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As society struggles to reduce the spread of COVID-19, working from home has become the new normal for lawyers, paralegals, and other legal staff. And it only takes about a week to realize that working from home occasionally is not the same as continuing our practices from home now. Why? Because the framework, structure, and people in our offices were still in place when we used to work from home occasionally - only we were missing. Working from home under today’s extraordinary and extraordinarily stressful circumstances is fundamentally different. Figuring out the most important things to do as we reinvent our lives and our legal practices - and actually getting the most important things done to the best of our ability in these circumstances - is more essential than ever. Join lawyer and time management expert Meg Spencer Dixon...Read More
Alcohol opens the door to a wide range of legal liability issues. From bars whose primary business is serving alcohol to private clubs and event venues that obtain special occasion alcohol permits, high exposure for liquor liability is the cost of commercial enterprise. But what about the neighbour hosting a BBQ or an employer’s work party? Does the law hold social hosts to the same standard of responsibility as it does with commercial hosts? What circumstances increase or reduce liability? This program is designed to educate lawyers about the fundamentals of liquor liability law in Canada. Experienced personal injury lawyers Morgan Martin and Chet Wydrzynski will use recent cases and hypothetical fact scenarios to discuss the broad range of circumstances under which liquor liability can arise, and steps all hosts can take to protect themselves, their guests and third parties. You will learn...Read More
The extraordinary circumstances created by COVID-19 have left many lawyers struggling to figure out how to get clients’ wills executed, where the physical requirement for witnessing cannot be met. This timely, highly practical program featuring experienced estates lawyer Lynne Butler provides a review of the requirements for valid execution of wills across Canada, and the issues arising from current social distancing and quarantine measures, and how they might be addressed. Among other topics, Lynne will discuss...Read More
The disruption to workplaces resulting from COVID-19 has been profound. Employment law specialists and general practitioners alike are inundated with questions about how to continue business operations, while protecting employees and limiting the spread of the virus. Travel bans, mandated closures, self-isolation and new government programs are creating novel territory for both employers and employees. This timely, highly practical webinar with experienced employment law lawyer David Whitten will explore...Read More
Canada is facing an unprecedented economic slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As borders close, businesses shutter, and supply chains are disrupted, many lawyers are fielding daily, sometimes hourly, calls from anxious clients unable to fulfil their contractual obligations. From commercial leases to manufacturing targets to service agreements, businesses and individuals are all asking the same questions. Can I rely on the Force Majeure provision in my contract to excuse performance? What if my contract doesn’t have a Force Majeure clause? In this timely, highly practical webinar, experienced commercial litigator Heather Devine explains...Read More
While some lawyers have always dreamed of working remotely, others never wanted it, and aren’t prepared for the responsibility. Almost overnight, many in the profession started using home PCs, on home networks, and saving client documents on those computers, and even on personal cloud storage. Is that data safe from cybersecurity threats? Do you have the tools to protect clients’ confidential information, as required? In this timely and highly practical webinar, lawyer and legal technology expert Paul Unger discusses the ethical and malpractice pitfalls of working remotely, and how to address them. You’ll learn about full disk encryption, email encryption, home wireless router...Read More
Commercial leasing has been one of the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. As another month’s rent becomes due, landlords are seeing a massive surge in new requests from tenants for rent relief. But rent concessions require a delicate balance of providing meaningful assistance to the tenant so they can survive short-term financial difficulties, while still allowing the landlord to meet a myriad of its own ongoing obligations. This timely, highly practical presentation addresses negotiating a rent relief agreement in a commercial tenancy, from both the landlord and tenant perspectives. Commercial lawyers Devin Itterman and Alixandra Stoicheff explore key considerations when negotiating rent relief, options for structuring concessions, and practical tips for preserving the landlord and tenant relationship. By the end of the program you’ll better understand general principles relating to defaults in commercial leases, and have new tools, including sample clauses, for negotiating rent relief. Topics include:...Read More
COVID-19 is creating a tsunami of family law issues. Physical distancing, school closures, health concerns, and lost income are raising questions for previously separated families, now confused about how to navigate access, parenting and support arrangements. Already troubled families, suddenly forced into close quarters and socially isolated, are struggling to avoid new sources of conflict and reporting increases of family violence. And suddenly fragile marriages, unable to survive the strains of the pandemic, are headed towards divorce, with a view to optimal valuation dates. With access to courts restricted, in-person meetings eliminated, and privacy in short supply, family law lawyers are facing a host of novel challenges. This new, 90 minute webinar with experienced family law lawyers Leisha Murphy and Alex Boland will address some of the most FAQ about the impact of COVID-19 on family law, best practices for helping clients move forward in this uncertain time, and what the future may hold for family law, once life is “back to normal”. Topics include:...Read More
The death of a parent – in particular the last parent – is a difficult time that can reopen old wounds and exacerbate long-standing rivalries between siblings. Despite a parent’s best intentions, feelings of unfairness, poor communication, and ambiguities in estate documents can lead to costly, emotional, and very public litigation. Fortunately, many of these disputes can be anticipated and even avoided. In this entertaining presentation, veteran estate mediator and litigator Charles Ticker offers fresh insights on how and why these disputes happen, and shares straight-forward planning, drafting and estate administration advice to avoid conflicts, and manage them when they arise. Drawing on a blend of psychological research and real-life cases from his own practice, as well as noted celebrity estates, Charles shares common scenarios all estate practitioners will recognize, and best practices to...Read More
Pretrial is over and your case didn’t settle. Now what? Most everything we do as lawyers can be reduced to a series of steps that not only help us achieve our goals, but also avoid oversights along the way. This exciting new short course will provide an overview of key tasks for counsel to perform when preparing for trial. Experienced litigator Michael Lesage will walk you through the process of gathering, revisiting, and assembling your evidence for presentation to a judge or jury. You’ll gain concise statements of law and important practice pointers to help you...Read More
Think you’ll never have a case that attracts media attention? Think again! Interest by modern media publishers in legal matters extends far beyond criminal and regulatory prosecutions. Today’s lawyers are contacted by reporters about workplace investigations, unusual family and estates litigation, consumer complaints, real estate and zoning matters, landlord and tenant disputes, and more. However, since dealing with the media is not something normally taught in law school, many lawyers resist interacting with the press and overlook the benefits of positive media relations, including ensuring your client receives fair treatment in the court of public opinion, building your practice, and showing your expertise. In this timely and highly practical program, award-winning former journalist Tamara Cherry will discuss the necessity, benefits and practicalities of working successfully with today’s media. You will learn...Read More
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 and professional 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...Read More