INFORUM

March 20, 2017 InForum Issue

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Society news

Four Council members were elected on March 20 in the Society’s Halifax District Election, and will begin their two-year terms following the 2017 Annual Meeting on June 17. Read More

The recent acquittal in Halifax of an accused charged with sexual assault has drawn considerable public attention to our criminal justice system and, as individual cases often do, it has sparked an important public discussion of systemic issues surrounding sexualized violence.  Read More

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers across Nova Scotia to this annual event, Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC. Read More

The following media reports were published since the last edition of InForum: Recent #TalkJustice coverage: Read More
Council

The next regular meeting of Council is scheduled for this Friday, March 24, 2017, starting at 9:00 am. The agenda and meeting documents are available on the Council materials page of the Society's website.  Read More
Professional Responsibility

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society gives notice that pursuant to a Resolution of the Society's Complaints Investigation Committee made under Section 37(1) of the Legal Profession Act, Duane Rhyno, of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, has been permitted to return to the practice of law effective March 8, 2017, subject to the following conditions: Read More
Credentials

This feature is available in every edition of InForum, for timely updates on changes of category. The following member has changed to the Practising Lawyer category: Ashley Dawn Anne Dutcher  Read More
Professional development

DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES THE LAW AND PRACTICE OF WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS / Shearer, Gillian; Israel, Peter – Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2017. [KB 60 S539 2017] FEES Read More
Access to Justice

From the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) | March 13, 2017 Read More

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) has posted a new resource in the Legal Information Topics section of its website. “Racial Profiling: Know Your Rights” is an article written by Angela Simmonds, a third-year law student at Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law, as part of a 2016 Public Law Placement with the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia. Read More

February 23, 2017 – The Courts of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Department of Justice, Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Schulich School of Law are working together on a new approach to public engagement. It’s called #TalkJustice. Read More
Tips from LIANS

An integral part of effective communication is listening. Here are some tips to help you improve your effective listening skills: Read More

An email purportedly being a “Summons to court” featuring potentially virus-laden links has recently been circulating – example here: From: Joy Lloyd [mailto: billing @ avrupaofis-kale. com]Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:42 PMSubject: Summons to court # 9255444 Read More

The following articles are from Homewood Health™, your health and wellness provider, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP). Read More
Courts

The robing ceremony for the Honourable Judge Catherine Benton will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Provincial Court in Bridgewater, Courtroom #4, 141 High Street. Read More

The Free Legal Clinic in Sydney is now open to help self-represented litigants with their civil matters in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal: http://www.courts.ns.ca/Self_Reps/NSCANSSCFreeLegalClinicSydney.htm  Read More

The Court of Appeal has launched a video tutorial to guide self-represented litigants through the steps of a civil appeal: www.courts.ns.ca/Appeal_Court/NSCA_tutorial_videos.html  Read More

The Long Trial Intake Schedule for July to December 2017 in Courtroom #6 at Provincial Court in Halifax is now available: http://www.courts.ns.ca/Bar_Information/documents/nspc_notice_courtroom_6_intake_17_03.pdf      Read More
Province

The Province will improve its support of women, children and other victims of sexual assault in the criminal justice system. Read More

Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities. Read More

Two young women from Sipekne'katik First Nation, Hants County, were part of Canada's delegation to the United Nations 61st Congress on the Status of Women in New York. Read More

Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic violence will soon have a safe new place to call home, with the help of government funding for affordable second-stage housing. Read More

Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the homicides of three men in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Read More

The RCMP and the provincial government are offering up to $150,000 for information about the murder of an elderly Colchester County man. The homicide of Elmer Yuill in 1991 has been added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. Read More

Government is taking immediate action to address the increase in illicit fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in Nova Scotia with more than $1 million in funding. Read More

Government will work to enhance and better coordinate mental health supports offered to children and youth, through school facilities like youth health centres. This is one of four recommendations put forward by the Minister's Advisory Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions. The province will implement all four recommendations. Read More

The province paid tribute to those who prevent crime and make Nova Scotia communities safer with the Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention on March 9. Read More

Improvements to the Employment Support and Income Assistance Program will help those Nova Scotians who need it most get support to become more independent and help youth as they become adults. Read More

Government is investing in a project that will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by celebrating the historic relationship between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians. Premier Stephen McNeil announced $300,000 in funding from the 150 Forward Fund to Grand-Pré 2017 - A Peace and Unity Gathering of the Mi'kmaq and Acadian Nations, on March 17. Read More

