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    Live Webinar on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Are You Ready for the Worst? Disaster Planning for Your Practice

    Accredited for 1.5 Professionalism Hours

    9/11; floods; ice storms; hurricanes; power outages and the like. It can happen - without warning. This webinar will provide an analysis by which practitioners can evaluate possible problems against their impact; checklists and questions to be posed to various vendors such as communications and computer providers; a model disaster plan that can be adapted to your own needs; and additional tips and suggestions on how to prepare for possible disasters. 

    Live webinar on June 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for 90 minutes. Recording available for at least 1 year

    Understanding How to Use Twitter

    Accredited for 45 Professionalism minutes and eligible for 45 Substantive minutes. $149 plus HST

    Social media site, such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn, are touted as great tools for attracting new clients and helping build online business networks. However, the power of social media is only useful if you know how to make it work. 

    Alyssa Lai, a true GenY-er communications professional, will break down the barriers to using Twitter with her practical, informative and easy to follow steps to getting started with Twitter.

    No need to feel intimidated or shy. Alyssa's teaching style will have you using Twitter in no time and you won't have to ask your teenager or young associates for help.

    Live webinar on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. for 60 minutes.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Telling the Story: Advocacy through Effective Writing

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes. $119 plus HST

    Why is good legal writing "good"? This course will review a number of essentials for any type of legal writing. The course will review the use of legal writing in different contexts and will emphasize the use of writing in creating effective arguments. We will not be covering grammatical rules or style manual restrictions.

    Objectives for the course:

    1. The participant will understand the different expectations of different audiences
    2. The importance of concentrating the writing on a specific story and objective
    3. How to write to oppose an argument



    Live webinar on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. for 60 minutes.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Writing and Speaking: How to not appear foolish

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes. $119 plus HST

    The legal profession comprises many highly educated people for whom speaking and writing are important tools. The use of correct grammar, speech and spelling is imperative so that you do not make mistakes that would suggest a lack of language education. This course will review some of the most common errors seen in practice in these three fields.

    Objectives:

    1. Understand the importance of error-free speech and writing
    2. Identify some of the most common speaking, grammar and spelling errors.
    3. Provide resources to allow for continuous improvement

    Live webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. for 60 minutes.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Ethics and Legal Writing

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes

    Increasingly courts must address their attention to written material to determine if it is insulting, vexatious or scandalous. Such material can, in turn lead to an ethical complaint about a legal professional who has written the material. This course will examine four ethical aspects of legal writing. The course will allow participants to be more ethically aware in their writing.

    Objectives:

    1. What are the rules for court documents?
    2. Understand the duty to cite adverse authority and how to make it work for you.
    3. The need for civility in legal writing.
    4. Understanding how ghostwriting can lead to ethical problems.

    Recording from December 16th, 2014 webcast  90 minutes

    1.5 Professionalism Hours or apply toward Substantive

    A course that everyone working in a law firm should take: bookkeepers, law clerks, assistants, lawyers and anyone who has access to a law firm's computer systems.

    Phishing, passwords, firewalls, social engineering, malware, viruses, stolen computers, VPNs, IPV4 vs IPV6, encryption tools. You can be sure that if you don't understand these, or at least know what questions to put to your 'IT' guy, a hacker can find a way into your computer system. 

    Lawyers' fiduciary obligations are important for clients. In turn, this leads to lawyers holding large sums of money in their trust accounts. Lawyers are also known as being slow to adopt new technologies and processes. Because of this, lawyers and firms are obvious targets for hackers and others who would like to prey on these traits for their own nefarious purposes.

    This webinar will canvas a number of different aspects of computer use in a law firm that are targeted by those who have dishonest purposes in mind.

    Recording from Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Ethical Use of Social Media for Client Generation

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism minutes and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes. $79 plus HST

    Social media site, such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn, are touted as great tools for attracting new clients and helping build online business networks. However, the power of social media may be overrated, and its use has ethical implications, including permission to approach someone and handling of personal information. 

    Marcel Mongeon will discuss the gaps between the promises made by social media sites and marketing consultants and the reality of what they deliver and your ethical responsibilities. Once the routes not to be ventured down are established, Marcel will address the tips, strategies, and action plans needed to create meaningful results in the expansion of one's practice. These include the importance of face-to-face interactions with one's client, the advantage of "humans" to virtual assistants, how to incorporate social media into your overall plan, and how, ultimately, to track and evaluate results.

     

    Recorded webinar from Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Catherine Buie of Buie Cohen

    The Disaster Holiday - A Travel Law Primer 

    Eligible for 60 Substantive Minutes - $79 plus HST

    Your client has just returned from the vacation from hell. They call you because they want to sue everyone for their money back. What do you do? Where do you start?

    In this webinar, Catherine Buie of Buie Cohen will present a road map for managing that holiday disaster through the legal system. Topics to be covered include:

    1.  The Players -  The legal responsibilities of the tour operator, airlines, hotels, ground handlers, and destination excursion companies

    2.  The Travel Industry Act

    3. Jurisdiction - Ontario vs Foreign jurisdiction

    4.  Contractual and Tort

    5.  Number of parties to the contract

    6.  Monetary jurisdiction

         a.  Superior Court - Trial Division or Small Claims

         b.  $25,000 or $25,000 per vacation

    Recording of December 10, 2014 webinar for 90 minutes | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay 

    Accredited for 1.5 Professionalism Hours or apply toward Substantive

    9/11; floods; ice storms; hurricanes; power outages and the like. It can happen - without warning. This webinar will provide an analysis by which practitioners can evaluate possible problems against their impact; checklists and questions to be posed to various vendors such as communications and computer providers; a model disaster plan that can be adapted to your own needs; and additional tips and suggestions on how to prepare for possible disasters. 

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    Recording from Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Are You Ready for the Worst? Disaster Planning Management

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    9/11; floods; ice storms; hurricanes; power outages and the like. It can happen - without warning.

    This webinar will provide an analysis by which practitioners can evaluate possible problems against their impact; checklists and questions to be posed to various vendors such as communications and computer providers; a model disaster plan that can be adapted to your own needs; and additional tips and suggestions on how to prepare for possible disasters. 

    Recording from Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Basic Online Case Law Searching

     Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes

    $79 plus HST

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for case law , set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A session to have their own specific research queries deal with.

    Recording from Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Conducting Negotiations Ethically

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    The ability to negotiate  is one of the most useful skills a legal practitioner can possess. Yet the Rules of Professional Conduct do not provide a lot of guidance on how to go about negotiating in an ethical manner.

    This webinar will help you understand your professional obligations and then will provide practical advice on achieving results in an ethical manner. Included will be discussion on civility in negotiations, the importance of courtesy and respect for your opposing counsel and their client, how to manage a difficult client and best practices for resolving ethical dilemmas. 

