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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.

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 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

 
 

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 July 30)

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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