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July 2017 ~ Summer Replays

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If you missed the original live presentation for a sold out program, the Law Society is pleased to now offer the replay for these and other popular CPD programs.

These programs are replays of previously recorded live presentations.
Lunch and refreshments are not included. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

REGISTRATION FORM

Monday, July 10, 2017
Manitoba's New Child Protection Model, Sessions 1 & 2

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Manitoba's New Child Protection Model, Session 3
Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wills that Work: Practical and Proficient Drafting
Ethics Primer for In-House Counsel

Friday, July 14, 2017
Land Titles eForms 101
Aboriginal Law 101

Monday, July 17, 2017
10th Annual Hot Topics In Real Estate
NEW Language Rights Rule

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Hot Issues in Spousal Support: Revised User’s Guide to the SSAG
You are Not Alone: The Lawyer’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Estate Litigation and Administration
Mortgage Sale and Foreclosure

Monday, July 10, 2017

Manitoba's New Child Protection Model

originally presented February 2017

Session 1 - An Introduction & Overview
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This session is essential for all counsel who practice in the area of child protection.  It will provide an introduction to and overview of the imminent changes to child protection proceedings in Manitoba, and the expectations for counsel under the new model.   

Presenters from Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, Justice Gwen Hatch and Master Carol Sharp
~ 1.5 CPD hours

 

Session 2 - An Agency Counsel’s Perspective
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This session will examine the impact of the new model through the eyes of agency counsel.  It will also touch on “best practices”. 

Presenters: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal and John Harvie
~ 1.5 CPD hours


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Manitoba's New Child Protection Model

originally presented February 2017

Session 3 - Parents’ Counsel’s Perspective
Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

This session will examine the impact of the new model through the eyes of parents’ counsel.  It will also touch on “best practices”.

Presenters: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and from Legal Aid Manitoba Samuel Raposo and Shameem Koshy
~ 1.25 CPD hours

Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented March 2015

Sarah Inness moderates medical professionals Dr. Jeff Waldman and Ken Mackenzie, as they provide valuable advice on the legal and health implications of determining which process (NCR, Mental Health Court or mitigating factor) is appropriate for your client's best interests.

Presenters: Dr. Jeff Waldman, Ken Mackenzie and Sarah Inness
~ 1.5 CPD hours


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wills that Work: Practical and Proficient Drafting

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

originally presented February 2015

Learn from Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C. and Caroline Kiva, as they review some of the most common issues in drafting wills and discuss how to avoid difficulties.

Presenters: Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C. and Caroline Kiva
~ 2.5 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

Ethics Primer for In-House Counsel

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented June 2016

In-house counsel face unique ethical dilemmas that don’t come up in private practice. Join our diverse panel for a discussion of various scenarios that can arise and how to respond to them in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct.

Presenters: Krista Boryskavich, Donald J. MacDonald and Darcia Senft
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 1.5 EPPM hours

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Land Titles eForms 101

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

originally presented December 2016

This is a practical hands on program for lawyers and legal staff in real estate practice.  Land Titles has recently made 4 electronic forms (eForms) available for your use Discharge, Mortgage, Caveat and Transfer. The eForms are available for voluntary use but will become mandatory in the future.  Attend this session to learn how to use each of these 4 eForms.

Presenters: Russell Davidson, Maureen Terra and KK Pinkowski
~3 CPD hours

Aboriginal Law 101

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented September 2015

Aboriginal Law 101 offers an introduction to the basics of Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title, and treaty rights.  What are these rights and how are they proven?  It will introduce the elements of the duty of consultation and accommodation, identify when the duty is triggered and who owes the duty.  This program will provide a basic foundation in Aboriginal law for lawyers who want to gain a better understanding of the area.

Presenters: Sacha Paul and Allison Fenske
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 1.5 EPPM hours

 Monday, July 17, 2017

10th Annual Hot Topics In Real Estate (also available July 28)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

originally presented April 2017

For this 10th anniversary presentation we have assembled an “all star” panel chaired by Jeff Shypit. As always, they will provide you with a review of hot topics currently facing real estate practitioners as well as a few of the panelists’ “Top 10” lists.

Presenters: Jeff Shypit, Russell Davidson and Robert Tyler
~3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

NEW Language Rights Rule:

Representing Clients in Their Official Language of Choice Ethical Obligations, Practical Solutions and Certain "Je ne sais quoi"

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented November 2016

Did you know that there is now a Language Rights Rule in the Code of Professional Conduct? This informative and practical program will include both a discussion of Manitoba lawyers’ new ethical and professional obligations under this Rule, and of practical solutions that can be utilized to ensure clients’ language rights.

