ASSOCIATION & OTHER EVENTS

Frontenac Law Association's “Pay What You Can Afford” Wills Program

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the duration of the Declaration of Emergency, the Frontenac Law Association (FLA) is announcing an initiative for local frontline and essential service workers with respect to obtaining wills and power of attorney documents at a “pay what you can afford” fee with a participating local lawyer.


It is the belief of the FLA Executive that this “pay what you can afford” will and power of attorney initiative will assist the public in this time of stress and need. 


Members of the public who are frontline and essential service workers who wish to have wills or power of attorney documents completed should contact a lawyer participating in this initiative listed below.  


Those with questions should contact FLA President, Warren WhiteKnight, at 613 384 5886 or whiteknight@bergeronclifford.com

Hastings County Law Association Brunch Bunch (monthly event!)

HCLA defence lawyer Ruth Roberts of Bonn Law started a project to serve one brunch per month. These brunches are timed for the end of each month when social assistance cheques run out, and the brunch project has been a welcome addition for more than just a few people.


Now called the HCLA Brunch Bunch, they served their first ‘brunch’ at the Salvation Army on March 23, 2019.  Lawyers and legal community volunteers have now done 5 brunches to date, and served approximately 700 people in Belleville.  Many of the guests take food home with them to assist their families during the week. 


There are plans to continue expanding the program over time with the aid of donations and funding. If you want to talk to Ruth about this legal community project, she can be reached at (613) 771-0600. Her secretary is Jeremy McCaughen. 

DISASTER & SUCCESSION PLANNING FOR LAW FIRMS

April 7, 2020 // 2:00-3:00pm (EST)

FREE WEBINAR - CPD eligible 

Disaster and Succession Planning for Law Firms: How to Prepare for Unpredictable Events so you’re ready when disaster strikes or you need to pass the torch to a successor. 

Hosted by Clio

2020 Courthouse Series: Getting to the Point

Multiple dates and cities (see below)

Effective written and oral advocacy is critical to your success as a litigator. Attend the 2020 Courthouse Series: Getting to the Point, and learn practical strategies for clear and concise written and oral advocacy. Hear from an outstanding faculty of experienced advocates and judges on how to focus your evidence and argument on the key points needed to win your case. Learn how to draft clear and concise affidavits and make precise and persuasive oral submissions. Dynamic live and video demonstration will showcase a wide range of advocacy styles. Coming to a city near you in 2020!


Price: Registration Fee Starting at $129.95

May 4, 2020 – Milton https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHMIL20

May 14, 2020 – Kitchener (Session 1 only) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT201

May 28, 2020 – Kitchener (Session 2 only) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT202

May 14 & 28, 2020 – Kitchener (Sessions 1 & 2) https://www.advocates.ca/TAS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=CHKIT203

17th REAL ESTATE SUMMIT

Monday, April 20, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) 

Live Webcast [+ $525.00] 

Real estate law will never stay in a holding pattern. Nor should you. This summit gets you up to speed on the most pressing issues to real estate lawyers. Our presenters unpack the details on the latest developments over two jam-packed days. You leave with practical and actionable substantive and professionalism tools to guide your practice on the most vital issues. 

SO YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE?

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm | Followed by a Networking Event

Toronto Lawyers Association

361 University Avenue, Courthouse, Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge

Come and listen to our expert panelists candidly discuss and de-mystify the judicial application and appointment process. Hear how you can navigate this process for the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Federal Court of Canada. This unique program will address such topics as: What are the most critical selection criteria? ; How can you stand out? ; When in your career should you apply? ; and more.

This program is accredited for 60 minutes of Professionalism Content and 30 minutes of EDI Content.

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members and Friends of the TLA $120.00 + HST 

HALTON LAW "OPEN BAR" SERIES

April 28, 2020 – The Crossover between Family Law and Criminal Law

At one time or another, nearly all family law lawyers find themselves either representing clients or dealing with opposing parties who have had contact with the criminal justice system. From arrest and bail to trial and sentencing, the process can be complex. Join us for a crash course in the most important issues in criminal law that can “cross-over” into family law matters and how to handle them.

View series flyer here.  

HOW TO BUILD A VIRTUAL LAW FIRM (AND WHY YOU SHOULD)

May 12, 2020 // 2:00-3:00pm

FREE WEBINAR - CPD ELIGIBLE

Learn how a virtual law firm operates, why running one is advantageous to lawyers and clients, and how you can build one of your own 

Hosted by Clio 

UNDERSTANDING LEGAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCE

June 9, 2020 // 2:00-3:00pm

FREE WEBINAR - CPD ELIGIBLE 

Learn the essentials of technological competence for law firms and why it matters to your firm’s success in this webinar led by legal tech experts. 

THE DURHAM REGION LAW ASSOCIATION PRESENTS...

The 2020 Inaugural Fall Conference 

Thursday, September 24th & Friday, September 25th, 2020

Ajax Convention Centre
Facilitators: DRLA Board of Directors Denise Branton & Kristen Bucci 


It is a two day event hosted by the DRLA covering areas of  practice which will
include Family, Wills and Estates, Employment, Civil, Corporate, Criminal law and more. 

This event is not to be missed and will provide you with your CPD hours at a reasonable cost. 


View flyer here & stay tuned for further details of the event, Agenda and registration details!