Blog Archive: 2022 |

Blog Archive: 2022

What Every Family Lawyer and Civil Litigator Needs to Know About the New Tort of Family Violence

The Middlesex Law Association (MLA) hosts this week’s timely seminar on the Court's recently recognized new tort of family violence.

Healthy Lawyers Healthy Practices

This informative webinar session is brought to you by the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA). Join Shawn Erker as he presents healthy practices lawyers can adopt to help manage the stress of the profession. 

Refresher on the Drainage Act, and Agreements of Purchase and Sale

This real estate webinar hosted by the Middlesex Law Association (MLA), features John Goudy discussing the Drainage Act, as well as Professor Michael Lamb providing a refresher on Agreements of Purchase and Sale.

The Role of Cognitive Bias on Lawyers and the Practice of Law

Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) hosts this program presented by the husband-wife duo, David Rudolf, featured in Netflix’s hit "The Staircase," and Sonya Pfeiffer, an award-winning journalist who covered the real-life trial behind the series.

Lessons Learned from Victories and Defeats in Family Law

In today’s featured seminar from the Frontenac Law Association, Mike Swindley and James Eastwood share lessons learned from past victories and defeats in Family Law. The expert presenters provide detailed examples from past cases that cover a wide variety of topics.

Reasonably Restrictive: Narrow Non-Competition and Appropriate Non-Solicitation

This Frontenac Law Association (FLA) program is presented by Eytan Rip, and covers restrictive covenants within employment law.

The Honourable George R. Strathy’s Reflections

The former Chief Justice Honourable George R. Strathy offers his reflections on the importance of mental health in the legal profession, and what firms can do to destigmatize mental health issues and increase their lawyers’ resilience to the stress of the profession.

Legal Issues and Challenges with MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying)

In this program hosted by the Middlesex Law Association, Dr. Emily Jones and Jennifer Wall present the ins and outs of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) process, and discuss the legal considerations, and complications that may arise due to MAiD.

Summary Judgment Judges’ Panel

Join Justice David Brown of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Justice Adriana Doyle, Justice Charles Hackland, Justice Patrick Hurley, Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin, and Justice Pierre Roger as they share their thoughts and insights into summary judgment motions with reference to recent cases.

Islamophobia and the Law

Following the one year anniversary of the devastating loss of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, please join Middlesex Law Association panelists, Ali Chahbar and Nusaiba Al-Azem, as they discuss "Islamophobia and the Law."

Foreseeability in Negligence: Duty of Care Versus Remoteness and Knowing the Difference

The County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) hosts this presentation featuring Professor Erik Knutsen, on foreseeability in the law of negligence.

New and Noteworthy/Employment Law Roundup (Can we talk about something else besides COVID?)

Are you experiencing pandemic fatigue? In this informative seminar from the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA), the presenters, Marie-France Dupuis, and Luke Prior, analyze new and noteworthy cases pertaining to employment law that are unrelated to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anti-Black Racism, contingency fee arrangements and partial settlements

Get an early start on your EDI CPD requirements with this week’s presentation hosted by the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) which includes 30 minutes of accredited EDI.

Construction Liens, Mareva Injunctions, Updates on Receivership

The County of Carleton Law Association brings you this two part program from the CCLA Civil Litigation Conference.

Navigating Governance Challenges in Closely Held Companies

The Toronto Lawyers Association hosts this webinar presented by Eric Morgan, and Susan Kushneryk on navigating governance challenges in closely held companies.

Chief Justice George Strathy in conversation with The Honourable Ian Binnie, C.C., Q.C.

The Toronto Lawyers Association brings you this excellent seminar discussion presented by two powerhouses in the legal profession, the current Chief Justice of Ontario George Strathy, and the former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie.

A Panel on Defence Medicals

Tune into this week’s featured program from the County of Carleton Law Association, which contains excellent information from presenters: Jessica Fullerton, Justice James McNamara, Jennifer Arrigo, and David Hollingsworth.

Covid-19 and the Charter

The Toronto Lawyers Association brings you this webinar on the Covid-19 pandemic and the Charter, and the resulting measures and restrictions to protect the health of Canadians by both federal and provincial governments.

How do I Arbitrate?; Pure Economic Loss and Maple Leaf Foods

The County of Carleton Law Association presents this two part webinar on the ins-and-outs of arbitration and the Supreme Court of Canada’s split decision on Maple Leaf Foods regarding pure economic loss.

The Professionalism Panel

Join the panel as they go into detail on the changes caused by the pandemic both generally and, more specifically, affecting women in the legal profession.

Preparing for and Conducting Cross-Examinations

Matthew Nathanson explains how a witness examination should be prepared and conducted.

Mental Health Awareness and Building Resilience

The County of Carleton Law Association hosts this featured CPD video, in which Dr. Susan Farrel presents answers on what COVID-19 has done to people’s mental health.

