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  • Learn the law governing attacks based on suggestions of capacity and undue influence. Devise techniques for assessing and addressing scenarios such as transfer of a house when the house comprises the largest asset, last-minute wills favouring one child over other siblings, and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in March 2017. Total running time is 5 hours, 20 minutes.
  • Review the fundamentals of estate litigation and court practice – from questioning, to applications, to trial. Analyze common issues, and discover practical litigation strategies. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in April 2017. Total running time is 4 hours, 3 minutes.
  • Family law trials a can be complex, from commencing an action, to the creation of a Trial Book, to the conduct of a trial, and more. Explore each step of the family law trial process, and deepen your confidence in your ability to run a family law trial. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November 2016. Total running time is 5 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Uncover essential strategies to effectively address common estate planning issues. Learn about the review of discretionary trusts, discover corporate reorganization strategies, cover basic tax issues as they relate to estate planning, and much more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in October 2016. Total running time is 4 hours, 40 minutes.
  • Review distinctions between employment and other relationships that involve provision of services, examine notable legislation and relevant case law, understand the responsibilities of employers and employees during and post-employment, and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in October 2016. Total running time is 5 hours, 20 minutes.
  • $245.00
    Gain insight from experienced practitioners and Queen’s Bench Masters on specific issues that arise during questioning. Learn to manage obstreperous witnesses and counsel who challenge the litigation process. Discuss the use of cross-examination on affidavit vs. questioning for discovery, explore practical tips for insurance questioning issues, discover tools to maximize the use of transcripts, and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in April 2016. Total running time is 4 hours, 53 minutes.
  • Gain practical tips from the perspectives of a solicitor, health care provider, Public Guardian, and litigator. Review unique challenges when dealing with clients who have assets in other jurisdictions; discuss the challenges health care teams face when dealing with personal directives; understand how the Public Guardian becomes an Agent, makes decisions as an Agent, and investigates and resolves complaints against private Agents; and more. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in April 2016. Total running time is 4 hours, 47 minutes.
  • Gain insight into practical approaches and tips for drafting clear and effective pleadings from the diverse perspectives of the Bench, academia, and experienced practitioners. Discover fundamental principles, examples from current case law, the latest judicial commentary on the rules of pleadings, tips from frontline practitioners, and drafting techniques to help make your pleadings effective advocacy tools rather than mere technicalities. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in February 2016. Total running time is 4 hours, 33 minutes.
  • Examine best practices, procedures, and tips for organizing and managing files from first considering prospective clients to finally closing a file when a matter is resolved. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in January 2016. Total running time is 4 hours, 34 minutes.
  • Gain the issue identification and basic drafting information and tools you need to effectively advise your clients. Topics discuss interview to execution, testamentary capacity, basic and complex will situations, and special considerations – including tax perspectives and areas of the new Wills and Succession Act surrounding intestacy and family maintenance and support (FMS) claims. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November 2015. Total running time is 5 hours, 12 minutes.
  • Develop your fundamental research skills and gain insight into the legislative process. Review how to find and note up legislation as well as how to find, cite, and note up case law. Receive practical tools to aid in your research, including a bibliography of website and database sources. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November 2015. Total running time is 2 hours, 28 minutes.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of domestic contracts by discussing various types of documents and the situations in which each should be used. Also discuss how contracts can provide for what will happen on death, common drafting errors, and best practices. In addition to discussing recent case law, practical resources – such as sample clauses, precedents, and checklists – are also provided. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in October 2015. Total running time is 3 hours, 46 minutes.