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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Carswell offers interactive webinars on timely and relevant topics to satisfy legal continuing professional development requirements across Canada on the West LegalEdCenter platform.

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Upcoming Sessions

Register now to attend the following live CLE webinars:

 

Testamentary Capacity – New and Best Practices

Production Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 

1:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $90 

Learn advanced techniques to assess capacity and undue influence during Will planning engagements.  Included topics will include:

•Tear-Away Wills
•Active Assessment Techniques
     •Recovered capacity
     •Charts & Graphs
     •Gearing complexity of Will to capacity level
     •Manipulating the interview circumstances
•Confidential Codicils Reversing

This webinar will be of use to lawyers not only in Canada but also in other common-law jurisdictions including the United States.

Speaker:

John Poyser is a partner with the law firm Tradition Law LLP, Estates and Trusts in Winnipeg. He is also principal of The Wealth & Estate Law Group in Calgary. He sits as a member of the Worldwide Council of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a past chair of the Wills, Estates and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). 
 
John is the author of Capacity and Undue Influence, a textbook for Carswell dealing with will and gift challenges.  He is also the co-author of a textbook entitled Taxation of Trusts and Estates, A Practitioner’s Guide, now in its eighth edition, helping accountants and lawyers deal with income tax and planning issues arising out of trusts and estates, and the Trust Tax Return Guide 2014 Edition.

Recorded Webinars

Past CLE webinar sessions that have been recorded can be accessed on demand:

 

Cybercrime in Canadian and International Law

Production Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 

4:30 EST

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 minutes

Price: $90 

Presenter:

Mr. Justice Rick Libman was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 1996. He is Chair of the Rules Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Libman teaches a course on Cybercrime at Ryerson University in Toronto and lectures on the subject throughout Canada and the United States.  Justice Libman is the Associate Editor of Motor Vehicle Reports and co-author of Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act, Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario, the Annotated Contraventions Act and is co-editor of the regulatory offences newsletter RegQuest. 

Description:

Cybercrime is now an important area of criminal law and it is also the subject of widespread international concern. A growing number of law enforcement personnel now find themselves grappling with complex issues unique to computer and cybercrime.  Register now for this informative online webinar that will cover the most pertinent topics in this rapidly evolving area of criminal law, including:
 
-What is cybercrime: overview
-Online crime: identity theft and cyber fraud
-Sexual crimes and pornography
-Stalking and bullying
-Hacking and viruses
-Jurisdictional issues

Globalization Risk Management with International CSR Standards

Production Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

12:00 EST

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Price: $90

Presenter: Kenning Marchant, LL.B., LL.M. D.Jur. is a member of the Ontario Bar and admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, and International Bar Association, and author of International Standards – Annotated Corporate Social Responsibility Codes (Carswell a Division of Thomson Reuters).

Description:

Companies face an expanding range of social, human rights and environmental risks in their operations and supply chains that simply complying with the law does not fully address.

There are now hundreds of ‘soft law’ corporate responsibility codes applicable to business issues and specific industries. Lawyers can mine these to craft advice on clients’ operational and reputational risks. That they are ‘voluntary’ is not decisive: Can they assist risk management? Can they be safely ignored? Can they help design control- or counter-measures to prevent problems or shorten recovery processes?

This 90 minute webinar will focus on using international standards to address:

1.  Supply chain vulnerabilities – purchaser and supplier perspectives

2.  Issue management through disclosure and reporting – required, voluntary, or ‘comply or explain’

The webinar will review illustrative cases, issue-management strategies and legal work products based on respected international standards, including the recent ABA Model Business and Supplier Policies on Labor Trafficking and Child Labor, and emergent supply chain compliance programs for critical minerals from conflict zones.

 

Letters of Credit, Bills of Lading, and Drafts

 

Production Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

12:00 noon EST

Duration: 1 hour

$90

Presenter:

Lazar Sarna practices in the fields of commercial, corporate and general litigation at Sarna Neudorfer s.e.n.c. in Montreal, Quebec.  He is the author of numerous books including Letters of Credit (Carswell, 3rd edition), the newly published Bills of Lading (Carswell), and the upcoming text The Law of Cheques and Promissory Notes.

Description:

There is an often misunderstood intersection between the law governing letters of credit or an undertaking of payment by a bank, bills of lading, and the increasing use of letter of credit real estate and trade financing, with the emphasis on bills of lading in trade deals as the prime documents required.  This informative 1 hour program will provide clarity in defining and categorizing letters or credit, bills of lading and drafts and the practical issues involved in their daily usage.

