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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.

For Customer Support and Technical Service for any of our legal webinars call 1-800-495-9378 or email us at support@westlegaledcenter.com.

For Customer Support for any of our Practical Law Canada webinars, email us at carswell.plcanada@thomsonreuters.com.


Upcoming Sessions

Register now to attend the following live CLE webinars:

Managing Wrongful Dismissal Risk


Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Price: Free

Speakers: Mark D. Mills (Partner, Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP) and Neil A. Ornstein (Partner, Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP)
Moderator: Jacquie Lund (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Employment)

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Join Practical Law Canada, Mark D. Mills and Neil A. Ornstein for a free 60-minute Employment webinar for in-house counsel. During this session, the presenters will discuss:
  • Strengthening your case for just cause termination.
  • Understanding sources of liability in a termination without cause:
    • Statutory Entitlements
    • Contractual Entitlements
    • Calculating notice periods
  • Managing wrongful dismissal risks through employment agreements
A short Q&A session will follow.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.

Practical Law Canada On-Demand Webinars

Practical Law Canada has past CLE webinar sessions that have been recorded can be accessed on demand. Please consult your Law Society's guidelines on claiming credits for recorded or archived CPD courses.

Rebroadcast - Top 5 Things you need to know about the new AABS (Automobile Accident Benefits Service)


Recorded: July 26, 2016
Original Date: May 10, 2016
Price: Free
Duration: 70 minutes

Speakers:
Charles Gluckstein (Partner, Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers), Darcy Merkur (Partner, Thomson Rogers LLP) and Eric Grossman (Partner, Zarek, Taylor, Grossman, Hanrahan LLP)
Moderator: Helen Hall (Practice Lead, Practical Law Canada - Personal Injury Litigation)

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Join Practical Law Canada for a replay of the Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the New AABS. During this free 70-minute webinar, you'll hear Charles Gluckstein, Darcy Merkur and Eric Grossman discuss:
  • Need For Speed: AABS may change how you manage and organize your file
  • Cracking The Case Conference: Preparation and practice tips to achieve the best results for your client
  • Getting Knocked-Out Before The First Round: Dealing with dismissals without a hearing
  • The Written Hearings: How they work, what to write, and when to push for alternative formats
  • Thinking About Settlement: How the AABS and the June 1 Changes to the SABS should change how you approach settlement
In addition to the previous recording, this session includes a short Q&A session and update on the panel's recent experience with the LAT.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in Ontario.


Managing Risk in Supply Agreements: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Borders

Recorded: June 16, 2016
Price: Free
Duration: 75 minutes

Speakers:
John Mackie (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Commercial Transactions), Ron Whitney (Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP), Todd Sable (Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP), and Lawrence Murphy (Partner, The Miller Law Firm, P.C.)
Moderator: Robert Ford (Practical Law US)

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Join Practical Law Canada, Practical Law US and Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP partners Ron Whitney, Todd Sable, and The Miller Law Firm, P.C. partner Lawrence Murphy for a free 75-minute webinar.

During this session, the presenters discuss: risks associated with supply agreements; tools counsel can use to assist clients in managing such risks; and tips for addressing, limiting, and resolving disputes. The discussion will also highlight some of the key differences between the U.S. and Canada when it comes to supply agreements.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.


Working with Experts: Best Practices

Recorded: June 7, 2016
Price: Free
Duration: 1 hour

Speakers:
Rebecca Jones (Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP) and Michael Statham (Partner, WeirFoulds LLP)
Moderator: Marcy McKee (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Corporate & Commercial Litigation)

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Join Practical Law Canada, Rebecca Jones and Michael Statham for a free 60-minute webinar. During this session, the presenters discuss:
  • Locating and Retaining The Right Experts including tips on how to find a qualified expert, steps to take before hiring an expert and what counsel should include in the retainer agreement.
  • The Expert Report including tips relating to when to request a report, obtaining preliminary oral opinions, the lawyers role in the draft report and professional responsibility requirements related to working with experts.
This webinar has been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada and contains 0.5 Professionalism Hours.   

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.



Canada's New Take-over Rules: What Should Bidders and Target Board now Expect

Recorded: March 8, 2016
Price: Free
Duration: 1 hour

Speakers:
Jeffrey M. Singer (Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP), Brian M. Pukier (Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP) and Peter Buzzi (RBC Capital Markets)
Moderator: Sean Farrell (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Capital Markets & Securities)

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Join Practical Law Canada, Jeffrey M. Singer, Brian M. Pukier and Peter Buzzi for a free 60-minute webinar. During this session, the presenters discuss:
  • The details behind the new rules
  • The impact of the new rules on bidder strategies
  • Options available to target boards and the impact on target board considerations for defensive measures
  • Expected trends including the continued use of traditional defensive tactics such as shareholder rights plans
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.


