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  • Title:              Costs In Estate Litigation: Changes And Trends

    Date:               November 15, 2017

    Description: Join experienced counsel for a discussion of recent changes and current trends in cost awards in estate litigation.

    Topics include:

    •    How are costs being affected by the court’s focus on proportionality?
    •    Are offers to settle relevant in determining costs?
    •    The court’s use of costs to respond to unreasonable behavior
    •    Costs in the context of passing of accounts
    •    The importance of client management
    •    And much more!

    Presenters:      Dana Nelko & Annika Friesen, Fillmore Riley LLP

    MCPD hours:    1.5 hours

    EPPM hours:     0.5 hours

    Price:                $50 + GST ($52.5)

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  • Title:               Changes to Probate Queen’s Bench Rules

    Date:               June 9,  2017

    Description: Amended Queen’s Bench Rules 74.12 and 74.14 will come into effect on July 1, 2017.

    Attend this session for a discussion of the changes to the Rules and an opportunity to clarify recommended practices.

    Presenters:   Justice Herbert Rempel, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench  | Senior Master Frederick Lee,  Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench  |  John Fergusson, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba 

    Run Time:          0.75 hours

    MCPD hours:      0.75 hours

    EPPM hours:     0 hours

    Price:                $35 + GST ($36.75)

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  • Title:               Estate Litigation and Administration

    Date:               March 16,  2017

    Description: Experienced counsel will identify some common litigation issues that arise in estate matters and review how to prepare a passing of accounts.  Hear from a Master in the Court of Queen’s Bench and Legal Counsel with the Public Guardian and Trustee on what they each look for when considering an application to pass accounts.

    Presenters:   Master Shayne Berthaudin, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench  | John Poyser, Tradition Law LLP  Ken Mandzuik, Tradition Law LLP  Bryan Hyman, The Public Guardian and Trustee   Nicole Hamilton, Pitblado Law LLP

    Run Time:        3 hours

    MCPD hours:     3.5  hours

    EPPM hours:     0.5 hours

    Price:                $105 + GST ($110.25)

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  • Title:               Family Trust Tips and Traps

    Date:               October 20,  2016

    Description: This program will focus on common issues and problems that arise in the context of the drafting and use of family trusts.  It will include discussion of trust law and tax law issues, including issues concerning identity of settlors and trustees, rules with respect to distribution of property to beneficiaries, corporate association rules and planning for the 21-year deemed disposition rule.

    General practitioners, junior lawyers, and those practicing in the areas of corporate law and estate and succession planning will not want to miss this valuable program!

    Presenter:     Johanna C.C. Caithness
    Fillmore Riley LLP | Barristers, Solicitors and Trademark Agents

    Run Time:        1 hour

    MCPD hours:     1 hour

    EPPM hours:     0 hours

    Price:                $40 + GST ($42.00)

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  • This program was aimed at support staff but deals with the practical mechanics of dealing with Estate Administration, providing useful tips and checklists for lawyers and support staff alike.

    Title:               Estate Administration for Paralegals & Support Staff

    Date:               February 17, 2015

    Presenters:      Leah Kosokowsky, The Law Society of Manitoba | Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, Tradition Law LLP | Angela Bowman, paralegal, Tradition Law LLP


    Run Time:        1.5 hours

    MCPD hours:    1.5

    EPPM hours:     nil

    Price:                $50 + GST ($52.50)

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  • This presentation by Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin of Tradition Law LLP was made on December 8, 2014.  In it, Ms. Hiebert-Simkin discusses the benefits of Estate Planning Agreements in the situation where spouses wish to provide for children when each of the spouses dies.

    Presenter:

    Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin, Tradition Law LLP

    Running Time:   1 hour

    CPD Hours:        1

    Cost:                  $40 + GST = $42

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  • A properly drafted Will clearly and effectively encapsulates the wishes of the Testator, however it's not

    always quite as easy as it may seem.

    Drafting Wills is an exercise that lawyers from many different practice areas undertake in day to day

    practice, yet even experienced lawyers fall prey to some common errors. Whether it's proofreading skills,

    correct use of precedents, understanding terms such as “per capita” and “per stirpes”, dealing with joint

    assets or anti-lapse provisions, learn from Eleanor Wiebe and Caroline Kiva, as they review some of the

    most common issues in drafting Wills and discuss how to avoid difficulties.

    In addition to an afternoon of review, the material included in the program is precedent based.

    Presenters:

    Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., Fillmore Riley LLP

    Caroline Kiva, Pitblado LLP

    Running Time:   2.5 hours

    CPD Hours:        3 hours

    Cost:                  $105 + GST = $110.25

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  • This one hour program was delivered by Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin of Tradition Law LLP on October 16, 2014.  This part of the presentation deals with Probate issues.  Part I, available separately, deals with basic estate administration and taxation issues.

    Title:             Anatomy of an Estate Part II

    Date:             October 16, 2014

    Presenter:      Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin

    Run Time:      1 hour

    MCPD hours:  1

    EPPM hours:   nil

    Cost:              $40 + GST ($42)

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  • This 2 hour program presented by John Poyser and Kevin Antonyshyn of Tradition Law LLP, deals with the basics of estate administration and taxation issues.  Part II is offered separately and deals with Probate issues presented by Cynthia Hiebert-Simkin of Tradition Law LLP.

    Title:               Anatomy of an Estate Part I

    Date:               October 16, 2014

    Presenter:        John Poyser and Kevin Antonyshyn

    Run Time:        2 hours

    MCPD hours:    2

    EPPM hours:     nil

    Price:                $60 + GST ($63)

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  • This presentation took place at The Law Society of Manitoba on December 8, 2009.  John Poyser discusses what considerations should guide you when dealing with a testator whose testamentary capacity may be at issue.

    Time:            1.25 hours

    CPD Hours:   1.25

    Cost:             $75 plus GST ($78.75)

    Enrol  or email:  cpdonline@lawsociety.mb.ca

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