    Your presenter, Marcel Mongeon, has more than 25 years of corporate negotiation experience, as well as significant experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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    RECORDING from Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Conducting Negotiations Ethically

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    The ability to negotiate  is one of the most useful skills a legal practitioner can possess. Yet the Rules of Professional Conduct do not provide a lot of guidance on how to go about negotiating in an ethical manner.

    This webinar will help you understand your professional obligations and then will provide practical advice on achieving results in an ethical manner. Included will be discussion on civility in negotiations, the importance of courtesy and respect for your opposing counsel and their client, how to manage a difficult client and best practices for resolving ethical dilemmas. 

    Your presenter, Marcel Mongeon, has more than 25 years of corporate negotiation experience, as well as significant experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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    RECORDING from Friday, December 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Peter Anderson

    Converting Paper to Money in Small Claims Court: Enforcing Judgments

    Accredited for 30 and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes
    $149 plus HST

    Lawyer and Legal Instructor Peter Anderson will take you through the process involved in obtaining default judgment of a claim in small claims court, as well as enforcing judgments following default proceedings and/or trial.
     
    Peter Anderson practiced as a lawyer for 9 years, including civil litigation, family law and administrative law.  He has been teaching law to paralegals and law clerks at various community and private colleges for the last 5 years. 

    Recording from Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Chris Ashby, LLB

    Cyber Defamation: How the Internet has Changed the Libel Landscape

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 30 Substantive Minutes - $119 plus HST

    In the last 10 years, the Internet has permeated all aspects of everyday life. With this, the opportunities for electronic slander are constant.

    With the threat of cyber-libel, you need to understand how to navigate through the online world to deal with changing law and technology in order to best advise and represent your clients.

    This webinar is designed to help you understand how the Libel and Slander Act is applied in a cyber world, review recent decisions that impact this area of law and provide realistic tips to help you implement your knowledge in practice.

    Recording from Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes

    $79.00 plus HST

    A course that everyone working in a law firm or Corporate Legal Department should take: bookkeepers, law clerks, assistants, lawyers and anyone who has access to the computer systems.

    Phishing, passwords, firewalls, social engineering, malware, viruses, stolen computers, VPNs, IPV4 vs IPV6, encryption tools. You can be sure that if you don't understand these, or at least know what questions to put to your 'IT' guy, a hacker can find a way into your computer system. 

    With this webinar, understand the breadth and depth of cybersecurity risks and best practices for creating a robust cybersecurity preparedness program. Participants will discover information that enables them to take concrete steps to resolve data security issues.

    • Understand the legal and technical aspects of cybersecurity
    • Explore the risks associated with cybersecurity
    • Develop the skills needed to create a robust IT security preparedness program 

    Live Webcast with Presenter Q&A | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | June 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern for 90 minutes

    Accredited for 1.5 professionalism hours

    Although paralegals and lawyers are well experienced with dealing with their own clients as witnesses in small claims courts, at times non-client witnesses must be summoned and examined.

    The relevant substantive and procedural rules for such witnesses will be covered as will a review of different types of situations such as police officers, business people and friends and family will be touched on.

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    Recording from Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Dealing with Non-Client Witnesses in Small Claims Court

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes

    $149 plus HST

    Although paralegals and lawyers are well experienced with dealing with their own clients as witnesses in small claims courts, at times non-client witnesses must be summoned and examined.

    The relevant substantive and procedural rules for such witnesses will be covered as will a review of different types of situations such as police officers, business people and friends and family will be touched on.

    Webcast  from December 16th-Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least one year replay | 60 minutes

    Accredited for 1 Professionalism hour

    At some point or another, law firms may find it necessary to have documents translated from a foreign language into English, or vice versa, or require interpretation services in order to communicate with their clients. However, lawyers who wish to specifically market their practice to specific ethnic communities or language groups have a number of tools and established best practices available to them to achieve success.

    This one hour webinar will cover the following topics:

    1. Why Target Specific Ethnic Groups/Language Groups in our Law Firm Marketing?
    2. Mediums to Use When Targeting Specific Ethnic Communities
    3. Using Social Media to Target Specific Ethnic Communities
    4. Finding Qualified Translators and Interpreters
    5. Best Practices in Cultural Sensitivity
    6. Best Practices in Providing Legal Services in Other Languages

    Your presenter is Suzanne Deliscar. 

    Ms. Deliscar was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. Suzanne focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues. Her practice was created through the combination of her language skills in French and Spanish and the practice of law in a variety of  areas, including civil litigation, wills & estates, corporate/commercial, and family law.

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    Recording from Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Effective Online Statute Searching

    Accredited for 1 Professionalism Hour or apply toward Substantive

    $79 plus HST

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for statutes, set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A

    Live webcast with presenter Q & A | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | June 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern for 90 minutes

    Accredited for .5 Professionalism and eligible for 1 Substantive hour 

    Once a judgment is made, the next step is collection. This webinar will provide a general overview of collection methods such as the filing of garnishments, writs, judgment debtor examinations, the contempt powers of deputy judges. 

    The conduct of debtor judgment examinations will also be dealt with. Sample questions and responses will be discussed as well as techniques for the identification of appropriate assets for execution will be presented.

    Finally, the changes in the rules on contempt hearing and concerns about the inherent powers of deputy judges will be addressed. The most current practice will be provided together with techniques to bring evasive debtors before appropriate courts. 

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    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from October 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism minutes and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes. $79 plus HST

    Social media site, such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn, are touted as great tools for attracting new clients and helping build online business networks. However, the power of social media may be overrated, and its use has ethical implications, including permission to approach someone and handling of personal information. 

    Marcel Mongeon will discuss the gaps between the promises made by social media sites and marketing consultants and the reality of what they deliver and your ethical responsibilities. Once the routes not to be ventured down are established, Marcel will address the tips, strategies, and action plans needed to create meaningful results in the expansion of one's practice. These include the importance of face-to-face interactions with one's client, the advantage of "humans" to virtual assistants, how to incorporate social media into your overall plan, and how, ultimately, to track and evaluate results.

     

    Recording from Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Patrick Brown and Suzanne Deliscar

    Finding the Time: Time Management for Legal Professionals

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism Minutes - $79 plus HST

    You have a big case coming up. And you have other client matters to manage. How do you fit it all into a a normal work day?

    Whether you work in a team or as sole practitioner, in a litigation practice or in as a general solicitor, this webinar will explain how to manage your time to get the best results or your client and avoid burn out. Our presenters, Patrick Brown of McLeish Orlando LLP and Suzanne Deliscar of Deliscar Professional Corporation, will explore the basic principles of project management to organize, plan, and monitor the work of client matters. Whether you're managing your first major project or just tired of improvising, the tools and tips in this webinar will help you break the project down into manageable phases, schedule tasks in logical sequences, capture lessons learned for future projects, and more.

    Recording from Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Implementing the Paperless Practice

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes

    $79 plus HST

    As the business world continues to go digital, the practice of law needs to become paperless if it is to keep up. 