Nova Scotia is adopting changes to the National Building Code, which include increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys. The Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be changed to enhance safety requirements for the taller wood buildings. Read More

No proclamations were published in the Royal Gazette, Part II since the last issue of InForum. Read More

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: novascotia.ca/news The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:   Read More
Other news

March 20, 2017 -- Amnesty International Canada is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Media Award winner is: “Untitled: The Legacy of Land in North Preston”, produced by Radio-Television-Journalism students* at Nova Scotia Community College. Read More

The Crown is appealing the March 1 sexual assault acquittal of Bassam Al Rawi, a Halifax taxi driver. Read More

Dear friends and colleagues, I am very pleased to announce, and invite you to attend, Children's Participation in Justice Processes: Finding the Best Ways Forward, a two-day national symposium scheduled for 15 and 16 September 2017 in Calgary. Read More

Justice Canada announcements News releases from the federal Department of Justice are available at this link: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/news-nouv/index.html. The following announcements were released since the last edition of InForum: Read More

Subject: Consultation - Fourth Series of Proposals to Harmonize Federal Law with the Civil Law of the Province of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law Read More

Sydney Sheriff Services in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Police Service, Scotiabank, Sobeys and the Canadian Cancer Society are having our 5th Annual Cops Against Cancer Auction. We are looking for donations from businesses to help us raise money for this worthwhile cause. Read More

The family of the late James Leonard MacNeil of New Victoria, Nova Scotia is seeking to locate his Last Will and Testament. Mr. MacNeil’s date of birth was July 5, 1949 and he passed away on December 29, 2016. He was also known by the nickname “Jimmy Jake” and his surname sometimes appeared as McNeil.  Read More

Barrister's robe for sale Rarely used barrister's robe, tabs, men's waistcoat and trousers (34" waist) for sale. Robe & waistcoat (RK Robes) and trousers (Harcourts) fit medium build & height. All are lightweight and in pristine condition. $200.  Reply to: Gary Levine, levinegh@gmail.com  Read More
Careers

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, North Star Immigration Law Inc. is the largest immigration law firm in the Maritimes. We pride ourselves on our exceptional client service and practical and creative approach to Canadian immigration matters. The lawyers in our office work collaboratively in a happy and bright office space in a historic building in Halifax’s downtown core.  Read More

Human Rights Legal Officer – PEI The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission is an independent, administrative tribunal with jurisdiction to investigate, adjudicate and educate on human rights issues in the Province. The Commission requires a Human Rights Legal Officer.  Read More

Employer: Nova Scotia Barristers’ SocietyPosition Type: Permanent, Full-timeJob Location: Halifax, NS Read More

Seeking part-time, full-time or flexible hours I am an Australian lawyer (with practising experience) who has permanently moved back to Halifax. As I cannot practise in Nova Scotia yet, I am looking for other positions as paralegal, legal research, etc.  Experience in: Read More

Imagine practicing law in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere just minutes from Halifax. Providing legal advice with a commitment to exceptional, caring, client service. Taking pride in the contributions made by your law office as a respected member of the surrounding business and family focused community. Read More

We have an immediate opening for a Resource Assistant at our downtown Halifax location. Reporting to the HR Manager, the Resource Assistant will provide legal & administrative support to the Firm, along with providing vacation and relief coverage as needed. Read More

I am a new graduate of a two-year course in Legal Office Administration from Center of Distance Education. I graduated March 12th, 2017 on the Presidential List with an overall average of 92%. I am looking for a position in a firm, either part-time or full-time. Read More

Reference Number: 3303-17 EMAJob Title: Legal CounselLocation: Halifax, Nova ScotiaType of Employment: Full Time, Term (12 months) Read More

over 20 years experience as a legal assistant proficient in Office 365, PC Law, MS Word, MS Outlook and spreadsheet applications quick and astute with the ability to learn new areas of law and technology appointed a Commissioner of Oaths of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia  Read More

PURPOSE The Scotiatrust Estate & Trust Consultant works to deepen and strengthen the client's relationship with Scotia Wealth Management advisors and helps grow Scotia Wealth Management by providing clients with customized, needs driven solutions, leveraging the full suite of "Total Wealth" products and services. Read More