Summary Judgment Judges’ Panel

This panel of esteemed judges provides guidance on “everything” summary judgment including identifying cases for summary judgment, proportionality considerations, onus requirements on the moving party, sufficiency of documentary evidence, contemplation of partial summary judgment, and practical tips to be timely, cost effective and obtain a positive result for your clients.

Excelling at Mediation Advocacy

You won’t want to miss this master class for junior-to-mid career lawyers.

For Evidence’s Sake: Getting the Right Evidence Admitted

County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) hosts this week’s educational seminar for litigators on getting the right evidence admitted at trial.

Legal Ethics In The Digital World

The County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) delivers this week’s seminar on legal ethics In the digital world. Many law societies across the country are adopting new technology-based competency requirements in their rules of professional conduct. i.e. lawyers must be able to understand and use technology in their practice.

Vaccines: Overview and Discussion from the Trenches

Tune into in- house counsel and labour & employment lawyers Michael Babe, Melissa Bastarache, Nicholas Hofley, and Margaret-Marie Steele as they give an overview of vaccine policies across different employment sectors.

Health and Safety in the Pandemic Era

This week’s pertinent TLA seminar showcases experienced employment lawyers who will review occupational health and safety legislation in Ontario, and unique pandemic-era health and safety issues such as vaccination policies and work from home arrangements.

Author Talk with Marie Henein. ‘Nothing But The Truth’

In this program, Ms. Henein shares her experiences as an Egyptian-Lebanese Canadian, and how she learned the value of hard work through being true to herself and others.

Parental Leave and Practicing Law

Thinking about what parental leave looks like as a lawyer? Parental leave looks different for every lawyer.

Technology in Litigation

Technological tools have become a mainstay of the modern courtroom. Counsel must either adapt to this new reality or be left behind. Our experienced presenters will focus on best practices for the use of technology in the preparation and presentation of a case in both civil and criminal context.

Representing the Welfare of Indigenous Families

Join our presenters to demystify the new Federal Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children, Youth, and Families which is intended to implement one of the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Law and Climate

In this week's TLA seminar, we dive into the climate crisis. The growing number of climate disasters have been followed by an explosion of climate litigation.

Remote Work Wellness Issues

In part one of CCLA’s timeless seminar on remote work wellness issues, our presenters cover issues surrounding remote work wellness, practical technology issues facing solicitors working remotely, and how to deal with clients not revealing the entire truth.

The Effects Of Conflict on The Brain

In this week's TLA seminar, we dive into the climate crisis. The growing number of climate disasters have been followed by an explosion of climate litigation.

DivorceMate: Tips & Tricks

In this week's featured seminar, you will hear from our popular presenter as she discusses DivorceMate’s family law software. Topics covered will range from on-desktop and cloud calculation differences, spousal support double-dipping, and much more.

Costs & Clients

Within this informational CCLA seminar, you will hear from three accomplished presenters on topics surrounding litigation costs, clients and accounts. Learn from their experiences and gain knowledge you may not have known you needed and get an hour of CPD credit at the same time.

Ethical Issues In Estates

In this featured conference, our seasoned presenters review and discuss topics surrounding ethics, professional responsibility, practice management, in wills and estates law.

Communication and Advocacy Challenges

In this featured communication and advocacy panel, you will hear from three experienced presenters on topics of litigation guardians, effective communication involving clients with serious mental health issues and trauma communication tips.

Get Answers: Spousal Support

In today's seminar, our presenters highlight some recent decisions in emerging areas of family law. Some of these topics will include answering what constitutes living together for purposes of claiming spousal support, how you determine spousal support and whether it ever ends.

Tax Issues for Estates

In this featured MLA seminar, the 17th Annual Wills, Estates & Trusts Conference, our featured presenter focuses on tax law in wills and estates law. Specific topics will include the principal residence exemption, farm property rollovers, an update on Bill C-208 and upcoming amendments to that legislation.

Changes to Estate Practice due to Bill 245

In this timely MLA program, the speakers present changes to the estate practice due to Bill 245. Many of its significant changes went into effect as of January 1, 2022, so it is important to make sure you are up-to-date.

Appeal Proofing your Trial

The Sixteenth Annual Straight from the Bench Conference program covers topics surrounding civil litigation, advocacy skills and commercial litigation.

Combatting Islamophobia

In this passionate and informative MLA program, our presenter will discuss a range of topics to help others learn more, understand more and take action. These topics include: the definition of Islamophobia, what has given rise to Islamophobia, personal experiences with Islamophobia and more.

The Sixteenth Annual Straight from the Bench Conference: View from the Court of Appeal

In this program, our esteemed presenter, the Honourable Mr. Justice Benjamin Zarnett from the Ontario Court of Appeal, shares his experience and views on the differing skill sets of a trial lawyer versus an appellate lawyer, as well as thoughtful contemplation of whether the trial lawyer should be or could be the lawyer on appeal.

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