In this series, Allan Fineblit, Q.C. (former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba) gives guidance on ethical issues facing lawyers on a daily basis.

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 1 of 6
Conflicts 101... Avoiding, Spotting, Resolving Them
October 2, 2014

This session will focus on the basic rules of conflicts of interest in the Code of Professional Conduct and also the recent jurisprudence from the Supreme Court of Canada on the “current client” rule. It is intended to be a primer on how to spot conflicts (they are not always obvious) and how to avoid finding yourself unwittingly in an untenable conflict. Finally, the session will look at what to do when you find yourself in a conflict of interest situation.

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 2 of 6
Complaints and Discipline (The Inside Story)
November 3, 2014

Anyone can complain about a lawyer and even frivolous complaints can take up your time and energy. This session will review the way the Law Society of Manitoba deals with complaints, how to avoid them, and what to do when you get one. It will also review the basics of the Law Society’s discipline process and how to get to the best possible outcome if you find yourself there.

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 3 of 6
Money 101 (Billing, Accounting, Borrowing and Lending)
December 3, 2014

This session will focus on the rules about billing and review some interesting new billing models. It will look at disbursements, what is fair and reasonable and what to do if a client is unhappy with their bill. It will also look at some of the Law Society accounting rules and review the Code of Conduct provisions about lawyer/ client borrowing and lending.

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 4 of 6
Privilege & Confidentiality
January 9, 2015

What are your duties and responsibilities when you deal with client information? What is and is not privileged? What to do when the police or CRA show up with a warrant.

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 5 of 6
Mobility 101.. From Pangnirtung to Chicoutimi
February 11, 2015

Canadian lawyers are now fully mobile. What exactly does that mean? What exactly can you do and not do? What are the insurance implications?

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

EVERYDAY ETHICS SERIES - Part 6 of 6
Glass Half Full (Little Things that Cause Big Problems)
March 11, 2015

This session will focus on a series of small things that often lead to big problems. It will cover everything from mortgage fraud to internet scams.

Presenter: Allan Fineblit, Q.C., former CEO of The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00