  Topics to be discussed include: 

-        Body of case law and applicable laws

-        Domestic (Canadian) and international usage

-        Stop payment on a Letter of Credit

-        Refusal to pay based on discrepancies

-        Effect of fraud in the transaction

-        Effect of bankruptcy of the debtor

-        Exemption of liability clauses in the Bill of Lading
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This program can be applied as CPD credit in substantive law across Canada.

 

Forensic Aspects of Alcohol in Criminal and Civil Cases:  Part IV Scientific and Legal Issues of Impairment of Driving Ability by Alcohol

Production Date: Thursday, November 14 2013, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.  EST 

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 minutes

Price: $80 

Presenters:

James G. Wigmore - Forensic Alcohol Toxicologist

Justice Rick Libman - Justice Libman was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 1996. He is Chair of the Rules Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Libman is the Associate Editor of Motor Vehicle Reports and co-author of Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act, Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario, the Annotated Contraventions Act and is co-editor of the regulatory offences newsletter RegQuest all published by Carswell.

Description:

Are all drivers impaired by alcohol at a BAC of 0.080 g/100mL and over?  Are no drivers impaired by alcohol at BACs of less than 0.080 g/100mL?  What is the effect of the driver’s age on alcohol impairment?  Can some drivers have a BAC of more than 0.200 g/100mL and not show obvious effects of alcohol?  What is acute tolerance and how does it affect dram shop and over-serving cases? 

These questions and many others will be discussed by Justice Rick Libman and forensic alcohol toxicologist James Wigmore in their fourth Webinar in the widely acclaimed series, “Forensic Aspects of Alcohol in Criminal and Civil Cases.”   Join Rick and James as they continue their Odyssey and steer safely between Charybdis (prosecution) and Scylla (defense) on this important issue of how does alcohol affect driving ability and at what BACs?  This issue has recently gained more importance as the US National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the per se BAC for driving be lowered to 0.05 g/100mL. 

 

Estate and Tax Planning for the Family Business

 

Production Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:00-1:30 pm EST

 

 Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

  

Price: $90

 

Presenters:

  

Mr. John Allen has a general practice, with a focus on business law and estate planning. John became a lawyer in 1991. He clerked with the Ontario Superior Court and joined Allen & Allen in 1992.  Mr. Allen co-authored theEstate Planning Handbook with William Allen and the new 4th edition with Brian Quinlan, recently published by Carswell  Mr. Allen has a B.A., B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., and is completing his PhD in law at Osgoode Hall.

 

 

Mr. Brian Quinlan is a partner at Campbell Lawless Professional Corporation. His practice focuses on the income tax and estate planning issues of owner-managed businesses and their families.  Mr. Quinlan co-authored the 4th Edition of the Estate Planning Handbook with John Allen, published by Carswell.

  

Agenda:

 

1.         The Business Life Cycle – Estate planning for a family business should match its life-cycle.

2.         Planning for the Beginning Years – What ownership structure and what are the consequences of each?

3.         Planning for the Middle Years – How to finance growth? How does that affect family ownership?

4.         The Later Years – What is the succession plan?

  

Professionalism Elements:

  

            Who is the client?  Single owner, the family, or the business/corporate entity?

            What conflicts of interest arise? 

            Other hazards that arise when advising in the family context

  

This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 0.5 Professionalism Hours.  This program is also eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hours.

 

 

Canadian Sentencing Hearing Best Practices 

Production Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm EST

 

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

 

Price: $90

Presenters: 

Mr. Justice Rick Libman

 

Justice Libman was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 1996. He is Chair of the Rules Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Libman is the Associate Editor of Motor Vehicle Reports and co-author of Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act, Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario, the Annotated Contraventions Act and is co-editor of the regulatory offences newsletter RegQuest.

  

Dale E. Ives, B.Soc.Sc. (Ottawa), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Leicester)

 

Ms. Ives is a partner in Ives & Farmer LLP. Her practice is restricted to criminal trials and appeals. She also prosecutes federal drug and regulatory offences as a Standing Agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Before entering private practice Ms. Ives was a full time law professor for seven years specializing in the area of criminal law, evidence and procedure. She has also worked as a full-time federal prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, a research lawyer for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and as counsel for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s Constitutional Law Division. She is the co-author of a leading casebook on sentencing and is currently writing a book on effective assistance of counsel. She has published numerous articles and case comments in leading criminal law journals in Canada, England and the United States. She is the Director of Education for the London Criminal Lawyers’ Association and a past Regional Director for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. She is also a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Middlesex Law Association. Ms. Ives is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education for a variety of organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the London Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the National Judicial Institute of Canada and the Ontario Court of Justice.

