox will address finding the practical balance between 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, Mr. Fox will show you why precision is important, why precision is sometimes an elusive goal, how and why we sometimes use imprecise terms to achieve agreement, and when precision is absolutely...Read More

Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes - Live Video Webcast

Molly Bishop Shadel

Molly Bishop Shadel

Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-03-02 12:00:00 2017-03-02 13:00:00 America/Toronto Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes Seminar Partners Program - Presentation Tips for New Women Lawyers: How to Overcome Gender Bias and Stereotypes hosted by Molly Bishop Shadel Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Whether in the courtroom or the boardroom, all lawyers must overcome the anxiety of the spoken word to win over a client or defeat an opponent. However, women lawyers – especially new lawyers – face unique challenges when communicating verbally, including societal pressure not to be overly aggressive, gendered communications habits, and stereotypes that undercut authority. Using a unique blend of lecture and demonstrations, lawyer, author and professor of oral advocacy, Molly Bishop Shadel will show you proven strategies to get and keep your listener’s attention, and...Read More

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

William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt

Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-03-30 12:00:00 2017-03-30 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 powerful onscreen “before and after” examples to demonstrate how attention to language and the application of good writing principles can improve any lawyer’s written work. Among other topics...Read More

Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses - Live Webinar with Chat

Stephen Easton

Stephen Easton

Thursday, April 6, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-06 13:00:00 2017-04-06 16:00:00 America/Toronto Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses Seminar Partners Program - Dynamite Use of Expert Witnesses hosted by Stephen Easton Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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They’re called experts for a reason. Expert witnesses are fully informed on the topic at hand. Trial victory requires you to exploit that information to educate yourself and your judge or jury, and to use it to challenge the testimony of your opponent’s expert. You cannot always be confident that your expert has the gift to explain complex matters in understandable terms. As the master of the case, you must take the expert’s knowledge and mold it into a persuasive, convincing argument. On the other side of that coin lies the trial lawyer’s fondest dream – destroying your opponent’s expert on cross...Read More

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

Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane

Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-20 12:00:00 2017-04-20 13:15:00 America/Toronto Tools for Cross-examining Primary Care Health Professionals Seminar Partners Program - Tools for Cross-examining Primary Care Health Professionals hosted by Dr. Gordon Cochrane & Mark Cochrane Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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Psychological assessments play an important role in a wide range of civil and criminal cases including child custody cases, mental competency hearings, personal injury cases, and professional negligence actions. A large number of these assessments are composed by primary care physicians, social workers, nurses and other professionals who are not court-experienced, are not well-versed in the hard and soft science aspects of psychology research, are not sufficiently familiar with the applicable assessment measures, are not clear about the nature and importance of assessment validity, and have limited knowledge about the unreliability of memory and truth assessments. This 75 minute teleseminar...Read More

The Power to Persuade - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Todd Winegar

Todd Winegar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-04-27 09:00:00 2017-04-27 16:00:00 America/Toronto The Power to Persuade Seminar Partners Program - The Power to Persuade hosted by Todd Winegar Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Learn techniques for not just surviving – but flourishing – in the courtroom or in any high-pressure situation! Getting your audience to hear you, to believe you, and to act on your words is essential to what you do every day. If you want to be consistently more persuasive, you need to do more than simply follow your instincts. Whether you’re addressing a judge, a jury, colleagues, or clients, there is a clear template that all persuasive appeals follow. Drawing on sources from Aristotle to current jury research, Todd Winegar’s in-depth and engaging multimedia presentation will teach you this proven template in one day. Find out how people...Read More

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

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-05-04 12:00:00 2017-05-04 13:30:00 America/Toronto How to Use Google for Investigative Research Seminar Partners Program - How to Use Google for 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 “cyber-stones” unturned. Listen and learn from the experts as Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt show you, slide by slide, how to be your own cybersleuth and access valuable information that will give you a decisive advantage in your next case. You’ll learn how to use hidden Google search features and shortcuts to help you...Read More

Making Your Case with a Better Memory - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Paul Mellor

Paul Mellor

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-05-11 13:00:00 2017-05-11 16:00:00 America/Toronto Making Your Case with a Better Memory Seminar Partners Program - Making Your Case with a Better Memory hosted by Paul Mellor Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