    This webinar is an intermediate level course to learn the fundamentals of establishing a paperless practice, including how to develop and implement policies, procedures and workflows to effectively implement transition or improve your paperless processes. We will explore hardware and software options that can help you be less reliant on paper and avoid the paperless traps inherent in a weak and undeveloped system.

    Recording - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    IP - Basics, Tips and Traps for the General Practitioner

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes 
    $79 plus HST

    So your client asks you if they should get protection for their logo. What do you tell them?

    Intellectual property (IP) law is a fast moving area of law and always changing. This webinar will provide lawyers with an understanding of what constitutes IP (e.g. social media postings, inventions and ideas, logos, secret formulas, or internet domain names) and what each of them means for business. Practice areas reserved to patent and trade-mark agents will be dealt with as well as the likely needs of business to register intellectual property rights including registration costs and appropriate strategies

    The webinar will provide a framework of best practices that will help you provide guidance to your clients on IP issues.

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    Recording from Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Michael G. Pratt, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

    Issues in the Law of Damages

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes
    $79 plus HST

    The principles that govern the assessment of damages are fundamentally important to all areas of private law and civil litigation. These principles are often not well understood, however, and the law reports are littered with examples of judgments in which the assessment of damages is sloppy or mistaken, often due to inadequate argument by counsel. After a brief refresher on basic damages principles, this webinar will highlight some of the pitfalls that recur most often in the assessment of damages in cases of breach of contract and tort (outside the specialized personal injury context), and explain how to avoid them.

    Recording of Webcast l  from May 6, 2015 for 90 minutes.

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    The principles that govern the assessment of damages are fundamentally important to all areas of private law and civil litigation. These principles are often not well understood, however, and the law reports are littered with examples of judgments in which the assessment of damages is sloppy or mistaken, often due to inadequate argument by counsel. After a brief refresher on basic damages principles, this webinar will highlight some of the pitfalls that recur most often in the assessment of damages in cases of breach of contract and tort (outside the specialized personal injury context), and explain how to avoid them.

    Your Presenter is Dr. Michael Pratt, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies I Faculty of Law, Queen's University.

     

    Recording of webcast | from October 23, 2015, 12:00 noon for 90 minutes.

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes

    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become one of the most valuable tools a lawyer can use to settle a dispute.The presentation begins by outlining the various ADR choices available and will cover the types of skills needed to prepare and conclude your negotiation. The session will include a sample settlement agreement, a review of best practices and ethical considerations when employing ADR.
    Learning Objectives:
    • ADR choices
    • Prepare you and your client for ADR
    • Understand how to make the best of joint and breakout sessions
    • Communicate and prepare a settlement agreement
    • Ethical considerations before and during a mediation or arbitration

    Your presenter, Marcel Mongeon, is a seasoned lawyer and arbitrator.

     

    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from December 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for .5 Professionalism and eligible for .5 Substantive hours

    When do you need to act in the capacity of a Notary Public? When is a Commissioner for taking Affidavits appropriate? This course will help legal professionals to understand:

    • The provisions of the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act and the Notaries Public Act
    • The different powers of each office
    • The parts of a document which need endorsement 
    • The steps required to commission an affidavit
    • Appropriate endorsements and jurats
    • Which is the appropriate officer for different situations
    • Legalization of documents for use overseas
    • Ethical and professional considerations for correct practice

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    RECORDING from Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Notaries Public and Commissioning Affidavits

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes
    $79 plus HST

    When do you need to act in the capacity of a Notary Public? When is a Commissioner for taking Affidavits appropriate? This course will help legal professionals to understand:

    • The provisions of the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act and the Notaries Public Act
    • The different powers of each office
    • The parts of a document which need endorsement 
    • The steps required to commission an affidavit
    • Appropriate endorsements and jurats
    • Which is the appropriate officer for different situations
    • Legalization of documents for use overseas
    • Ethical and professional considerations for correct practice

     

    Recording of webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | From September 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    A great course for legal practitioners beginning their careers or those who may not have a lot of experience in Small Claims Court. This webinar will look at the life of a Small Claims Court case from the Plaintiff’s side. Starting with the paperwork that has to be filed, through the settlement conference and on to trial, Marcel Mongeon will provide a practical step-by-step how to guide based on the Ontario Small Claims.

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    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from February 19, 2015 for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    Whether you are a new lawyer looking to build your employment agreement library or a more seasoned legal professional wanting to refresh or expand your knowledge, this webinar is a great starting point. From job offers to executive employee contracts, non-disclosure to non-compete agreements, contractor versus employee, this webinar will help you understand the clauses needed in each type of contract to protect your client.

    Recording of Webcast - Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least one year replay | from December 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 1 Professionalism hour

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for case law , set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A session to have their own specific research queries deal with.

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    Recording from Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:00 noon
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Basic Online Case Law Searching

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for case law , set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A session to have their own specific research queries deal with.

     

    Recording of webcast on February 3, 2015 | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay  for 90 minutes
    Accredited for 60 minutes Professionalism and eligible for 30 minutes Substantive content

    It is likely that 2/3rds of your clients do not have BYOD (bring your own device) policies in place governing employees' use of personal computing and smartphone devices on the client's network. Your firm or office may also be in this category. 

    Are you at risk? What types of personal devices should employees be able to use in the workplace? Should they be allowed to use any personal device?

    This webinar will cover the technologies involved; outline the potential risks, and provide options for aspects of a policy covering the use of personal devices on an employer's networking infrastructure.

     

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from December 30, 2014, 10:30 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Accredited for 1.5 professionalism hours

    Although paralegals and lawyers are well experienced with dealing with their own clients as witnesses in small claims courts, at times non-client witnesses must be summoned and examined.

    The relevant substantive and procedural rules for such witnesses will be covered as will a review of different types of situations such as police officers, business people and friends and family will be touched on.

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    Recording From Friday, December 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Dealing with Self-Represented Parties

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    Particularly in Small Claims Court, the percentage of self-represented parties can be significant.

    This webinar will provide you with best practices on the practical and ethical considerations when dealing with self represented opponents.

     

    Accredited for 1.5 Professionalism Hours

    Recording of July 16h Webinar (90 minutes)

    This webinar will provide you with best practices on the practical and ethical considerations when dealing with self represented opponents.

    Recording from Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Dealing with Self-Represented Parties

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    Particularly in Small Claims Court, the percentage of self-represented parties can be significant.

    This webinar will provide you with best practices on the practical and ethical considerations when dealing with self represented opponents.

     

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from December 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 1 Professionalism Hour or apply toward Substantive

     

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for statutes, set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A session to have their own specific research queries deal with.

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    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from December 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. for 90 minutes

    .5 Professionalism hour and eligible for 1 Substantive hour (or 1.5 Substantive)

    The heart of the small claims court is the settlement conference. However, in order to properly represent their clients, lawyers and paralegals have to understand how to properly prepare for and conduct their client's representation.

    This webinar will touch on all of these issues by ensuring participants understand the substantive and procedural matters that will be covered, as well as dealing with the different styles of conducting conferences. The preparation of effective settlement conference briefs will also be touched on and demonstrated.