  

This webinar will be focused exclusively on best practices during a criminal sentencing hearing and how to best represent your client.  Topics to be covered include:

  

1. Getting instructions to plea – Example - client says not guilty as charged but wants to accept crown position such as discharge.  

 

2. Entering the plea - getting instructions from the client in writing.   What to say to a client who wants to plead but only if judge won't impose jail.

 

3. Evidence on plea - should the accused give evidence under oath? Is it ever wise to make victim testify, use of presentence reports, victim impact statements etc.?

 

4. Sentencing submissions – Best practice for filing material in advance of plea.  Having a judicial pretrial to gauge sentencing range.

 

5. Bail conditions awaiting sentencing - Should a defendant agree to bail variation to attend counseling program in exchange for discharge at end, but they may face more severe penalty for breach than offence charged?

 

6. Sentence appeals - strategies in applying for bail right away or having some time served and getting a progress report from the institution?

  

The program will explicitly deal with Rule 4 (8) and Rule 4 (9) as they relate to guilty pleas, and administering justice in the public interest.  It will also deal with Rule 4 generally, as the counsel acting as advocate for the client and serving the client’s best interests, not simply in the name of expediency

 

This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1 Professionalism Hour.

 
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How to Select and Protect a Great Brand Name

 

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013. 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Price: $90

Presenters:

John McKeown, Counsel at Goldman, Sloan, Nash & Haber LLP in Toronto. Mr. McKeown is certified as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trade Marks/Copyright).  His practice focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trade-marks, copyrights, patents, confidential information, misleading advertising and claims under the Competition Act. Mr. McKeown is a member of American Bar Association; Canadian Bar Association; Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; and the International Trademark Association.

 

John is the author of Fox, Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (4th Edition) and of Brand Management in Canadian Law (3rd Edition).

 

 

Mr. John Torella joined J.C. Williams Group as a partner in the areas of strategic planning, branding, marketing, and communications in 1993. He began his retailing career with the T. Eaton Co. and from there he went to Vickers & Benson to head the development of their retail division. He then joined Grey Advertising as the General Manager of Grey Retail. He is a co-author of Building a Winning Retail Strategy and author of Stop Talking, Start Doing Retail Branding; Whole-Being Retail Branding; and his latest book, re-think Retail Branding.  Mr. Torella is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Kellogg Graduate school of Management Communications strategy program, York University Brand Equity program, Harvard Business School’s Managing Brand Value program, and Tuck School program on Strategic Brand Management.  In 2006, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Marketing Association, and recently was inducted into the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame for his work in the retail industry.

 

Moderator:

 

Dr. Ruth Corbin ICD.D, Ph.D., LL.M,  Managing Partner and CEO of CorbinPartners Inc.

 

Dr. Corbin is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall, York University, and a Corporate Director. She is also an Editor of the Journal of Forecasting, the Canadian Intellectual Property Review, and the Trademark Reporter.

 

 

In a wired world with millions of brand names it is more crucial than ever to have a distinctive and meaningful brand name.  Great brand names make it easy for stakeholders to understand who the brand owner is, what it is offering, and whether they should buy it.  This webinar will canvass the nature of the process for choosing a brand name as well as the cautions related to these choices and protecting that brand name. 

 

 

Recent Developments in Sentencing in Canada

 

Production Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm EST

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Price: $90

  

Presenters:

 

Justice Rick Libman

Justice Libman was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 1996. He is Chair of the Rules Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Libman is the Associate Editor of Motor Vehicle Reports and co-author of Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act, Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario, the Annotated Contraventions Act and is co-editor of the regulatory offences newsletter RegQuest.

