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July - August 2019 ~ Summer Replays

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Law Society Classroom, 3rd Flr, 260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg

These programs are replays of previously recorded live presentations offered in-person only in the Law Society Classroom. Lunch and refreshments are not included. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

REGISTRATION FORM

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WEEK 1 (July 22 - July 26)


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law (also available Aug 7)
Retiring without Debt
Privacy Please: New Mandatory Breach Reporting Requirements under PIPEDA (also available Aug 7)
Procrastination and Professional Liability Insurance Claims (also available Aug 7)

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2018 Hot Topics in Real Estate (also available Aug 1)
You are Not Alone: The Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety

Friday, July 26, 2019

Valuations & Accounting Issues under the Family Property Act (FPA) (also available Aug 6)
Considering Cannabis: Reforms to Transportation Offences and Drug-Impaired Driving Offences

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WEEK 2 (July 29 - August 2)


Monday, July 29, 2019

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - Why, How and What are the Consequences?
 2018 Hot Topics in Tax (also available Aug 6)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers (also available Aug 8)
Family Trust Tips and Traps
Joint Tenancy in Manitoba


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Avoiding Cyber Dangers
Trust Safety Program: What You Need to Know
To Act or Not to Act: A Conflicts Primer and Review of the New Conflicts Rules
Dealing with Complaints to the Law Society - What Every Lawyer Needs to Know!
How to Budget for an Irregular Income

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

 Considering Cannabis: Cannabis Legalization and Impacts in the Workplace
2018 Hot Topics in Real Estate (also available July 25) ________________________________________________________________

 WEEK 3 (August 5 - August 9)

 

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

2018 Hot Topics in Tax (also available July 29)
 Valuations & Accounting Issues under the Family Property Act (FPA) (also available July 26)

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Privacy Please: New Mandatory Breach Reporting Requirements under PIPEDA (also available July 24)
Procrastination and Professional Liability Insurance Claims
Managing Clients: Client Management - Do or Die
 Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law (also available July 24)
The Truth about Credit

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law (also available Aug 7)

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

originally presented April 2019

This presentation is focused on frequently asked questions in the area of criminal law and will provide the basic information you need to answer these questions, pointing you toward relevant case law and legislation. While this presentation is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, it will also serve as a good refresher for those who do.

Presenter: Saul Simmonds

~ 1 CPD hour including 0 EPPM hours


Retiring without Debt 

Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

originally presented January 6, 2017

Planning for retirement should be a career long process. Unfortunately many of us feel like our financial situation makes retirement unlikely. This presentation will provide you with strategies to eliminate debts on your way to retirement. It’s never too early or too late to improve your retirement plan.

Presenter:  Tim St. Vincent, Credit Counselling Society

~ 1 CPD hour including 1 EPPM hour


Privacy Please: New Mandatory Breach Reporting Requirements under PIPEDA (also available Aug 7)

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

originally presented March 2019

On November 1, 2018, amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into force which impose mandatory breach reporting, notification and record-keeping requirements on organizations subject to PIPEDA. This includes law firms. This presentation is designed to provide practitioners who do not specialize in privacy law with a primer on the new PIPEDA requirements as well as an update on other cutting edge privacy law topics.
 
Presenter:  Andrew Buck
 
~ 1 CPD hour including 0.5 EPPM hours


Procrastination and Professional Liability Insurance Claims (also available Aug 7)


Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

originally presented February 2019

In this one-hour presentation, the Law Society of Manitoba’s Director of Insurance, Tana Christianson, and Professional Liability Insurance Fund Counsel, James Cox, review why lawyers procrastinate, real life claims caused by procrastination, and the ethical and practical reasons lawyers should not procrastinate when they become aware of circumstances that may give rise to a claim. They also share some tips on how to beat this dreaded but oh so common condition.

Presenter:  Tana Christianson & James Cox
 
~ 1 CPD hour including 1 EPPM hour



Thursday, July 25, 2019
 

2018 Hot Topics in Real Estate (also available Aug 1)


Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

originally presented December 2018

This year’s program will provide tips in the area of commercial real estate, joint tenancies, identifying the land and an array of what we like to call “short snappers” – pointers about seemingly little issues that crop up in your real estate practice.

