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CBABC members enjoy at least 50% of program prices, with many programs offered for free (search the term "FREE" to find them).

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Updated Aug 13, 2021

Litigation as Storytelling: R v Desaultel and the Recognition of the Sinixt

On April 23, 2021, a 7:2 majority of the Supreme Court of Canada found that the Sinixt are an Aboriginal Peoples of Canada with constitutionally protected rights in their ancestral territory in BC. This webinar discussion focuses on R v Desautel and the role of litigation in revitalizing Sinixt identity and community.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member FREE
Shelly Boyd, Sinixt Elder, Mark Underhill, Arvay Finlay LLP, Kate Phipps, Arvay Finlay LLP, Moderated by Raji Mangat, Executive Director, West Coast LEAF, Indigenous,
Recent

Wrongful Convictions: Prevention and Reversals

Mary Ainslie, QC, Tamara Levy, Tom Arbogast and Tony Paisana discuss the UBC Innocence Project, which provides accessible and independent assistance with the post-conviction review process to those who have been convicted of a serious crime but maintain their innocence.

Lawyering Skills, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Mary Ainslie, QC, Acting Chair, BC Prosecution Service’s Post-Conviction Review Committee;, Tamara Levy, Allard Law's Innocence Project;, Tom Arbogast, lead counsel on a number of the Innocence Projects files; and, Tony Paisana, Peck and Co. & Allard Law's Innocence Project.,
Recent

The Real Truth about Mental Health and Lawyers

Lawyers are more likely to experience mental health challenges than almost any other profession yet are reluctant to talk about it. Panelists share their personal experiences and Derek LaCroix, QC explains the role of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
Sandra Cunningham, QC (Retd), former Crown Counsel, Winston Sayson, QC (Retd), former Crown Counsel, Derek LaCroix, QC, Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP), Sandra Kovacs, Kazlaw,
Recent

Getting to the Finish Line

Vaccination Policies for Workplaces

Leading lawyers discuss issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations: potential liabilities, health and safety precautions, and how to balance health and safety considerations with Charter or human rights.

Substantive Law, Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Eric M. Adams, University of Alberta, Faculty of Law (Alberta), Connor Levy, Miller Titerle + Company (British Columbia), Christian Monnin, MLT Aikins (Manitoba), Jana Linner, MLT Aikins (Saskatchewan), , Moderated by Patricia Gonzales, Parlee McLaws LLP (Alberta), , , coronavirus, pandemic,
Recent

Changing Practices in Supreme Court Criminal Proceedings

Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes and Justices David Masuhara and Janet Winteringham of the Supreme Court of BC offer a view from the bench on best practices for counsel appearing at remote criminal proceedings via Microsoft Teams or telephone.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
The Honourable Associate Chief Justice Holmes, Supreme Court of British Columbia, The Honourable Justice Masuhara, Supreme Court of British Columbia, The Honourable Justice Winteringham, Supreme Court of British Columbia,
Recent

The Art of Legal Coaching: A New Way to Provide Legal Services

Legal coaching is a type of limited scope legal service rooted in an ongoing collaborative relationship between a legal coach and a client. Learn about the history, types and models of service delivery, how to become a certified legal coach, and more.

Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Marcus M. Sixta, BSW, JD, Crossroads Law, Kari D. Boyle, BC Family Justice Innovation Lab, Jo-Anne Stark, Stark Solutions,
Recent

A Virtual Townhall with Chief Justice Hinkson on Virtual Courts

Chief Justice C.E. Hinkson joins CBABC President Jennifer Brun for a follow-up to the highly successful June 2020 Update. Chief Justice Hinkson discusses the developments and workings in civil and family matters in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Lawyering Skills, Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson, Supreme Court of British Columbia, , ,
Recent

Changes to the Provincial Gladue Program

Director of Gladue Services Mitchell Walker introduces the new Gladue Program, which transitioned from Legal Aid BC to the BC First Nations Justice Council in April 2021, as well as the Gladue Information Management System.

