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  • Property statements can be an incredibly useful tool as they allow lawyers to organize all of the property issues into one fluid, live document while detailing relevant disclosure, production, and offers. The challenge for many is that there is no one “right” way to put one together. Property statements can look very different depending on who drafted them and how they are organized, which can be overwhelming and confusing – especially if you have never been taught to prepare one. This paper seeks to establish the fundamentals, to understand the overarching legal and financial principles, and to discuss further considerations while reviewing and vetting the documents supporting same. This paper was presented at LESA’s Family Property Problems for Paralegals webinar on October 20, 2021.
  • Explore problems and practical solutions for family law paralegals. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on October 20, 2021. Total running time is 1 hour, 36 minutes.
  • This paper examines key provisions of the Family Property Act and explains important concepts. Topics canvassed include the application of the act to common law couples, date of separation, limitation periods, valuation date, exemptions, exclusive possession of the family home, pensions, existing and future agreements, and Court forms. This paper was presented at LESA’s Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff webinar on April 22, 2021.
  • This paper explores what court clerks are looking for, along with strategies for avoiding common mistakes on applications, claims, affidavits, orders, and in divorce packages. This paper was presented at LESA’s Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff webinar on April 22, 2021.
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    Legal support staff’s assistance in the preparation of Family Property Statements can be invaluable to a lawyer – if done properly. While the preparation of these statements may seem repetitive or mundane when you are being asked to complete one every property file, as you will learn within this paper, the FPS is extremely helpful because it provides a high-level overview of all the family property and is often used to settle the division of family property. This paper was presented at LESA’s Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff webinar on April 22, 2021.
  • Explore the ins and outs of the Family Property Act, including practical takeaways that will assist you in your role as legal support staff. This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on April 22, 2021. Total running time is 2 hours, 28 minutes.
  • This short paper provides some basic tips for legal support staff and includes sample checklists for both asset and sale transaction documentation, searches, real property documentation for both sale and purchase transactions, and more.  
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    This presentation offers a basic overview of the commercial lending process to help legal support staff understand how all the pieces of the transaction fit together, whether acting for the borrower or the lender. Topics include commitment letters, parties, types of loans, due diligence searches, pre-funding conditions, insurance, common lender expectations, working with all parties, transmittal letters, security, and standard security documents. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in March, 2020. Total running time is 51 minutes.
  • This presentation provides some basic tips for legal support staff and includes sample checklists for both asset and sale transaction documentation, searches, real property documentation for both sale and purchase transactions, and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in March, 2020. Total running time is 1 hour.