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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

Fall Social 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

Columbia Sports Store - Member Access - Oct 18-Nov 11, 2019

14th Annual Wills, Trusts & Estates Conference - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2nd Annual EDI Seminar - Thursday, November 21, 2019

13th Annual Personal Injury Conference - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

CPD-Save the Dates

CPD Online - Earn your hours, get a discount, and support the MLA!

 MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming CPD seminars and other MLA events.  Further details will be forwarded to MLA members via email closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please contact MLA Director of CPD Paula Puddy at The link to the calendar is below:

2019 Late Fall Calendar of CPD Programs

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events:  
The Middlesex Law Association will refund the registration fee + HST if cancellation is received FIVE business days before the CPD program.

Topic & Speaker Suggestions
If you have an idea for CPD, please share it with us!  Your topic or speaker suggestions will be reviewed and may be used in upcoming programs.  Email Paula Puddy, Director of Continuing Professional Development, at

Fall Social 2019 - It's Free!!
Friday, October 18, 2019
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Palasad SocialBowl, 777 Adelaide St. N.

There's bowling, pool and yummy snacks and, what's even better, it's free! Come join your MLA colleagues at the end of the week and enjoy the music of Kevin's Bacon Train.


Fall social 

Columbia Sports Store - Exclusive MLA Member Access
October 18 - November 11, 2019

MLA Members are exclusively invited to access the Columbia Sports store from October 18th - November 11th only!


EMPLOYEE discount, meaning items are marked with Employee Pricing
(40 – 50% off regular retail pricing)

All of the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear Company family
(SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear) 


The invite (printed or shown on mobile phone)
• Your 2019-2020 MLA Membership Card
• Personal Photo ID

This invite is valid for you + 4 guests (you must be present).
This invite grants store access only (offer not valid online).

The store is located at 1425 Max Brose Drive, London.

Columbia Store Invite

14th Annual Wills, Trusts & Estates Conference
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
8:45am to 11:45am
The London Club

This program contains 0.5 Professionalism hours & 2.5 Substantive hours.

Plan to attend our annual Wills, Estates & Trusts conference if you are a solicitor who drafts wills, administers estates, or if you practise estate litigation. This conference is packed full of great information including substantive law, a case law update, professionalism and ethical issues.

Event Flyer and Registration Form

2nd Annual EDI Seminar: Culture, it's everywhere!
Thursday, November 21, 2019
1:00pm to 2:30pm
The London Club

This program contains 1.5 EDI Professionalism Hours.

Attend our annual EDI seminar to learn more about equality, diversity and inclusion and their application in the workplace.

Event Flyer and Registration Form

13th Annual Personal Injury Conference
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Noon to 4:00pm
The London Club

This program contains 0.5 Professionalism hours & 2.5 Substantive hours.

Attention plaintiff lawyers and insurance defence counsel! Plan to attend our 13th annual PI conference. It is also your last chance to get your CPD hours, win some SWAG, and perhaps settle a file?!

Event Flyer and Registration Form    •    Sponsor Form    •    Draft Agenda

CPD-Save the Dates

Please check here regularly for dates of upcoming MLA-CPD seminars. As well, we we will provide links to some non-MLA CPD seminars that will be held in the London area. For those links, registrations should be placed with the body organizing the event as these are not Middlesex Law Association seminars.

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Overview of the CPD Requirement
How to Report Your Credits

CPD Credits for 2018 MLA-CPD Programs
CPD Credits for 2017 MLA-CPD Programs

Middlesex Law Association Videos Available on

If you cannot attend our MLA programs, or if you have a conflict, or we don’t offer programming for your specific practice area, or you need a few extra hours, consider purchasing an individual subscription from is an on-demand CPD video website. They have hundreds of hours of LSO accredited programming, substantive and professionalism including EDI, in virtually all practice areas. has a great deal for MLA members! Our MLA members can get access to all of our videos (and everyone else’s) by becoming a subscriber at a preferred rate for law association members! It's an unlimited access subscription for the one low price of $199.00 + HST and will pay the MLA $100.00 for every new subscriber.  When you sign up, use the discount code at checkout: MiddlesexCPD.  For more information on this deal, go to  To see how it works, go to:   

 You deserve a break! just announced that all 2019 subscribers are automatically entered to win an “all-inclusive trip for 2 at Majestic Mirage Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic”.   If you are already a subscriber, each referral to will result in three additional entries per referral!  For more info,

A list of select MLA programs are available as on-demand video replays through CPDonline and the list of this year's past programs is available below.

