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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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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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Family Law Update Part 1: Parenting and Children – Webinar

November 20 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: November 20, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Price:  $195 + GST  (Save $45 when combined with Family Law Update Part 2: Financial Affairs – Webinar)   Dive into the intersection between child welfare and family law in this half-day webinar. Hear from experienced legal practitioners as well as from a parent coordination and child welfare expert.  This webinar will cover a review of recent cases regarding parenting matters and children. You may also be interested in Part 2 of this…

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Family Law Update Part 2: Financial Affairs – Webinar

November 27 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: November 27, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Price: $195 + GST (Save $45 when combined with Family Law Update Part 1: Parenting and Children – Webinar) With the current economic situation in Alberta, family lawyers will need to consider financial factors in their clients’ matters. Explore current topics such as the intersection of bankruptcy and family law and costs in this half-day webinar. This webinar will cover a review of recent cases regarding financial issues in separation and divorce. You may also be interested…

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December 2020

Independent Legal Advice – Adjusting the Duty of Care to Different Transactions – Webinar

December 7 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: December 7, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price: $125 + GST The duty of care fluctuates from transaction to transaction when giving independent legal advice. One size does not fit all. Learn how to identify and set the obligation, and how to fix the commensurate fee. Explore how to sue lawyers who get it wrong. Faculty Presenter John E.S. Poyser, The Wealth & Estate Law Group

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity Planning and Digital Transformation – Webinar

December 9 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date:  December 9, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price:  $125 + GST This program is being offered in collaboration with MNP LLP. Understand what a firm needs to do to prevent possible disruptions to business, how to recover in the event of a disruption, and the role technology plays in this. Business Fundamentals for Lawyers is a 4-part webinar series. Save $155 when you register for all 4 webinars. Click here for details. Webinars can be purchased as single sessions or…

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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 - From Kerr to Eternity: An Overview of the New Family Property Act in Alberta
Seminar on Demand - Contributions and Distributions: When Will Courts Consider Unequal Divisions of Matrimonial Property?
Seminar on Demand - Exemptions and Cohabiting – Issues Under the New Family Property Act
Seminar on Demand - A Great and Sudden Change: Changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act in 2020
Seminar on Demand - Mediation & Arbitration: Shielding Neutrality
Seminar on Demand - Drowning in Disclosure – Some Practical Tips on How to Organize a Family Law File to Stay Sane
Seminar on Demand - Dos and Don’ts When Dealing with Self-Represented Parties
Seminar on Demand - Family Law Rules of Court and Practice Notes
Seminar on Demand - Top 10+ Things Every Lawyer Should Know (2018)
Seminar on Demand - Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)

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Publications

Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)
Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Electronic Format)
Family Law Fundamentals (Electronic Format)

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Program Papers

Tips, Trips, and Traps: The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law
Setting Aside Agreements: Challenging Domestic Contracts
Co-Operation or Co-Op(t)eration: Mandatory ADR Case Law/Procedure Review and General Discussion
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Tips for Separating Spouses
Impact of Death on Separation and Divorce Proceedings
Drafting Post-separation Property Agreements
A Time to Get Together: A Lawyer’s Role in Mediation
Practical Suggestions in Parenting Disputes for Separated Parents
Tax Implications of Death and/or Divorce
From Kerr to Eternity: An Overview of the New Family Property Act in Alberta

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Complimentary Resources

Practicing Family Law without Going Crazy: A Lawyer Mental Health Primer
Principles of Natural Justice
Common Ethical Issues for Family Paralegals
Tips and Traps for the Family Law Advocate

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