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    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access, at least 1 year replay | from April 24, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes .

    Do you cringe when they hear the word “encryption”? Do you think it is too complicated to implement and use?

    Encryption is now a standard security measure for protecting confidential data. It protects data from unauthorized access by changing readable information (plain text) into cipher text that cannot be read without a decryption key.  It has now reached the point where all legal professionals should understand encryption (concepts and use, not the technical details) and have it available for use where appropriate. This webinar will provide an easy to understand overview of encryption, including:

    • A clear, non-technical explanation of encryption
    • A review of ethical and legal duties to safeguard data
    • Options for encrypting data at rest (on devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones, and USB drives)
    • Protection of data in motion (by e-mail and over the Internet and wired and wireless networks)
    • How to use encryption options to safeguard data in your practice

    Recording from Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    How to Find Information Online to Support Your Case

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes 

    $79 plus HST

    Intermediate level course for legal practitioners.

    You have found the statutes that apply to your case and have linked the case citations in your documents. Yet could your arguments be better when backed up with research or other relevant documentation?

    This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners who need to wade through the quagmire of internet information to find appropriate publications and information to support their arguments. The course will give a brief review of internet search techniques and delve into how to sort the good from the bad when you are looking for non-legal references to cite.

    It is recommended that you take Using Google to Its Full Advantage as an introduction to web searching before taking this course. Available now as a recording - Click Here.

    (Remember - You can watch up to 6 hours of recorded content and count toward your CPD requirement - including your Professionalism requirement)

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access, at least 1 year replay | from April 16, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes

    As the business world continues to go digital, the practice of law needs to become paperless if it is to keep up. 

    This webinar is an intermediate level course to learn the fundamentals of establishing a paperless practice, including how to develop and implement policies, procedures and workflows to effectively implement transition or improve your paperless processes. We will explore hardware and software options that can help you be less reliant on paper and avoid the paperless traps inherent in a weak and undeveloped system.

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    Recording of November 14, 2014 webinar | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    In today’s knowledge-based economy, businesses are much more likely to have intellectual assets than in the past. Because intellectual assets are now likely to be a considerable part of a business’s value, it is important that lawyers conduct appropriate due diligence on such assets and structure their purchase and sale agreements.  

    Intellectual assets may be broader than just traditional intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks and the like).This webinar will begin by enumerating what those assets may comprise including domain names, social media accounts and patents, copyrights and trademarks and then will focus on appropriate questions that should be asked, the contractual language to be used, and the searches that should be performed in each of an asset or shares transaction.

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    Recording of Webcast Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from March 11, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    So your client asks you if they should get protection for their logo. What do you tell them?

    Intellectual property (IP) law is a fast moving area of law and always changing. This webinar will provide lawyers with an understanding of what constitutes IP (e.g. social media postings, inventions and ideas, logos, secret formulas, or internet domain names) and what each of them means for business. Practice areas reserved to patent and trade-mark agents will be dealt with as well as the likely needs of business to register intellectual property rights including registration costs and appropriate strategies

    As a non-IP lawyer, stay current on IP law and find out how to protect your client’s IP rights and minimize risks of infringement.

    Recording of Webcast   | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from February 17, 2015 for 60 minutes
    Eligible for 1 Substantive hour

    Stay on top of the recent legal decisions that may affect your clients' cases.

    Your Presenter, Marcel Mongeon is a lawyer and FSCO appointed arbitrator with ADR Chambers. He will highlight recent key decisions from Canada's case law  that will have most impact on accident benefits law and practice. Defining a minor injury and determining the applicability of the Minor Injury Guidelines, the requirement of “economic loss” in relation to incurred expenses, entitlement to attendant care and housekeeping benefits, and when chronic pain can amount to a catastrophic impairment are just some of the topics that will be discussed in light of the court decisions.
    Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.
    Recording from Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Catherine Buie, Buie Cohen

    Know Your Limitations (Act)

    Eligible for 60 minutes Substantive content

    $79 plus HST

    Depending on one’s perspective, the Limitations Act can be the client’s savior, its peril or the basis for a malpractice action against the solicitor. The Act is designed not only to control “sycophants” (professional accusers), but  requires plaintiffs to proceed with reasonable diligence, thus preserving evidence and not permitting the defendant to remain in a state of fear or uncertainty as to whether a law suit will be launched. For as stated in Halsbury’s Laws of England – a long-dormant claim has “more cruelty than justice.

    This webinar will analyze a number of aspects of the Limitations Act that legal practitioners face regularly. From identifying the originating date to Section 14 – a double edge sword. You don't want to miss this session.

    Recording of Webcast   | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from February 17, 2015 for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    A great course for legal practitioners beginning their careers or those who may not have a lot of experience in Small Claims Court. This webinar will look at the life of a Small Claims Court case from the Plaintiff’s side. Starting with the paperwork that has to be filed, through the settlement conference and on to trial, Marcel Mongeon will provide a practical step-by-step how to guide based on the Ontario Small Claims.

    Recording of Webcast l February 25, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive hours


    A non-disclosure, or confidentiality, agreement is commonly used when at least companies, individuals or other entities are considering doing business together. This legal contract creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets.

    But what are the things you should consider, and negotiate for, to best protect your client's interests?

    This webinar will provide recommendations for contract provisions and a negotiating checklist, and delve into some of the practical issues you may face when negotiating an NDA such as:

    • Do trade secret protections endure past confidentiality periods?
    • Should you appoint one gatekeeper for disseminating information?
    • Is it preferable to have a disclosure schedule placed in one NDA or to have multiple NDAs, each of which covers one step of the disclosure process?
    • How is the issue of requiring individual employees to sign NDAs negotiated?
    • What are the keys to negotiating "sunset" provisions for NDAs?

    One of the most practical sessions you will attend this year.

    Recording from Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Suzanne Deliscar, Deliscar Professional Corporation

    Nuts and Bolts of a Basic Will and Power of Attorney

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and 60 Substantive minutes

    $79 plus HST

    A great course for legal practitioners beginning their careers or those who may not have a lot of experience in drawing up wills or POAs. 

    This webinar will walk you through the key issues and checklists that will help you prepare a basic Will, Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.

    The webinar will cover the issues relating to the critical questions to ask every estate client, testamentary capacity, preventing conflicts of interest and undue influence, and documenting instructions.  This program will also provide an annotated Basic Will as well as annotated Continuing Power of Attorney for Property and an annotated Power of Attorney for Personal Care.

    Recording from Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Presenting Expert Evidence in Small Claims Court

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes 

    $79 plus HST

    Parties often want to present their expert witnesses in court. This is reasonable. However, there are a number of considerations that practitioners need to be aware of when permitting witnesses to testify.

    This webinar is designed to provide you with a review of the legal principles (including the most recent caw law), small claims court practice considerations, and practical advice on dealing with expert evidence. 

