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What a Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know: 5 Issues, 5 Practitioners - Part 2

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What a Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know: 5 Issues, 5 Practitioners - Part 2
CPD Accredited Credits (Ontario)
Professionalism: 0.5
Substantive: 0.75
Presenter(s)
Elissa Gamus
Audrey Shecter
Paul Stern
Michael Tweyman
Mary Wahbi
Source
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
75 minutes
$109.00 plus tax
TLA Family Law Conference 2016
Includes handouts

What a Family Law Lawyer Needs to Know:  5 Issues, 5 Practitioners

Family lawyers constantly deal with matters outside of the family law arena.   In this nutshell, 5 practitioners will talk about the following 5 issues you need to identify and understand as a family lawyer:

  • Criminal law: Ethical dilemmas regarding the abuse of criminal proceedings and the lawyer’s role.
  • Corporate law: Structuring tax aspects of settlements.
  • Insurance Law: The impact of the Dagg decision on designating insurance beneficiaries (currently under appeal to the Court of Appeal for Ontario)

Paul Stern:

  • Ethical dilemmas regarding the abuse of criminal proceedings and the lawyer’s role.

Mary Wahbi:

  • Best practices for lawyers
  • Recognizing when corporate/tax matters require expertise outside of the family law practitioner

Michael Tweyman:

  • Practical application of designating one spouse as an irrevocable beneficiary
  • A review of The Dagg decision in its current state, including the issues the trial court and appeal courts have dealt with regarding the issue of entitlement to life insurance proceeds between competing claimants
  • Addressing the issue of a future dependents being part of the life insurance “pot” and strategies for dealing with this contingency when representing both payors and recipients of support
  • How a family lawyer can manage risk in these circumstances and avoid getting a LawPRO claim?

Presenter(s)

Elissa Gamus

Audrey Shecter

Paul Stern

Michael Tweyman

Mary Wahbi