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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. Register today.

*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.
How do you market yourself and your practice as a new lawyer? How do you get your name out there to start building a brand? No matter what area of practice you are in, whether you’re a sole a practitioner, whether you practice in a small or a big firm, spending some time on marketing yourself in the early stages of your career and your practice is important. Join us to hear from lawyers with different levels of experience and a lawyer coach on what you can do aside from the standard “networking” to set yourself apart and grow your practice. Full details and registration form.
Gain insight and engage with members of the judiciary and experienced practitioners on how to strengthen your written and oral appellate submissions in order to make them more effective and persuasive.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.
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.
Bring Your Own Questions regarding Boilerplate Clauses! This is an opportunity to consider legal and practice issues with a specialized panel of senior lawyers who have practiced in the area of estates and trusts. We will also walk through precedents that are tied to your questions through our sponsors LexisNexis and NoticeConnect who can assist practitioners with their estate, trust and capacity and needs. Full details and registration form.
Award-winning and renowned CEO Bonnie Gross of SpeechScience International Inc. is delivering a series of workshops that will teach you the secrets and tips of how great leaders, such as John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, have used their voice to exude power and leadership. Ms. Gross will use a series of interactive exercises together with audio, video and computer bio-feedback technology to provide you with individual feedback on how to develop your voice. Join us for a 3-session workshop series: April 30th, May 7th and May 14th. Full details and registration form.
Legal research that's less miserable? Find out how, with CiteRight and the TLA! CiteRight makes it ridiculously easy to reuse your firm's memos and factums. This exciting Toronto legal tech startup puts legal research available inside Microsoft Word, where you can cite it automatically (they automatically format citations according to the McGill Guide), and generate books of authorities in seconds. If you're a litigator, you'll likely know the pain of putting together your book of authorities late into the night before a filing deadline. Do you triple-check your citations to make sure they're accurate? Do you wish it was just a little easier to reuse your motion precedents? Join us and find out how to make your litigation process faster, cheaper and less awful. Register today!
This nutshell program focuses on several aspects of life after law. It explores the issues of what are you going to do with your practice (sell it, wind it down or leave it to a successor), what are your obligations to and requirements of the LSO and on a more personal level, we will discuss transitioning from being a busy professional to the next phase of your life. Followed by a wine & cheese soiree. Full details and registration form.
Propelling Women into Leadership Roles in the Legal Profession. Is a leadership position in your future? In this premier annual program, a panel of leading lawyers will provide practical and personal insight on attaining leadership roles, as well as discuss how to expand leadership opportunities for women in the legal profession. This dynamic panel discussion will be followed by a networking wine and cheese soiree where attendees will have the opportunity to continue the conversation on propelling women into leadership roles in law. Full details and registration form.
FamilySource on WestlawNext Canada Overview: Explore the tools you need to efficiently handle any family law matter. This includes family law rules, separation agreements and divorce, child custody law, spousal and child support and matrimonial property law. Discover…
  • New Specialty collection of Family Law Memos
  • Child Support and Spousal Support Quantum Services
  • Access to a library of family law books you have relied on for years
  • Stay current with Epstein’s This Week in Family Law newsletter, delivered to you weekly
  • 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.This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content
  • Thursday, March 21st, 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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