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Continuing Professional Development & MLA Events

MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

MLA Annual Golf Tournament - Monday, August 19, 2019

Highway Traffic Act & Provincial Offences Seminar - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Small Claims Court Seminar - Thursday, August 29, 2019

Opening of the Courts Ceremony 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Women's Innovation & Networking Event (WINE) - Friday, September 20, 2019

Real Estate Luncheon - Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Practice Management Seminar: Being Human in the Practice of Law - Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fall Social 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019

2nd Annual EDI Seminar - Thursday, November 21, 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 cle@middlaw.on.ca. The link to the calendar is below:

2019 Late Summer-Early 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 cle@middlaw.on.ca.


MLA Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 19, 2019
Highland Golf Club

The 2019 golf tournament is going to be a good one. We are offering a free pre-tournament golf clinic the weekend before the tournament so you'll be in the swing of things for the event on Monday. You can choose to play traditional or best ball format and there will be several prize opportunities such as a $1 Million Closest to the Pin Contest, a 50/50 draw, games, prizes and swag!

New this Year: Shoot for a Million Contest    •    Shoot for a Million Rules

Golf tournament


Highway Traffic Act & Provincial Offences Seminar
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Court House, Court room TBA

This program contains 1.0 Substantive Hours.

As new calls, articling students, summer students and junior paralegals, learn how to be successful for your clients, family members or yourself in Highway Traffic court, or defending other provincial offences! Hear from two experts in this area:  Tammy Waugh, a provincial prosecutor, & Carolynn Conron, a defence lawyer. 

Full Details and Registration


Small Claims Court Seminar
Thursday, August 29, 2019
9:00am to 11:00am
Court House, Court room TBA  

 This program contains 0.5 Professionalism hours and is eligible for 1.5 Substantive Hours.  

As new calls, articling students, summer students and junior paralegals, learn how to be more effective in small claims court.  Hear from two deputy judges on what to do and what not to do in terms of pleadings, settlement conferences, trials and motions.

Full Details and Registration


Opening of the Courts Ceremony 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Museum London, Community Gallery
Procession from Courthouse begins at 5:00pm

The Middlesex Law Association has decided to revitalize the Opening of the Courts ceremony in order to better reflect the diversity of the legal profession and the community we serve.

The Honourable Mr. George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario and President of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, has agreed to be our keynote speaker. After the ceremony, the Middlesex Law Association will be hosting a reception at Museum London.

Please plan to robe and be part of the procession from the Court House to Museum London. 


Women's Innovation & Networking Event (WINE)
Friday, September 20, 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm
The London Club

This program contains 45 minutes of Professionalism hours.

Attend our semi-annual women's networking event for a fun, informal get-together. The topic of this fall's WINE is work-life balance and wellness.

Event Flyer and Registration Form


Real Estate Luncheon
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
The London Club

This program contains 2.0 Substantive hours.

Attend our semi-annual real estate luncheon to learn more about the latest real estate developments and nuisances!

Event Flyer and Registration Form


Practice Management Seminar: Being Human in the Practice of Law
Thursday, October 3, 2019
9:00am - 12:00am
The London Club

This program contains 2.75 Professionalism hours and .25 hours of EDI professionalism content.

During this program, learn to close the gap between intention and impact and develop your capacity to build trust, develop understanding, create a productive workplace, and improve communication.

Event Flyer and Registration Form


Fall Social 2019
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.

RSVP: carolynn@conronlaw.ca

Fall social

 


2nd Annual EDI Seminar
Thursday, November 21, 2019
1:00pm to 2:30pm
The London Club

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

Event Flyer and 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

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 www.CPDonline.ca

 CPDonline.ca 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.

CPDonline.ca 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 CPDonline.ca 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 www.cpdonline.ca/subscribe.  To see how it works, go to:  https://www.cpdonline.ca/200-cpd-mla.   

 You deserve a break!  CPDonline.ca 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 CPDonline.ca will result in three additional entries per referral!  For more info, https://www.cpdonline.ca/you-deserve-a-break-contest

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 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