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October 2019

Family Law Contracts (Edmonton)

October 1, 2019 | 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

Explore a wide variety of family law contracts including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and property settlement agreements. Understand how to negotiate, draft, and challenge them.

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Family Law Contracts (Calgary)

October 10, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Explore a wide variety of family law contracts including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and property settlement agreements. Understand how to negotiate, draft, and challenge them.

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Tax Law for Corporate/Commercial Transactions (Calgary)

October 17, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Explore the tax nuances of various kinds of share exchanges (s 51, s 85, and s 86 rollovers). Review the tax implications of the sale of shares of a private business as compared to the sale of its assets, and discover helpful strategies and documentation tips for corporate/commercial practitioners. Discover how to help your clients in matters at the Tax Court of Canada

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Delivering Effective Feedback (Edmonton)

October 23, 2019 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
Aspen Conference Centre, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6 Canada
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$198.75 – $295

Lawyers are frequently required to deliver constructive feedback to associates, articling students, support staff, and others. Learn proven methods for providing meaningful performance improvement feedback.

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Impaired Driving (Calgary)

October 25, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6 Canada
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Free – $445

Explore the law surrounding impaired driving generally and specifically related to impairment resulting from cannabis consumption.

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Shareholder Disputes (Calgary)

October 25, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review the major issues and processes that shape shareholder disputes. Discuss strategies for litigating shareholder disputes, and engage in a thorough examination of the Business Corporations Act and Rules of Court to achieve your desired outcome.

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Tax Law for Corporate/Commercial Transactions (Edmonton)

October 28, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$295.25 – $445.00

Explore the tax nuances of various kinds of share exchanges (s 51, s 85, and s 86 rollovers). Review the tax implications of the sale of shares of a private business as compared to the sale of its assets, and discover helpful strategies and documentation tips for corporate/commercial practitioners. Discover how to help your clients in matters at the Tax Court of Canada

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Shareholder Disputes (Edmonton)

October 29, 2019 | 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

Review the major issues and processes that shape shareholder disputes. Discuss strategies for litigating shareholder disputes, and engage in a thorough examination of the Business Corporations Act and Rules of Court to achieve your desired outcome.

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November 2019

Impaired Driving (Edmonton)

November 1, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$296.25 – $495

Explore the law surrounding impaired driving generally and specifically related to impairment resulting from cannabis consumption.

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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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Drafting Considerations for Wills & Estates Practitioners (Edmonton)

November 7, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Increase confidence in drafting wills, powers of attorney, personal directives. Review relevant case law, and understand implications of various standard clauses in terms of tax, medical decision-making, financial decision-making, and more.

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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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Family Property Act (Calgary)

November 13, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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Free – $445

Consider recent updates to the Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Law Act. Learn about legislative changes to the division of property owned jointly by married and non-married people.

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Drafting Considerations for Wills & Estates Practitioners (Calgary)

November 14, 2019 | 9:00 am4:00 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Increase confidence in drafting wills, powers of attorney, personal directives. Review relevant case law, and understand implications of various standard clauses in terms of tax, medical decision-making, financial decision-making, and more.

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Family Property Act (Edmonton)

November 22, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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Free – $445

Consider recent updates to the Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Law Act. Learn about legislative changes to the division of property owned jointly by married and non-married people.

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December 2019

Buying & Selling a Business (Calgary)

December 3, 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

Discuss purchase and sale agreement provisions including representations, warranties, and indemnities. Understand the due diligence process, consider what the financial statements can tell you about a target company, and discuss employee and severance issues.

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Media Training 101 for Lawyers (Edmonton)

December 6, 2019 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
Aspen Conference Centre, 4th floor, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6 Canada
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$265 – $295

Let’s face it: most lawyers are reluctant to talk to the press. They’re worried they will say too much, too little, or nothing at all. However, there are many upsides to appearing in the media, including influencing the court of public opinion, building your practice, and showing your expertise. Taught by former journalists, television hosts, and producers with decades of experience, this interactive presentation will give you the confidence and skills to face the media in any situation. View the…

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Buying & Selling a Business (Edmonton)

December 10, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Discuss purchase and sale agreement provisions including representations, warranties, and indemnities. Understand the due diligence process, consider what the financial statements can tell you about a target company, and discuss employee and severance issues.

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January 2020

Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals (Edmonton)

January 16 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$258.75 – $395

Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals Learn about changes to property division and the Divorce Act, including interjurisdictional support orders and mobility.

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Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals (Calgary)

January 23 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$258.75 – $395

Learn about changes to property division and the Divorce Act, including interjurisdictional support orders and mobility.

