Skills

Managing the Cost, Risk, and Disruption of E-Discovery in Complex Litigation

Complex e-discovery projects are unavoidable for organizations that face class actions and other forms of complex litigation. Such projects, particularly if not managed appropriately, can be long, complicated, expensive, and disruptive to the business. This program will provide practical tips and best practices for managing those projects offered by a panel of speakers who have successfully worked together on a large e-discovery project.

Duration: 90 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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Restrictive Covenants and Injunctions: The Latest on the Law and Practice

Update your knowledge on the latest related to restrictive covenants and injunctions, including the enforceability of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions. Panelists discuss important developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants, the difference between various injunctions and the corresponding relief and the need to "hit the ground running" when an employer learns of a breach of a covenant.

Duration: 90 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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Lawyers on Board: What You Need to Know Before Serving on a Non-Profit Board

This webinar will provide the fundamentals of serving on a nonprofit board, including: an overview of the Canadian nonprofit sector, the concept of nonprofit governance, including the 3 mental maps of governance and the 3 models of board decision-making. It will also provide an overview of the Canadian legal environment in which nonprofits operate, the 10 responsibilities of a board and the 2 principal duties of board directors. It will also cover the 7 responsibilities of board directors as well as the risks and liabilities that they may face.

Duration: 90 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $50 + tax

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Savvy Lawyer Series Part I: "The Problem"
Why “No Comment” is the Wrong Answer (3 part series)

Although there is tension between lawyers and the press, it is often in the best interest of lawyers to participate in media relations. In Part I of this series, learn how participation in media relations improves access to justice, what the media needs from members of the legal profession and the risks of choosing not to participate in media relations.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $150 + tax

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Savvy Lawyer Series Part II: "The Pros"
Why “No Comment” is the Wrong Answer (3 part series)

How do you deal with media scrums? Live debates? Crisis communications? In Part II, host Cynthia Carels speaks to media relations professionals to get their insights into strategic communications planning, developing and deliverying key messages, and other fundamentals of good media relations.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $150 + tax

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Savvy Lawyer Series Part III: "The Practice"
Why “No Comment” is the Wrong Answer (3 part series)

Part III of the series gives you everything you need to put your new media relations skills into practice. Hear first-hand from seasoned legal professionals about their own experiences and how they have built media relations into their practices - benefitting not only their clients but also their own professional brands.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $150 + tax

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Researching American Law

Join Kim Clarke, Head of Bennett Jones Law Library & Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Calgary, as she discusses the process of creating and the sources of American case law and legislation and provides useful tips on finding American law. Ms Clarke has many years of experience working at academic law libraries and teaching legal research in the United States.

Duration: 82 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: NA

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You Have More Power Than You Think: Negotiation Skills

Learn how to improve your negotiation skills according to your personality, new expert practices in negotiation, MMA negotiation strategies, and ten top tips for negotiations with different cultures. ENS’s negotiation approach is based on Commercial Psychology and Behavioral Science. Often brought in to resolve the unresolvable, ENS is known as the best kept secret in the world’s largest multinationals.

Duration: 90 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $80 + tax

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Connecting Your Passion with the Community: Seeking Out Valuable Volunteer Opportunities

Through volunteer work with a community organization, young lawyers can build their resumes and their network of contacts, while gaining a sense of personal fulfilment at the same time. During this session our panel of legal altruists as they share how they turned their passions into meaningful community engagement.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $80 + tax

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You Have More Power Than You Think: Negotiation Skills

Learn how to improve your negotiation skills according to your personality, new expert practices in negotiation, MMA negotiation strategies, and ten top tips for negotiations with different cultures. ENS’s negotiation approach is based on Commercial Psychology and Behavioral Science. Often brought in to resolve the unresolvable, ENS is known as the best kept secret in the world’s largest multinationals.

Duration: 90 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $80 + tax

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Connecting Your Passion with the Community: Seeking Out Valuable Volunteer Opportunities

Through volunteer work with a community organization, young lawyers can build their resumes and their network of contacts, while gaining a sense of personal fulfilment at the same time. During this session our panel of legal altruists as they share how they turned their passions into meaningful community engagement.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: $80 + tax

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Building & Maintaining a Precedents Collection

Precedent documents are crucial in enabling lawyers to practise effectively and efficiently. Legal precedents expert John Gillies will provide guidance on how you can first build and then maintain a precedents collection. This webinar will be useful to both those who want to improve an existing collection and those wishing to create one. The focus will be on building taxonomies of legal research documents but will also cover transactional precedents. John will draw on his long experience both at large law firms and in the law department of one of the big banks to provide useful tips to practitioners and researchers.

Duration: 60 minutes
Member cost: Complimentary
Non-member cost: NA

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