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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
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
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
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
Many lawyers rely heavily on form documents as an essential tool in their practices, yet waste time and become frustrated when the basic components of these documents aren’t formatted correctly. If creating standard documents in Microsoft Word is causing you stress, why not join us for a condensed course on how to use this program the right way? In just 90 minutes, lawyer and legal technology trainer Sean Dillman will show you how to use Microsoft Word templates to standardize frequently used documents in your practice. Sean will teach you how to properly create a legal template from scratch, add commonly used tables, remove hidden data and confidential information, and convert Microsoft Word documents to PDF. The lessons you learn will apply to memos, client letters, pleadings, agreements, timesheets and more! By the end of the program you will have a better understanding of how to...Read More
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
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
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, Q.C. and Geoffrey White 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