Position: Contract Staff Lawyer position in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia practicing family law. Read More

The law firm of Dianne E. Paquet, Barrister & Solicitor, Truro, NS, is hiring for position of LEGAL ASSISTANT.  Read More
Volunteer and Pro Bono

We are seeking expressions of interest to fill up to two (2) vacancies on the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA) Board. The structure of the CLIA Board was altered a few years ago to dispense with the representative requirement and to allow for a smaller, skills based, board. Read More

The Bryony House Board is a volunteer Board composed of both men and women from various disciplines. We are seeking one or possibly two lawyers who might be interested in serving on our Board. The entire Board meets every 4th Thursday of the month. However, board members are expected to serve on at least one committee. Read More
Upcoming Events
Event Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00
The Divisional Court’s decision in the CIBC v Computershare case has changed the landscape of mortgage priorities, mortgage fraud and solicitor’s duties to guard against fraud, and has also changed the law of indefeasibility of title changes again. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00
What are the formal insolvency procedures a company can face and what happens to IP and IP licenses when one is vommenced? Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00
Quantifying Damages - Various Heads of Damages Speaker: Raymond Wagner, QC, Wagners Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:30
How Criminal Orders such as Release Orders with Charges Pending, and Sentences or Ancillary Orders can have an Impact on Family Court Speakers: A panel discussion featuring: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:00
Financial Issues in the Settlement of Dismissal Cases (Union and Non-Union) Speakers: Daniel Ingersoll, QC, Cox & Palmer Gordon Forsyth, QC, Pink Larkin Register  Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:00
Kwame Anthony Appiah - Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 public intellectuals, and is an internationally recognized speaker and best selling author. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the world's most influential voices as a Global Thought Leader by the World Post.  Read More
Event Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 18:30
Enjoy dinner and drinks with us on Saturday, March 25th as we celebrate social justice in NS.  We have a great evening lined up for you. We’re presenting the Irving and Ruth Pink Award for Youth Development and Social Justice. This prestigious award is given out to an organization or individual working in development of youth in some capacity in the province. Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:30
From proceedings against police stemming from the G20 summit, to lawsuits filed by inmates related to treatment in penitentiaries, there is no shortage of examples of class actions launched against the government and its institutions. How do these cases differ from class actions against private entities, and from other public law litigation? Read More
Event Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:30
Join your colleagues for an in-depth and engaging day examining the process of buying and selling a business. Gain valuable insights and practical tips from our expert faculty on the steps involved in the purchase or sale of a business, including valuation, due diligence, and tax considerations. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00
Update from the in-house and government lawyers working group on Legal Services Regulation Speaker: Jennifer Pink, NSBS Register  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:30
Join your colleagues for an informative day examining the intersecting legal issues between municipal & planning law and construction law that impact development and construction projects. Hear from our esteemed faculty on such topics as infrastructure and cost sharing agreements, building permits, building code compliance, site plan approvals and expropriations and injurious affection. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00
Ensure you are up-to-date on recent income tax case law, legislative changes and CRA administrative developments from the past year which could (and likely will) have a significant impact on your estate planning and estate administration files. Our expert panel will also unravel the portions of the 2017 Federal Budget relevant to estates and trusts practitioners. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 17:30
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society invites all lawyers across Nova Scotia to this annual event, Women – Strength in Leadership: Remembering Dara Gordon QC.  March 30, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM Discovery Centre, Level 3 Foyer 1215 Lower Water Street, HalifaxThis annual event is supported by McInnes Cooper. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 - 08:30
A multitude of adjudicative tribunals are responsible for a significant portion of the legal decisions made in Ontario. Ensure you have the skills and insights to master your next hearing, and gather helpful techniques from our expert faculty to set you up for success in your administrative law practice. Register  Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 07:30
Modified Adjusted Gross Revenue (MAGR). Profit participation. These are concepts we, as entertainment lawyers, see repeatedly in agreements; however, they are uniquely challenging to comprehend, negotiate and implement. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00
The natural life-cycle of most charities and not-for-profit corporations in Ontario will include fundamental changes to the structure of the organization, and can include amalgamations, separations, or dissolutions. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00
Our expert panel will explore the environment in which political staff work, and the ethical impact for the lawyers (both within and outside of government agencies) who interact with them, including: Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (All day)
Registration is open until the Friday before the Online Land Registration Act training program.   Cost for this program is $650 plus HST and registrants have one week to complete the course.   Dates for next LRA course: April 5-12, 2017    Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 08:00