Lawyering Skills, Substantive Law

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
Mitchell Walker, Director of Gladue Services, BC First Nations Justice Council, , ,
Recent

Broken Dreams, Broken Promises

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Harassment on Women in the RCMP

Justice Michel Bastarache, CC, QC explores the findings of the Merlo Davidson Report and the culture within the RCMP for women and LGBTQ2SI+ employees. The implications of this report on the law surrounding sexual harassment and discrimination are also addressed.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, CC, QC (Retd.),
Recent

Reclaiming Power and Place

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

Chief Commissioner Marion Buller discusses the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the Calls for Justice as a part of your commitment to learning the truth of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, , , Aboriginal,
Recent

A Defined Benefit Pension Plan for Law Firms

Whether you are recruiting new talent to your firm or looking to build strong retention among your staff, investing in a defined benefit pension plan may be the tool you need. CBIA/Lawyers Financial President and CEO explains how your firm can gain this valuable resource.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
Dawn Marchand, President & CEO, CBIA/Lawyers Financial,
Recent

Financial Planning for Lawyers: Creating a Plan that's Right for You

How do you balance savings, law school debt, and the cost of living while living your best life? Learn about the importance of a financial plan and the practical tips for stretching income and keeping emotions out of investments.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Dustin Serviss, CFP CIM CLU CHS Lawyers Financial, Authorized Advisor Insurance & Investment Solutions,
Recent

Diversity on Boards, Tribunals and Crown Agencies

Simmi Sandhu of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, Charley Beresford of the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office and the Honourable Attorney General David Eby QC, discuss the importance of diversity on boards, tribunals and Crown agencies.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
Honourable Attorney General David Eby Q.C., Simmi Sandhu, Property Assessment Appeal Board, Charley Beresford, Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office,
Recent

Transforming Legal Practice

Lawyers Increasing Access to Justice

Lawyers are leveraging technology to provide a better, more cost-effective experience to their clients & to reach more people. ABA Fellow Rebecca Sandefur discusses access to civil justice and BC lawyers share how they transformed their practices with unbundled services, transparent pricing and more.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $200
Rebecca Sandefur of Arizona State University, Nicole Garton, Heritage Law, Sonali Sharma, Athena Law, Laurel Dietz, Alinea Law, Chilwin Cheng, Ascendion Law, Joel Payne, Payne Law,

Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Legal Profession

In this recorded informal Q&A session, Dr. Lisa Gunderson builds on the foundational principles of anti-racism, and delves into the larger concepts of systemic racism, equity, power/privilege and how they manifest in the legal arena.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
Dr. Lisa Gunderson, OneLove Consulting,

Navigating the Early Resolution Process for Family Cases in BC Provincial Court

Guest speakers from the Ministry of Attorney General and Provincial Court discuss the new approach to resolving family law disputes, which was rolled out in BC Provincial Court in Surrey and Victoria in December 2020.

Substantive Law, Lawyering Skills

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Susan Wishart, Associate Chief Judge, Provincial Court of British Columbia, Nancy Carter, Ministry of Attorney General, Stephanie Melvin, Ministry of Attorney General, Erin Smith, Ministry of Attorney General, Oriole Courcy, Ministry of Attorney General,

Transitioning into a New Job or Workplace

Our panelists share their perspectives and experiences as a legal coach, recruiter, job seeker and employer to help you transition into a new job, even if you are just entering the job market.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Paula Price, Uplevel Lawyer Coaching, Miriam Leung, Counsel Network, Anita Fung, Thompson Cooper LLP, Sara Forte, Forte Law, , ,

Understanding Systemic Racism in the Workplace

In this engaging session, award-winning educator, community speaker, equity consultant and trainer Dr. Lisa Gunderson enhances lawyers’ understanding of systemic racism to build a stronger focus on equity, diversity, and racial identity within the legal profession.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Dr. Lisa Gunderson, OneLove Consulting,

Using Technology to Enhance your Practice

Legal innovation champion Chilwin Cheng addresses creative and cost-effective innovative business solutions to legal problems that may impact your practice.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Chilwin Cheng, Ascendion Law,

