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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

Case Management and the Family Law Case Flow in the Regions

January 15, 2019

If you practice family law outside of Winnipeg this program will be of interest to you.

Presenters from the Court of Queen’s Bench Family Division:
Justice Allan D. Dueck
Justice Kaye E. Dunlop

CPD hours: 2
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00

Considering Cannabis: Reforms to Transportation Offences and Drug-Impaired Driving Offences
November 22, 2018

The impending legalization of marijuana under the federal Cannabis Act has prompted extensive changes to the transportation provisions of the Criminal Code. This program will focus primarily on the federal Bill C-46 amendments to the Criminal Code sections relating to drug-impaired driving, including what level of blood drug concentration (or drug and alcohol combined) constitutes impairment, how police will test for impairment and the penalties for drug-impaired drivers. The program will also touch upon changes to traffic-related provisions in provincial legislation under The Cannabis Harm Prevention Act. 

Mark Hume, Sergeant, RCMP, Unit Commander - Manitoba West Traffic Services

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50

Renouncing U.S. Citizenship - Why, How and What are the Consequences?
October 11, 2018

For U.S. citizens living in Canada, the decision whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship involves many complex considerations. An increasing number of U.S. citizens and dual citizens living abroad are grappling with this decision as they also contend with the complexity of the U.S. government’s worldwide taxation regime and recent U.S. tax reforms such as the “repatriation tax” and Global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) rules.

This program will provide you with a thorough review of key considerations when advising clients contemplating whether to renounce their U.S. citizenship. You will learn to recognize the “red flags” for when to engage a specialist in U.S. cross-border tax considerations. You will also learn valuable information about the renunciation process itself and the consequences of renunciation, such as criminal inadmissibility cross border issues, etc.

This program will also review the criteria for who qualifies as a U.S. citizen. Many individuals born in Canada are not aware that they may be U.S. citizens based on the timing of a U.S. parent’s residence in the U.S.

Alexander Marino, Moodys Gartner Tax Law (Calgary)
Sofia Mirza, Fillmore Riley LLP

CPD hours: 2   
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00