Presenter: Jeff Shypit, Chrys Pappas, Q.C. and Russell Davidson
 
~  3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


You are Not Alone: The Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented November 2016

This program has been tailored specifically for lawyers and will give you some basic information on what anxiety is and how it reveals itself. More importantly, you will learn about strategies to manage anxiety and what resources are available to help yourself and your colleagues.

Presenter: Kellie Williams, Public Education Coordinator, Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

~ 1.5 CPD hours including 1.5 EPPM hours

 
 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Valuations & Accounting Issues under The Family Property Act (FPA): What Every Lawyer Needs to Know (also available Aug 6)


Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

originally presented May 2018

Attend this session to learn how to be an "ace" at Accounting hearings before the Master; how to get a proper valuation of a "cash only" business; when you need a CBV and what it can cost; when "commingling" turned out to be "NOT commingling"; or what's risky about relying on a corporation's own accountant for the valuation and much more!

Presenters: Master Shayne Berthaudin, Norm Yusim and Al Martyszenko, CA, CFA, CBV

~ 3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Considering Cannabis: Reforms to Transportation Offences and Drug-Impaired Driving Offences 

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented November 22, 2018

This program will focus primarily on the federal Bill C-46 amendments to the Criminal Code sections relating to drug-impaired driving, including what level of blood drug concentration (or drug and alcohol combined) constitutes impairment, how police will test for impairment and the penalties for drug-impaired drivers. The program will also touch upon changes to traffic-related provisions in provincial legislation under The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act.  

Presenter: Sergeant Mark Hume, RCMP, Unit Commander - Manitoba West Traffic Services
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Monday, July 29, 2019

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - Why, How and What are the Consequences?

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

originally presented October 11, 2018

This program will provide you with a thorough review of key considerations when advising clients contemplating whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship. You will learn to recognize the “red flags” for when to engage a specialist in U.S. cross-border tax considerations. You will also learn valuable information about the renunciation process itself and the consequences of renunciation, such as criminal inadmissibility cross border issues, etc.

Presenters: U.S. tax lawyer, Alexander Marino & Sofia Mirza
~ 2 CPD hours including 0 EPPM hours


2018 Hot Topics in Tax: Considerations for Your Practice Structure, Billing Practices and Income (also available Aug 6)


Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented May 2018

As a diligent practitioner, you’re vigilant about potential tax issues when advising clients on their legal matters. However, are you also taking the time to think about tax issues relating to your legal practice structure, billing practices, income and pension? Please join us for this program focused on important tax issues that you need to consider in order to comply with legislative and ethical requirements

Presenters: Johanna Caithness, Greg Gillis, Brian Janzen, John Jeninga and chaired by Cy Fien

~ 3 CPD hours including 1 EPPM hour


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers (also available on Aug 8)

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am 

originally presented May 2018

If you have a general commercial practice, you know that tax issues will inevitably arise on your client files. Often you are aware of the issue or have encountered it before and you are prepared to deal with it. However, what about those instances where, as the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”? This “Tax 101” program intended for practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of various tax issues that arise in general commercial practice or young practitioners who are starting out in commercial practice.

Presenter:
Johanna Caithness
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0 EPPM hours


Family Trust Tips and Traps

Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

originally presented October 2016

This program will focus on common issues and problems that arise in the context of the drafting and use of family trusts. It will include discussion of trust law and tax law issues, including issues concerning identity of settlors and trustees, rules with respect to distribution of property to beneficiaries, corporate association
rules and planning for the 21-year deemed disposition rule.

Presenter: Johanna C.C. Caithness

~ 1 CPD hour including 0 EPPM hours


Joint Tenancy in Manitoba

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

originally presented as part of 2018 Hot Topics in Real Estate: December 2018

Attention family and estates practitioners…this presentation will provide you with a helpful overview of joint tenancy and highlight considerations you should keep in mind whenever a joint tenancy arises in your practice.

