Show me the Money: Debt, Default and Enforcement
May 19, 2021

When a client comes to you with a collections issue, whether they are a creditor seeking to enforce their claim or a debtor seeking to understand and properly navigate their options, the stakes are high and the law is complex. Enjoy this reboot of the popular “Show me the Money” collections law CPD previously held in 2006 and 2012.

This session is geared toward general practitioners or junior lawyers starting out in the collections field. Find out the basics you need to know from experienced presenters, two main topic areas are covered:

  • Changing the Locks? What Commercial Landlords can do in this Post-Pandemic Era
  • Pre and Post-Judgment Collection Remedies

Moderator: Catherine Howden, Pitblado LLP

Presenters:
Master Frederick Lee, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
David Jackson, Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Eric Blouw, Pitblado LLP

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25
**New/Featured**

Executing Documents Remotely under The Emergency Measures Act Order
May 29, 2020
Jointly presented with the Manitoba Bar Association

The Emergency Measures Act temporarily suspends the requirements for in person commissioning and witnessing of certain critical documents. It sets out steps required when taking an oath or witnessing the signing by video conferencing or through glass or plexiglass. The order came into effect on May 13, 2020. This applies to:

  • Wills;
  • Powers of Attorney;
  • Transfers or Mortgages under The Real Property Act;
  • Homestead consents or releases;
  • Health Care directives;
  • Oaths, affirmations or statutory declarations under The Evidence Act.;

This CPD presentation offers a discussion of the practical considerations and helpful checklists you can use as you navigate these circumstances.

Moderator: Gerrit Theule, Executive Member of MBA Wills, Estates & Trusts Section, Wolseley Law LLP

Presenters:
Tana Christianson, Director of Insurance, The Law Society of Manitoba
Darcia Senft, General Counsel and Director of Policy & Ethics, The Law Society of Manitoba

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1Price: **Free**
**EPPM** | **New/Featured** 

Show me the Money: Receivership and Bankruptcy Basics
April 22, 2021

When a client comes to you with a collections issue, whether they are a creditor seeking to enforce their claim or a debtor seeking to understand and properly navigate their options, the stakes are high and the law is complex. Enjoy this reboot of the popular “Show me the Money” collections law CPD previously held in 2006 and 2012.

This session is geared toward general practitioners or junior lawyers starting out in the collections field. Find out the basics you need to know from experienced presenters, two main topic areas are covered:

  • Secured party remedies - intro to receiverships
  • Bankruptcy, proposals and the impact on collections

Moderator: Catherine Howden, Pitblado LLP

Presenters:
Richard Schwartz, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Gord Neudorf, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT, MNP Ltd.
JJ Burnell, MLT Aikins LLP

CPD hours: 1.5 | EPPM hours: 0 | Price: $65.00 + GST = $68.25
**New/Featured**

Trauma Informed Lawyering
March 25, 2021

Lawyers in all practice areas will benefit from this introductory session on trauma informed lawyering. Topics include:

  • learning about trauma,
  • defining trauma informed practice for lawyers,
  • improving trauma informed client engagement skills,
  • learning to practice cultural humility, and
  • educating lawyers on resilience strategies to safeguard their mental health.

The presentation is divided into four segments:

  1. identifying trauma and its impacts on the brain;
  2. strategies for bringing a trauma-informed approach in client interactions;
  3. cultural humility + recognizing Indigenous trauma as a foundation for trauma-informed
    legal practice;
  4. identifying risk factors for vicarious trauma + vicarious resilience and safeguarding the
    mental health of lawyers.

Panelist: Myrna McCallum, Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services, North Vancouver, BC

Listen to Myrna’s podcast, The Trauma Informed Lawyer, here: https://thetraumainformedlawyer.simplecast.com

CPD hours: 2 | EPPM hours: 2 | Price: $75.00 + GST = $78.75
**EPPM** | **New/Featured**

Life Beyond Law
Where Does the Practice of Law Fit Into Your Life?
June 10, 2021

As lawyers we often think that being busy is a virtue which defines us and our worth. Maintaining a heavy workload may be a positive addiction, with the same challenges as other addictions, and it is important to keep things in perspective. This means being attentive to the other parts of your life and planning for what comes next.

In this session we explore a variety of questions with the intention of planting the seed to help you consider how you want your next chapter to unfold:

  • How does being a lawyer shape my identity and impact my life decisions?
  • Do I have boundaries in place or am I a “24-7” lawyer?
  • Have I stopped to reflect if “this” is working for me?
  • How long do I plan to work and what if I can’t work or something unexpected happens to me, my family, my firm, or my workload?
  • How do I feel about stepping away – either in part or through retirement?
  • What does “retirement” mean to me?
  • Do I have a flexible enough plan for both expected and unexpected life events?

No matter where you are at in your career it is a good time to start thinking and planning. This session will provide you with some resources to consult and the perspective of a successful lawyer who has gone through this process herself.

Presenter: Marta Smith, a lawyer who practised primarily in the area of Family Law for almost 43 years in small, medium, and large-size firms, who has experience as both an associate and partner.

CPD hours: 1 | EPPM hours: 1 | Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50
**EPPM** | **New/Featured**