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October 2020

Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 1: Introduction to Financial Statements – Webinar

October 27 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: October 27, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price:  $125 + GST This program is being offered in collaboration with MNP LLP.  Learn to read and understand company financial statements.  Gain basic financial literacy, learn the components of financial statements and how apply that knowledge to real life examples.  We will also review the various accounting frameworks and the types of assurance that accountants can provide. Business Fundamentals for Lawyers is a 4-part webinar series. Save $155 when…

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November 2020

Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 2: Financial Statement Analysis – Webinar

November 3 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: November 3, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price:  $125 + GST This program is being offered in collaboration with MNP LLP. Consider how to evaluate the health of a business, perform ratio analysis, uncover expenses subject to management discretion, and learn what further questions you must ask.  This course assumes a basic working knowledge of financial statements and will focus on the analysis to uncover insights and understand the story behind the numbers. Business Fundamentals for Lawyers is a 4-part webinar series.…

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Rules of Court 2020 Part 1 – Webinar

November 4 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: November 4, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Price:  $195 + GST (Save $45 when combined with Rules of Court Part 2 – Webinar)   Concrete knowledge of the Rules of Court is critical for every litigator. Revisit the “must-know” rules, consider recent judicial treatment of select rules, and discover practical tips for running effective litigation files. Topics Pleadings and discovery Effective use of expert witnesses, and the rules relating to experts, in both the pre-trial and trial context The…

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Rules of Court 2020 Part 2 – Webinar

November 5 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: November 5, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Price:  $195 + GST (Save $45 when combined with Rules of Court Part 1 – Webinar)   Concrete knowledge of the Rules of Court is critical for every litigator. Revisit the “must-know” rules, consider recent judicial treatment of select rules, and discover practical tips for running effective litigation files. Topics  Summary trials and summary judgment (with members of the Court of Queen’s Bench, including when and how to use these tools…

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 3: Introduction to Business Valuations – Webinar

November 10 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: November 10, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price:  $125 + GST This program is being offered in collaboration with MNP LLP. Explore how a business valuator arrives at an opinion regarding the value of an ownership interest in a company. Examine the reporting standards followed in Canada, discuss common valuation approaches, and learn how the valuation report is organized and delivered to the reader. Explore qualitative considerations and identify common mistakes. Business Fundamentals for Lawyers is a…

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Effective Oral Advocacy from Remote – Webinar

November 18 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$95

About Faculty About Date: November 18, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Price:  $95 + GST Explore the effectiveness of oral advocacy; how different is it when you remotely appear before a court or tribunal versus appearing in person? Are there things you should or should not be doing? Join Justices from the Court of Appeal of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to discuss the judiciary’s perspective on what you can do to better advocate for your…

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To See or Not to See: The Impact of Without Prejudice Offers to Settle on Future Costs Awards – Webinar

November 19 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$95

About Faculty About Date: November 19, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Price:  $95 + GST At various points in the litigation process, clients often want to try to settle the dispute. Different situations may call for different solutions. Before embarking on a particular settlement path, lawyers should understand and consider the potential downstream effects of these efforts. Explore costs consequences of without prejudice offers to settle and Calderbank offers, as well as consider the possible repercussions of recent amendments to the Rules…

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January 2021

Family Law Fundamentals – Webinar

January 27, 2021 | 9:00 am4:00 pm
$345

About Faculty About Date: January 27, 2021 Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Price:  $345 + GST More details coming soon. Faculty Chair Heather L. McKay QC, Daunais McKay + Harms Presenters More details coming soon.

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Seminars on Demand

Seminar on Demand - Provincial Court Jurisdiction, Triage, and Resolution Tracks
Seminar on Demand - Provincial Court Mediation and Pre-trial Conferences
Seminar on Demand - Regulations Governing the Practice and Procedures for Civil Matters in the Provincial Court of Alberta
Seminar on Demand - Provincial Court Trial Preparation and Conduct of a Trial
Seminar on Demand - An Overview of Provincial Court Civil Matters from an Administrator’s Perspective
Seminar on Demand - Costs in the Provincial Court of Alberta
Seminar on Demand - Case Management: Dealing with Limitations, Deadlines, and Delay on Civil Litigation Files
Seminar on Demand - Drafting Pleadings, Affidavits, and Briefs: What You Need to Know (and a Few Things You Should Know)
Seminar on Demand - Complex Litigation
Seminar on Demand - Trial Preparation: Working with Experts

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Publications

Alberta Civil Practice Manual (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)
Alberta Civil Practice Manual (Electronic Format)
Alberta Foreclosure Forms (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)
Alberta Foreclosure Forms (Electronic Format)
Civil Litigation Fundamentals (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)
Civil Litigation Fundamentals (Electronic Format)
Collections Fundamentals (Electronic Format)
Collections Fundamentals (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)

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Program Papers

Anton Piller Orders
Regulations Governing the Practice and Procedures for Civil Matters in the Provincial Court of Alberta
Principles of Natural Justice
Provincial Court Trial Preparation and Conduct of a Trial
Procedural Considerations in Oppression Claims and Derivative Actions
An Overview of Provincial Court Civil Matters from an Administrator’s Perspective
Investigations under the Business Corporations Act
Costs in the Provincial Court of Alberta
The Oppression Remedy versus the Derivative Action
Co-Operation or Co-Op(t)eration: Mandatory ADR Case Law/Procedure Review and General Discussion

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Complimentary Resources

Questioning: Success in Chambers
Jurisdiction of the Provincial Court of Alberta
“The Vineyard Revitalisation” – Client Discovery, Counselling, and Goal Implementation
Changes to the Alberta Insurance Act
Can you Have Your Cake and Eat it Too?: The Deductibility of Future Benefits From SEF 44 Claims.
Breaking the Service Mould

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