Dale E. Ives, B.Soc.Sc. (Ottawa), LL.B. (Dalhousie), LL.M. (Leicester)

Ms. Ives is a partner in Ives & Farmer LLP. Her practice is restricted to criminal trials and appeals. She also prosecutes federal drug and regulatory offences as a Standing Agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Before entering private practice Ms. Ives was a full time law professor for seven years specializing in the area of criminal law, evidence and procedure. She has also worked as a full-time federal prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, a research lawyer for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and as counsel for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s Constitutional Law Division. She is the co-author of a leading casebook on sentencing and is currently writing a book on effective assistance of counsel. She has published numerous articles and case comments in leading criminal law journals in Canada, England and the United States. She is the Director of Education for the London Criminal Lawyers’ Association and a past Regional Director for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. She is also a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Middlesex Law Association. Ms. Ives is a frequent contributor to continuing legal education for a variety of organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the London Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the National Judicial Institute of Canada and the Ontario Court of Justice.

 

This webinar will be focused exclusively on best practices during a criminal sentencing hearing, and will cover new developments and implications for sentencing policy in Canada.  Topics to be covered include:

 

New mandatory minimum sentences (offences against children, drugs, etc.)

Changes to conditional sentence availability

Credit for pre-plea custody

 

Recent issues of interest:

 Probation (R. v. Knott, SCC)

Collateral consequences (R v. Pham, SCC)

 Principle of totality (R. v. Johnson, Ont. C.A.)

Jumping or undercutting joint submissions (R. v. Thompson, Ont. C.A.)

 Imposition of sentence higher than that sought by Crown (R v. Poorsarwar / R. v. Menary, Ont. C.A.)

 Use of hearsay at sentencing (R. v. Nguyen, Ont. C.A.)

 

 

Responsibilities of the Legal Representative – 2013 Update

 

Production Date: Thursday, June 13 2013, 4:30-6:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Price: $80

Presenters: Mr. Justice Rick Libman, of the Ontario Court of Justice – Old City Hall, Toronto and Dale Ives, of the Ontario Bar and formerly of the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law.

 

This program will be focused exclusively on Professional Responsibility and Ethics of the Legal Representative.  Updated with new developments in codes of professional conduct and case law over the past 12 months, learn how to best represent your client while staying true to the ethics of the profession.  Topics to be covered include:

 

Legal and Ethical Duties on the advocate – common law, law society obligations – 15 minutes

Standard of competency – case law standard of competency, examples of where standard of effective representation met or not met – 15 minutes

Officer of the court – explain the concept, examples of what is and is not permissible when defending your client, and when dealing with the opposite side; civility requirement – 15 minutes

Conflicts of interest – nature of conflicts in representation, common situations giving rise to them – 15 minutes

Withdrawal of service – proper basis for doing so, examples of breakdown in relationship, retainer issues etc. – 15 minutes

 15 minutes for questions.

 
This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 1.5 hours of Professionalism content. 

 

Tortious Liability for Intentional Interference in Employment

Production Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Price: $75

Presenter: Nikolay Y. Chsherbinin

 

A new order of complexity arises in cases where a plaintiff seeks to recover the economic tort damages he or she suffered as a result of a defendant’s deliberate interference with his or her contractual or business relationship with a third party. Any analysis of such claims requires a careful demarcation of overlapping principles of the similar yet fundamentally distinct, but often confused, economic torts: tort of inducing breach of contract, tort of causing loss by unlawful means and tort of intentional interference with contractual relations. 

 

This program is designed to be relevant, practical and informative for lawyers and human rights professionals. It will examine:         

• What is Inducement?

• Inducement as a factor in employment law

• Effect of Inducement?

• Difference between inducement and compulsion

• When is it possible to poach competitor’s employee

• Type of economic torts that operate in Canada

• Elements and the scope of the economic torts

• Separate bases of liability

• What needs to be stated when pleading the economic torts?

 

 

Predatory Marriages – Legal Principles in Canada

 

Production Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:30 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $90

Presenters:

Kimberly A. Whaley is the principal of the law firm, Whaley Estate Litigation. She practices exclusively in the areas of Estate, Trust, Capacity, Fiduciary and Power of Attorney Litigation and Mediation. Kimberly has been designated as a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Kimberly has been peer rated and listed by The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Estates and Trusts (2009, 2010), and by Lawday Leading Lawyers as one of the top 60 leading lawyers in Estates and Trusts for the year 2009.

 

Kimberly is Past-Chair of the OBA Trusts & Estates Executive and is a frequent lecturer and contributor to the Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario Bar Association Continuing Legal Education programs.

Kimberly co-authored Capacity to Marry and the Estate Plan (Canada Law Book 2010) and is a contributor to the yearly Canada Law Book publication "Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario".