Presenters: The Honourable Richard J. Scott, O.M. Q.C.,  Associate Chief Justice Marriane Rivoalen, Daniel Boivan, Alain Laurencelle, Denis Guénette and Andrea Doyle
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 1.5 EPPM hours


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hot Issues in Spousal Support: Revised User’s Guide to the SSAG

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

originally presented October 2016

The Revised User's Guide to the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines was released by the Department of Justice in April 2016. The "RUG" addresses just about every current issue in the law of spousal support.

Presenter: Professor Rollie Thompson, Q.C.
~ 2 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


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Estate Litigation and Administration  (also available July 25)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:15 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
~ 3.25 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

 

Mortgage Sale and Foreclosure: Two Perspectives

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented October 2016

Do you struggle with where to begin when facing a mortgage sale and foreclosure?  Then this program is for you.  As lending practices become more complex, the Land Titles Office has to adapt.  Russell Davidson will explain the evolving rules and nuances from the LTO’s perspective and Albina Moran will provide a general outline of the mortgage sale and foreclosure process in Manitoba and highlight issues that can arise. 

Presenters: Albina Moran and Russell Davidson
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Friday, July 21, 2017

Hot Topics in Wills and Estates 

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

originally presented November 2016

An experienced panel provides a review of hot topics facing wills and estates practitioners. Topics will include: estate planning for common-law couples and blended families, will substitutes: beneficiary designations and joint property – traps and family farm transfers.

Presenters: Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., Christine Van Cauwenberghe, Andrew Winkless and
Leah Kosokowsky
~ 3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

Family Trust Tips and Traps

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 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


Monday, July 24, 2017

New Civil Queen’s Bench Rules: A Focus on Case Management, Proportionality and Expediency

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

originally presented May 2017

The Manitoba Queen’s Bench Rules are undergoing their first major overhaul since the 1980’s.  Join Chief Justice Glenn Joyal and Associate Chief Justice Shane Perlmutter for an overview of the new rules and the court’s new associated practices.  Michael Weinstein will round out the panel, providing a practitioner’s perspective on what the changes will mean in your day-to-day practice.

Presenters: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal, Associate Chief Justice Shane Perlmutte and  Michael Weinstein
~ 1.5 CPD hours

Plain Language Communication

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

originally presented November 2016

Clear and effective communication is the foundation of a successful law practice, yet lawyers often rely heavily on legalese.  Learn about the benefits of using plain language, and easy steps you can take starting today to change your habits and communicate more powerfully.

Presenters: Elliot Leven, Christina Wasyliw and Natasha Brown
~ 1.25 CPD hours including 1.25 EPPM hours

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Estate Litigation and Administration  (also available July 20)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:15 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
~ 3.25 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours

Lawyers and Governing Boards: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Your Clients from Common Pitfalls

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

originally presented June 2015

Do you sit on a Board of Directors?  Do you have clients who do and ask for advice about their exposure to risk?  Many lawyers willingly take on this role and yet don’t fully understand all of the risks and responsibilities that come with it.  Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your clients from potential liability. 

Presenters: Bruce King, Douglas Finkbeiner, Q.C. and Jim Cox
~ 1.5 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 Annual Joint Family Law Program
Confusion Corner: What to Do When Family Law, Criminal Law and Privacy Issues Collide

originally presented March 2017

Part 1 - Electronic Evidence

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presentations Include:
Electronic Evidence and Illegally Obtained Evidence: Admissible or Not?

with Kristen Normandin

Panel on Evidence Obtained via Technology with Andrew Buck, Randall Horton, Deeley Fabbri, Constable Daryn Laminman, Justice Allan Dueck and Judge Carena Roller

Presenters: Kristen Normandin, Andrew Buck, Randall Horton, Deeley Fabbri
Constable Daryn Laminman, Justice Allan Dueck and Judge Carena Roller
~ 2 CPD hours including 0.25 EPPM hours

 

Part 2 - The Intersection of Family & Criminal Law

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Presentations Include:

 

Practice Management Issues and Case Scenarios
with Terry Beley, Justice Marilyn Goldberg and Connie Petersen

Criminal Evidence in Family Law Cases: The Key Issues Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know with Richard Niman
Panel on Intersection between Family Law and Criminal Law: Practice Management Issues with Josh Weinstein, Jennifer Mann, Richard Niman and Judge Carena Roller

Presenters: Terry Beley, Justice Marilyn Goldberg, Connie Petersen, Richard Niman, Josh Weinstein, Jennifer Mann, Richard Niman and Judge Carena Roller
~ 2.25 CPD hours including 1 EPPM hour


Friday, July 28, 2017

10th Annual Hot Topics In Real Estate (also available July 17)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

originally presented April 2017

For this 10th anniversary presentation we have assembled an “all star” panel chaired by Jeff Shypit. As always, they will provide you with a review of hot topics currently facing real estate practitioners as well as a few of the panelists’ “Top 10” lists.

Presenters: Jeff Shypit, Russell Davidson and Robert Tyler
~3 CPD hours including 0.5 EPPM hours


 

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