Utilizing the CBABC Reconciliation Response Plan in your Firm

CBABC guides law firms in response to the Calls to Action through adoption of a Reconciliation Response Plan (RRP). The RRP assists by aligning with a firm's business plan in an effort to maximize awareness and understanding of Indigenous concerns among corporate team members.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
John P. Brown, Legal and Strategic Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives, McCarthy Tetrault, Karey Brooks, Principal, JFK Law, Aboriginal,

Civility and the Legal Profession during COVID-19

Jennifer Brun & Andrea Fraser examine how the pandemic has impacted all aspects of the legal profession and, in some instances, has forced courts, lawyers, and clients to adjust expectations. Through it all, the duty to maintain our civility and professionalism remains paramount.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Jennifer Brun, CBABC 2020-2021 President, Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Vancouver Bar Association 2020-2021 President, Guild Yule, coronavirus, pandemic, COVID, coronavirus,

Effective Document Management in Digital Hearings

Kate Gower discusses what is happening in Courts across Canada to maintain procedural integrity in virtual proceedings, and shares best practices for managing documents in the digital environment.

Lawyering Skills, Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Kate Gower, Gower Modern Law,

E-Filing for the Court of Appeal Using Adobe

Our panelists demonstrate how to use Adobe to prepare your materials and how to use the courts’ e-filing system. Whether you are preparing a smaller document or an Appeal Book, this webinar covers the basics and best practices to minimize perceived complexity and ensure success.

Lawyering Skills, Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member FREE
Timothy Outerbridge, Registrar of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, Patricia White, CSO Information Management Business Analyst, Court Services Branch, Rose Singh, E-Discovery Project Manager, McCarthy T├ętrault LLP,

Solicitors Series: Part 3

Best Practices for Second and Private Mortgages

This webinar considers the nuances and difficulties for lawyers and their staff when doing second and private mortgages. We examine the context of such loans, the players involved, how to handle the tight timeframes, and more.

Substantive Law, Lawyering Skills

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Tim Lack, Partner, Bridgehouse Law Vancouver,

Be a Lawyer, Not a Lender: Best Practices for Getting Paid

Andrew Morrison and Greg Palm give an insightful and timely discussion about techniques you can implement to ensure you get paid for your work, including documenting retainer terms, common and creative ways of securing fees in advance, and more.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Andrew Morrison, Shields Harney, Greg T. Palm, Hamilton Duncan,

Solicitors Series: Part 2

Preventing Mortgage and Real Estate Fraud in BC

The “F” words – Fraud, Forgeries & Fake ID! Fraud continues to be prevalent in the BC real estate market. Brett Horton discuss the various types of fraud and how real estate lawyers can help prevent it.

Substantive Law, Lawyering Skills

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Brett Horton, Counsel & Director, Commercial Business Development - BC, Stewart Title Guaranty Company,

Implementing Virtual Mediation for Conflict Resolution

Join us as we discuss best practices and ethical issues in mediation using an online format. Learn about logistics essentials, how technology affects the structure of the mediation, how to prepare your client and yourself as counsel for an effective online mediation, and more.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Michael F. Welsh QC, FCIArb, C. Med., Q. Arb., Cert. Fam. Arb., Michael Welsh Dispute Resolution, Diane Bell QC, Clark Wilson LLP, Ronald J. Smith QC, Just Family Solution Mediation & Arbitration, Stephen McPhee QC, RLR Lawyers,

An Introduction to UNDRIP and the Making of UNDRIP Law in Canada

Gain an understanding of the significance of the Declaration and why some people, including Indigenous people, support the aspirations in the Declaration but are concerned about these becoming law. Learn about the legal meaning and risks associated with BC’s Bill 41, and potential future events.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Sandy Carpenter, Co-Founder, Canadian Regulatory and Indigenous Law, , , Aboriginal,

Solicitors Series: Part 1

Title Insurance Fundamentals in Residential Properties in BC

Brett Horton deep dives into Stewart Title’s residential lender and owner policies, including covered risks, exclusions & exceptions, special considerations for strata properties & First Nations developments, and more.

