Tuesday

OBA'S Institute 2017 Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Personalize your experience at OBA’s Institute by selecting from over 30 CPD programs and special events created by leading experts and specialists. Current, practical and dynamic programming is available to you.

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7:45 am to 8:45 am

THE MINDFUL LAWYER CPD SERIES

Technology and Its Distractions: Reducing Digital Overload

Explore the effects of multitasking on stress and hear advice on how to improve your concentration. Hear strategies on when to be “on” and responsive, and when to turn “off” without neglecting your clients. Gain practical advice on how to leverage technology to be more productive and balanced!

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

CHARITY & NOT-FOR-PROFIT LAW

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law: A Point of Intersecting Areas of Practice

When do charities, their directors, or legal advisors most commonly get into trouble? Join us to explore the current legal context in which charities and not-for-profits operate, with an emphasis on when charity law intersects with other areas of law in unique and potentially litigious ways.

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE LAW

Navigating Everyday Construction Law Landmines - Best Practices for Smooth Digging

Hear from an experienced faculty on the pros and cons of pursuing trust, lien and bond claims, the impact of the SCC’s decision in Stuart Olsen, implications on proceedings post-Urbacon, the changing legal landscape since Comstock, and managing current ethical issues by walking through real life fact scenarios.

INSOLVENCY LAW

What’s New and Notable in the World of Insolvency Law?

Gain a greater understanding of how the elements of insolvency law are incredibly important to other practice areas, and get an update on recent pivotal decisions and trends in restructuring. All of these tools are crucial as these uncertain times will generate more insolvency files in the near future. 

PENSIONS & BENEFITS LAW

The Evolving Nature of Pensions and Benefits Law

Pensions and benefits practitioners will provide updates on recent changes and trends in health and welfare benefits, pension plan funding through the Ontario Solvency Funding Framework Review, the evolution of pension plan design options in Ontario, and changes to CPP, OAS and EI sponsored plans.

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

BUSINESS LAW

Competitive Advantage: Current Trends in Secured Loan Transactions

Gain a competitive advantage by keeping informed of current trends and market practice. Stay on top of the areas of syndicated loan transactions, legal opinions, cross border transactions, and anti-money laundering considerations. If you’re a transactional lawyer, do not miss this program!

CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION LAW

"Ask the Expert”: Critical Updates on OINP, Citizenship Act, Express Entry and More

Get the latest on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), the status of amendments to the Citizenship Act, and changes to Express Entry and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Learn how these changes could impact your clients, and come prepared with your questions for our “Ask the Expert” session!

 

CIVIL LITIGATION

Strategies for More Effective and Efficient Litigation: How to Improve Your Client`s Experience

Is the litigation process getting you down? Do you feel like your cases drag on for years? Explore strategies and processes that will assist you in speeding up the resolution of your cases. Hear from highly experienced litigators on what works well and how to use these tools to your advantage.