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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

LSO Treasurer Reception - Thursday, March 21, 2019

Retirement Party for Gail Brown - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Women's Networking Event - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Semi-Annual Real Estate Luncheon - Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bencher Information Night - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -Save the date

Lawyers Financial Session on Pensions - Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Re-scheduled

14th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference - Monday, May 6, 2019

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

CPD-Save the Dates

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 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 cle@middlaw.on.ca. The link to the calendar is below:

2019 Spring 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 cle@middlaw.on.ca.


LSO Treasurer Reception
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
The London Club

 Law Society Members from the Southwest Region are invited to attend a reception on March 21, 2019 hosted by the Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario, Malcolm Mercer.   The reception will be held at The London Club, 177 Queens Avenue, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  It will provide an opportunity for the Law Society to connect with its members in Southwest Region and to have a discussion about current issues facing the legal professions.

As space is limited, please register online here: LSO Treasurer Reception RSVP   For any questions, please email publicaffairs@lso.ca


Retirement Party for Gail Brown
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The London Club
177 Queens Ave.

Gail Brown is retiring from the Middlesex Law Association after 33 years as a librarian in the Practice Resource Centre. The MLA is hosting a retirement party to wish her well and celebrate her time with us, and all MLA members are invited. There will be brief remarks at 6:00pm. Please plan to attend to have your opportunity to say goodbye to Gail.


Women's Networking Event
Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:30pm to 6:30pm
The London Club
177 Queens Ave.

This is a popular newer event in the MLA CPD calendar and is an excellent way for the women in the MLA to meet with their colleagues to discuss issues in common and mentor the newer members of the profession. The presentation at this event is "Millennials: What you need to know about Gen Y!"

Poster    •   Registration Form


Bencher Information Night - Save-The-Date
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Middlesex Law Association will be hosting a Bencher Information Night to give our members the opportunity to hear from the Bencher candidates in our region and ask them questions about their views on future governance of the profession. An official notice with more details will be released soon.


Lawyers Financial Session on Pensions Rescheduled
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  
MLA Practice Resource Centre

We have rescheduled the session by Lawyers Financial on pension plan opportunities for lawyers. More details will be released soon but the session will be on Tuesday, April 16th beginning at 5:00pm in the MLA Practice Resource Centre. An official notice is forthcoming and we ask that you RSVP your interest so we can plan appropriately. Please let us know at library@middlaw.on.ca.


Semi-Annual Real Estate Luncheon
Lunch with the Director of Titles: Ethics & Practice Management Tips under the Land Titles Act
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00pm to 2:00pm
The London Club
Contains 25 minutes of Professionalism hours and up to 1.25 Substantive hours

Don't miss this popular lunch with Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles, Regulatory Services Branch, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Poster    •   Registration Form


14th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference
Monday, May 6, 2019
9:00am to 5:00pm
Doubletree Hilton, London
Contains 45 minutes of EDI Professionalism content, 30 minutes of Professionalism hours and up to 5.0 Substantive hours

Don't miss our annual civil litigation conference jam-packed with sessions on EDI, constructive trusts, class actions costs, and cannabis legislation. The program also features presentations by judicial representatives from the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Southwest Region.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend SFTB 2019

Early-bird registration rates in effect until March 15th.

Poster    •   Registration Form


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.

  • MFLA Conference, Friday, September 27, 2019, Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

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 CPDonline.ca

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 https://www.cpdonline.ca/

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 www.cpdonline.ca

Program  Title Speakers Credits
The Business Breakfast 2018 The Shifting Workplace Environment Post #METOO Joyce Thomas EDI: .75
The Business Breakfast 2018 Busting the 24 Month Wrongful Dismissal Notice Barrier: Dawe v. The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada Andrew Camman; Susan Toth Sub: .5
The Business Breakfast 2018 Troubling Personal Environmental Liabilities for Directors & Officers Anand Srivastava Sub: .5
Practice Management for New Lawyers 2018 Practice Management for New Lawyers: Insider Information from LSO’s Practice Review Counsel Jennifer L. McGill Prof: 1
Practice Management for New Lawyers 2018 Practice Management for New Lawyers: A Formula for Success for New Lawyers and Avoiding Problems with the LSO Michael Lerner Sub: 0.75
Straight from the Bench 2018 Addressing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion The Honourable Justice Donald McLeod EDI Prof: 0.5
Straight from the Bench 2018 Attract: Personal Branding for Lawyers Andris Pone Prof: 0.5
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 Sub: 1
Straight from the Bench 2018 Everything Old is New Again: Constructive trust, resulting trusts, promissory estoppel, Cowper-Smith v. Morgan 2017 SCC 61 The Honourable Mr. Justice Ian F. Leach; Raymond Leach; Lou-Anne Farrell Sub: 0.75
Straight from the Bench 2018 Rule 2.1: Blunt Force for Patently Frivolous, Vexatious, and Abusive Proceedings; Beware! New Limitation cases; Facebook jurisdiction case; Green v. LS of Manitoba; Unplanned parenthood Kim Cura; Martha Cook; Karen Hulan; Susan Toth; Kenneth Fraser Sub: 1
Real Estate Luncheon Spring 2018 Tax Issues Affecting Real Estate Lawyers: Land transfer Tax and HST Matthew Wilson Sub: 0.5
Real Estate Luncheon Spring 2018 A Review of the Law of Navigable Waterways in Ontario in the Context of Natural Severances, and the Role of Official Plans in Applications for Building Permits. Real Estate Fraud. Analee Ferreira; Marie Taylor Prof: 0.5, Sub: 0.5
Real Estate Luncheon Spring 2018 Be Careful What You Wish For! Excluding an Expert; Arguing Law at Trial and Efficient & Effective Trial Closings; Protecting the Trial from Appeal: Practical Tips  David Williams; Joni Dobson; Peter Kryworuk; Andrew Murray Sub: 1


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