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Thinking about building an estates practice? Don’t forget the tax! Estate law and tax law issues can be very complex. Learn skills and gain confidence in this basic level course designed to introduce common taxation issues that most lawyers will encounter when assisting clients with estate planning or advising an executor in an estate administration. The program is geared towards lawyers who are new to estate and taxation practice, or who don’t specialize in estate taxation. Using examples from her own practice, experienced estates and trusts lawyer Lynne Butler will touch on essential steps that need to be taken after the death of an individual, as well as some ideas for tax planning before death. The presentation will...Read More
Modern technology can feel addictive – because it is! Smartphones, apps, and social media platforms are precision engineered to grab our attention and keep us coming back. We’d like to think that as lawyers, we’re immune to screen addiction, but we’re not. Instead our phones put us on call 24/7! We waste time, attention, and energy on unimportant information and interactions, increasing our stress, and reducing our efficiency and ability to fulfil our professional duties. So how do we reclaim our focus from digital distraction? Join us for this fun, highly practical webinar and learn how to use your digital devices so they enhance, rather than erode, your productivity...Read More
Because lawyers represent the interests of others, our profession has grown up with a deep and serious commitment to ethical behavior. However, the way ethics is taught in most law schools makes two assumptions that run contrary to what we know about human behavior: (a) most courses emphasize what not to do; and (b) most teaching is focused on avoiding intentional ethical violations. In this exciting, new webinar, Dr. Larry Richard, a lawyer-psychologist who studies lawyer behavior, explains the flaws in these two assumptions, and offers several principles and practices to help us foster ethical behavior. Dr. Richard explores the cognitive toll that...Read More
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, downloaded music, and loyalty points. 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 exciting new webinar with experienced estates lawyer Dan Nelson will explain the rules that govern this new and 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
Good communication skills are essential for a successful and rewarding practice. They can help us progress in our careers, enhance our effectiveness as advocates, and make our interactions more satisfying and productive. The duty to communicate effectively is so important it’s even enshrined in the Rules of Professional Conduct – and for good reason! The hectic pace of litigating, deal-making, and advising means we don’t always remember to communicate as well as we should with clients, colleagues or our own staff. Our cryptic notes, hurried questions, instructions without context, and tardy communications can lead to unhappy clients, staff who don’t feel valued, and a reputation among colleagues for rushed or incomplete work. Join lawyer and leading legal productivity expert Irwin Karp and...Read More
Struggling with last-minute-itis? You’re not alone! Procrastination can rear its ugly head for everyone, including successful lawyers. While putting things off may provide immediate relief, the long-term effects of procrastination can have a disastrous impact on your practice, reputation, relationships, financial situation, and overall health. Attend this new, 90 minute webinar with Toronto productivity consultant Ann Gomez and learn the subconscious reasons why we procrastinate, and gain practical strategies on how to manage this natural tendency. After just 90 minutes, you will: identify your procrastination triggers; appreciate how the imposter syndrome and information overload contribute to procrastination...Read More
While many residential real estate closings go as planned, there are some problems that can delay or even thwart a closing. From last-minute financing troubles to disagreements about the fine print, these deal-busters present significant risks for buyers and sellers, and for their lawyers. Can you recognize them before they spell trouble for you? Do you have the knowledge and skills you need to safely save or terminate a transaction that falls apart? This practical, 90 minute webinar will highlight common - and not-so-common - issues that can lead to catastrophe. Using real-world examples, experienced real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo will identify and explain problems that jeopardize real estate closings, and offer...Read More
Learn how to use checklists to improve efficiencies and reduce claims in your wills practice! Drafting wills may seem straightforward, but have you mastered the basic steps from client intake to file closing? Attend this information-packed presentation with leading estates lawyer Jordan Atin and get step-by-step guidance for handling key stages of a will drafting engagement. After attending this program you will: understand why checklists are important; be more aware of the risks of will drafting and ways to protect yourself; appreciate how technology can create a better client experience, and ensure no issues are overlooked; and, have an effective, systematic process for serving will clients. Don’t miss this...Read More
Today’s clients demand that lawyers understand how to value a business - whether in relation to a merger or acquisition, shareholder dispute, or an estates or family law matter. The more you understand about business valuation, the better you’ll be able to use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. This recently updated, 90 minute webinar will help demystify business valuation for the average practitioner. In simple, easy-to-understand language, and using realistic examples, CPA, MBA Joseph Novello will explore reasons to value a business, provide practical tips based on which party you’re representing, and demonstrate commonly accepted valuation methods. You’ll learn...Read More
You spend a lot of time in front of a computer, and if you’re not sending emails, you’re probably using Microsoft Word. And when it comes to court documents, it’s not just what the documents says that matters, but also how it looks, and whether it complies with the court’s formatting requirements. Don’t invite complaints with missing page numbers, margins that are too small, or a Table of Authorities in the wrong place! Let experienced technology trainer Craig Brody show you the right way to use Microsoft Word to format various documents used in litigation. Craig has more than twenty years’ experience teaching Word commands to law firms. In just 90 minutes, he’ll share essential and advanced functions that every litigator – especially small firm lawyers who don’t have the luxury of support staff – must know! You’ll learn...Read More
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 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...Read More
Are you making some of the most common mistakes in drafting contracts? This new, 90 minute webinar explains ten stylistic and substantive drafting errors commonly found in all kinds of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate contracts, contracts for the sale of goods and services, settlement agreements, licenses, partnership agreements, and employment and consulting agreements. Lawyer, author, and contract drafting instructor Leneé Espenschied will use real-world before and after examples of typical drafting missteps, including ambiguous terms, grammatical errors, and weak sentence construction to reveal how simple mistakes can damage your credibility and leave your client exposed. You’ll walk away...Read More
Skilled lawyers know that asking questions is not simply about getting substantive factual or legal information. Questions can also manage expectations, validate, reality test, transfer or maintain power, remove reactive devaluation, and ultimately affect outcomes in both negotiation and litigation. Take your questioning skills to the next level in this exciting new webinar with lawyer, professor and internationally acclaimed conflict resolution expert Nina Meierding. Nina will explore a variety of questions that lawyers use every day - in interviews, in negotiations and mediations, and in discovery and at trial. You’ll learn about macro and micro questions, manageable and unmanageable questions, and types of questions and when to use them, including open-ended and close-ended, elaborating, clarifying, hypothetical, leading, confronting, and confirming questions. By the end of the program...Read More