Substantive Law

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Brett Horton, Counsel & Director, Commercial Business Development - BC, Stewart Title Guaranty Company,

Trauma Informed Practice Guidance for Lawyers: Practice & Self-Care

This webinar builds awareness of how clients’ trauma affects Lawyer-Client relationships. Our panel discusses scenarios from a law practice and psychological perspective, and examines how working with traumatized clients may affect lawyers’ well-being and lead to secondary or vicarious trauma.

Lawyering Skills, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Myrna L. McCallum JD, Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services, Alyson Jones, MA, RCC, Alyson Jones & Associates, Derek LaCroix, QC, Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program,

Franchising: A House Full of Traps

Whether you are a solicitor or litigator, do you have what it takes to practise franchise law successfully and reduce your risk of errors and omissions? Our expert panel dives into some of the key pitfalls in the evolving franchise practice.

Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Tony Wilson QC, Boughton Law, Judy A. Rost, Alexander Holburn, Ben V. Hanuka, Law Works,

Truth & Reconciliation: Indigenous Rights and Title

Join our presenters, who are experts in aboriginal law, as they discuss colonial historical policies, an overview of the interpretations of “aboriginal title,” the evolution of cases from British Columbia, and more.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics, Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Christopher G. Devlin, DWG Law Corporation, Elin Sigurdson, Mandell Pinder LLP, Aboriginal, Indigenous,

An Evening with Professor Gillian Hadfield

Technology, Globalization and our Legal System

Prof. Gillian Hadfield examines how to make law more accessible, effective and capable of fulfilling its role in balancing innovation, growth and fairness. She also discusses the reform & redesign of legal systems challenged by globalization & technology.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $150
Gillian Hadfield, Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, Center for Human-Compatible AI at the University of California, Berkeley,

The ABC's of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency

This webinar introduces the concepts of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency to lawyers who are not in this field. Learn the basics of the terminology and use of these technologies, gain a better understanding of how your clients and your practice may be affected, and more.

Substantive Law, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
D. Ross McGowan, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Robert Dawkins, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Christopher Ross, Tax Law Associate, DLA Piper LLP,

X-Fit: Cross-Examination Fitness Training

This unique skills webinar provides an overview of the fundamentals of cross-examination in the civil and family law context and dissects pre-recorded vignettes of examples of cross-exam: effective cross- examination, dealing with difficult witnesses, what counsel should not do, impeaching witnesses, using documents, and more.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Amy Mortimore, Partner, Estates & Trusts Co-Chair, Clark Wilson LLP, Todd R. Bell, Partner, Schuman Basran Robin & Bell LLP,

Supporting Clients in Mediation & Arbitration

This webinar helps you educate, prepare and support your clients so they have a realistic understanding of the process and potential outcomes of Mediation & Arbitration. Experienced panelists discuss mediation and arbitration in both family and civil law.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
William Holder, Partner & Chair, Mediation & Arbitration, Clark Wilson LLP, Co-Chair of the CBABC Branch ADR - Vancouver Section,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 1: Competence

Learn about the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct’s provisions regarding competence. Also, learn how to employ limited scope retainers competently and how to use technology properly and ethically.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 2: Client Communication

Learn how civility is an essential part of client communication, how important prompt and regular communication is with your clients and how to use retainers as an effective client communication tool.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 3: Confidentiality

Learn about the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s Model Code of Professional Conduct’s provisions regarding confidentiality. This webinar also covers the efficient use of confidentiality screens and how to use technology to protect confidentiality.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 4: Conflicts

The issue of conflicts of interest has become increasingly important over the last several decades. Learn to manage conflicts, acting for former clients, family or friends, and learn how to use joint retainers to manage the risk of conflicts in your practice.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 5: Preservation of Client Property, Trust Accounting, and File Transfers

Law firms must implement appropriate financial management systems and ensure that client money received in trust is properly handled. In this webinar, learn about safekeeping your client’s property, records retention, accounting and trust accounting and file transfers.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Clients