How to Sign Up

1.    Go to

2.    Get Started... Individual Subscription

3.    Input Association Code, MiddlesexCPD at checkout (price drops from $399.00 to the law association member price of $199.00)

To browse CPDonline's complete offerings, go to

Program  Title Speakers Credits

The Quick & Dirty Personal Injury Luncheon 2019

Quick and Dirty Personal Injury Update. Interim Costs at the Licence Appeals Tribunal: Unreasonable Conduct or Simply Bad Manners?; Proving the Threshold; LTD Limitations; Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials

Alysia Christiaen;
Kerry Figliomeni;
Barbara Legate;
Lucy Lee;
Patrick Brennan;
William Brennan;
Evelyn ten Cate;
Donna M. Kraft;
S. Michael Robertson;
Carolyn Brandow

Sub: 1.75

Straight from the Bench 2019

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Professional Ethics & Mental Health

Randal Graham

EDI: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2019

The View from the Court of Appeal: Red block, green block, yellow block, blue; with so much competition, what do we do? and Southwest Regional Update 2019

The Honourable Mr. Justice David Brown;
Regional Senior Justice Bruce G. Thomas

Prof: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2019

Post-Hyrniak: A Panel Discussion

The Honourable Mr. Justice David Brown;
The Honourable Madam Justice Helen A. Rady;
John H. McNair;
Sonia Fabiani;
Dara Lambe

Sub: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2019

Cannabis is Legal, now what?; Standard of Review for Arbitrators; Summary Judgment: A case comment; The Power of Equity: A case comment

James Zegers;
George Hamzo;
Benjamin Blay;
Leanne Kuchynski

Sub: 1

The Med-Mal Luncheon 2019

The First Annual Med-Mal Luncheon Part 1: Trials & Tribulations of Experts: Lessons Learned from Recent Cases

Shauna Powell;
Valerie Wise;
Jill McCartney

Prof: 0.25

Sub: 0.75

The Med-Mal Luncheon 2019

The First Annual Med-Mal Luncheon Part 2: A Case Comment: Stirrett v Cheema – When does a fiduciary duty exist in the physician-patient relationship?; A Causation Update: One year after Sacks v. Ross

Kimberly Knight;
Doug Wallace

Sub: 0.75

The Personal Injury Conference Fall 2018


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Implications of sexual relationships in the lawyer’s workplace

Randal Graham

EDI: 0.5

The Personal Injury Conference Fall 2018


Expert Evidence: A Panel Discussion; Evidence at IME’s: Practical Tips

Brian Smith;
Anna Szczurko;
Gary Phelps;
Alysia Christiaen;
Bill Simpson

Sub: 1

The Personal Injury Conference Fall 2018


Surveillance Evidence: A Case Comment Rolley v. MacDonell; A Panel Discussion

Alex Wolfe;
Sandra DiMeo;
Tara Pollitt;
Gavin Phillips;
Kerry Figliomeni

Sub: 0.75

The Personal Injury Conference Fall 2018


Evidentiary Issues at Trial: Campbell v. The Municipal Corporation of the County of Bruce

Andrew Murray;
Terry Shillington

Sub: 0.75

Interested in MLA-CPD Programs prior to December 2018 that are available for viewing through CPD Online? Check out the programs in the link below:

MLA-CPD Programs on CPDOnline prior to December 2018

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry

London Lawyers recognize our responsibility to our community – including helping London's least fortunate. The London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program aims to help ensure that all Londoners have adequate food. Donations are tax deductible and may be made by cheque, payable to the Law Society Foundation, or by VISA. Find out more about this worthy venture, and how you can contribute in the following information sheet:

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Information Sheet

Read about the London Feed the Hungry Milk and Juice initiative in the following news release:

Milk and Juice Program

Application for Funds:

Organizations interested in applying for funds to run programs related to feeding the hungry in the City of London and the County of Middlesex are invited to complete the Application for Funds via the link below.  Further details can be found in the application.

Application for Funds Form