     

    Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
    Recording of webinar
    Presenter: Michael G Pratt, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

    Promissory Estoppel in Canadian Courts

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes
    $179 plus HST

    The doctrine of promissory estoppel can be a formidable tool in civil litigation. It can dramatically affect otherwise robust legal rights, limiting them and sometimes extinguishing them altogether. Often invoked by one contracting party to preclude the other party from strictly relying on his contractual rights, promissory estoppel can also operate on non-contractual rights.
    A relatively young doctrine, promissory estoppel continues to evolve in Canadian courts. In this seminar we will review the elements of promissory estoppel through an examination of some classic cases and some contemporary ones. We will also explore the controversial limits of the doctrine, including the well-worn but often ill-understood axiom that estoppel is a shield but not a sword.
    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | February 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 1 Professionalism Hour

    Intermediate level course for legal practitioners.

    You have found the statutes that apply to your case and have linked the case citations in your documents. Yet could your arguments be better when backed up with research or other relevant documentation?

    This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners who need to wade through the quagmire of internet information to find appropriate publications and information to support their arguments. The course will give a brief review of internet search techniques and delve into how to sort the good from the bad when you are looking for non-legal references to cite.

    It is recommended that you take Using Google to Its Full Advantage as an introduction to web searching before taking this course. Available now as a recording - Click Here.

    Recording of October 21, 2014 webinar | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours 

    Good for legal professionals in their first years of practice, or those wanting a refresher

    The observance and performance of covenants and obligations under the commercial agreement are expectations of the bargain entered into and fundamental elements of the contractual arrangement.

    • Will the use of an indemnification provide a structure to assure such observance and performance?
    • How might an indemnity be better than a guarantee? What qualifications and limitations might you expect to confront and challenge you in seeking this framework?
    • And does the concept of sovereign immunity really exist?

    This webinar will canvass the substantive aspects of liability arising from non-performance and the ability to enforce through the indemnification process. 

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    Recording of November 4, 2014 Webinar  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    Loss of the ability to control the drafting process leads to a sometimes awkward negotiation against the "our standard template" argument, where uncertainty may arise in ensuring coverage of the substantive issues and provisions that your client expects. It is not uncommon to recognize what is not needed, but less so identify what is missing.

    Tips, techniques and strategies will be discussed to recognize how to make
    the substantive changes, refine the form comments and represent the best interests of your client and its expectations when not the originating draftsperson. 

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    Thursday, November 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
    Online Webinar with video and audio and presenter Q&A
    Presenter: Peter Anderson

    The Conduct of a Human Rights File

    Accredited for 15 Professionalism and eligible for 75 Substantive minutes
    $149 plus HST

    Lawyer and Legal Instructor Peter Anderson will take you through the initial stages of the file, including determining law, issues and process; to drafting the Claim and disclosure; to running the hearing; and ending with a discussion of the appellate process.

    Peter Anderson practiced as a lawyer for 9 years, including civil litigation, family law and administrative law.  He has been teaching law to paralegals and law clerks at various community and private colleges for the last 5 years.  
    Recording of October 7th webinar| Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    Each party to a commercial contract has expectations of what assurances to receive from the other side and the nature of the limitations of what it is prepared to deliver in response to the other's requests for representations and warranties.The use of reps and warranties is often misunderstood and abused, and their value - and cost - are not always fully appreciated. Representations and warranties should not take the place of due diligence but often do.

    Listen in to the discussion on the use, value, qualifications of and remedies from reps and warranties, and how to manage what you give and receive. 

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    Recording of November 6, 2014 Webinar | Watch anywhere with internet access and unlimited replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    This webinar is for anyone practicing in Employment, Corporate; Commercial; Civil Litigation areas or who would like to expand their knowledge

    The topic of unpaid internships has recently highlighted in the news. What is the relevant law? How should a business or legal practitioner document the use of an intern? What are the employment deduction and WSIB ramifications of having unpaid interns?

    These are some of the practical questions that will be addressed in this webinar. We will examine the provisions of the Employment Standards Act and other relevant provincial legislation as well as considering appropriate forms of internship agreements that could be put into place. The situation of legal practitioners hiring unpaid interns will also be touched on. Precedents will be provided.

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    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | for 60 minutes

    Eligible for 1 Substantive Hour

    Stay on top of the key legal decisions that affect business law.

    This presentation will highlight the 10 key decisions from Canada's case law in 2014 that will have most impact on business law and corporate practice. Summary judgment, privacy, contract law, copyright, and class actions are just some of the topics that will be discussed in light of the court decisions.
    Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.

    Recording of July 29th Webinar (90 minutes)

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    The bulk of cases in small claims courts will generally involve contract or tort law principles. This webinar will provide a brief review of the relevant principles and allow participants to properly frame their cases in court to deal with the applicable legal issues. Good overview for any type of civil litigation.

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | December 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m. for 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    Contracts and torts are the pillars of Canadian civil law, and a solid understanding of these principles is essential to anyone's legal practice.

    This webinar is designed to provide paralegals, or anyone wishing a good refresher, a comprehensive overview of the elements of contract formation and interpretation; breaches of contract and associated remedies; privity of contract, assignments, and discharges of contracts; intentional torts and defences; the law of negligence; demonstrations of strict and vicarious liability; and the determination of damages.

    Practical examples will be used to demonstrate the various principles.

     

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from February 24, 2015 for 90 minutes

     for 30 minutes Professionalism and eligible for 60 minutes Substantive

    All legal practitioners advising business clients who use email should take this course.

    Even though CASL (Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation) is in force, it is surprising how many misconceptions and misunderstandings there are about the law and regulations. This practically-oriented webinar is designed to cut through the technical language and answer specific questions that practitioners are being asked by their clients.

    For example, can I send emails to someone I just exchanged business cards with last evening? Do I always need to have express consent? Do all types of email constitute ‘commercial’ messages? If I have been emailing someone on a list for the last year, is there anything I need to do? And, if so, by when? How bad can things get if I don’t comply? What do I need to put in all email messages that I send from a list?

    Whether you want to understand CASL better for your own practice or to advise clients, this webinar is worth the time.

    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from December 30, 2014, 3:00 p.m. for 90 minutes

    1.5 Professionalism 

    • Are you using internet searching as effectively as you can be?
    • How can you find webpages that were taken down years ago?
    • How do you get Google to limit your results to just Canadian results?
    • How can you find someone?

    This course will help you with all these questions and more on making internet searching useful. You will be able to serve your clients well, using all the tools at your disposal. Learn techniques, tips and traps that can make internet searching beneficial or hard. 

