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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

First Annual EDI Seminar - Thursday, November 22, 2018

Personal Injury Conference: All about Evidence! - Thursday, November 29, 2018

MLA Holiday Party - Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Chaucer's

Library Christmas Party - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (date change)

First Annual Med-Mal Luncheon - new date: Wednesday, January 23, 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:

2018 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

First Annual EDI Seminar
Thursday, November 22, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
The London Club, 177 Queens Ave.
1 hour and 45 minutes EDI professionalism hours

Our inaugural EDI seminar will feature two compelling speakers. Annemarie Shrouder is an international speaker and she will guide participants through the principles of unconscious bias and how to recognize it. Our own Joyce Thomas will cover workplace investigations and the incorporation of #MeToo lessons in the workplace.

Poster    •   Registration Form  

Personal Injury Conference: All about Evidence!
Thursday, November 29, 2018

9:00am to 4:00pm
Contains 45 minutes of Equality & Inclusion Professionalism hours, 30 minutes of Professionalism hours and up to 4.0 Substantive hours

Local Plaintiff and Defence lawyers – this program is for you!  Our annual PI conference features relevant topics from a balanced perspective!  It is also your last chance to get your CPD hours, win some SWAG, and perhaps settle a file?! 

Topics to date:  Surveillance evidence, Expert Evidence involving IME’s, Evidentiary issues arising from a local case from both the plaintiff and defence perspective and more! Speakers to date:  Terry Shillington, Andrew Murray, Sandra DiMeo, Bill Simpson,Alex Wolfe, Brian Smith, the Honourable Mr. Justice Garson, and several service providers: Gary Phelps and Jeff Timmermans and more!

Poster    •   Registration Form  

MLA Holiday Party - New Location!
Thursday, December 13th
4:30pm to 6:30pm
122 Carling Street.

We are mixing things up this year but hosting our annual Holiday Party outside of the courthouse. Please join us at Chaucer's from 4:30-6:30 to mingle with your MLA colleagues and courthouse staff while enjoying delicious food and live entertainment.

Library Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 19th (date change)
All Day!
MLA Practice Resource Centre

We changed our minds and changed the date originally advertised in the November newsletter. Please join us on December 19th for the library's annual fest. There will be coffee, there may be hot apple cider and there will definitely be a huge selection of cookies, tarts and squares all baked by your MLA library staff. Best of all, it runs all day so there's plenty of opportunity for you to come by and enjoy some treats. It's our way of thanking you for using the library in 2018 and for us to get our baking done.

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.

There are no upcoming events as of September 28th but please check back here as we will post once we receive information from other organizations.


Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Overview of the CPD Requirement
How to Report Your Credits

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

Middlesex Law Association Videos Available on

Weren't able to attend a live MLA conference or seminar?  Select MLA programs are available as on-demand video replays through CPDonline. A list of this year's past programs is available below.

Or, get access to all of our videos (and everyone else’s) by becoming a subscriber at a preferred rate for law association members!

CPDonline is giving the MLA $100 for every MLA association member who signs up for an individual subscription for $199.00.  This offer is for each new subscriber.  This $100 is being donated by the MLA to London Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

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






Straight from the Bench 2018

Addressing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

 The Honourable Justice Donald McLeod

 EDI Prof: 0.5

40 minutes

Straight from the Bench 2018

Attract: Personal Branding for Lawyers

 Andris Pone


30 minutes

Straight from the Bench 2018

Appealing on Credibility; The View from the Court of Appeal: Thoughts on Advocacy

 The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Nordheimer

 Brian Gover

 Dagmara Wozniak


1 hour


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