Webinar/Training

Remaining CPD Events for 2017

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Need a few extra credits before the end of the year? Check out the upcoming CPD events offered by the Law Society, including one for free!

Webinar: R v Jordan – Legal and Practical Implications (CPD-179)

This webinar is being held on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017  from 12pm to 1pm (Sask. Time) | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

On July 8th, 2016, through R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, the Supreme Court of Canada significantly changed the way by which section 11(b) unreasonable delay Charter applications are to be analyzed in criminal proceedings. Instead of assessing and weighing a variety of factors to determine whether there is unreasonable delay in any one case, the Supreme Court simplified the analytical framework so that the length of delay in any one case is to be compared against a presumptive ceiling of reasonableness: 18 months for cases in provincial court; 30 months for cases in superior courts. This webinar explores some of the issues arising out of Jordan, including how our legal system and its players have been adapting to the pressures imposed by the presumptive ceilings. Both legal and practical issues will be canvassed.

The webinar is presented by Adryan J.W. Toth, an associate with MLT Aikins LLP practicing in the areas of civil, constitutional and criminal litigation.

For more details and to register, click here: R v Jordan – Legal and Practical Implications

Webinar: Application of the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act in Saskatchewan (CPD-185)

This webinar is being held on:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 12pm to 1pm (Sask.Time) | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

Sonia Eggerman will be touching on:

  • Saskatchewan’s experience in negotiating two arrangements under the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act (FNCIDA) with Canada and Saskatchewan First Nations
  • FNCIDA provides legal certainty with respect to the application of provincial laws for on-reserve developments including a proposed solution potash mine and a hydroelectric dam
  • A discussion of the “Regulatory Gap”
  • Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned

The webinar is presented by Sonia Eggerman, Senior Crown Counsel in the Constitutional Law Branch for the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Government of Saskatchewan.

For more details and to register, click here: Application of the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act in Saskatchewan

Webinar: Farm Issues in Family Law (CPD-184)

This webinar is being held on:
Monday, December 11, 2017 from 12pm to 1:30pm (Sask.Time) | Qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours 

Farm issues are a regular occurrence for practitioners in rural Saskatchewan. In the context of family law, this is especially prevalent in determining the valuation and distribution of the family estate on separation, as well as the determination of income for support purposes. Your presenters will give a broad overview of these issues.

This webinar is being presented by Lindsay A. Gates, Marisha N. Paquin and Andrea V. Argue of Kanuka Thuringer LLP.

For more details and to register, click here: Farm Issues in Family Law

Free Webinar: Primo: An Introduction to Our New Library Catalogue (CPD-178)

This webinar is being held on:
Thursday, December 14, 2017  from 12pm to 1pm (Sask. Time) | Qualifies for 1 CPD hour

Have you met Primo? If you haven’t you probably should. Going forward, Primo will be the best way to locate ebooks, textbooks, articles, case law, precedents, government documents, and legal materials of all kinds. Join the Law Society Library for a one-hour webinar, in which you will learn what Primo is, and what it includes (hint: everything!) You will also learn how to:

  • Search Primo, and create & refine search queries
  • Filter & sort search results, and locate materials
  • Access online subscriptions directly from search results
  • Save a query or list of items
  • Request books or articles
  • Check your library account and search history
  • Format a citation automatically from search results
  • Email search results to yourself or colleagues

Join Ken Fox and Alan Kilpatrick, Reference Librarians at the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library, for this must-see webinar.

To register, click here: Primo: An Introduction to Our New Library Catalogue

 

What to Do If You’ve Made a Mistake: Damage Control, Professional Obligations, and Seeking Help

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From Saskatchewan Lawyers’ Insurance Association Inc.

The CBA is offering the following webinar on November 8 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Eastern):

What to Do if You’ve Made a Mistake: Damage Control, Professional Obligations, and Seeking Help

Every lawyer makes a mistake at some point in their career. How you react and the choices you make following a mistake can have long-term repercussions for your professional reputation and your practice – as well as your personal life and your mental health.

