Upcoming CPD Events – October

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cpdlogoBy Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Law Society is offering several exciting CPD events this October. Please see our website for more information and to register:

Televised Seminar: The Business of Law – Friday, October 7, 2016, 9:30 – 4:00  (register by Sept. 30)

The seminar will be hosted live at the University of Regina and broadcast to a number of centres throughout Saskatchewan.

The seminar is designed to provide practitioners with insights and practical advice on the day-to-day running of a law office and managing a practice. We will hear from accomplished practitioners who have experienced all facets of the business of law and successfully navigated the pitfalls and hurdles encountered when managing a law firm.

Webinar: Advanced Search Techniques Using CanLII and Westlaw – Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presented by Ken Fox and Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarians

How do you find the perfect case? Do you have trouble searching online legal databases? DO you want to become a more competent and effective legal researcher? This is a webinar for researchers who already have some facility with searching for law online, and would like to further their skills.

Prince Albert: Sidebar Social on the Road: Ethics in Everyday Practice – Dealing with Your Client – Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:00 – 7:30pm

Session is dedicated to an in-depth discussion of the ethical considerations encountered in everyday practice and will focus specifically on the issues at hand when dealing with clients. A panel of judges representing all three levels of court in Saskatchewan and a successful senior practitioner will  discuss ten key ethical concepts to consider when dealing with clients.

Webinar: Health Care Directives – Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presented by Brenda Hildebrandt, Q.C.

Clients often look to lawyers to assist them in planning for the future and ensuring their voices are heard. In the context of health care, this is done by way of health care directives. This webinar will examine the provisions of The Health Care Directives and Substitute Health Care Decision Makers Act,               including the new Act passed but not proclaimed in 2015, considering both the preparation and ultimate use of such directives. Their distinction from, and intersection with, the role of an attorney for personal affairs under The Powers of Attorney Act, 2002 will also be addressed.

Saskatoon: Mental Health First Aid Workshop – Friday, October 28 – Saturday, October 29, 2016

Offered in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatoon Branch at the Park Town Hotel, Saskatoon

Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. This program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help       people better manage potential or developing mental helath problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

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