SPACs Debut in Canada and Continue in the United States


Recorded: January 20, 2016
Price: Free
Duration: 1 hour

Speakers:
Stephen Pincus (Partner, Goodmans LLP) and Joel Rubinstein (Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP)
Moderator: Sean Farrell (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Capital Markets & Securities)

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Join Practical Law Canada, Stephen Pincus and Joel Rubinstein for a free 60-minute webinar. During this session, the presenters discuss:
  • SPACs and their benefits
  • The Canadian SPAC market and forming a SPAC in Canada
  • Evolution of the U.S. SPAC market and differences between U.S. and Canadian SPACs
  • The de-SPACing experience in the U.S.
  • The de-SPACing process in Canada
  • Trends for SPACing and de-SPACing on both sides of the border
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.


M&A Trends and Outlook for 2015


Recorded: June 4, 2015
Price: Free
Duration: 1 hour

Speakers:
Wayne Gray (Practice Lead, Practical Law Canada - Corporate and M&A), John Clifford (Partner, McMillan LLP) and Cornell Wright (Partner, Torys LLP)
Moderator: John Mackie (Senior Lawyer-Editor, Practical Law Canada - Commercial Transactions)

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Keep informed of notable transactions, new regulatory developments and critical M&A trends from 2014 that will affect your practice in 2015.

Join Practical Law Canada, John Clifford and Cornell Wright for a free 60-minute webinar. The presenters discuss:
  • Public M&A - Highlights and Document Trends
  • Shareholder Activism in the Canadian M&A market
  • Private M&A - Highlights and Document Trends
  • Recent Competition Act and Investment Canada Act Amendments
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.

On-Demand Webinars

Past CLE webinar sessions that have been recorded can be accessed on demand from West Legal Ed Center. Please consult your Law Society's guidelines on claiming credits for recorded or archived CPD courses.

Cross-Border Will and Trust Planning

Recorded: November 20, 2015
Price: $90
Duration: 70 minutes
Speaker: Martin Rochwerg (Partner, Miller Thomson)

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U.S. citizens living in Canada and Canadians with close ties to the U.S. must often navigate through complex Canadian and U.S. tax, trust and estate laws when undertaking their Will and trust planning.  Differing tax and estate regimes on both sides of the border can make Will and trust planning a challenging exercise for Canadians with U.S. connections.  However, practical and effective strategies may be available and can often be implemented to provide for tax-efficient results in both Canada and the U.S.  This webinar will discuss the challenges commonly faced by tax and legal advisors when dealing with U.S. citizens living in Canada and Canadians with close ties to the U.S.  The presentation will highlight the key issues that estate planners should consider when engaged in cross-border planning and suggest useful planning options for cross-border client matters.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian common law jurisdictions. It has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.



Water Law in Ontario - The Multi-Barrier Approach and Personal Liability for Compliance

Recorded: September 16, 2015
Price: $90
Duration: 1 hour
Speakers: Julie Abouchar (Willms & Shier LLP) and Theresa McClenaghan (Executive Director and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association)

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The speakers provide an overview of how Ontario Water Law covers the key laws and policy documents that establish multiple barriers adopted by Ontario to ensure safe drinking water in the province.
 
This webinar features a primer on Ontario's multi-barrier approach to protecting drinking water, including source water protection under Ontario's Clean Water Act.  
 
As Regulators are increasingly looking to individuals for responsibility for environmental compliance, the speakers discuss key provisions and cases that highlight liability of employees, municipal councilors and corporate Directors for environmental compliance.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in Ontario.


7 Tools for Choosing and Applying Corporate Social Responsibility Codes


Recorded: September 30, 2014
Price: $90
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Kenning Marchant (Principal, The Marchant Practice)

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Lawyers face challenges in advising clients on corporate social responsibility (CSR) codes. The tools learned in law school – legislative jurisdictions, interpreting statutes, analyzing court decisions – don’t obviously apply to ‘voluntary’ CSR codes.
 
Yet lawyers owe a duty of care to their clients.  Many would agree that risk management advice that stopped at what is strictly legal would be incomplete, and ill serve today’s corporate client with diverse stakeholders. How should lawyers incorporate CSR standards into their practices?
 
This webinar will feature analytical tools for choosing, interpreting and applying CSR standards for client risk management.
 
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian jurisdictions.


Testamentary Capacity - New and Best Practices


Recorded: September 8, 2014
Price: $90
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: John Poyser (Partner, Tradition Law LLP)

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Learn advanced techniques to assess capacity and undue influence during Will planning engagements. Discussed topics include:
  • Tear-Away Wills
  • Active Assessment Techniques
  • 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.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian jurisdictions.


Globalization Risk Management with International CSR Standards


Recorded: May 27, 2014
Price: $90
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Kenning Marchant (Principal, The Marchant Practice)

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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:
  • Supply chain vulnerabilities – purchaser and supplier perspectives
  • 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.

This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian jurisdictions.


Cybercrime in Canadian and International Law


Recorded: May 5, 2014
Price: $90
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Mr. Justice Rick Libman (Ontario Court of Justice)

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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
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian jurisdictions.


Letters of Credit, Bills of Lading, and Drafts


Recorded: April 9, 2014
Price: $90
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Lazar Sarna (Partner, Sarna Neudorfer)

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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 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
This webinar may be applied towards the substantive law component of the Continuing Education requirement in all Canadian jurisdictions.


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