Hear updates from the Ministry and private practitioners about how Ontario’s climate change legislation is performing in practice.  Receive first hand information from the experts about best practices in response to the Ministry’s enforcement of the Cap & Trade regime and how to keep your clients out of trouble and in compliance with the program. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00
Significant developments in international treaties, including the seeming demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the (impending) provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, are generating important questions in IP law. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:30
Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from your Superior Court of Justice judges in a less formal setting than the courtroom. Gain insights from Estates List judges as they review cases of note, comment on procedural concerns and provide invaluable guidance to trusts and estates practitioners. Register Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00
Why & How to Maintain Professional Distance Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day)
  The Association of Collaborative Family Law Professionals of Nova Scotia presents Identifying, Assessing and Managing Power Imbalance & Family Violence in Family Dispute Resolution Processes   Family Dispute Resolution Training with Hilary A. Linton, B.J., J.D.,  Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 08:30
With constant technological advances and societal changes, privacy law is continually and rapidly evolving. Ensure you have the expertise and insights to tackle a wide array of current issues in privacy law with this timely program. Direct your own learning by selecting from business or health-focused breakout sessions, and share your experiences during our lunchtime roundtable discussion. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00
Superboxes and Superordinate Laws Speaker:  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 08:30
Pensions and benefits law and tax law converge in critical ways. More often than not, a decision made in one area requires understanding of the potential consequences in the other. Navigating both simultaneously can be challenging. Leading experts will provide a roadmap for you while discussing executive compensation and pension plan investment, two key areas where the law intersects. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 17:30
Disclosure plays a key role in franchise law. The September 2016 AllStar Wings decision might have a significant impact on franchisors’ disclosure practices. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 08:00
Join your colleagues and get up-to-date on the latest developments in energy regulation in Ontario. Our panel of experts will provide updates on the activities of the Ontario Energy board, the National Energy Board and the Independent Electricity System Operator, and highlight other important issues. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:30
The use of social media and surveillance is growing more and more each year and can have a significant impact on the outcome of insurance cases. Join us at this up to date program and find out how to make the most of social media and surveillance in litigating an insurance file including and how to ensure you have collected and preserved all potentially relevant social media evidence properly. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 17:30
Join us while we examine the coroner’s inquest within a health law context and provide strategic considerations for advising and representing clients. Gain a practical overview of the purpose of a coroner’s inquest and jury recommendations and benefit from examples of issues arising at inquests within this context. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00
The Subdivision Approval Process Speaker: Kevin Warner, Acting Operations Manager, HRM, Development Services Register  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00
Join your peers for a follow-up to our popular 2016 program, Bringing International Human Rights Cases to the Canadian Courts. In today’s globalized world, there is increased pressure from consumers aiming to increase transparency in corporate supply chains and holding corporations accountable for human rights violations. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 13:45
Every successful litigator should have a toolkit of effective litigation strategies to use on motions and when at trial. Dealing with expert witnesses, mistrial motions, striking juries and motions for costs are all part of a litigator’s practice. Sharpen your skills and gain insight from a stellar faculty during this unique program. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:15
The need for good mentoring in law firms cannot be underestimated.  It is one of the most significant factors in career success, firm sustainability, and the overall future health of any partnership at any firm. The need for mentoring extends to management training for the next generation of law firm leaders well before those new leaders take the reins. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:30
Well crafted pleadings define your theory of the case and set the roadmap for the conduct of the action. Pleadings frame the factual and legal issues in dispute throughout the litigation process including productions, discovery, each interlocutory step and, of course, at trial. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00
Work Permits, both LMIA-based and LMIA-exempt, plus a discussion about changes to the temporary Foreign Worker program resulting from the new federal budget Speakers: Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:30
Join us as we focus on recent developments in summary judgment and summary disposition of cases in the context of medical malpractice actions, motor vehicle accidents, and other personal injury actions. We will address the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions in Sanzone v. Read More
Event Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:30
Join your peers for an engaging review of common issues within the immigration and refugee bars, and leave equipped with the tools you need to approach these issues with confidence. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:30
Join your colleagues at this popular annual program to enhance your financial expertise, and your ability to protect and advocate for your clients’ legal interests while reducing your risk of liability in your legal practice. Read More
Event Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 17:30