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    Recording of Webcast from April 7, 2015 | Watch anywhere with internet access, at least 1 year replay | for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism minutes and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes. $119 plus HST

    LinkedIn has become one of the most widely used online business networking and research tools. This webinar is designed to help lawyers make the most of their online professional profile. In just one hour, you will learn to:

    • Set up a LinkedIn account
    • Create a robust, dynamic profile--and take advantage of new multimedia options
    • Build your connections and learn who is looking at your profile
    • Use search tools to find information and people
    • Monitor your network with ease
    • Optimize your settings for privacy concerns
    • Use LinkedIn effectively in the hiring process
    • Develop a LinkedIn strategy to grow your legal practice
    Recording of September 16, 2014 webinar| Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 90 minutes

    Eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours

    So your client asks you if they should get protection for their logo. What do you tell them?

    As the economy shifts to one based more on knowledge than ‘bricks and mortar’, you will be facing this type of question more and more. this webinar will provide business lawyers with an understanding of the major systems of intellectual property and what each of them means for business. Practice areas reserved to patent and trade-mark agents will be dealt with as well as the likely needs of business to register intellectual property rights including registration costs and appropriate strategies.

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    Recording from MONDAY, DECEMBER 21st at 12:30 p.m.

    Presenter: David Thompson, Scarfone Hawkins LLP

    What We Can Learn from Hollywood About Advocacy

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes
    $79 plus HST

    “My Cousin Vinny”, “Runaway Jury”, Erin Brockovich”, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, “Philadelphia”, “The Lincoln Lawyer”, “A Few Good Men” - some of your favourite lawyer movies have a lot to teach you about advocacy. Spend 90 minutes learning more while being entertained by our presenter, David Thompson.
    Recording of Webinar from  May 21, 2015 at 12:00 noon Eastern for 90 minutes

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes 

    This webinar, presented by one of Canada's leading authorities, will help get you up to date on the authentication and admissibility of digital evidence, your privacy rights when online, the uses and limits of social media evidence, and the search and seizure of electronic devices.

    Plus, what are the new ethical considerations lawyers must consider?

    Your presenter is Ron Davis, a leading authority on digital evidence in Canada.

     

     

    Recording of Webcast from January 15, 2015 | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | 60 minutes

    Eligible for 1 Substantive Hour

    This webinar will outline the considerations that a legal practitioner should make in representing a former employee on a wrongful dismissal case in the small claims court. The webinar will include checklists, retainer letters and various other and documents that can be used at different stages of the small claims court action. Where possible, case and statute law are referred to.

    The material presented in the webinar can easily be used to establish the basis of precedents to be used in the participants practice.

    Recording of Webcast  | Watch anywhere with internet access, at least 1 year replay | from March 13, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern for 90 minutes

    Accredited for .5 Professionalism hour and eligible for 1 Substantive hour

    Your First ... a series of courses is brought to you by ezCPD.ca as an easy introduction to key milestones in your practice.

    This webinar will walk you through the considerations and checklists that will help you prepare a Shareholders’ Agreement for shareholders in a company.

    The webinar will cover the ethical issues relating to acting for multiple parties, strategies and retainer letters that can be used to deal with the ethical issues, and possible problems in requiring independent legal advice. The program will provide appropriate checklists and precedents for use together with tips on the negotiation of difficult issues such as valuation and buy-sell arrangements.

     

    Recording of webcast| Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from December 29, 2014, 3:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

    Accredited for .5 Professionalism and eligible for 1 Substantive hour (or apply 1.5 hours to Substantive)

    Once a judgment is made, the next step is collection. This webinar will provide a general overview of collection methods such as the filing of garnishments, writs, judgment debtor examinations, the contempt powers of deputy judges. 

    The conduct of debtor judgment examinations will also be dealt with. Sample questions and responses will be discussed as well as techniques for the identification of appropriate assets for execution will be presented.

    Finally, the changes in the rules on contempt hearing and concerns about the inherent powers of deputy judges will be addressed. The most current practice will be provided together with techniques to bring evasive debtors before appropriate courts. 

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    From Monday, February 29, 2016
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Top 10 Business Cases of 2015

    Eligible for 60 Substantive minutes
    $79 plus HST

    Stay on top of the key legal decisions that affect business law.

    This presentation will highlight the 10 key decisions from Canada's case law in 2015 that will have most impact on business law and corporate practice. 
    Course materials will include live links to the cases to be discussed.
    Recording of Webcast  Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay |  from June 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for 60 Minutes

    Eligible for 60 Substantive minutes 

    In the second of this this online, 3 webinar series, participants will learn both the Spanish and English terms for a variety of legal terms related to real estate transactions, enabling them to complete a comprehensive glossary. The workshop will be interactive, including tests and polls throughout to encourage participant engagement. At the end of the course, lawyers will have expanded their knowledge and vocabulary of Spanish legal terms in order to assist in communicating with clients and reading Spanish legal documents.

    This course is intended for lawyers who want to learn or refresh their Spanish-English legal terminology skill sets. Attendees should already have a basic comprehension of Spanish in order to benefit from this course.

    Your presenter is Suzanne Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist.

    Live webinar on Wednesday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Amanda Bafaro, LLB

    The Pros and Cons of Plaintiff Cost Insurance

    Accredited for 15 Professional and eligible for 45 Substantive Minutes - $119 plus HST

    What is legal cost protection, how can it help you and do you need it?  Are you looking for a way to level the playing field with the big insurers and tired of them pushing your clients around?  This 1 hour webcast is an essential for all Personal Injury lawyers.

    The program will explore the nuts and bolts of Legal Cost Protection including what you need to know, how your clients can benefit all the way from retainer to trial and the evolving standard of care for lawyers practicing in this area. 

    Our presenter, Amanda Bafaro, had 20 years experience as a Personal Injury Lawyer before joining BridgePoint Financial Group as Chief Risk Officer.

    Recording from Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
     Presenter: Jerzy Cootauco

    The Use of Social Media in Personal Injury Cases

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes
    $119 plus HST

    The extent of technological change in social media data has been rapid, and in many respects has outpaced the judicial treatment available for social media disclosure. As counsel wrangle on the boundaries of social media disclosure, it is vital to also have fluent comprehension of what sort of data is available on social media networks.

    This webinar will review the case law on social media disclosure in personal injury cases, and will discuss how emerging developments in social media data may come into play in the near future. 

    Regardless of your social media skill, this webinar is designed to help you understand the current trends.

     

    Recording from Wednesday, March 23. 2016 at 3:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Marcel Mongeon and Jeff Musson

    Tips for the SABS Transition

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes - $79 plus HST


    If you work in the accident benefits field as a clerk, paralegal or lawyer, you need to sign up for this webinar!

    On April 1st, the SABS system of dealing with accident benefit claims is going to be obsolete. But do you understand the new system? There will be new rules and new processes that you will need to be familiar with if you are to serve your clients well.

    This webinar will cover the new rules, the transition rules and explain the biggest differences between the old and new systems and address your questions and concerns such as:

    • Why continue with existing mediations and will you still be able to conduct mediations?
    • Will mediation reports after March 31st be of value?
    • The status of arbitration files after March 31st
    • Available options for private arbitrations and what to consider when going this route
    • How you can coordinate your AB and tort files under LAT
    • How you can obtain more information

    Our presenters are Marcel Mongeon and Jeff Musson. Both presenters have significant experience in SABS and general legal mediation and arbitration.

