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Trust Safety Program: What You Need to Know
A FREE Information Session
January 11, 2019

The Trust Safety Program ushers in a proactive approach to the regulation of trust accounts and comes into effect on April 1, 2019. This is an introduction to the program. You will learn the reasons for the program, the basic framework of the program, who is affected, deadlines and appeal rights. The presenters answer frequently asked questions plus questions posed by the webinar attendees at the live program.

Note: This is an introductory information session not the online trust accounting course and exam that all trust account supervisors will be required to complete on or before October 1, 2019

Presenters from The Law Society of Manitoba:
Kristin Dangerfield, Chief Executive Officer
Leah Kosokowsky, Director of Regulation
Kathy Levacque, Director of Audit

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 1

Price: FREE

Considering Cannabis:
Cannabis Legalization and Impacts in the Workplace

January 10, 2019

The legalization of recreational cannabis brings with it a multitude of issues for employers to address. Experienced labour and employment lawyer Tracey L. Epp, Pitblado LLP, will provide a fascinating review of the legal status of cannabis in Canada from its criminalization early in the last century, to the introduction of medical cannabis in 2001, to the recent legalization of recreational cannabis under the federal Cannabis Act. She will also briefly describe the provincial framework for regulating retail cannabis sales in Manitoba.

The program will explore key issues from an employment perspective particularly with respect to the need for workplace policies that address the use of recreational cannabis both on and off-duty, fitness for work, impairment and the designation of safety sensitive positions. Ms. Epp will also provide a refresher on medical cannabis and relevant employer considerations such as the duty to accommodate and health benefits plan coverage.

If you are an employer or you provide legal advice to employers, this program is not to be missed.

Presenter: Tracey L. Epp, Pitblado LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $75.00 + GST = $78.75

Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers
May 31, 2018

If you have a general commercial practice, you know that tax issues will inevitably arise on your client files. Often you are aware of the issue or have encountered it before and you are prepared to deal with it. However, what about those instances where, as the saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”?

Join experienced tax practitioner Johanna Caithness for this “Tax 101” program intended for practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of various tax issues that arise in general commercial practice or young practitioners who are starting out in commercial practice.

Issues covered will include:

  • General corporate matters - taxation of intercorporate dividends, rules relating to eligible dividends, overview of stated capital and paid-up capital
  • General purchase/sale matters - use of capital gains reserve, matters relating to restrictive covenants, overview of s. 84.1 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
  • Share purchase/sale - overview of lifetime capital gains exemption, deemed year-end on an acquisition of control as a result of a share sale
  • Asset purchase/sale - GST issues, including GST registration, availability of the s. 167 GST joint election and related issues, applicability of GST (particularly relating to real property), and PST issues, including bulk sales and exemptions under The Retail Sales Tax Act
  • Non-resident issues - requirement for clearance certificate under s. 116 of the Income Tax Act (Canada), dividend withholding and remittance requirements under s. 212 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)

Presenter: Johanna Caithness, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25

Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know - Criminal Law
April 17, 2019

How many times have you been asked a question that falls outside your regular area of practice?  Whether it’s your cousin at Thanksgiving dinner who asks something he’s “always wanted to know”, or a client who approaches you with an issue unrelated to their file, because you are the lawyer they assume you will know the answer.

This webinar is focused on frequently asked questions in the area of criminal law. Experienced criminal defense lawyer, Saul Simmonds, will provide the basic information you need to answer these questions and he will point you toward relevant case law and legislation.

While this webinar is designed for practitioners who do not specialize in criminal law, it will also serve as a good refresher for those who do.

Topics will include:

  • Impaired driving - What happens if I refuse the breathalyzer or swab (cannabis)?
  • Distracted driving - Do I have to hand over my phone to a police officer who says I was texting?
  • Privileged communications - Can what I tell my therapist or doctor be disclosed to the police or used against me in court?
  • Consent to sexual activity – What constitutes valid consent and what factors can inhibit such consent?
  • Do I only get one phone call if I’m arrested?

Presenter: Saul Simmonds, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75