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The TLA offers a variety of learning opportunities through our CPD Nutshells and skills training. Our goal is to support you in your dual role as lawyer and business owner by providing education sessions on current issues directly affecting you and your practice: legal trends, legislative & court decisions, as well as practice and firm management guidance.

Your weekly TLA Update will keep you informed of all our upcoming educational programs. Take a moment to scan it when it arrives in your inbox on Tuesdays.

Nutshell Programs

  • Accredited - LSUC CPD
  • Affordable - $90 for members and $120 for non-members
  • Accessible - held in the Lawyers Lounge at 361 University Ave.
  • Convenient - generally begin after 5:00 p.m.
  • Succinct - detailed, relevant and timely information in 1.5 to 3 hours
  • Welcoming - friendly, relaxed learning environment

Research Skills Training

The TLA also presents a range of invaluable hands-on sessions. Professional trainers deliver demonstrations of library resources and popular databases.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Exclusively for TLA members.  For the price of 5 Nutshells, purchase a $449 CPD Unlimited package and get all your CPD at the TLA in 2018. Choose from a variety of practice areas.  Some conditions apply.* This package may be paid for in one transaction or by 5 equal monthly instalments. The complete list of 2018 nutshells and registration details is coming soon!

*No refunds will be given.  CPD Unlimited packages are not transferable and apply to in-person attendance only. The package does not include not include Powerful Speaking Skills workshops.
With the “bombshell” that is R v. Jordan, all eyes are once again on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  While the first instinct of many defence lawyers is to jump at a chance to stay the charges, the Charter offers numerous other remedies. Join us as our experienced panellists - a Crown, Defence and Professor - sit down to talk about sections 11b, 7 and 24(1) of the Charter and walk you through key issues. Full details and registration.
In 2014, the Supreme Court in Hryniak mandated a “culture shift” by saying more cases should be determined by summary judgment motions. They enhance access to justice as a cheaper, faster alternative to full trials. Thus, in the last four years, this formerly under-used procedure has become one of the most important tools of civil litigators. Our diverse panel of experts, comprising a veteran motions judge and litigation counsel, will provide their unique perspective and useful information and advice on post-Hryniak developments pertinent to your practice. Full details and registration.
The use of multiple wills is one of the most effective estate planning strategies available to save and, sometimes, completely avoid estate administration tax on death. Therefore, careful drafting is required to ensure that the intended outcome is achieved. Whether drafting a primary or secondary Will or a Power of Attorney, much danger exists in relying on a boilerplate document. If you are you starting out as a Wills & Estates lawyer, or have some experience under your belt but need a refresher, then you’ll want to join our panel of seasoned lawyers from the Bar. Full details and registration.
A series of recent decisions have opened the door to funding of commercial litigation in Canada. Clients see litigation funding as a means of advancing claims, while sharing or offsetting the risk and cost. Litigators can use funding to attract clients who could not otherwise afford their services, to help large clients manage cost and risk, and to offer creative fee arrangements, all while ensuring that meritorious cases are properly resourced through to trial. The panelists include litigators from both large and small firms, and counsel for a litigation funder. They will discuss what litigation funding is and how it works in practice, what the courts have had to say about, and why counsel are increasingly thinking about funding now. Full details and registration.
Lexis Practice Advisor Canada provides market standard tools for transactional matters and litigation. Each module includes practice notes, forms & precedents, flowcharts, sub-topic overviews, toolkits, and more. Let the new Litigation & Dispute Resolution module assist you with every stage of litigation: from the initial client meeting through to the ultimate resolution.

Lexis Advance Quicklaw gives you secondary sources and tools that include commentary, Quantums, textbooks and treatises, as well as access to primary content such as legislation, case law and tribunal decisions.

Sign up to attend an in-person training session. Light refreshments will be provided. The training will cover topics specific to Litigation, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Total CPD = 1.0 hour Professionalism Content
  • Wednesday November 15, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • TLA Boardroom, 2nd floor
  • 361 University Avenue, Toronto
EmploymentSource on WestlawNext Canada combines expert commentary, case law, legislation and Wrongful Dismissal Quantums with functionality that is practical and easy to use. Get acquainted with EmploymentSource content and learn strategies for more efficient research - see how one search provides results across all content types.

Sign up to attend an in-person training session. A complimentary breakfast will be provided, as well as a certificate of completion. The training will cover topics specific to Employment, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is required

Total CPD = 1.0 hour Professionalism Content
  • Thursday November 23, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • TLA Boardroom, 2nd floor
  • 361 University Avenue, Toronto