Part 6: Fees & Disbursements

Dissatisfaction with fees is a major source of complaints against Canadian lawyers. Learn to manage fees and disbursements, properly rendering the lawyer’s statement of account and contingent fee agreements.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Regulator, Third-Parties and the Public

Part 1: Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice

Learn about undertakings and trust conditions, respect for the administration of justice, communicating with the Law Society & correctly using opinion letters.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Regulator, Third-Parties and the Public

Part 2: Access to Justice

Learn how to apply best practices for providing pro bono legal services, limited scope retainers, managing self-represented litigants and the need for Indigenous intercultural competence training for lawyers.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
, Aboriginal,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Students, Employees and Others

Part 1: Hiring

While lawyers can be the greatest asset to any law firm, they can also be a major source of risk. Learn about hiring and human rights, protecting confidentiality during hiring, including transfer between law firms, and interviewing do’s & dont’s.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Ethical E-Learning: Relationship to Students, Employees and Others

Part 2: Supervision, Retention, Lawyer and Staff Wellbeing

Learn about lawyer supervision and delegation, suspended or disbarred lawyers, and electronic registration of documents. This webinar also discusses treatment of young lawyers, including the training, supervision and feedback that law firms need to provide them.

Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.0 CPD

Member FREE
Non-Member $100
,

Crossing the Border: Protecting your Client's Confidentiality and your Privacy

This webinar focuses on crossing the border with electronic devices; travelling to the USA and other countries and returning to Canada. Our panelists address: How do I prepare to cross the border? What do I do if border officers ask to search my electronic devices?

Substantive Law, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Michael D. Lucas, Law Society of British Columbia, Christopher A. McPherson, QC, Crown Counsel, Tony C. Paisana, Peck And Company,

Increased Access to Justice

Getting Creative with Financing Litigation

Learn about unbundled legal services, third-party litigation funding, alternative fee arrangements, crowdfunding, legal expense insurance and publicly funded litigation funds, and how to use these creative financing options and work with your clients to pay for their litigation.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Kathleen Cunningham, British Columbia Law Institute, Doug Munro, Law Society of British Columbia, Thomas L. Spraggs, Spraggs & Company, H. William Veenstra, CBABC President 2017-2018, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP,

Serving Clients with Disabilities

In this session, Ken Kramer, QC, Laura Johnston, Jane Dyson and Sam Turcott discuss substantive issues that arise for people with disabilities and how you can ensure that your practice is evolved to meet a variety of needs.

Lawyering Skills, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Ken Kramer, QC, KMK Law Corporation, Laura Johnston, Community Legal Assistance Society, Jane Dyson, Executive Director, Disability Alliance BC, Sam Turcott, Director, Advocacy Access Program, Disability Alliance BC,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 1

Foundations of Unbundling - An Intake Model

Forrest (Woody) Mosten discusses the history and prospects of unbundled legal services as well as the benefits to the public and the legal system. Kari Boyle & Nancy Cameron examine the unbundling movement in BC. Laurel Dietz details her intake and assessment process.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Nancy J. Cameron Q.C., Kari Boyle,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 2

Intake and Initial Consultation

A well-designed intake and initial consultation/assessment process is critical for a successful unbundling practice. Kari Boyle and Laurel Dietz roleplay a simulation of an initial client consultation.

Practice & Business Management

0.5 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Laurel Dietz,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 3

Creative Unbundled Pricing Strategies

Our panelists discuss the “business” side of unbundling and how to design effective pricing strategies to support a lucrative unbundling practice.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Michael Butterfield, Laura Atkinson,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 4

Effective Use of Retainer Agreements; Scope Creep; Ending the Relationship

Learn about the important elements of an unbundled retainer agreement, how to address scope creep, and when and how to end a relationship with a client or transition to a traditional retainer agreement.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Zahra Jimale,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 5

Making an Unbundled Practice Work for you Financially

Our panelists discuss the benefits and challenges of providing unbundled services as it relates to value for the client and income for the lawyer; and if there is a point at which the lawyer hurts the client by providing unbundled services.