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Provincial Court Civil Practice (Calgary)

January 24 | 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 | 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

Understanding Financial Statements – Accounting for Lawyers (Edmonton)

February 5 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Edmonton Offices, 1500, 10235 101St N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1 Canada
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Free – $125

Learn to read and understand company financial statements. Gain basic financial literacy, perform ratio analysis to evaluate the health of a business, uncover variable amounts that are subject to management discretion, and learn what further questions you must ask to fully understand the story behind the numbers. View the brochure. Regular Price: $125 + GST There are 3 other sessions in the Accounting for Lawyers series running in Edmonton: Introduction to Business Valuations (1.5 hrs) Tax Planning:  Matrimonial Asset Division…

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Understanding Financial Statements – Accounting for Lawyers (Calgary)

February 7 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Calgary Offices, 1500, 640 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G4 Canada
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Free – $125

Learn to read and understand company financial statements. Gain basic financial literacy, perform ratio analysis to evaluate the health of a business, uncover variable amounts that are subject to management discretion, and learn what further questions you must ask to fully understand the story behind the numbers. View the brochure. Regular Price: $125 + GST There are 3 other sessions in the Accounting for Lawyers series running in Calgary: Introduction to Business Valuations (1.5 hrs) Tax Planning:  Matrimonial Asset Division…

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Introduction to Business Valuations – Accounting for Lawyers (Edmonton)

February 12 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Edmonton Offices, 1500, 10235 101St N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1 Canada
Free – $125

Learn how a business valuator arrives at an opinion regarding the value of an ownership interest in a company. We will examine the reporting standards followed in Canada, common valuation approaches, and how the valuation report is organized and delivered to the reader. We will also explore qualitative considerations and common mistakes to watch for

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Introduction to Business Valuations – Accounting for Lawyers (Calgary)

February 13 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Calgary Offices, 1500, 640 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G4 Canada
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Free – $125

Learn how a business valuator arrives at an opinion regarding the value of an ownership interest in a company. We will examine the reporting standards followed in Canada, common valuation approaches, and how the valuation report is organized and delivered to the reader. We will also explore qualitative considerations and common mistakes to watch for.

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Tax Planning: Matrimonial Asset Division – Accounting for Lawyers (Edmonton)

February 19 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Edmonton Offices, 1500, 10235 101St N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1 Canada
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Free – $125

Learn the tax planning opportunities available for matrimonial asset divisions, including the related person butterfly to split up a private corporation. Review tax issues affecting different types of matrimonial asset divisions, including the impact of the new TOSI (Tax on Split Income) regime. View the brochure. Regular Price: $125 + GST There are 3 other sessions in the Accounting for Lawyers series running in Edmonton: Understanding Financial Statements (1.5 hrs) Introduction to Business Valuations (1.5 hrs) Tax Planning:  Pre- and…

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (Calgary)

February 19 | 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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Advanced Civil Litigation for Paralegals (Calgary)

February 20 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$258.75 – $395.00

Explore topics for experienced paralegals, including organizing and managing complex litigation files.

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Tax Planning: Matrimonial Asset Division – Accounting for Lawyers (Calgary)

February 21 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Calgary Offices, 1500, 640 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G4 Canada
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Free – $125

Learn the tax planning opportunities available for matrimonial asset divisions, including the related person butterfly to split up a private corporation. Review tax issues affecting different types of matrimonial asset divisions, including the impact of the new TOSI (Tax on Split Income) regime. View the brochure. Regular Price: $125 + GST There are 3 other sessions in the Accounting for Lawyers series running in Calgary: Understanding Financial Statements (1.5 hrs) Introduction to Business Valuations (1.5 hrs) Tax Planning:  Pre- and…

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Advanced Civil Litigation for Paralegals (Edmonton)

February 24 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$258.75 – $395.00

Explore topics for experienced paralegals, including organizing and managing complex litigation files.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (Edmonton)

February 25 | 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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Tax Planning: Pre and Post-Mortem – Accounting for Lawyers (Edmonton)

February 26 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Edmonton Offices, 1500, 10235 101St N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1 Canada
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Free – $125

Estate planning is so much more than drafting a Will.  In this course, you will learn pre- and post-mortem tax planning issues for your clients, including common pitfalls and opportunities. Pre-mortem planning helps in drafting the Will with a goal to ensure that the estate will be as tax efficient as possible, while the post-mortem planning can ensure effective administration of the estate.  This course will also provide some planning considerations regarding TOSI (Tax On Split Income).

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Tax Planning: Pre and Post-Mortem – Accounting for Lawyers (Calgary)

February 27 | 8:00 am9:30 am
MNP Calgary Offices, 1500, 640 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G4 Canada
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Free – $125

Estate planning is so much more than drafting a Will.  In this course, you will learn pre- and post-mortem tax planning issues for your clients, including common pitfalls and opportunities. Pre-mortem planning helps in drafting the Will with a goal to ensure that the estate will be as tax efficient as possible, while the post-mortem planning can ensure effective administration of the estate.  This course will also provide some planning considerations regarding TOSI (Tax On Split Income).

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March 2020

Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff (Edmonton)

March 10 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$258.75 – $395

Explore common issues in commercial real estate and commercial leasing, including review of the agreement, due diligence and searches, closing, and reporting.

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Family Law Trial Fundamentals (Edmonton)

March 11 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review family law trial fundamentals and develop the confidence to run a family law trial from commencement, to trial book preparation, to trial conduct.

