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MLA-CPD Programs

Court of Appeal Advocacy Program - Thursday, February 25, 2021

Common Human Rights Pitfalls in Organizations & Workplaces - Friday, March 26, 2021

Save-the-Dates! - LOTS of upcoming 2021 MLA-CPD Programs

Other CPD Program Opportunities

MLA-CPD Program Details

All In-Person programming is on hold due to COVID-19 but we still have a robust slate of online seminars and conferences through the end of 2020. If you have any questions, please contact MLA Director of CPD Paula Puddy at

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.

Court of Appeal Advocacy Program
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00am to 12:30pm
Online via Zoom 

This program contains 0.5 Professionalism hours & 2.5 Substantive hours.
Re-scheduled from April 2020! Consider attending this unique learning opportunity on Court of Appeal advocacy hosted by two Court of Appeal judges.

Program Flyer and Registration Details

Common Human Rights Pitfalls in Organizations & Workplaces
Friday, March 26, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online via Zoom

This program contains 0.25 EDI Professionalism Hours and 0.75 Professionalism hours.

This program will be helpful to solicitors as they advise their business and employer clients, and to lawyers representing clients in human rights complaints.

Program Flyer and Registration Form

Save-the-Dates! - Upcoming MLA-CPD Programs

We have lots of programming in the works so save-the-dates for these and we'll be circulating registration details shortly.

Common Human Rights Pitfalls in Organizations/Workplaces
Friday, March 26, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Presenters:  Susan Toth and Mihad Fahmy
The Semi-Annual Real Estate Update
Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Chairs & Presenters:  Matthew Wilson and Casey Hayward
The Quick & Dirty Personal Injury Update
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Chairs: Alysia Christiaen, Kerry Figliomeni and Lucy Lee
The 14th Annual Mentoring Event:  What you didn’t learn in law school about the path to becoming a judge!
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Featuring keynote speaker: the Honourable Madam Justice Lynne Leitch will share her experience as the recent Chair of the Judicial Advisory Committee
Chairs: Jennifer Butkus and Jacqueline Fortner
The 16th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference
Monday, November 1, 2021 and Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:30pm.   
Guest speaker: Professor Thomas Telfer on “Mindfulness & Lawyer Well-Being”
Chairs: Anne Marie Frauts, Elizabeth Harding, Dara Lambe, Evelyn ten Cate, and Dagmara Wozniak

Other CPD Program Opportunities:

Free Programs:

Law Society of Ontario CPD Programs

The Law Society of Ontario is also offering a selection of free programs in response to COVID-19 covering areas such as real estate, family, wills, home office, technology and wellness.  Click this link to view the options:  
CPD Assists Programs

Fee-Based Local Program

Munn Conflict Resolution: Being HUMAN in the Practice of Law

Luke's Place: "Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships" 3 hour online course ($125)  Program Flyer

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. Revenue Sharing with the MLA

Since 2018, our MLA members received a great discount (50% off the original price) for unlimited access to this extensive, accredited video library (calendar year viewing). To date, over 50 members have taken advantage of our discount code, MiddlesexCPD, when signing-up with  In turn, has shared $100 per discount code user with us, totalling over $5,000!

Our members have used the most discount codes of any county law association in Ontario! Please note that this money is in addition to the revenue sharing (approximately $4,500 in 2018) we receive when records our in-person programs and sells them to users across the country.

This 50% discount code, Middlesex CPD, came to an end on December 31, 2019.

Even though the original prices take effect January 1, 2020, will continue to be an excellent partner. The MLA will receive $100.00 per new subscriber, and $100.00 per renewal. This guarantees a healthy, and ongoing, revenue stream for our association.

So, sign-up now for the “rest of your hours”, or up to 6 hours of solo watching (I hope not!)  You can also purchase individual videos too.

For more information, e-mail Paula Puddy at or call 519-434-1901.

How to Sign Up

1.    Go to

2.    Click on the “Get Started” button at the top of the page

3.    Be sure to select the Middlesex Law Association, as your law association when you sign-up!

To browse CPDonline's complete offerings, go to MLA-CPD programs available through the site are linked below.

Title Speakers Credits
The LAT: Best Practices and Other Tips from a Vice-Chair Chloe Lester Sub: 0.5
Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives: Mediation Best Practices Matt Duffy
Steve Atkinson
Sub: 0.75
Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives: Case comments: Surveillance Evidence and Duty to Defend  Maciek Piekosz
Paul Shand
Sub: 0.5
Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives: Message from the Bench The Honourable Mr. Justice A. Duncan Grace Prof: 0.5
Plaintiff & Defence Perspectives: Local case comment: Practical Tips and Interesting Issues Andrea Plumb
Jim Brown
Sub: 0.5
RRIF’s, RSPs and Insurance Investments in Estate Planning Lou-Anne Farrell
Ryan Fraser
Sub: 0.5
Professional Responsibility & Ethical Issues in Wills & Estates Daniel J. McNamara Prof: 0.5
Planning for Digital Assets Justin Newman Sub: 0.5
Case law Update Ian Wright Sub: 0.5
Defamation in the Internet Age Michel Castillo Sub: 0.5
New Developments in Corporate Law: Employment Law Refresher: 3 Common Client Calls; Current Tax Cases of Interest David Spence
Keith Trussler
Sub: 1.0
MLA Real Estate Luncheon: HELP – the DoT Needs a Court Order; Environmental Liability for Non-Polluting Parties – Different Forums Yield Different Outcomes; The Law of Restrictive Covenants Casey Hayward
Anand Srivastava
Matthew Wilson
Michael Connell
Sub: 1.0
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
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Professional Ethics & Mental Health Randal Graham EDI: 0.75
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
Post-Hyrniak: A Panel Discussion The Honourable Mr. Justice David Brown
Honourable Madam Justice Helen A. Rady
John H. McNair
Sonia Fabiani
Dara Lambe
Sub: 0.75
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: 1.0
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
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
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Implications of sexual relationships in the lawyer’s workplace Randal Graham EDI: 0.5
The Shifting Workplace Environment Post #METOO Joyce Thomas EDI: 0.75
Addressing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion The Honourable Justice Donald McLeod EDI: 0.5

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

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

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 or via webcast. 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

LSO 2019 EDI Online Programs

CPD Credits for 2019 MLA-CPD Programs
CPD Credits for 2018 MLA-CPD Programs
CPD Credits for 2017 MLA-CPD Programs



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