There are a number of ways to approach contracting and procurement models for development projects. Join your colleagues for an informative panel discussion about the different types of contracting models used on natural resources and energy projects, as well as their benefits, related challenges, and best practices. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 08:30
Get up to speed on the fundamentals of estate litigation and gather helpful strategies to enhance your practice. Hear about the common claims in estate litigation, motions for advice and directions, and the passing of accounts. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 13:00
Real property often forms a significant portion of an individual’s wealth, and subsequent estate. Join your peers to explore the critical issues at the intersection of trust and estates, and real property law at this essential program. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 17:45
Racial profiling is both a historic and contemporary aspect of criminal and human rights jurisprudence in Canada. The racial profiling of individuals and the resulting societal damage is well documented by empirical research. In recent years, criminal courts and tribunals have become more receptive to finding that it exists and awarding the appropriate remedy. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00
Are you interested in retiring or slowing down your practice? Or perhaps you want to transition to being your own boss with your own practice. Hear practical advice from lawyers with first hand experience with buying or selling their law firm. Read More
Event Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 17:30
Join us for an evening reception with the Honourable Glenn A. Hainey and hear his advice from the Bench for young litigators. This program will give advocates a judge’s perspective on what’s effective in the courtroom. Get your questions ready because this intimate setting will allow you quality one-on-one time with His Honour. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 08:30
Transaction lawyers are under increasing pressure to be at the forefront of evolving market practices and emerging trends. Hear from experts at Practical Law Canada as they review the findings of their first annual Market Practice Analysis, outlining current practices and trends in Canadian private M&A transactions. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 08:30
Ensure you have the expertise to confidently advise your employer and employee clients on critical employment law issues with this essential program. Our exceptional faculty will share helpful insights to get you up-to-date on key challenges, recent developments and emerging trends, and help you stay on top of your field. Read More
Event Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:30
Our popular annual forum will once again be bringing together representatives from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the Ontario Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Services (OSFI) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to provide the latest updates and answer your pension law questions. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 15:30
Join us for a candid and informal discussion with two highly experienced lawyers, Mike Peerless and Mike Eizenga, followed by a cocktail reception, regarding the state and future of certification. Topics of discussion will include: Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 14:00
Brain freeze? Memory lapse? Whatever you want to call it, thousands of lawyers experience it every day. Forgotten names, client details, key facts… the list goes on. The good news is you can do something about it! You CAN improve your memory…and when you do, you will improve your chances of winning! Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:30
Our Annual Conference is back again with a focus on the Appeals process. When a WSIB decision is appealed it proceeds to the WSIB Appeals Service Division (ASD) and then, if unsuccessful, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). In order to navigate this system effectively, you must be familiar with both the WSIB-ASD and WSIAT Practice and Procedures. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)
Day One - Thursday, May 18, 2017 Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:15
Navigating intergenerational differences is important for law firm management as it can be determinative of long-term firm success or failure. The Veterans, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials – is your firm composed of many or all of these generations? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:30
You get a panicked call from a client asking for help to stop a former employee, customer or third party from taking steps that might damage their business. You know you must act quickly to determine if an injunction is the right course of action. Myriad questions pop into your mind. Is this case appropriate for such extraordinary relief? Should you proceed ex parte? Read More
Event Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 17:30
If your practice touches on human rights law, this program is a must-attend event for you. Get up-to-date on the latest developments and take-away helpful strategies on handling current issues in human rights. Our exceptional faculty will provide the expertise you need to excel in this area. Register  Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 08:30
This one-day course is designed to engage participants in intermediate to advanced discussions about a topic of national importance to tribunals and decision makers. Read More
Event Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 17:45
Sexual assault prosecutions are complex and raise many conflicting issues while garnering broad media coverage. The Ontario government recently introduced funding for the provision of legal advice for the victims of sexual assault crimes. How will this affect the evidence of complainants who decide to pursue this route first before they speak to the police and if charges are laid? Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 (All day)
You know very well what you want to say. The key to effective communication, though, is delivering your message so that the audience — be it judge, jury, co-workers, clients, or opponents — in person, on the phone, or via video — has no doubt what you mean. Nothing commands more professional respect, or is a greater asset to effective representation, than clear, concise communication. Read More
Event Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 08:15
What are the best financial metrics (key performance indicators or KPIs) most suitable to measure the ongoing fiscal well-being of your firm? Read More
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