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  • Board dysfunction may operate at different levels and be multifactorial. Sources of such dysfunction may be systemic to the organization, the result of human behaviours, or a combination of both. This paper identifies potential causes of board dysfunction and offers some suggestions for addressing the problems. This paper was presented at LESA’s Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations webinar on February 9, 2021.
  • Lawyers, like other professionals, are often asked to participate on non-profit boards, which often involves providing that board with the presumed legal skills and legal guidance for board governance. This paper examines legal and governance structures of not-for-profit organizations. It further explores legal duties and obligations, potential liability (and how to avoid it), and key considerations for bylaws. This paper was presented at LESA’s Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Organizations webinar on February 2, 2021.
  • Explore the fundamentals of business for lawyers. Topics include an introduction to financial statements, financial statement analysis, business valuations, and business continuity planning. This four-part on-demand series was originally broadcasted as webinars between October – December, 2020. Each session is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes. Each part in this series is also available for individual purchase.
  • Section 16(4) of the recently amended Divorce Act assumes that family law professionals have (or will acquire) a working knowledge of the concept of coercive control. This paper explores the general concept of coercive control, provides suggestions for screening for coercive control, and highlights how coercive behaviour manifests in the family law context. This paper was presented at LESA’s Coercive Control and Family Violence webinar on February 17, 2021.