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Brain freeze? Memory lapse? Whatever you want to call it, thousands of lawyers experience it every day. Forgotten names, client details, key facts… the list goes on. The good news is you can do something about it! You CAN improve your memory…and when you do, you will improve your chances of winning! Practicing the powerful, scientifically proven techniques presented in this seminar will increase your competitive advantage in several ways. You will cut your prep time in half, give a polished presentation during opening statement – without fumbling for notes, remember to ask the right questions...Read More

Discovery Strategy and Techniques - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

David Markowitz

David Markowitz

Thursday, June 1, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-06-01 09:00:00 2017-06-01 16:00:00 America/Toronto Discovery Strategy and Techniques Seminar Partners Program - Discovery Strategy and Techniques hosted by David Markowitz Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

Think you know everything about conducting and defending a discovery? Think again. From creating admissions for use at trial, to identifying areas for further investigation, acclaimed CLE presenter David Markowitz will share powerful, practical methods for getting the most from your discoveries in the future. You’ll learn how to avoid undesired results, ask effective questions, deal with problem witnesses, get the full story, and prepare and protect your client when she’s the deponent. Attend this program and expand your existing discovery toolkit...Read More

Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations - Live In-Person and Live Webcast

Susan Jones

Susan Jones

Thursday, June 15, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-06-15 09:00:00 2017-06-15 16:00:00 America/Toronto Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations Seminar Partners Program - Managing Impressions: The Lawyer’s Guide to Powerful Presentations hosted by Susan Jones Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON / Video Webcast
Global Knowledge Training Centre, Toronto, ON

CPD credits by province

You know very well what you want to say. The key to effective communication, though, is delivering your message so that the audience – be it judge, jury, co-workers, clients, or opponents – in person, on the phone, or via video – has no doubt what you mean. Nothing commands more professional respect, or is a greater asset to effective representation, than clear, concise communication. Managing impressions is not a gift of birth, it is a learned skill. Susan Jones has been teaching this skill to successful trial teams across North America for over a quarter of a century. In this course, she will provide you with hundreds of...Read More

What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting - Live Webinar with Chat

Lenne’ Espenschied

Lenne’ Espenschied

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-14 12:00:00 2017-09-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting Seminar Partners Program - What Litigators Should Know about Contract Drafting hosted by Lenne’ Espenschied Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Why should litigators study contract drafting? Our profession has a tendency to draw a distinction between litigation and transactional law; however, most cases are settled outside of court and settlement usually entails a settlement agreement, which is a contract. In fact, settlement agreements are particularly dangerous drafting projects because the parties are litigious when the drafting begins. Will the terms of the settlement agreements you draft stand the test of a challenge? Take the necessary step to hone your contract drafting skills in this convenient, highly practical webinar. In just 90 minutes...Read More

What Makes a Great Negotiator? - Live Webinar with Chat

Charles Craver

Charles Craver

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-20 12:00:00 2017-09-20 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 intelligence, gender, or race when it comes to negotiating. At the same time, lawyers who always seem to leave the table ahead often have no formal training in negotiation skills. So what’s the secret? Join internationally-known legal negotiation expert Professor Charles Craver, as he reveals the factors that do (and don’t) influence bargaining outcomes. You’ll learn the three negotiating styles and which is most effective, the...Read More

Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit - Live Webinar with Chat

Irwin Karp

Irwin Karp

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-09-27 12:00:00 2017-09-27 13:30:00 America/Toronto Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit Seminar Partners Program - Overcoming Procrastination: How to Kick the Habit hosted by Irwin Karp Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Do you struggle to begin a project? Do you find yourself easily distracted by other tasks that steer you away from what you really need to accomplish? Are you always rushing to be somewhere or get something done? Stop stressing out yourself and others! Delaying work can be a form of self-sabotage, decreasing productivity and resulting in costly and embarrassing errors. This convenient, 90 minute webinar with leading productivity expert Irwin Karp will give you proven techniques to help you complete your work with more control and less crisis management. You will learn...Read More

Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? - Live Webinar with Chat

James Morton

James Morton

Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-10-12 12:00:00 2017-10-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? Seminar Partners Program - Evidence in Civil Law: What’s New? hosted by James Morton Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Too busy to attend a full day evidence seminar? Get up to date in 90 minutes with this highly practical webinar featuring leading litigator and author of the Ontario Litigator’s Guide to Evidence, James Morton. Mr. Morton will sort through recent case law, including Supreme Court of Canada decisions, to bring you incisive and relevant commentary on the latest, most important evidentiary developments affecting civil practitioners. Topics for discussion include: when is an expert not qualified or independent?; what disqualifies a judge from hearing a specific case?; what is circumstantial evidence and can a civil determination be based on circumstantial evidence alone?; can demeanour be...Read More

Persuasive Legal Writing: Winning with Words - Live Webinar with Chat

William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-10-19 12:00:00 2017-10-19 13:30:00 America/Toronto Persuasive Legal Writing: Winning with Words Seminar Partners Program - Persuasive Legal Writing: Winning with Words hosted by William Bernhardt Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

In this convenient, practical presentation, William Bernhardt, lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, applies the principles of superior legal writing to specific documents designed to persuade. Bernhardt discusses the fundamentals of persuasion, then applies those principles and superior writing skills to briefs, factums and other persuasive documents, explaining how each and every section can be strategically executed, considering both text and subtext, to produce a favourable result. Topics include: the importance of strategic issue-framing...Read More

Powerful Witness Preparation - Live Webinar with Chat

Daniel I. Small

Daniel I. Small

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern) 2017-10-26 13:00:00 2017-10-26 16:00:00 America/Toronto Powerful Witness Preparation Seminar Partners Program - Powerful Witness Preparation hosted by Daniel I. Small Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Your witnesses are not ready to testify until you make them ready! Ethical and effective witness preparation will not change the facts, but it can define the way those facts are delivered. Whether you’ve prepared hundreds of witnesses or are still feeling your way through the process, you can learn how to make your witness a powerful, compelling communicator and improve your witness preparation skills. Let acclaimed trial lawyer and advocacy teacher Dan Small lead you through the essentials of witness preparation, from a step-by-step method to prepare your witnesses to...Read More

Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically - Live Webinar with Chat

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-02 12:00:00 2017-11-02 13:30:00 America/Toronto Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically Seminar Partners Program - Using Social Media for Investigative Research and Litigation...Ethically hosted by Carole Levitt & Mark Rosch Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Social media can be a valuable investigative tool but most lawyers have never received training in how to search these gold mines of information. Let Internet experts Mark Rosch and Carole Levitt show you how to use popular social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, direct examination, cross-examination, background checks, and locating missing persons. You’ll get dozens of tips and tricks to successfully navigate social media sites, plus learn how to authenticate social media profiles and get them admitted into evidence, avoid spoliation claims when your client is being investigated, and simple rules to stay on the ethical side of searching! Don’t miss...Read More

Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication - Live Webinar with Chat

Vincent Denault

Vincent Denault

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-08 12:00:00 2017-11-08 13:30:00 America/Toronto Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication Seminar Partners Program - Credibility and Demeanor in the Courtroom: Witnesses & Nonverbal Communication hosted by Vincent Denault Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

According to the Supreme Court of Canada, credibility is a prevalent issue in most trials. While a witnesses’ credibility can be influenced by a variety of factors, including their testimony’s consistency with other evidence, witnesses’ nonverbal communication can also play a crucial role. Facial expressions and gestures, as well as other nonverbal characteristics, can influence the weight a trier of fact gives to testimony, and ultimately, can determine the outcome of the trial. Understanding how nonverbal communication can influence a trier of fact’s credibility assessment is therefore a valuable asset to trial lawyers. Using Canadian case law examples, as well as up to date research on credibility assessment and deception detection, this seminar aims to help lawyers understand the...Read More

Understanding Financial Statements - Live Webinar with Chat

Joseph Novello

Joseph Novello

Thursday, November 23, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-23 12:00:00 2017-11-23 13:30:00 America/Toronto Understanding Financial Statements Seminar Partners Program - Understanding Financial Statements hosted by Joseph Novello Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Having a basic knowledge of financial statements is crucial for every well-rounded lawyer. The more you understand about financial statements, the better you’ll be able to counsel clients with confidence, and use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. Attend this 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 a small law firm. Don’t miss this opportunity to...Read More

Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel - Live Webinar with Chat

Delee Fromm

Delee Fromm

Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-11-30 12:00:00 2017-11-30 13:30:00 America/Toronto Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel Seminar Partners Program - Dealing with Difficult People: Clients, Judges & Opposing Counsel hosted by Delee Fromm Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Lawyers are challenged by difficult behaviours daily - irrational clients, impatient judges, impossible adversaries... the list goes on. Technology only makes the problem worse, deepening and extending conflict. All of this can come at a steep price - wasted time, reduced productivity, stifled creativity, and lower moral. It can also cause us to make mistakes. Understanding what drives difficult people and how to react in a way that maintains the relationship, and enhances your reputation, is an essential skill for today’s practitioner. Attend this new, 90 minute webinar with lawyer, psychologist and coach Delee Fromm, and master proven strategies for getting the results you want with difficult people, with far less stress. You will learn...Read More

Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade - Live Webinar with Chat

Steve Hughes

Steve Hughes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-06 12:00:00 2017-12-06 13:30:00 America/Toronto Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade Seminar Partners Program - Tell Me More: Using Stories to Persuade hosted by Steve Hughes Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Nearly every part of being a successful lawyer depends on your ability to persuade, to convince others to see the people and experiences – the story – behind the facts. A credible lawyer capable of telling a compelling story will almost always beat the lawyer who cannot. But what are the elements of a good story? And how can you incorporate storytelling into your legal presentations? Packed with immediately useful advice, this lively, practical, 90 minute webinar explains the benefits of using stories to engage audiences, and teaches you where to find good stories, how to craft them, and where to tell them. By the end of the program you’ll have new tools to help you...Read More

So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! - Live Webinar with Chat

Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner

Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-12 12:00:00 2017-12-12 13:30:00 America/Toronto So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! Seminar Partners Program - So You’re Going to Mediation… How to Do It Right! hosted by Brian Gibbard & Paul Taberner Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Sooner or later, most litigators will advise and represent a client at mediation. Unfortunately, few litigators have ever received formal training in mediation advocacy. This, despite the fact, that inadequate preparation by counsel almost always guarantees a poor result. So what makes a good mediation advocate? This brand new webinar is designed to educate litigators about the unique preparation that mediation requires, and to provide practical instruction for how to competently and effectively represent a party in mediation. Using real-world examples from their 4,500 plus mediations, Brian Gibbard and Paul Taberner will share proven strategies and techniques to help you...Read More

Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized - Live Webinar with Chat

Meg Spencer Dixon

Meg Spencer Dixon

Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-14 12:00:00 2017-12-14 13:30:00 America/Toronto Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized Seminar Partners Program - Time Management for Lawyers Part 1: Getting and Staying Organized hosted by Meg Spencer Dixon Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

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

60 Legal Apps, Gadgets & Websites in 90 Minutes - Live Webinar with Chat

Paul Unger

Paul Unger

Thursday, December 21, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2017-12-21 12:00:00 2017-12-21 13:30:00 America/Toronto 60 Legal Apps, Gadgets & Websites in 90 Minutes Seminar Partners Program - 60 Legal Apps, Gadgets & Websites in 90 Minutes hosted by Paul Unger Live Video Webcast at SeminarPartners.ca

CPD credits by province

Don’t miss this essential end-of-year wrap-up covering all the latest developments in legal technology and law practice management. Looking for ways to better safeguard confidential information? Passwords, hacking and encryption got you stressed out? Want to increase workplace productivity while reducing expenses? Noted legal tech expert Paul Unger has the answer! From today’s coolest legal websites and apps to cutting-edge gadgets and utilities, Paul will bring you the very best in technology to help you work smarter, faster, and more efficiently at home, in the office, and on the go. Topics include...Read More

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

Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler

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

CPD credits by province

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

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

Shelley Brown

Shelley Brown

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

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

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding

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

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

Irwin Karp

Irwin Karp

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

Microsoft Excel Basics for Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Craig Brody

Craig Brody

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

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

Dianne Rosky

Dianne Rosky

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

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

Peter Sankoff

Peter Sankoff

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

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

Charles Fox

Charles Fox

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