    This session will be offered twice

    Wednesday, March 23rd at 3:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

    Tuesday, March 29th at 12:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

    Live Webcast with Presenter Q&A  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | October 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. for 90 minutes

    90 Professionalism minutes

    • Are you using internet searching as effectively as you can be?
    • How can you find webpages that were taken down years ago?
    • How do you get Google to limit your results to just Canadian results?
    • How can you find someone?

    This course will help you with all these questions and more on making internet searching useful. You will be able to serve your clients well, using all the tools at your disposal. Learn techniques, tips and traps that can make internet searching beneficial or hard. 

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    Recording from Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Writing Documents for Small Claims Court

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes
    $79 plus HST

    This course outlines the considerations that litigant in Ontario's small claims courts should use in drafting their documents to be filed with the courts. Editable examples of claims, defences, motions and witness statements are provided for a hypothetical case.

    Recording of Webcast | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay |  from December 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Eligible for 1 Substantive hour

    For legal professionals with a basic understanding of this area of law.

    This webinar will outline all of the considerations that a legal practitioner should make in representing a former employee on a wrongful dismissal case in the small claims court. The webinar will include checklists, retainer letters and various other checklists and documents that can be used at different stages of the small claims court action. Where possible, case and statute law are referred to. The material presented in the webinar can easily be used to establish the basis of precedents to be used in the participants practice.

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    Recording from Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Wrongful Dismissal in Small Claims Court

    Eligible for 60 Substantive minutes

    $79 plus HST

    This webinar will outline the considerations that a legal practitioner should make in representing a former employee on a wrongful dismissal case in the small claims court. The webinar will include checklists, retainer letters and various other and documents that can be used at different stages of the small claims court action. Where possible, case and statute law are referred to.

    Live webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Victoria Loh, LLB (The Law Office of Victoria Loh)

    Opening Up Your Own Law Firm: or How to Work for the Best Boss

    Accredited for 60 Professional Minutes - $119 plus HST

    In this lively webinar, Victoria Loh will walk you through the pros and cons of opening your own practice and provide you with practical advice and tips on how to go about this. From writing your business plan to the importance of your cell phone, Victoria will give you an outline for making your own firm work for you.

    A MUST first step for anyone considering starting their own law office.

    Live Webcast with presenter Q & A  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | October 9, 2015, 12:30 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism minutes .

    Do you cringe when they hear the word “encryption”? Do you think it is too complicated to implement and use?

    Encryption is now a standard security measure for protecting confidential data. It protects data from unauthorized access by changing readable information (plain text) into cipher text that cannot be read without a decryption key.  It has now reached the point where all legal professionals should understand encryption (concepts and use, not the technical details) and have it available for use where appropriate. This webinar will provide an easy to understand overview of encryption, including:

    • A clear, non-technical explanation of encryption
    • A review of ethical and legal duties to safeguard data
    • Options for encrypting data at rest (on devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones, and USB drives)
    • Protection of data in motion (by e-mail and over the Internet and wired and wireless networks)
    • How to use encryption options to safeguard data in your practice

    Your Presenter is Marcel D. Mongeon, LLB, LLM

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    Live Webinar on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
    Presenter: Suzanne Deliscar, Deliscar Professional Corporation

    Nuts and Bolts of Your First Family Law Four-Way Meeting

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 60 Substantive minutes

    $149 plus HST

    This webinar will provide you with the steps and best practices to use in order to hold a successful four-way family law meeting.

    The webinar will cover the benefits (and some drawbacks of four-way meetings), when (and when not) to hold four-way meetings, and the best way to identify and resolve issues during the time constraints of the meeting. The program will provide a sample four-way meeting agenda as well as a preparation checklist.

    Live Webcast with presenter Q & A  | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | May 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for 60 Minutes

    Eligible for 60 Substantive minutes 

    During this online, 3 webinar series, participants will learn both the Spanish and English terms for a variety of legal terms, enabling them to complete a comprehensive glossary. The workshop will be interactive, including tests and polls throughout to encourage participant engagement. At the end of the course, lawyers will have expanded their knowledge and vocabulary of Spanish legal terms in order to assist in communicating with clients and reading Spanish legal documents.

    This course is intended for lawyers who want to learn or refresh their Spanish-English legal terminology skill sets. Attendees should already have a basic comprehension of Spanish in order to benefit from this course.

    Your presenter is Suzanne Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist.

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    The Basic Online Case Law Searching course is complimented by the Advanced Case Law Searching course, which will go into greater depth and detailed case law searching in a number of areas.

    Combined Special: Only $179 plus HST

    Click Here for the description of the Basic course

    Click Here for the description of the Advanced course

    Click Here to register for both and save 

    Friday, July 3, 2015
    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon • Online Webinar with video and audio and presenter Q&A
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes

    9/11; floods; ice storms; hurricanes; power outages and the like. It can happen - without warning.

    This webinar will provide an analysis by which practitioners can evaluate possible problems against their impact; checklists and questions to be posed to various vendors such as communications and computer providers; a model disaster plan that can be adapted to your own needs; and additional tips and suggestions on how to prepare for possible disasters. 

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    Friday, June 26, 2015
    12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) • Online Webinar with video and audio and presenter Q&A
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism Minutes

    In the last 5 to 10 years, free online tools to search Canadian legal sources have developed at a rapid pace. Because the sources are freely available on the internet, little attention has been paid in the training of legal practitioners in their proper use.

    This webinar will provide a practical, step by step guide on how to search for case law , set up links and copy material using freely available internet resources. Participants will also have the opportunity as part of the live Q & A session to have their own specific research queries dealt with.

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    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
    Online Webinar with video and audio and presenter Q&A
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policies

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism and eligible for 30Substantive minutes
    $149 plus HST

    It is likely that 2/3rds of your clients do not have BYOD (bring your own device) policies in place governing employees' use of personal computing and smartphone devices on the client's network. Your firm or office may also be in this category. 

    Are you at risk? What types of personal devices should employees be able to use in the workplace? Should they be allowed to use any personal device?

    This webinar will cover the technologies involved; outline the potential risks, and provide options for aspects of a policy covering the use of personal devices on an employer's networking infrastructure.

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    Recording from Friday, December 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon

    Ethical Use of Social Media for Client Generation

    Accredited for 30 Professionalism and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes
    $79 plus HST

    Social media site, such as Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn, are touted as great tools for attracting new clients and helping build online business networks. However, the power of social media may be overrated, and its use has ethical implications, including permission to approach someone and handling of personal information. 

    Marcel Mongeon will discuss the gaps between the promises made by social media sites and marketing consultants and the reality of what they deliver and your ethical responsibilities. Once the routes not to be ventured down are established, Marcel will address the tips, strategies, and action plans needed to create meaningful results in the expansion of one's practice. These include the importance of face-to-face interactions with one's client, the advantage of "humans" to virtual assistants, how to incorporate social media into your overall plan, and how, ultimately, to track and evaluate results.

