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Drafting Will Provisions: Complex Clauses - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, September 15, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-09-15 12:00:00 2022-09-15 13:30:00 America/Toronto Drafting Will Provisions: Complex Clauses Seminar Partners Program - Drafting Will Provisions: Complex Clauses with Lynne Butler - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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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

Understanding Financial Statements - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, September 22, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-09-22 12:00:00 2022-09-22 13:30:00 America/Toronto Understanding Financial Statements Seminar Partners Program - Understanding Financial Statements with Adam Fitzpatrick, CPA, CA - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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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 newly updated program with CPA, CA Adam Fitzpatrick 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. You’ll also learn...Read More

Use of Trusts in Estate Planning - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, September 29, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-09-29 12:00:00 2022-09-29 13:30:00 America/Toronto Use of Trusts in Estate Planning Seminar Partners Program - Use of Trusts in Estate Planning with Fiona Hunter - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Think trusts are just for wealthy people with tax problems? Think again! Trusts are a flexible estate planning tool that can be used to meet a wide variety of goals and objectives. Understanding what trusts are, how they work, and when they’re useful can help you determine if they fit within your client’s estate plan. In this practical, easy to understand session, experienced trusts practitioner Fiona Hunter provides current guidance on the basics of trust law and the use of trusts as an estate planning tool. You will learn...Read More

Tax Basics for Estate Planners - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, October 20, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-10-20 12:00:00 2022-10-20 13:30:00 America/Toronto Tax Basics for Estate Planners Seminar Partners Program - Tax Basics for Estate Planners with Kathleen Butler - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Do you assist clients with estate planning or advise executors of their duties in estate administration? Are you thinking about building a trusts and estates practice? Don’t forget the tax! Trusts and estates practice requires a fundamental understanding of some basic tax rules. Attend this webinar and get the information you need to be a more effective advisor. Experienced tax and estate planning lawyer Kathleen Butler will explain common scenarios that give rise to tax issues and break down important tax concepts that drive many estate planning strategies. You’ll learn...Read More

Impaired Driving Basics: Cross-examining the Arresting Officer - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, October 27, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-10-27 12:00:00 2022-10-27 13:30:00 America/Toronto Impaired Driving Basics: Cross-examining the Arresting Officer Seminar Partners Program - Impaired Driving Basics: Cross-examining the Arresting Officer with John Hale - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Cross-examination is one of the strongest keys to winning an Impaired or DUI trial. There are many technicalities the Crown must prove in an impaired driving case and the arresting officer’s investigation provides one of the most fertile grounds for obtaining an acquittal. This 90-minute presentation will focus on essential aspects of the arresting officer’s investigation, including observations of the vehicle and defendant, administration of field sobriety tests, use of approved screening devices, and breathalyzer demands and tests. Experienced criminal defence counsel John Hale will describe strategies involved in cross-examining the arresting officer, with practical examples of common defence arguments, including...Read More

Insolvency Basics for Wills and Estates Lawyers - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, November 10, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-11-10 12:00:00 2022-11-10 13:30:00 America/Toronto Insolvency Basics for Wills and Estates Lawyers Seminar Partners Program - Insolvency Basics for Wills and Estates Lawyers with Lou Brzezinski & Margaret Rintoul - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Dealing with financial challenges can raise complex considerations for executors, beneficiaries and the lawyers who advise them. This program will guide you through three important questions you may be asked by clients in your wills and estates practice: What do you do when as estate’s liabilities exceed its assets?, What happens to the debts of a person who dies while still in bankruptcy?, How does bankruptcy of a beneficiary affect their inheritance? Experienced insolvency lawyer Lou Brzezinski and veteran estates practitioner Margaret Rintoul will explain how indebtedness and insolvency can impact the administration of an estate and create personal liability for the executor and trustee, as well as factors executors and trustees should consider in deciding whether to administer an estate themselves or assign it into bankruptcy. In addition...Read More

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

Geoffrey White, K.C. & Mark Weintraub, K.C.

Geoffrey White, K.C. & Mark Weintraub, K.C.

Thursday, November 24, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-11-24 12:00:00 2022-11-24 13:30:00 America/Toronto Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence in Estate Planning Seminar Partners Program - Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence in Estate Planning with Geoffrey White, K.C. & Mark Weintraub, K.C. - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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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 highly practical webinar featuring experienced estates counsel Mark Weintraub, K.C. and Geoffrey White, K.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 negligence claims. By the end of the program you will...Read More

SCC Family Law Update: 10 Cases & Their Implications - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2022-12-01 12:00:00 2022-12-01 13:30:00 America/Toronto SCC Family Law Update: 10 Cases & Their Implications Seminar Partners Program - SCC Family Law Update: 10 Cases & Their Implications with Prof. Rollie Thompson, Q.C. - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Too busy to attend a full day family law institute? Then this program is for you! Over an 18-month period, the Supreme Court of Canada will have heard or decided 10, count ‘em 10, family law appeals, appeals with significance for many areas of family law: fresh evidence in custody/parenting appeals, deference in such appeals, relocation and the “refinement” (or end) of Gordon v. Goertz, any remaining natural parent preference in parenting cases, retroactive child support (and spousal support), family mediation and the privilege for settlement negotiations, jurisdiction in non-Hague custody cases, the constitutionality of the new federal Indigenous child welfare statute, and the weight to be given to informal spousal contracts. These decisions are already having a huge impact on cases you see every day...Read More

Expert Opinion Evidence: A Refresher & the Lay-Expert Faultline - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, January 26, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2023-01-26 12:00:00 2023-01-26 13:30:00 America/Toronto Expert Opinion Evidence: A Refresher & the Lay-Expert Faultline Seminar Partners Program - Expert Opinion Evidence: A Refresher & the Lay-Expert Faultline with Professor Rob Currie - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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Are you new to litigation and expert evidence law? Maybe you’re an experienced litigator looking for an update on developing issues? Attend this condensed presentation and get up to speed on the law regarding the admissibility of expert opinion evidence in Canada, as well as controversies around the line between lay and expert opinion. Noted Law Professor Rob Currie of the Schulich School of Law will provide a refresher on the admissibility of expert opinion evidence, along with an analysis of conflicting cases that address the questions: who is the ordinary person and what do/can they know?; what does an ordinary lay person know vs. what requires expertise?; and, what if the witness is “speaking from their experience”? The course will include...Read More

Digital Assets in Estate Planning & Administration - Live Webinar with Chat

Thursday, February 16, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern) 2023-02-16 12:00:00 2023-02-16 13:30:00 America/Toronto Digital Assets in Estate Planning & Administration Seminar Partners Program - Digital Assets in Estate Planning & Administration with Dan Nelson - Live on the Internet - Don't forget to register at www.seminarpartners.ca Live Webinar with Chat

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We interact with digital assets hundreds of times a day - from the photos and videos stored on our smartphones and computers to our social media accounts and downloaded music. Some of these assets add significant financial value to our estate while others have purely sentimental value, but all can easily slip through the cracks. Do you have the knowledge to ensure that your client’s digital assets are managed in accordance with their wishes? This 90-minute webinar with experienced estates lawyer Dan Nelson will explain the rules that govern this rapidly growing asset class, address how to gain control of them after death, and offer strategies to effectively incorporate digital assets into estate planning documents. You will learn...Read More


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