 

Albert H. Oosterhoff, LL.B. 1964 (UWO), B.A. (UWO) 1968, LL.M. (Toronto) 1970, is a professor emeritus at the Faculty of Law, The University of Western Ontario and has served as Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Associate Dean (Administration), Associate Dean (Academic), and Acting Dean. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1966. His teaching and research interests are concentrated in the law of Property, Trusts, and Wills, and he has published widely in those areas in books and law review articles. He has served an associate editor of the Dominion Law Reports, the Canadian Criminal Cases, and the Ontario Reports, and as editor-in-chief of the Estates and Trusts Journal. He is the author of Oosterhoff on Trusts: Text, Commentary and Materials, 7th Edition (2011), also published by Carswell.

 

Description:

This webinar will provide an introduction to, and overview of, the prevalence and consequences of 'predatory marriages' in Canada, how such marriages affect vulnerable and incapable older adults, and common law principles affecting this emerging issue.

Predatory marriages result when an unscrupulous opportunist, who, purely for financial gain, marries a person with limited or compromised capacity or cognition. Predatory marriages are a form of exploitation and abuse of older adults. These marriages occur when one party to the marriage is incapable of understanding, appreciating, and formulating a choice to marry. Given that marriage brings with it a wide range of property and financial entitlements, perpetrators of such marriages have much to gain and the vulnerable older adults have much to lose when preyed upon in this fashion. 

This webinar will help attendees identify and recognize signs of potential 'predatory marriages' and will provide attendees with an overview of the current and past case law as well as legislation affecting such marriages and the requisite capacity to marry in Canada.

Topics will include:

·         Introduction to Predatory Marriages

·         Marriage and Property Law

·         Capacity to Marry

·         Recent and past Predatory Marriages Case Law and Relevant Legislation

·         Note on Costs in Capacity Proceedings

 

This program can be applied for CPD credit across Canada.

 


International Commercial Debt Recovery: Legal Aspects

 

Production Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2013

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $90

 

Presenter: David Franklin, Ad.E., Partner, Franklin & Franklin

 

 

 

International commerce brings with it not only the anticipated profit but also the prospect of uncollected trade debt.  The creditor is then faced with the search for unencumbered assets, most likely outside their own jurisdiction. In an international claim or commercial dispute, the creditor is faced with the certain challenges that he does not find in a purely domestic dispute.  Join David Franklin, author of International Commercial Debt Collection, Commercial Debt Collection in Canada: A Legal Handbook, and co-author of International Commercial Secured Transactions, for a detailed and informative guide to this growing area of International law.

  

The following topics will be discussed:

 

1.  The fees structure of the foreign attorney.

 

2.  Choosing the foreign attorney.

 

3.  Power of Attorney.

 

4.  The use of Arbitration and Jurisdiction Clauses.

 

5.  Statute of Limitations.

 

6.  Claiming attorney and collection charges.

 

7.  Security for Costs.

 

8.  Personal Guarantees.

 

9.  Enforcement of Canadian Judgments abroad.

 

10. Enforcement of Canadian Arbitration awards.

 

 

 

Canadian Foreign Investment Review: Investment Canada Hot Topics

 

 

Production Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $95.00

 

Presenter:  Omar Wakil - Partner, Member of the Competition and Anti-Trust Practice and Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Practice Group at Torys LLP in Toronto.

 

 

Join Omar Wakil of Torys LLP and author of the Annotated Investment Canada Act and the Annotated Competition Actfor an update on foreign investment review in Canada, which will include an introduction to the Investment Canada Act, an analysis of current cases and trends and an outline of regulatory do’s and don’ts for foreign investors and their advisors.

 

 The session will provide an update on current trends and an outline of how to get investments approved in the current political and regulatory climate for lawyers, investment bankers, and any businesses engaged in foreign inbound investment to Canada.

  

This program can be applied for CPD credit across Canada.

 

  

 

A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law

 

Production Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $96.00

Presenters:

Bruce R. Reynolds - Partner and Chair, Borden Ladner Gervais, International Construction Projects Group

Sharon Vogel – Partner, Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP

 

Featuring Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel, authors of A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law, this program will provide a comprehensive review of the many types of insurance products applicable to Canadian construction projects.  

 

The webinar will help attendees understand insurance policies and how they are structured, the ways in which these policies work together, and how to successfully place insurance and claim on a policy.

