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A Plug for CanLII Connects

Posted in Continuing Legal Education, News & Events
The number of Canadian law blogs on lawblogs.ca has now reached almost 500. Since 2006, with an aim towards recognizing new or previously unrecognized blogs, the Canadian Law Blog Awards (the “Clawbies”), annually announces its blog awards on New Year’s Eve. A number of this year’s Clawbies recipients are worth checking out. Lawyers and other [&hellip… Continue Reading

Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog Now Earns Him CPD Hours

Posted in Continuing Legal Education
By writing this blog, I am now earning my Law Society Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) hours. Surprised? So was I. According to this notice, writing and editing firm publications are now eligible CPD activities, to a maximum of six hours annually. The Law Society states that “[p]reviously, only writing and editing of materials for third-party [&hellip… Continue Reading

Breakfast Series Recap

Posted in Continuing Legal Education
  Thank you to all who attended our Breakfast Series yesterday, and congratulations on getting a head start on your CPD!  For those of you who didn’t attend, you missed three wonderful presentations which covered a wide array of issues faced estate practitioners, both litigants and solicitors alike. Paul Trudelle provided a reminder to all of [&hellip… Continue Reading

Reminder: Hull & Hull LLP Breakfast Series – September 22, 2011

Posted in Continuing Legal Education
Just a reminder that Hull & Hull LLP’s Breakfast Series will take place this coming Thursday, September 22, 2011. Our Breakfast Series presentations are offered several times a year and provide valuable information on topics of interest to estate practitioners. The September 22nd Breakfast Series presentation will cover the following topics: Is it a Gift? [&hellip… Continue Reading

Breakfast Series – Digital Legacy

Posted in Continuing Legal Education
The summer sun finally seems to have broken through the clouds; with the weather this beautiful everyone seems to be focused on getting outside and taking a break. Yet, we can’t forget that we are nearly at the half year mark, meaning that there are only 6 more months to complete your CLE requirements.   Rest assured, [&hellip… Continue Reading

New Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Requirements

Posted in Continuing Legal Education, General Interest
  Commencing January 1, 2011, lawyers and paralegals in Ontario must complete at least 12 hours of continuing professional development (“CPD”) in eligible educational activities in each calendar year. At least 3 of the 12 hours must be on topics related to ethics, professionalism and/or practice management. New members in their first two full years of [&hellip… Continue Reading

New Rules of Court for Ontario

Posted in Continuing Legal Education, Estate & Trust, Litigation, New Years Resolutions, News & Events
  As all litigators in the province of Ontario likely know by now, January 1, 2010 ushers in not only a new decade but New Rules of Civil Procedure. The New Rules apply to all matters, regardless of when they were commenced. The amendments to the Rules effected by Ont. Reg. 438/08 are the most extensive [&hellip… Continue Reading

Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Events

Posted in Continuing Legal Education, Hull on Estates, Litigation, Wills
There are several interesting continuing legal education (CLE) events coming up in September and October 2008 that I wanted to mention as summer draws to a close and we look to the fall. One is an Ontario Bar Association (OBA) full day program on September 23, 2008 commencing at 9:00 a.m. entitled “Trusts, Trustees, Trusteeships [&hellip… Continue Reading

Bullet-Proofing a Will

Posted in Continuing Legal Education, Estate & Trust, TOPICS
What are some of the "red flags" to be wary of in the course of a retainer to prepare a Will?  Corina Weigl considered this issue in an article she wrote for the 2007 LSUC Six Minutes Estates Lawyer (find it here) titled "How to Bullet-Proof Your Will".  By far the most typical "red flag" arises in the context of third party involvement, [&hellip… Continue Reading
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