Upcoming CPD Opportunities – September/October

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Seminar: TRC Workshop: Gladue Reports and FASD Training (CPD-170)

This seminar is being held on:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9:30am to 4:15pm (Saskatoon) | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, all of which qualifies as Ethics

The Calls to Action Report outlines 94 areas that need to be addressed. Call to Action #30 and #31 addresses the overincarceration of Indigenous peoples. Call to Action #33 and #34, outline the issue of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The Law Society of Saskatchewan recognizes the importance of these Calls to Action and has planned an interactive and informative day exploring both FASD and Gladue. In the morning specialists in the FASD field (Shana Mohr and Tanya Beauchamp) will discuss FASD, and its relevance to the justice system. In the afternoon, Professor Glen Luther, Q.C. will explore the principles arising from R. v. Gladue.

You will not want to miss this great day of CPD programming.

For more details and to register, click here: TRC Workshop: Gladue Reports and FASD Training

Televised Seminar: Corporate and Commercial Hot Topics (CPD-176)

This televised seminar is being held on:
Friday, October 6, 2017 from 9:30am to 4pm | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, 1 of which qualifies as Ethics

The seminar will cover a wide range of topics including the creation of family trusts, farm incorporation and construction procurement tips and traps. The Planning Committee has also incorporated several trending hot topics, including online raffles, solicitation and marketing, as well as the securities and tax law implications associated with crowd funding. The seminar also includes a session on how to avoid common mistakes when buying and selling a business, and a discussion related specifically to buying and selling franchises. The program will close with a review of several ethical scenarios specific to corporate commercial lawyers.

Presenters: Kyle Ross, MLT Aikins (Regina); Tyler Kachur, Buckberger Baerg & Partners LLP (Saskatoon); Nathan Schissel, MLT Aikins (Regina); Kristel Kriel, MLT Aikins (Regina); Joe Gill, McKercher LLP (Saskatoon); Mark Yemen, McDougall Gauley LLP (Regina); Nancy Hopkins, Q.C., McDougall Gauley LLP (Saskatoon)

Registration Deadline: Friday September 29, 2017

For more details and to register, click here: Corporate and Commercial Hot Topics

Seminar: Ready to Laugh Your Way to Ethics? Featuring Sean Carter (Humorist at Law) (CPD-174)

This seminar is being held on:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (Saskatoon) and Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (Regina) from 9:30am-4:15pm | Qualifies for 5.5 CPD hours, all of which qualifies as Ethics

Sean Carter is a lawyer, author, comedian and educator. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and practiced corporate securities law for a decade before embarking on a career as America’s foremost (and likely, only) Humorist at Law. Since 2002, he has crisscrossed North America delivering comedic professional development seminars for more than 350 organizations.

This program will include:

The “Ethy Awards”

Yelp, I’ve Fallen into Social Media and Can’t Linkedout: The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media

It’s Not the Fruit, it’s the Root: Getting to the Bottom of Our Ethical Troubles

Nice Lawyers Finish First

Join us for laughter during this unique day of CPD programming.

For more details and to register, click here: Ready to Laugh Your Way to Ethics?

Select Dinner: Mentoring Within and Without the Legal Profession (CPD-177)

This seminar is an exclusive opportunity for practitioners with 25+ years of experience.

This seminar is being held on:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 (Saskatoon) and Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (Regina) at 5:30 pm | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

This informative presentation will speak to the importance of mentorship, both within and without the legal profession. You will learn practical ways to apply mentoring within the legal profession; as well as visiting ways to mentor outside the legal profession in well-established areas and some non-traditional areas where one’s initiative and imagination will be required.

Presenter: Aaron Fox, McDougall Gauley LLP (Regina)

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join the Law Society and Aaron Fox, Q.C. for dinner and an after discussion on mentorship.

For more details and to register, click here: Mentoring Within and Without the Legal Profession

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