 

Topics covered will include:

 

·         Builder’s Risk policies;

·         Commercial General Liability policies;

·         Professional Liability policies;

·         Boiler and Machinery and Contractor’s Equipment policies;

·         Pollution Insurance; and

·         Bonds and Default Insurance.

 

This webinar is available for CPD credit in Ontario under the substantive law requirements.  It is also accredited for CPD credit in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories.

 

 

Breath Alcohol Testing: Principles, Practice and Problems Forensic Aspects of Alcohol in Criminal and Civil Cases: Part III

 

Production Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 4:30 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Price: $90.00

Presenters: Justice Rick Libman; James Wigmore

 

This webinar is especially timely for Canadian criminal lawyers since the Supreme Court of Canada decision (R v. St-Onge Lamoreux) recently upheld the restrictions to the two beer defence and the issue of where the error occurred in breath testing must now be raised in criminal trials.  

 

Forensic alcohol toxicologist James Wigmore and Justice Rick Libman continue their “Odyssey” as they examine the forensic aspects of alcohol in criminal and personal injury cases.  Part III will cover the principles, practice and problems of breath alcohol testing of drinking drivers.  

 

Topics covered will include:

 

1.     Principles- includes a short history of breath alcohol testing, the main current methods for detecting alcohol (fuel cell and IR), the mouth alcohol effect, specificity (the effects of solvents, gasoline, diabetes etc), and blood/breath alcohol ratio.

2.     Practice- the operation and description of the various commonly used evidential breath alcohol testing instruments such as the Intoxilyzer 5000, 8000, Intox EC/IR, BAC Datamaster, and Alco-Sensor IV XL will be presented

3.     Problems- operator error, instrument error, improper scientific procedures, the inability of the slope detector system to flag mouth alcohol and interferent detection systems will be discussed.  

 

   

ARE YOU SENDING ILLEGAL E-MAILS? Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – It’s Broader than You Think

Production Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $195

Presenters: Adrian Liu, Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto

LuAnne Morrow, Borden Ladner Gervais, Calgary

Don’t press send yet! This engaging webcast program will provide a summary on anti-spam legislation for emails being received in Canada.

 

Gain clear insight into the pertinent and paramount issues and priorities related to Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation. The topic is timely and relevant for any company or organization leveraging e-mail for marketing and communications with Canadians. Key learning objectives and takeaways of the program include:

·         Summary of the legislation and who it applies to (including non-Canadian companies and organizations)

·         Definition of spam and what is required to be in compliance with the legislation

·         Development (or review) of internal policies and procedures

·         Advice re: content of messages

·         Understanding the importance of the following:

·         Reviewing current distribution lists and databases

·         Obtaining IT advice to ensure a company’s systems can keep track of privacy filters

·         Obtaining advice on procurement agreements to ensure coverage with suppliers and vendors

·         Reviewing current agreements to ensure compliance requirements are included

·         Conducting internal training for IT, marketing, sales, account managers, etc.

Meanwhile, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP invites you to check out their blog entries regarding Canada’s anti-spam legislation on their blog, The Law of Privacy in Canada.

 

OSFI’s Corporate Governance Guideline – What Do Financial Institutions Need to do to Comply? 

 

Production Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $100

Presenters:

Blair Keefe – Partner, Torys LLP and Chair of the Torys Payments and Cards Group;

Cornell Wright­ – Partner, Torys LLP, Co-head of Tory’s M&A Practice Group;

Eli Monas – Torys LLP 

 

OSFI (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) releases the final version of its corporate governance guideline at the end of January, 2013. This will represent the culmination of a comprehensive review by OSFI of its approach to assessing the effectiveness of corporate governance practices in federally regulated financial institutions. Join us for a webinar on February 13th to hear what Blair Keefe, Cornell Wright and Eli Monas of Torys LLP think that financial institutions should be doing to comply with the new requirements and to learn about the changes which were made from the August draft of the guideline.     

This program can be applied as CPD credit in substantive law across Canada.

 

The Canadian Payment System at a Cross-Roads: Legal Aspects

Production Date: December 12, 2012 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $90 CAD

Presenters: Blair Keefe, Benjamin Geva, Ebad Rahman 

 

We are pleased to invite you to attend this seminar featuring Torys lawyers who will guide you through recent developments and provide insight into forthcoming issues involved in the ongoing transformation of the landscape of the Canadian payment system.

 

Topics to be discussed include:

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·         Mobile payments: A new channel or a new payment system?

