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The TLA offers a variety of learning opportunities through our CPD Nutshells and skills training. Our goal is to support you in your dual role as lawyer and business owner by providing education sessions on current issues directly affecting you and your practice: legal trends, legislative & court decisions, as well as practice and firm management guidance.

Your weekly TLA Update will keep you informed of all our upcoming educational programs. Take a moment to scan it when it arrives in your inbox on Tuesdays.

Nutshell Programs

  • Accredited - LSUC CPD
  • Affordable - $90 for members and $120 for non-members
  • Accessible - held in the Lawyers Lounge at 361 University Ave.
  • Convenient - generally begin after 5:00 p.m.
  • Succinct - detailed, relevant and timely information in 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Welcoming - friendly, relaxed learning environment

Research Skills Training

The TLA also presents a range of invaluable hands-on sessions. Professional trainers deliver demonstrations of library resources and popular databases.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Ontario.

Exclusively for TLA members. For the price of 5 Nutshells, purchase a $449 CPD Unlimited package and get all your CPD at the TLA in 2019. Choose from a variety of practice areas. Some conditions apply.* This package may be paid for in one transaction or by 5 equal monthly instalments. Registration details coming soon.

*No refunds will be given. CPD Unlimited packages are not transferable and apply to in-person attendance only. The package does not include not include Powerful Speaking Skills workshops or the 2019 Advanced Civil Litigation series.
Become a better advocate for your client! Overcome the fear of entering new worlds of law and learn to create a plan for any legal issue that is rooted in original thinking. By joining our top notch faculty over 8 modules, you will walk away with 3 sharpened skills applicable to all litigation: analysis, process and strategy. Young to mid-career Civil Litigators will learn from the best. Course leader, John A. Campion, B.A., J.D., FCIArb, Emeritus Bencher, C.S., one of Canada’s leading senior trial, appeal and arbitration counsel will be joined by a faculty of leading judges and practitioners. Certificate in Advanced Civil Litigation available on successful completion. Full details and registration form.
On October 17, 2018, the use of cannabis for recreational purposes became legal in Canada. This development will impact legal professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Whether you are a criminal lawyer in need of a primer on new roadside testing, a leasing lawyer who could use some guidance on how legalization will impact commercial and residential leases, or a corporate lawyer who would like to know how legalization will impact the business world, the TLA has you covered. Nutshell will be followed by a wine & cheese soiree. Full details and registration form.
Employment and labour law in Canada is in a state of flux, with changes to legislation, regulations and regulatory policy being made almost every day. Optimize Employment, a new legal information service, provides comprehensive and timely employment and labour law updates through customizable email notifications plus an easy-to-use database. Join us for a quick recap of recent labour and employment hot topics and a demo of how we can make it simple for you to stay up to date. A FREE session for everyone. Register today.
In 2016, CBIA/Lawyers Financial struck a Task Force comprised of leading pension experts who have spent two years developing a national, multi-employer pension plan to provide life-time pensions designed specifically for law firm staff and partners. The new design is an innovative pension plan designed for law firm staff, associates and partners; one that will deliver predictable and sustainable lifetime pensions at about half the cost of the average defined contribution (DC) or group RRSP plan, without the employer funding risk of a defined benefit (DB) plan. Learn about the 3 platforms, how it may affect your retirement and provide your input. Full details and registration form.
You're a newly called lawyer and get a call from your first potential client who is in custody, awaiting bail. What practical steps should you take to bring a bail hearing and how can you ensure a successful hearing? Once your client is released and you've obtained disclosure, it’s time to conduct a crown pre-trial and a judicial pre-trial. What are the factors to consider? Finally, it’s time for trial and you have a number of pre-trial Charter applications. What are some tips to get your application to stand out and ensure you have the best chance possible for a successful application? Join us to hear from a Judge, Justice of the Peace, Crown Attorney and Defence Lawyer on practical tips and mistakes to avoid in your early years of practice as a criminal lawyer.  Full details and registration form.
Five years ago the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v Creston Moly Corp., providing guidance to parties the correct approach to contractual interpretation. Come hear our panel of distinguished experts, all of whom are practitioners, authors and professors, give their opinion on contractual interpretation now that Sattva has taken root. This program will benefit both civil and commercial litigators at all levels and solicitors who draft contracts. Full details and registration form.
Learn about the Newest time-saving and effective research strategies available on WestlawNext Canada:
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  • Utilize Legal Topics feature to find relevant material across multiple sources including cases & decisions, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Texts & Annotations, and legal memos
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  • Get tips and insights on how to maximize your research
Sign up to attend an in-person training session. A continental breakfast will be provided, as well as a certificate of completion.Pre-registration is required.

This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content
  • Thursday, January 24th, 2019
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • TLA Boardroom, 2nd floor
  • 361 University Avenue, Toronto
TLOMA also offers membership to lawyers who have the responsibility of managing their law office without the benefit of a management person or team and as such its events may be of interest to TLA members.

Upcoming Events:
Date  Session Title Registration
Nov 08, 2018  The Future of our Workforce
Registration Details 
Nov 27, 2018  VoIP, Cloud, Hosted, Premise  Registration Details 
Dec 04, 2018  Finance SIG Event  Registration Details 


The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law has introduced a brand new program called “pratiquO, le Centre de formation professionnelle continue de l’Université d’Ottawa” to offer continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to French-speaking lawyers in Ontario in order to allow them to complete some or all of their mandatory Law Society CPD hours in French. More information is available here or by visiting the website.

Upcoming Events:
Date Session Title Registration
Nov 27, 2018 Conference (details a venir) Registration Details
2019


The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers - Ontario Chapter (FACL) is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Conference and Gala, taking place on Saturday, February 23, 2019, in partnership with its law student association affiliates at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. The theme is Practising Law and Humanity.

This year the Rt. Hon. Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, will deliver the luncheon keynote and Arif Virani, MP for Parkdale-High Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and AG of Canada, will deliver the gala keynote.

Location: Toronto Region Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5X 1C1

Time: 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Early bird pricing is available until Thursday, January 10, 2019 at midnight. More information is available here.
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