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You've spent years honing your skills to become a great lawyer but building a successful practice also includes planning for your own taxes. Make tax-time a little easier this year with this highly practical webinar designed for solo lawyers and small law firms. Greg London, CPA, CA and Partner, Canadian Tax with BDO will review important tax planning considerations for lawyers who have incorporated and for those who file personally. You'll learn about tax credits, filings, making instalments, income splitting, recent government updates, and what Greg is seeing from the Canada Revenue Agency in practice. Along the way Greg will clear up deduction grey areas, dispel common myths, and...Read More
Drafting clear, well-written documents is an important skill for any lawyer but is critical for practitioners whose documents will speak on behalf of a client unable to speak for themselves, due to disability or incapacity. This highly practical webinar will focus on the drafting of clauses in Powers of Attorney for Personal Care, advance directives, or other documents that have legal authority to express wishes about future health care. Family health law™ lawyer Lisa Feldstein will address essential clauses and the rationale behind them, how to adapt ‘standard’ language to meet your client’s unique needs, additional recommended clauses depending on your client’s circumstances, and common drafting pitfalls and how to avoid them. Along the way she’ll discuss Attorney powers, execution formalities, using these documents with third parties, and issues of advance consent. By the end of the webinar you’ll be better equipped to...Read More
A conviction for impaired driving can have major life consequences - jobs, driver’s licenses, travel, child custody all hang in the balance of the outcome. Lawyers who understand the basics of impaired driving offences and defences will be better equipped to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case against a client, and help the client make an informed decision about whether to try and resolve the case before trial. In this introductory level primer, experienced Ottawa criminal defence counsel John Hale will provide practical guidance on what impaired driving means, what to ask for in disclosure, how to evaluate the Crown’s case, opportunities and strategies to challenge aspects of the case against your client, and approaches to resolve charges before trial. Topics include...Read More
Are you tired of wrestling with Microsoft Word every time you need to draft or edit a document? Do you wish you could make documents look the way you want? Then this program is for you! To make the most of Word, you need to first develop competency in its most lawyer-friendly features. This fun, introductory level course is designed for lawyers, by a lawyer. Using simple, easy to follow live demonstrations, legal-specific descriptions, and time-saving tips that target the most common formatting frustrations lawyers encounter in daily practice, lawyer and legal tech trainer Sean Dillman will show you how to save loads of time and stress in the future. Here are just some of the problems you’ll learn to overcome...Read More
A clear and effective Power of Attorney for Property is a critical component in estate planning. Without one, there is no guarantee that your client’s financial affairs will be dealt with according to their wishes, in the event of disability or incapacity. In this highly practical webinar, experienced estates lawyer Jasmine Sweatman will share specific drafting strategies and techniques she uses in her own practice to clearly capture a grantor’s wishes and reduce the chances of abuse. The presentation will address essential clauses and the rationale behind them, how to adapt ‘standard’ language to meet your client’s unique circumstances, additional recommended clauses for use in some scenarios, and common drafting slip-ups and how to avoid them. After just 90 minutes you will be better able to...Read More
Have you incorporated unbundled legal services or legal coaching into your practice yet? Attend this program and learn how doing things differently can help you do more - to improve access to justice, reduce family conflicts, enhance your career satisfaction, and grow your client base. A promising solution to the growing number of self-represented litigants in family court, unbundled legal services and legal coaching - also known as limited scope retainers - allow lawyers to assist litigants with parts of a case, based on the client’s needs and budget, instead of handling the entire case. Clients have more options for affordable legal services and lawyers attract new clients unable to afford full representation. So, what are the opportunities and challenges of limited scope retainers in family law cases? And how do you competently and effectively integrate different ways of providing legal services into your family law practice? Join us...Read More
Using an expert witness to assist with the resolution of a claim or to adduce evidence at trial involves many considerations. Do you need them? Who should you choose? When should you hire them? Can you aid them in drafting their report? How do you get the most from them at trial? In this new 90-minute webinar experienced litigator Renée Vinett will explore the relationship between you and your expert witness up to preparation for trial. Renée will address practical considerations relating to selecting an expert, timing of retention, instructing and communicating with your expert, and producing your expert’s report, as well as strategies to help your expert deliver their best performance as a witness. Topics will include...Read More
Unpaid taxes are among the most stressful and intimidating debts to resolve. These debts can relate to personal income tax, corporate tax, goods and services taxes and payroll taxes, and can result from any number of changes, oversights and errors by the taxpayer. If you or your firm have ever received a notice of unpaid taxes, you’ll have some insight into the unique and financially devastating powers of the CRA to collect these debts. Still, there are solutions. This program is designed to educate lawyers from all practice areas about types of tax debts and how they arise, the collection powers of the CRA, and legal solutions to personal and corporate tax debts owing to the CRA. Repayment of CERB overpayments and CEBA loans will also be covered. The program will appeal to...Read More
Do you have the knowledge and skills to draft wills that your clients can understand? Precedent clauses, carefully considered and customized, can save countless questions and hours of searching when you’re starting out or building an estates practice. This presentation will help you take the first steps toward building a wills precedent library and developing drafting habits that result in clearer, more readable wills. Experienced estates and trusts lawyer Lynne Butler will share time-tested clauses for executor and guardian appointments and compensation, specific and residuary gift clauses, and basic trust provisions. Along the way, she’ll discuss key considerations to help you adapt sample language, so it better expresses your client’s wishes. By the end of the program, you will have new tools to help you...Read More
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 signed 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 webinar, featuring experienced personal injury litigators Morgan Martin & Chet Wydrzynski, will 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 will provide...Read More
Many factors can take a client outside of the “basic” will category and raise unusual considerations related to will drafting. Second marriages, business interests, vacation or cottage properties, special needs planning, charitable giving, and other complicated situations all raise complex legal, financial and practical issues for testators and beneficiaries - and their lawyers! Proper preparation of a will in these circumstances means that you will have to call on knowledge from a number of legal fields, including tax law. This new short course with experiences estates and trusts lawyer Lynne Butler is designed to help you recognize difficult or unusual issues related to will drafting and get practical guidance on appropriate solutions to effectively implement your client’s wishes and reduce the risk of future negligence claims. After taking this course you will...Read More