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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

Thirteenth Annual Straight From the Bench Conference - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Provincial Offences Seminar - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Small Claims Court Seminar - Thursday, August 30, 2018

First Annual Med-Mal Luncheon - rescheduled to Thursday, September 13, 2018

Golf Tournament Save-the-Date - Thursday, September 27, 2018

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

CPD-Save the Dates

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

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry


 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:

2018 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.


Thirteenth Annual Straight From the Bench Conference
Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00am to 5:00pm
London Convention Centre

Full details are now available for our annual civil litigation conference and registration is open. The agenda is jam-packed this year and contains EDI hours in addition to CPD hours.

Poster   •   Registration Form    •    Final Agenda     •     Speaker Bio


Provincial Offences Seminar
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Courthouse

As recently called lawyers, articling students, summer students and junior paralegals, learn how to be more effective defending provincial offence charges in the Ontario Court of Justice. Hear tips from an experienced lawyer and provincial prosecutor on what to do and not to do including comments on procedure, law, advocacy, materials and other practical matters.

Poster    •   Registration Form


Small Claims Court Seminar
Thursday, August 30, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am
Courthouse

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

Poster    •   Registration Form


First Annual Med-Mal Luncheon Re-scheduled
Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:00pm to 3:00pm
The London Club

Save the date: this luncheon has been re-scheduled and full details will be released soon.

MLA-CPD is pleased to introduce a new offering in our annual seminar series, geared toward lawyers practicing in the medical malpractice field. Enjoy a delicious lunch followed by a panel of experts on recent cases, plus segments on leading cases and causation. 


Golf Tournament Save the Date
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Highland Golf Club

Spring is here so thoughts of golf are in the air, finally. Please mark September 27th in your schedule for the annual MLA Golf Tournament and more details will be released soon.


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.

  • MLA’s First Annual Practice Management seminar for New Lawyers, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 1pm to 3pm
  • MLA’s Fourteenth Annual Business Breakfast, Tuesday, September 26, 2018, 8am to 9:30am
  • MLA’s Bi-Annual Commercial Litigation seminar, Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • MLA’s Thirteenth Annual Wills, Estates & Trusts conference, Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:45am to 11:45am (new date!)
  • MLA’s Twelfth Annual Personal Injury Conference, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9am to 4pm

Stay tuned for further updates and registration information closer to the dates.


Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Overview of the CPD Requirement
How to Report Your Credits

CPD Credits for 2017 MLA-CPD Programs (complete 2017 hours)
CPD Credits for 2016 MLA-CPD Programs


CPD Online - New MLA-CPD seminars posted!

Weren’t able to attend a live MLA conference or seminar?  Select MLA programs are available as web replays through CPD Online.  A complete list of past programs is available below. Note:  MLA members get a 10% discount off the advertised price of MLA web replays.

To browse CPDOnline’s complete offerings, go to www.cpdonline.ca. All of the substantive or professionalism hours are noted before purchasing a video.   

Straight from the Bench 2017
The View from the Court of Appeal

The Honourable Mr. Justice James C. MacPherson

Substantive: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2017
State of the Region Address

Regional Senior Justice Bruce G. Thomas

Professionalism: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2017
Reinforcing the Primacy of Privilege: Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada and Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. University of Calgary

Jacob Damstra

Professionalism: 0.25

Substantive: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2017
Professionalism: What would you do?

The Honourable Madam Justice Lynda C. Templeton

Adrien Cameron

Tony Bedard

Jennifer Butkus

Dara Lambe

Professionalism: 1

Straight from the Bench 2017
Case Comment - Timing of Summary Judgment Motions - Who and What is a Participant Expert

Andrew Camman

Kimberly Knight

Linda Smits

Substantive: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2017
Message from the Bench

The Honourable Mr. Justice A. Duncan Grace

Substantive: 0.5

Personal Injury Conference December 2016
Adverse Cost Funding: Panel Discussion

Brian Foster

Ian Hu

Professionalism: 0.75

Personal Injury Conference December 2016
Updates to the LAT / Accident Benefit Update

Kerry Figliomeni

Anna Szczurko

Substantive: 0.75

Personal Injury Conference December 2016
When is a proceeding appropriate? / Summary Judgment case comment / Practical implications of summary judgment case above

John Nicholson

Daniel Macdonald

Kelly Clark Tranquilli

Shauna Powell

Substantive: 1.25

Personal Injury Conference December 2016
Local Case Comment

Jeff Garrett

David Strangio

Professionalism: 0.25

Substantive: 0.75

Small Claims Update 2016
Small Claims Court Seminar

David Miller

Paul Trudell

Professionalism: 0.5

Substantive: 1.25

Provincial Offences Seminar 2016
Provincial Offences Seminar

Carolynn Conron

Tammy Waugh

Substantive: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2016
Piercing the Corporate Veil and Conflict of Laws: Case comment Chevron Corporation et al. v. Yaiguaje et al.; Standard of Appellate review: Case comment: Macdonald v. Chicago Title; Criminal Law Tips for Civil Litigators

Alexandre Mouret

Jennifer Mitchell

James Zegers

Substantive: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2016
Leadership Lessons Learned Five Seconds at a Time: A Mountain-Top Experience

Dr. Denis Shackle

Substantive: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2016
The View from the Court of Appeal: It Is Always About the People; State of the Region Address

The Honourable Madam Justice Gloria J. Epstein

Regional Senior Justice Thomas Heeney

Professionalism: 0.75

Substantive: 0.25

Straight from the Bench 2016
Disqualifying an Expert: Demonstration

Bill Clayton

John Downing

Lindsay Campbell

Substantive: 0.5

Straight from the Bench 2016
Reconsidering a Lawyer's Obligation to Raise Adverse Authority; Duty of Good Faith: Case comment; Bank of Montreal v. Javed; Expert Witness Update; Gilbert v. South

Dr. Stephen Pitel

Joyce Thomas

Brent Hodge

Professionalism: 0.5

Substantive: 0.75

Straight from the Bench 2016
Effective Pre-Trial Conferences: A Panel Discussion

The Honourable Mr. Ian F. Leach

Camille Riggs

Angelo D'Ascanio

Dara Lambe

Substantive: 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