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Dealing with Difficult Conversations (Calgary)

March 13 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
Holiday Inn Calgary South – Conference Centre, 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 7E1 Canada
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$198.75 – $295

Develop strategies and key skills for turning tough conversations, often experienced in the legal profession, into more effective ones. Learn practical techniques for managing emotionally charged situations and moving in a productive direction, even when there is disagreement. Employ a process that will leave you feeling more comfortable and equipped to manage your difficult conversations.

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POSTPONED Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff (Calgary)

March 17 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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$258.75 – $395.00

Explore common issues in commercial real estate and commercial leasing, including review of the agreement, due diligence and searches, closing, and reporting.

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POSTPONED Dealing with Difficult Conversations (Edmonton)

March 20 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
Aspen Conference Centre, 4th floor, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6 Canada
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$198.75 – $295

Develop strategies and key skills for turning tough conversations, often experienced in the legal profession, into more effective ones. Learn practical techniques for managing emotionally charged situations and moving in a productive direction, even when there is disagreement. Employ a process that will leave you feeling more comfortable and equipped to manage your difficult conversations.

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May 2020

Practicing Family Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Webinar

May 4 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$29.00

Date: May 4, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Price: $125+ GST  $29 + GST Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC       Discuss the current status of the Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench, including the courts’ process for urgent matters and what to do with applications that are important but fail to rise to the required level of urgency. Examine the remote resolution of disputes, including the pros and cons of videoconferencing and teleconferencing and how to effectively…

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Issues to Watch Out for in Residential Real Estate Transactions – Webinar

May 5 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29.00

Date: May 5, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Jeffrey V. Kahane         Explore frequent issues in residential real estate. Discuss how to avoid problems and liabilities in acting for a buyer or seller in residential real estate transactions. Please note: the email address used to register must be the attendee's email address, and will be used for webinar access. Registrations received within an hour of the webinar start time will not…

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AISH Update – Webinar

May 6 | 1:00 pm2:00 pm
$29.00

Date: May 6, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Gordon P. VanderLeek       Review the basic principles and benefits of the AISH program. Discuss the legislative history of the exemption of trusts from asset calculations and how AISH treats various sources of income. Consider some of the recent budgetary and policy changes implemented by the current government and explore estate and trust planning opportunities for families that have members on…

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Managing Civil Litigation Matters During COVID-19 – Webinar

May 12 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29.00

Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Co-Presenters: Andrew P. Wilson and Kaila Eadie       Discuss the practical aspects of litigation and dispute resolution during this period of social distancing.  Topics will include the impact on procedure of various Court and Ministerial decisions, tips and tricks for conducting questioning or making applications remotely, and alternatives to the normal litigation process if it is unavailable to your client at this time.…

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COVID-19 Case Law: Family Law in the Age of the Coronavirus – Webinar

May 13 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29.00

Date: May 13, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC       Discuss the case law accumulating across Canada on family law disputes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Examine the five leading cases in detail, the general principles emerging from the case law, and the court’s test for urgency.   Please note: Registrations will close two hours before the webinar begins.

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Practicing Wills & Estates Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Webinar

May 14 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: May 14, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Doris C.E. Bonora QC     Please note: Registrations will close two hours before the webinar begins.

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Remote Resolution: Addressing Applications that Aren’t Urgent – Webinar

May 20 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: May 20, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC     Explore dispute resolution options for interim applications that cannot be heard by the courts. Discuss the intersection of alternative dispute resolution and cases being litigated, and how best to prepare yourself and your client for participation in mediation and arbitration by video conference. Consider some of the available videoconferencing platforms, and walk away with tips and best practices…

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Capacity 101 – Webinar

May 21 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: May 21, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Dr. Irene Liu This webinar will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts of decision-making capacity, including definitions, guiding principles, common capacity issues, and practical tips for lawyers.   Please note: Registrations will close two hours before the webinar begins.

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Employment Law Primer – Webinar

May 26 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: May 26, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Roger S. Hofer QC, Neuman Thompson     Gain insight into the legal foundations and basic principles of employment law. Discuss some of the key issues and concepts that frequently come up in employment matters, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on employment.  This webinar is targeted to lawyers who are new to employment law, or for those who are…

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Vagueness and Ambiguity in Contracts – Webinar

May 27 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$29

Date: May 27, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST Presenter: Douglas H. Peterson, Douglas H. Peterson Professional Corporation     As your first year contracts professor surely told you, every solicitor's nightmare is one in which their drafting earns them a permanent roasting from the bench. To prevent this unenviable result, many lawyers – young lawyers in particular– tend to rely on the safety of precedents, believing that un-litigated products from the past will…

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A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Networking

May 29 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free

Date: May 29, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price: Complimentary Co-Presenters: Ronda Nedelec, zag and Sanjiv Parmar, Parmar Law Discuss tips and learn to leverage networking opportunities for career development. Hear how Sanjiv Parmar used networking to help him kickstart his own law firm.   Registrations for this program will close at 4:30 PM on May 28th.         The LESA team is excited to collaborate with ASSIST to deliver a series of webinars with a focus on…

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