Presenter: Russell Davidson

~ 1 CPD hour including 0 EPPM hours


 Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Avoiding Cyber Dangers

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

originally presented February 2017

The objectives of this presentation are to help you learn to identify and understand your firm's potential cybercrime vulnerabilities, and what steps to take to reduce your exposure to cyber-related dangers. Lawyers, law firm office managers and support staff are ALL encouraged to attend this program.

Presenter: Dan Pinnington, Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations
LAWPRO (Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company)

~ 1 CPD hour, including 1 EPPM hour

Trust Safety Program: What You Need to Know

Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

originally presented January 2019

The Trust Safety Program ushers in a proactive approach to the regulation of trust accounts and comes into effect on April 1, 2019. This is an introduction to the program. You will learn the reasons for the program, the basic framework of the program, who is affected, deadlines and appeal rights. The presenters answer frequently asked questions plus questions posed by attendees.

Presenters: Kristin Dangerfield, Leah Kosokowsky & Kathy Levacque

~ 1 CPD hour, including 1 EPPM hour

 

To Act or Not to Act: A Conflicts Primer and Review of the New Conflicts Rules

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

originally presented September 2016
 

This informative session will include a review of the new Conflicts Rules in the Code of Professional Conduct, as well as a discussion of some of the fundamental principles related to conflicts of interest. You will work through scenarios that will help you answer the following questions:

•    When, if ever, should I accept a retainer that involves more than one client?
•    Do I know the risks involved if I do?
•    When a problem arises, do I really know what to do?

Presenters: Noelia Bernardo & Darcia Senft
~ 1 CPD hour, including 1 EPPM hour

 

Dealing with Complaints to the Law Society - What Every Lawyer Needs to Know!

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

originally presented May 2012
 

Chances are that someone will submit a complaint against you at some point in your career - that’s an unfortunate reality. Be sure you’re prepared to handle this often heart-stopping turn of events with grace and professionalism. Taking the right steps from the beginning can make a significant difference in how, or even if, a complaint proceeds.

Presenters: Leah Kosokowsky & Richard Porcher

 ~ 1 CPD hour, including 1 EPPM hour

 

How to Budget for an Irregular Income

Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

originally presented April 2016

Most of us haven’t had any formal education on how to manage budgets, yet it is an extremely important skill. Budgeting can be challenging at the best of times but it is even harder when your income is irregular. Attend this presentation to learn how to budget around fluctuating income (and expenses for that matter). Practical tips and strategies will help you find the system that can work for you.

Presenter:
Tim St. Vincent, Credit Counselling Society

~ 1 CPD hour, including 1 EPPM hour


Thursday, Aug 1, 2019

Considering Cannabis: Cannabis Legalization and Impacts in the Workplace

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

originally presented January 2019

The program will explore key issues from an employment perspective particularly with respect to the need for workplace policies that address the use of recreational cannabis both on and off-duty, fitness for work, impairment and the designation of safety sensitive positions. A refresher will also be provided on medical cannabis and relevant employer considerations such as the duty to accommodate and health benefits plan coverage.

Presenter: Tracey L. Epp

~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0 EPPM hours


2018 Hot Topics in Real Estate (also available July 25)


Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented December 2018

This year’s program will provide tips in the area of commercial real estate, joint tenancies, identifying the land and an array of what we like to call “short snappers” – pointers about seemingly little issues that crop up in your real estate practice.

Presenter: Jeff Shypit, Chrys Pappas, Q.C. and Russell Davidson
 
~  3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019

2018 Hot Topics in Tax: Considerations for Your Practice Structure, Billing Practices and Income (also available July 29)


Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

originally presented May 2018

As a diligent practitioner, you’re vigilant about potential tax issues when advising clients on their legal matters. However, are you also taking the time to think about tax issues relating to your legal practice structure, billing practices, income and pension? Please join us for this program focused on important tax issues that you need to consider in order to comply with legislative and ethical requirements

Presenters: Johanna Caithness, Greg Gillis, Brian Janzen, John Jeninga and chaired by Cy Fien

~ 3 CPD hours including 1 EPPM hour


Valuations & Accounting Issues under The Family Property Act (FPA): What Every Lawyer Needs to Know (also available July 26)

 

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented May 2018

Attend this session to learn how to be an "ace" at Accounting hearings before the Master; how to get a proper valuation of a "cash only" business; when you need a CBV and what it can cost; when "commingling" turned out to be "NOT commingling"; or what's risky about relying on a corporation's own accountant for the valuation and much more!