Our speakers will consider mistakes large and small, and explore what lawyers should do, what influences the decisions they make, and what professional and personal supports are available to them when things go wrong.

This webinar will cover topics including:

  • Acknowledging mistakes, seeking help, and gaining perspective
  • Maintaining resiliency during challenging times
  • When to report a claim to your professional liability insurer
  • What to expect throughout the claims process

Presented by:

  • Doron Gold, Homewood Health
  • Dan Pinnington: LawPro
  • Susan Sack, Rosen Sack LLP

For more information, please visit the CBA website.

Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program – October 2017

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Family Justice Services is offering Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program at these locations in October 2017:

Moose Jaw – Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Weyburn – Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Yorkton – Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

and in Regina on the following dates from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

These public information sessions are intended to help people who are considering or may be in the separation/divorce process. Topics of discussion include:

  • Options for resolving disputes and stages of separation and divorce: Presentation of the various stages, losses and changes experienced by separating or divorcing couples. Discussion of the options available for dispute resolution. Information of Child Support Guidelines.
  • Children’s reaction to separation/divorce: Discussion of how children may react at different developmental ages. Video presentation in which children talk about their personal experience of separation and/or divorce.
  • Challenges to parenting post separation/divorce: Presentation on changing family structure and roles. Emphasis on communication and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. Discussion video.

There is no fee for these sessions but registration is mandatory. To register, call (306) 787-9905 in Regina or toll-free 1-888-218-2822. Location will be provided when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care will be provided.

(Scent free facilities)

Upcoming CPD Opportunities – September/October

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From Continuing Professional Development

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

In Case You Missed It – Panel Discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

On June 15th, the Law society hosted esteemed practitioners from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape. Speakers included:

  • Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel, Labour & Employment, Air Canada
  • Karen Dyck, Executive Director, Manitoba Law Foundation
  • Dan Pinnington, Vice Presidents, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations, LAWPRO
Left to right: Dan Pinnington, Karen Dyck, Fred Headon, and Craig Zawada (moderator)

If you missed it, the recorded version still qualifies for 2 ethics CPD hours. To order the recorded version of the webinar, please contact Linda Euteneier (CPD Administrator) at (306) 569-8242 or linda.euteneier@lawsociety.sk.ca.

Please also see the CPD website for a listing of other available recorded versions of webinar or seminar materials.

Reminder: Law Society’s Annual General Meeting

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Just a reminder that the Law Society of Saskatchewan will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 15, 2017, at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel. We will be hosting an esteemed panel from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on the inevitability of change and the impact that technology will have on the legal profession, and more broadly, on the legal system. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear our panelists offer insight into the many issues and opportunities surrounding technology and its impact on the legal profession. Registration will only be accepted until Tuesday, June 13, so don’t miss this last opportunity to register! Register here.

Law Society AGM and Panel Discussion on Technology and the Changing Legal Landscape

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The Law Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on June 15 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Regina.

We will be hosting an esteemed panel from across Canada for a CPD panel discussion on the inevitability of change and the impact that technology will have on the legal profession, and more broadly, on the legal system.

The panel will include:

  • Tim Brown, Executive Director of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. Tim will be introducing the topic and setting the stage for our discussion.
  • Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel, Labour & Employment at Air Canada will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on change and how it relates to the legal profession.
  • Karen Dyck, Executive Director at Manitoba Law Foundation has acquired significant experience in technology change through all of her involvement with not for profit organizations. She is well positioned to discuss these changes and the opportunities it may create from an access to justice perspective.
  • Last but not least, we will hear from Dan Pinnington, Vice President, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO. Dan is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology and law practice management issues.
  • Assisting us with the panel discussion, as our moderator, will be Craig Zawada, Director of Boundary Pushing at WMCZ Lawyers.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear our panelists offer insight into the many issues and opportunities surrounding technology and its impact on the legal profession.

This event qualifies for 2 CPD hours, which also qualifies for Ethics. Register here.