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    Live webcast with Presenter Q&A- Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay |October 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 30 minutes Professionalism and eligible for 30 minutes Substantive content

    The second webinar in a 3-part series, participants will learn both the French and English terms for a variety of legal terms related to civil litigation work, enabling them to complete a comprehensive glossary. The webinar will be interactive, including tests and polls throughout to encourage participant engagement. At the end of the course, lawyers will have expanded their knowledge and vocabulary of French legal terms in order to assist in communicating with clients and reading French legal documents.

    This course is intended for lawyers who want to learn or refresh their French-English legal terminology skill sets. Attendees should already have a basic comprehension of French in order to benefit from this course.

    Your presenter is Suzanne Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, who focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues.

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    Webinar with live Presenter Q & A| Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | September 29, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Accredited for 30 minutes Professionalism and eligible for 30 minutes Substantive content

    The first webinar in a 3-part series, participants will learn both the French and English terms for a variety of legal terms related to corporate/commercial legal work, enabling them to complete a comprehensive glossary. The webinar will be interactive, including tests and polls throughout to encourage participant engagement. At the end of the course, lawyers will have expanded their knowledge and vocabulary of French legal terms in order to assist in communicating with clients and reading French legal documents.

    This course is intended for lawyers who want to refresh their French-English legal terminology skill sets. Attendees should already have a basic comprehension of French in order to benefit from this course.

    Your presenter is Suzanne Deliscar, principal of Deliscar Professional Corporation, who focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues.

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    Friday, June 26, 2015
    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Eastern) • Online Webinar with video and audio and presenter Q&A
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes

    A non-disclosure, or confidentiality, agreement is commonly used when at least companies, individuals or other entities are considering doing business together. This legal contract creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets.

    But what are the things you should consider, and negotiate for, to best protect your client's interests?

    This webinar will provide recommendations for contract provisions and a negotiating checklist, and delve into some of the practical issues you may face when negotiating an NDA such as:

    • Do trade secret protections endure past confidentiality periods?
    • Should you appoint one gatekeeper for disseminating information?
    • Is it preferable to have a disclosure schedule placed in one NDA or to have multiple NDAs, each of which covers one step of the disclosure process?
    • How is the issue of requiring individual employees to sign NDAs negotiated?
    • What are the keys to negotiating "sunset" provisions for NDAs?

    One of the most practical sessions you will attend this year.

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    Recording from Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m..
    Presenter: Suzanne Deliscar, Principal, Deliscar Professional Corporation

    Preparing for Your First  (or Second) LSUC Accounting Spot Audit 

    Accredited for 60 Professionalism and eligible for 30 Substantive minutes - $149 plus HST

    Have you received a notice from the Law Society of Upper Canada advising you of an upcoming Spot Audit to review your books and records? The Spot Audit (not to be confused with the Practice Review) is the Law Society of Upper Canada's mechanism used to ensure that lawyers are in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct when it comes to record keeping and the maintenance of general and trust accounts. Maintaining accurate and complete books and records on a regular basis, as well as properly preparing for spot audits will ensure a smooth process.

    The following topics will be discussed:

    1. Understanding the Initial Spot Audit Notice

    2. The Books and Records LSUC is Looking For

    3.  Correcting Problems Before the Spot Audit

    4. Building a Good Accounting Support Team

    5. What to Expect on Audit Day

    6. Follow-Up Communications and Follow Up Audits

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    Recording of Webcast with presenter Q & A | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | from June 5, 2015, 12:30 p.m. for 90 minutes

       Accredited for 1.5 Professionalism Hours

    Feel like you are up against a wall when dealing with someone representing themselves?

    Not sure how to balance your obligation to your client with a respect for an even playing field and access to justice?

    This webinar will provide you with best practices on the practical and ethical considerations such situations raise.

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    Live Webcast with Presenter Q&A | Watch anywhere with internet access and get at least 1 year replay | June 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon Eastern. for 90 minutes

    .5 Professionalism hour and eligible for 1 Substantive hour 

    The heart of the small claims court is the settlement conference. However, in order to properly represent their clients, lawyers and paralegals have to understand how to properly prepare for and conduct their client's representation.

    This webinar will touch on all of these issues by ensuring participants understand the substantive and procedural matters that will be covered, as well as dealing with the different styles of conducting conferences. The preparation of effective settlement conference briefs will also be touched on and demonstrated.

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    Recording | Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | from August 20, 2014, 90 minutes
    Accredited for 1 Substantive  and .5 Professionalism Hours 

    This course outlines the considerations that litigant in Ontario's small claims courts should use in drafting their documents to be filed with the courts. Editable examples of claims, defences, motions and witness statements are provided for a hypothetical case.

    Live Webinar on Tuesday, March 29 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
    Presenters: Marcel Mongeon and Jeff Musson

    Tips for the SABS Transition

    Eligible for 90 Substantive minutes - $149 plus HST


    If you work in the accident benefits field as a clerk, paralegal or lawyer, you need to sign up for this webinar!

    On April 1st, the SABS system of dealing with accident benefit claims is going to be obsolete. But do you understand the new system? There will be new rules and new processes that you will need to be familiar with if you are to serve your clients well.

    This webinar will cover the new rules, the transition rules and explain the biggest differences between the old and new systems and address your questions and concerns such as:

    • Why continue with existing mediations and will you still be able to conduct mediations?
    • Will mediation reports after March 31st be of value?
    • The status of arbitration files after March 31st
    • Available options for private arbitrations and what to consider when going this route
    • How you can coordinate your AB and tort files under LAT
    • How you can obtain more information

    Our presenters are Marcel Mongeon and Jeff Musson. Both presenters have significant experience in SABS and general legal mediation and arbitration.

    This session will be offered twice

    Wednesday, March 23rd at 3:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

    Tuesday, March 29th at 12:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

    Friday, June 19, 2015
    12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) • Online Webinar with video and audio
    Presenter: Marcel Mongeon, LLB, LLM

    Accredited for 90 Professionalism minutes

    • Are you using internet searching as effectively as you can be?
    • How can you find webpages that were taken down years ago?
    • How do you get Google to limit your results to just Canadian results?
    • How can you find someone?

    This course will help you with all these questions and more on making internet searching useful. You will be able to serve your clients well, using all the tools at your disposal. Learn techniques, tips and traps that can make internet searching beneficial or hard. 

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    Live Webcast  with Presenter Q&A l Watch anywhere with internet access and get 1 year replay | June 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Eligible for 1 Substantive Hour

    This webinar will outline the considerations that a legal practitioner should make in representing a former employee on a wrongful dismissal case in the small claims court. The webinar will include checklists, retainer letters and various other and documents that can be used at different stages of the small claims court action. Where possible, case and statute law are referred to.

    The material presented in the webinar can easily be used to establish the basis of precedents to be used in the participants practice.

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