Practice & Business Management

0.5 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Michael Butterfield,

Unbundling Workshop: Part 6

Reshaping Your Practice to Unbundle

This webinar examines the nature of the lawyer-client relationship and the benefits of a collaborative approach. We also discuss the importance of advertising your unbundled services and ways to reduce your overhead.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Nancy J. Cameron Q.C., Laura Atkinson/p>,

Notices of Application: Drafting your Chambers Materials

The rules concerning notices of application changed over a decade ago and lawyers have been getting themselves in trouble ever since. Join Justice Heather MacNaughton, Kathryn Basran & John Shields as they demonstrate how to successfully draft Chambers materials.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Trudi Lynne Brown, QC, Brown Henderson Melbye, Mary E. Mouat, QC, Quadra Legal Centre, Bobbi Poushinsky, C.Med., Bobbi Poushinsky Mediation Services Inc.,

Adoption Law: The Basics and then Some…

Experts Delia Rowsbotham from Sunrise Family Services Society and Jasmeet K. Wahid of Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP bring us through the twists and turns of adoption law and explore domestic, international, stepparent and Ministry adoptions.

Substantive Law

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Jasmeet K. Wahid, Partner, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP, Delia Ramsbotham, Lawyer and Executive Director of Sunrise Family Services Society,

Run Your Firm Like a Business: Part 1

An Overview of Running your Firm Like a Business

This webinar discusses what is necessary to achieve the firm’s goals and vision, effective strategies to stand out in your practice area from your competition, breakdown of all overhead costs, and more.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Ann M. Guinn, Solo/Small Law Firm Practice Management Consultant, G&P Associates,

Run Your Firm Like a Business: Part 2

Tools to Determine your Firm's ROI

Learn about the various tools available for lawyers to determine their Return on Investment, and the importance of outsourcing and using your time wisely. Ann M. Guinn also discusses various fee arrangements that can work best in your practice area.

Practice & Business Management

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Ann M. Guinn, Solo/Small Law Firm Practice Management Consultant, G&P Associates,

Run Your Firm Like a Business: Part 3

Billing Practices to Avoid

This webinar discusses best billing practices, techniques to deal with aged accounts, the importance of retainer agreements and complying with the Law Society requirements pertaining to trust accounts, how to keep your clients happy and making referrals, and more.

Practice & Business Management, Professional Responsibility & Ethics

1.5 CPD

Member $75
Non-Member $150
Ann M. Guinn, Solo/Small Law Firm Practice Management Consultant, G&P Associates,

Run Your Firm Like a Business: Part 4

Improving the Overall Client Experience

The key to a successful client experience involves office systems that assist lawyers with efficiency and improve the client relationship. This session focuses on investing in your firm and distinguishing between expenses and investments that are crucial for the growth of your firm.

Practice & Business Management

1.0 CPD

Member $50
Non-Member $100
Ann M. Guinn, Solo/Small Law Firm Practice Management Consultant, G&P Associates,

High Conflict Clients

Bullies, Blamers & Complainers

Alyson Jones discusses the psychology behind difficult clients and provides tools to identify high conflict personalities. Morag MacLeod, Q.C. and Simon Kent explore ways of coping with difficult clients’ demands, while still maintaining their ethical obligations.

Lawyering Skills

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Alyson Jones, Registered Clinical Counsellor, President of Alyson Jones & Associates, Simon Kent, Kent Employment Law, Morag J. MacLeod, Q.C., MacLeod Law,

Information Governance for Law Firms: When Paper Thinkers Go Digital

Our industry experts introduce you to digital fundamentals, then move to discuss a typical path to law firm digitization with practical strategies for implementation such as digital records integration with paper records, records retention & disposition, cloud storage and more.

Practice & Business Management

2.0 CPD

Member $100
Non-Member $200
Alexandra (Sandie) Bradley, CRM, FAI, Harwood Information Associates Limited, April Wilhelmina, National Records Manager, McMillan LLP,
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