·         The existing regulatory framework: is it adequate to cover new type of payment service providers?

·         The increased role of processors and other intermediaries: who are they and how do they fit in?

This program can be applied as CPD credit in substantive law across Canada.

 

 

Forensic Aspects of Alcohol in Criminal and Civil Cases – Canadian and American Perspectives (Part 2)

Production Date: November 29, 2012 4:30 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $75 CAD

 

Presenters: Justice Rick Libman; James Wigmore

 

Join Justice Rick Libman and forensic alcohol toxicologist James Wigmore as they continue their examination of the forensic aspects of alcohol in criminal and civil cases.  Part II will cover the additional topics of absorption, distribution and elimination of alcohol in humans, the principles of retrograde extrapolation of the blood alcohol concentration in drinking drivers and blood alcohol testing.  

1.     Absorption, Distribution and Elimination of Alcohol - understanding the pharmacokinetics (what the body does to a drug) of alcohol is important for the medicolegal professional.  Various aspects such as the effect of food or a warm drink on absorption, can you speed up the rate of elimination of alcohol, the effect of gender, does the use of hand sanitizer cause a positive BAC, and the effect of liver disease on the elimination of alcohol will be covered.

2.     Principles of retrograde extrapolation of BAC in drinking drivers - the controversial issue of RE will be explained by applying the known pharmacokinetics of alcohol to the drinking driver.  The last drink or drink-after (hip-flask) defence will be discussed.  Is RE scientifically valid?

3.     Blood alcohol testing - is the most frequent method of determining BACs after breath alcohol testing.  The hospital and forensic alcohol tests will be compared.  The effect of the use of an alcohol swab, clotting, storage at room temperature and the use of preservatives on BAC will be presented.   

 

 

Introduction to Business Development for the Legal Profession

Production Date: November 28, 2012 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $90 CAD

Presenters: Gary Mitchell

Gary Mitchell, Author of “Raindance: The Business Development Guide Book for Lawyers” published by Carswell will share his four-step process lawyers have used to bring in new business.  Taking you through the steps outlined in his book, he will give you tangible steps to take and offer case studies of real life examples of what lawyers have done to attract more business.  You will leave the webinar with a short list of things you can do to attract more clients for your practice.

 

 

Estate Planning – Two Wills, Alter Ego Trusts and Tax Issues

 

Production Date: October 26, 2012 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes

Price: $75 CAD
Presenter(s): John Allen; Brian Quinlan, CA, CFP, TEP
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Attorneys John Allen and Brian Quinlan focus on the following issues:

 

·         Taxes on death – some can be delayed; some can be avoided

·         Delay the capital gains tax, with an estate freeze

·         Delay income tax, with a spousal RRSP rollover – how that works

·         Avoid the probate tax, with two wills, an alter-ego trust or a joint partner trust

·         Their interplay – trusts, two wills - a discussion and some pitfalls

 

Professionalism elements:

 

Getting proper instructions from your client

Inter-generational conflicts of interest, where the elderly may want simplicity but the next generation may want complex arrangements to save on estate taxes

 

This program has been Accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 30 minutes of Professionalism Hours

 

 

Increased Patent Disclosures in Canada Part 2: How Canada’s Disclosure Requirements Put it Out of Step with the Rest of the World

 

Production Date: October 15, 2012 1:00 EST
Duration: 1 Hours, 30 Minutes

Price: $195 CAD
Presenter(S): Steven P. Caltrider; Jamie Mills; Beverley Moore
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In Part 2, we will discuss the public policy and international implications of these increased disclosure requirements for the sound prediction test.  Public policy should demand predictability of the patent system so that a patent filed according to the law 15 years ago should not be invalidated by changes in that law now.  Furthermore, these new disclosure requirements substantively change what is required in a patent application in Canada as compared to the rest of the world.  Canada is a signatory to TRIPS and NAFTA, which were designed to harmonize patent applications around the world.  By requiring additional elements in order to meet the test for sound prediction (as well as sufficiency and s. 53), Canada is arguably not abiding by these treaties.