Presenters: Master Shayne Berthaudin, Norm Yusim and Al Martyszenko, CA, CFA, CBV

~ 3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

 

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

Privacy Please: New Mandatory Breach Reporting Requirements under PIPEDA (also available July 24)

Time:  9:00 am - 10:00 am

originally presented March 2019

On November 1, 2018, amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) came into force which impose mandatory breach reporting, notification and record-keeping requirements on organizations subject to PIPEDA. This includes law firms. This presentation is designed to provide practitioners who do not specialize in privacy law with a primer on the new PIPEDA requirements as well as an update on other cutting edge privacy law topics.
 
Presenter:  Andrew Buck
 
~ 1 CPD hour including 0.5 EPPM hours

Procrastination and Professional Liability Insurance Claims (also available July 24)


Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

originally presented February 2019

In this one-hour presentation, the Law Society of Manitoba’s Director of Insurance, Tana Christianson, and Professional Liability Insurance Fund Counsel, James Cox, review why lawyers procrastinate, real life claims caused by procrastination, and the ethical and practical reasons lawyers should not procrastinate when they become aware of circumstances that may give rise to a claim. They also share some tips on how to beat this dreaded but oh so common condition.

Presenter:  Tana Christianson & James Cox
 
~ 1 CPD hour including 1 EPPM hour


Managing Clients: Client Management - Do or Die

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

originally presented May 2012

A discussion of the benefits of proper client management. Begin with the end in mind. Plan the work with the client and work to the plan. Minimize conflicts with your clients and improve your chances of getting paid. This session will include a discussion of how retainer letters and file management can help you manage client expectations.

Presenters: Bjorn Christianson & Greg Evans
 
~ 1 CPD hour including 1 EPPM hour

 

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law (also available July 24)

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

originally presented April 2019

This presentation is focused on frequently asked questions in the area of criminal law and will provide the basic information you need to answer these questions, pointing you toward relevant case law and legislation. While this presentation is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, it will also serve as a good refresher for those who do.

Presenter: Saul Simmonds

~ 1 CPD hour including 0 EPPM hours


The Truth about Credit

Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

originally presented October 2016

Credit cards are powerful tools but they can have a negative impact on your financial status if you let them. Beyond basic budget management it is useful to understand how credit cards impact your credit rating and how that credit rating can impact you. Attend this presentation to learn about:

•    Credit reports vs credit scores
•    How to access your credit rating
•    What impacts your rating; and
•    How you can maintain or repair your rating

Presenter: Tim St. Vincent, Credit Counselling Society

~ 1 CPD hour including 1 EPPM hour

 
 
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019

Estate Litigation and Administration

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

originally presented March 2017

Experienced counsel will identify some common litigation issues that arise in estate matters and review how to prepare a passing of accounts. Hear from a Master in the Court of Queen’s Bench and Legal Counsel with the Public Guardian and Trustee on what they each look for when considering an application to pass accounts.

Presenters:  Master Shayne Berthaudin, John Poyser, Ken Mandzuik, Bryan Hyman and Nicole Hamilton

~ 3.5 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers (also available Aug 8)

Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

originally presented May 2018

If you have a general commercial practice, you know that tax issues will inevitably arise on your client files. Often you are aware of the issue or have encountered it before and you are prepared to deal with it. However, what about those instances where, as the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”? This “Tax 101” program intended for practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of various tax issues that arise in general commercial practice or young practitioners who are starting out in commercial practice.

Presenter:
Johanna Caithness
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0 EPPM hours

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