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April 2019

Civil Advocacy Series: Getting at the Facts (Red Deer)

April 26, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Black Knight Inn, 2929 50 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4R 1H1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Understanding the facts is critical for all civil litigators. In this skills-focused program, learn techniques that will assist you in the various fact-finding stages of civil litigation matters. Develop the confidence to elicit the facts that best support your case and to address those facts that do not.

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November 2019

Questioning (Edmonton)

November 6, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$269.25 – $445.00

Review the scope of questioning, including relevancy and opinion evidence. Discuss the use of questioning evidence; cross examination on affidavit vs. questioning for discovery; and dealing with exhibits, documents, and undertakings.

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Questioning (Calgary)

November 12, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review the scope of questioning, including relevancy and opinion evidence. Discuss the use of questioning evidence; cross examination on affidavit vs. questioning for discovery; and dealing with exhibits, documents, and undertakings.

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January 2020

Provincial Court Civil Practice (Calgary)

January 24, 2020 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Develop confidence and competence in handling Provincial Court civil matters. Explore civil procedure and court rules. Learn practical tips and develop strategies to efficiently move matters along.

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Provincial Court Civil Practice (Edmonton)

January 31, 2020 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Develop confidence and competence in handling Provincial Court civil matters. Explore civil procedure and court rules. Learn practical tips and develop strategies to efficiently move matters along.

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February 2020

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Calgary)

February 19, 2020 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445

With increased pressure on courts, lawyers seeking quick resolution of disputes must consider alternative ways of resolving them. Revisit the theories of various forms of ADR and develop strategies to enhance your use of them.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (Edmonton)

February 25, 2020 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Aspen Conference Centre, 4th floor, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445

With increased pressure on courts, lawyers seeking quick resolution of disputes must consider alternative ways of resolving them. Revisit the theories of various forms of ADR and develop strategies to enhance your use of them.

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October 2020

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

October 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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. Faculty Presenter Darrell Wiens, CPA, CA, MNP LLP

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November 2020

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

November 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity…

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Rules of Court 2020 Part 1 – Webinar

November 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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 “drop dead” rule and dismissal for long…

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Rules of Court 2020 Part 2 – Webinar

November 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.    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 effectively) Service ex juris, jurisdiction applications,…

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

November 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.   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. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers…

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Effective Oral Advocacy from Remote – Webinar

November 18, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$95

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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…

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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, 2020 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$95

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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…

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

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Program Papers

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
Valuation of Businesses: Issues Commercial Litigators Should Know in Contentious Shareholder Exits
A Time to Get Together: A Lawyer’s Role in Mediation

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Complimentary Resources

Questioning: Success in Chambers
Jurisdiction of the Provincial Court of Alberta
“The Vineyard Revitalisation” – A Tangled Tale, to Consider Client Discovery and Counselling, and Goal Implementation Strategies
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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