·         Public Policy – why it is important to ensure that patent common law does not substantively change over time

·         TRIPS and NAFTA – policy reasons behind their enactment and Canada’s adoption of them

·         TRIPS and NAFTA – how the current requirements are in breach of the requirements adopted in these treaties;

·         TRIPS and NAFTA – the discrimination to pharmaceutical companies that is resulting from that breach

 

 

Forensic Aspects of Alcohol in Criminal and Civil Cases - Canadian and American Perspectives

 

Production Date: September 29, 2012 4:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes

Price: $75 CAD
Presenter(s): Mr. Justice Rick Libman and James G. Wigmore
CPD Accreditation: This 1.5 hour program can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Please note that this program is not accredited for Professionalism hours or for the New Member Requirement.
This program can also be applied for CPD credit in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.

 

 

Increased Patent Disclosures in Canada: Sound Prediction And Sufficiency - History Vs. Current Requirements

 

Production Date: August 16, 2012
Duration: 1 Hours, 30 Minutes

Price: $175 CAD
Presenter(S): Steven P. Caltrider and Jamie Mills
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A Guide to Current Amendments to the Copyright Act

Production Date: June 20, 2012
Duration: 1 Hours, 14 Minutes

Price: $75 CAD
Presenter(S): John McKeown
CPD accreditation: This webinar is available for CPD credit in Ontario under the substantive law requirements.  It is also accredited for CPD credit in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories.

 

 

Employee Use of Technology in the Workplace - The Legal Landscape

Production Date: May 17, 2012
Duration: 1 Hours, 34 Minutes
Price: $75 CAD
Presenter(s): Avner Levin and Howard Simkevitz
CPD Accreditation: This 1.5 hour program can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

This program can also be applied for credit in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

 

 

Estate Mediation in Canada

Production Date: April 26, 2012
Duration: 1 Hours, 20 Minutes
Price: $95 CAD
Presenter(s): John Allen, Genevieve Chornenki and M. Gaylanne Phelan
CPD Accreditation: This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for 0.5 Professionalism Hour(s).

It is also accredited for CPD credit in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories.

 

 

Hot-Button Topics in Canadian Intellectual Property and Marketing and Advertising Law

 

Production Date: April 12, 2012
Duration: 1 Hours, 2 Minutes

Price: $90 CAD
Presenter(S): Gary T. Daniel, Anthony Prenol and Laura Weinrib
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Responsibilities of the Legal Representative

Production Date: March 28, 2012

Duration: 1 Hour, 32 Minutes

Price: $90 CAD

Presenter(s): Dale E. Ives & Mr. Justice Rick Libman

CPD Accreditation: All mandatory CPD programs in the country have a Professional Responsibility/legal ethics component. This will cover 1 ½ hours of that component in one easy session.

 

 

Is your organization complying with Ontario’s new Accessibility Standards?

Date: Feb 22, 2012

Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm - EST

Price: $75.00 CAD

Presenter: Sunil Kapur and Kate McNeill-Keller

CPD Accreditation: This program can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

 

 

Business Acquisitions, Part 2 - Selected Deal Issues

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Duration: 2 Hour

Price: $125

Presenter: Donald West and Barbara J. Worndl

 

 

Employment Law in Canada - The Latest Developments

Date: November 29, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Price: $125

Presenter: Bernard Aron and James LeNoury

 

 

Business Acquisitions, Part 1 - Overview and Structuring of the Deal

Date: November 23, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $125

Presenter: Donald West and Barbara J. Worndl

 

 

A Guide to Canadian Competition Law for Trade and other Associations

Date: November 9, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $125

Presenter: Mark C. Katz and Steve Szentesi

 

Workplace Harassment If Left Unchecked May Lead to Extraordinary Damages

Production Date: October 26, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes

Price: $75

Presenter(s): Natalie MacDonald

CPD Accreditation: This program can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

 

Energy Construction - Overview and Latest Updates

Production Date: September 28, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour

Price: $175

Presenter(s): Valerie Helbronner & Phil Symmonds

 

Overview of Canadian Privacy Law and PIPEDA

Production Date: September 27, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Price: $165

Presenter(s): Patrick Flaherty & Michelle Kisluk

 

Best Practices in the Ontario Court of Justice

Production Date: September 26, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Price: $75

Presenter(s): Hon. Rick Libman

 

Business Succession in Canada: Transferring Ownership of the Private Company

Production Date: May 16, 2011

Duration: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

Price: $95

Presenter(s): A. Paul Mahaffy

 

US - Canada M and A Transactions

Production Date: September 14, 2010

Duration: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

Price: $135

Presenter(s): Kimberley R. Anderson, Bryan S. Gadol, Robert K. Mason, Douglas B. Silver, Shona Smith & Richard J. Steinberg

 

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