TLA UPDATE

28/10/2020

Research training sessions at TLA

The Toronto Lawyers Association presents a range of invaluable hands-on research training sessions, presented by professional trainers. Participants are provided with demonstrations of library resources and trials of popular databases for free.
  • May 2, Legal Research with CiteRight
  • May 23, Improve your Research Skills with WestlawNext Canada Training
  • May 29, Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® and Practice Advisor® - New Tools and Content
  • June 20, Research Training – Discover ProView elooseleafs & ebooks from Thomson Reuters / Carswell
In Every Issue:
What’s New at TLA

Education Programs

See You There

Keeping You Current 

Legal Postscript

 



WHAT'S NEW AT TLA

TLA reorganizes its facilities.

The Toronto Lawyers Association is very pleased to announce the opening of a new robing room for women at 361 University Ave. Room S205 will be now reserved for Women Lawyers, as of May 13.

Men will be relocated to the day use room S207. If you are currently using robing room S205, please move the contents of your locker as per our email to you.

Lockers remain available for day use. TLA also provides its member with a long-term locker rentals for $125/year or $65/half-year. Contact us at info@tlaonline.ca or call 416-327-5700 for more information.


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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Legal Research with CiteRight


Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | TLA Boardroom

CiteRight makes easy to reuse your firm's memos and factums. This Toronto legal tech startup puts legal research available inside Microsoft Word, where you can cite it automatically, and generate books of authorities in seconds. This is a FREE session for everyone. Pre-registration is required.

Last chance to register


Succession Planning, Retirement & Transitioning to Life After Law
Followed by a Wine & Cheese Soiree

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

This program focuses on several aspects of life after law. It explores the issues of what are you going to do with your practice, what are your obligations to and requirements of the LSO and on a more personal level, we will discuss transitioning from being a busy professional to the next phase of your life. This program contains 65 minutes of Professionalism Content.

Learn more & register



2nd Annual Women in Law Program: Propelling Women into Leadership Roles in the Legal Profession -  Followed by a Wine & Cheese Soiree

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 5:15 – 7:45 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

Is a leadership position in your future? In this premier annual program, a panel of leading lawyers will provide practical and personal insight on attaining leadership roles, as well as discuss how to expand leadership opportunities for women in the legal profession. This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content and 10 minutes of EDI Content.

Learn more & register


An Evening with Mr. Justice Robert Sharpe of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Conversation with Guy Pratte

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

Join us for an evening with Mr. Justice Robert Sharpe of the Ontario Court of Appeal as he is interviewed by veteran litigator Guy Pratte about Justice Sharpe’s life in the law and recent book Good Judgment: Making Judicial Decisions.

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Improve your Research Skills with WestlawNext Canada Training

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | TLA Boardroom

Learn about the time-saving and effective New features available on WestlawNext Canada. This is a FREE session for everyone. A continental breakfast will be provided, as well as a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required. This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content.

Learn more & register


Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® and Practice Advisor® - New Tools and Content

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | TLA Boardroom

Learn how to research effectively with Lexis Advance Quicklaw as well as how to navigate Lexis Practice Advisor® Canada, which adds an extra dimension of knowledge. This is a FREE session for everyone. Coffee and light snack will be provided, as well as a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required. This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content.

Learn more & register


Think Immigration Issues Can't Impact Your Organization? Think Again. An Overview of Key Immigration Issues

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

Immigration Law encompasses a broad array of issues. These issues may arise in the course of any practice, but often show up in Business Law, Criminal Law and Family Law. This program contains 15 minutes of Professionalism Content and 75 min of Substantive Content.

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Perceptions from Three Recently-Appointed Judges

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

As litigators, you spend your entire career seeing the courtroom from the counsel podium, watching the often-inscrutable face of a judge looking back. You have probably wondered: What is the judge thinking? Am I winning? How can I do better? Unfortunately, there is no rule of procedure that allows us to call a timeout and ask, “how am I doing so far?”.  This program contains 80 minutes of Professionalism Content and 10 minutes of Substantive Content.

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Research Training – Discover ProView elooseleafs & ebooks

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | TLA Boardroom

Experience our market-leading eReader technology allowing synchronization between all your devices, plus all the ProView features and functionality professionals rely on to do their work better and faster. **Now maximized for your Android or iPhone screen**. This is a FREE session for everyone. A continental breakfast will be provided, as well as a certificate of completion. Pre-registration is required. This program contains 60 minutes of Professionalism Content.

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SEE YOU THERE! 



Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | TLA Lawyers Lounge

Our 7th Young Lawyers social event is quickly approaching. Thought about attending? Here are 5 reasons why you might like to join us:

1. Meet and Mingle with other members of your Professional Community.
The event brings together more than 150 young lawyers, licensing candidates, law school students and Judges, in an atmosphere of fun, conversation and laughter.

2. Make Valuable Connections And Build Relationships.
This event is an opportunity to share ideas, contacts, information, and resources with tons of interesting people in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

3. You don't have to come alone!
Bring a non-member friend or colleague to the event and get a 45% discount on your next Education program*!
*Conditions apply

4. Fun!
The Young Lawyers Bench and Bar Soiree is not your typical event. We will have photo booth and giant Jenga game to break the ice!

5. The cost
Food + drink + ambiance + meeting our professional community, all for FREE**!
**Non-members and Friends of the TLA: $20

Last chance to register!


KEEPING YOU CURRENT 

Legislation Update


Every week the TLA librarians provide a status update of select popular federal & provincial statutes & regulations. Members are invited to submit requests for updates on certain legal areas or statutes that are currently not tracked.

Read the April 30th Legislation Update

Toronto Law Journal - April Issue now online

The April Issue of the Toronto Law Journal has just been published and features the following articles:

Constitutional Principles & Ontario’s Crown Liability and Proceedings Act , by Jeffrey L. Hartman, M.A., J.D., Hartman Law Barristers & Solicitors
The Methodology of Reasonableness Review in Administrative Law: Hillier v. Canada , by Jason MacLean, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
Weeding Out the Edible, Extracts and Topical Appeal , by Jennifer Humphrey and Rick Moscone, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP



LEGAL POSTSCRIPT

Judicial Vacancies


The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee advises the Attorney General of Ontario on the appointment of Judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, and invites applications for a judicial position in the following location:

Sioux Lookout, Ontario, application deadline May 17, 2019

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