Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD: May 12, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:00 PM

OPA CPD SERIES: BDO Financial Wellness in the COVID Era

May 12, 2021 ‒ 7 – 9 PM via Zoom

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:

Overview

Join our panel as they analyze the financial impacts of COVID and look forward to the post-COVID financial landscape in Canada.

Drawing on practical demonstrative case studies, the panel will delve into practice management techniques and learn to identify opportunities for improving productivity and operational efficiencies to grow your Professional corporation. Increase your value-add on every client interaction, and elevate your client service.

Best practices for Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Ethical Advocacy when faced with the proposal and bankruptcy process in litigation. Including negotiation techniques, opportunities for mutual benefit, judgment enforcement and, more.

Panellists:

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This program is not yet accredited. LSO Acceditation for this program is under consideration.

May 12 - 7 - 9 PM

 

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Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD: April 29, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:00 PM

Enforcing your rights at the LTB …
It’s all different now!

April 9, 2021 ‒ 7 – 9 PM via Zoom

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:

Overview

Join our panellists Douglas H. Levitt, LL.B, Partner with Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP, and George Brown, Paralegal, OPA President, President at George Brown Professional Corporation as they break down recent changes in the Landlord Tenant Board. Don’t miss out!

Panellists:

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This program is not yet accredited. LSO Acceditation for this program is under consideration.

April 29 - 7 - 9 PM

 

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Member Spotlight: Highlighting Success

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESS

The OPA Education Committee is proud to see fellow OPA member Darcy Purdy featured in uLaw’s Spot Light Q&A!

Spot Light features members of the Canadian legal profession and asks them why they decided to work in law and how they see their profession evolving in the future.

Darcy answers questions regarding what led her to pursue a career in the legal profession, how the field of law has changed since she became a paralegal, and the challenges she’s faced in her role thus far. Discover more about Darcy’s practice and insights as a licensed paralegal in this short video:

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Post CPD Resources – March 11, 2021 – OPA CPD Series – Introducing Lexis Advance Quicklaw for OPA

AS PART OF THE 2021 OPA CPD SERIES, THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE PRESENTED A REMOTE LIVE-STREAMED ZOOM CPD ON MARCH 11, 2021

Introducing Lexis Advance Quicklaw for OPA

March 11, 2021 ‒ 7 – 9 PM

Dear OPA Members,

The Education Committee wishes to thank all of our Members who attended the “Introducing Lexis Advance Quicklaw for OPA” CPD on March 11, 2021. The CPD was very informative. Using practical and a real-life scenarios, our goal was to demonstrate how Lexis Advance Quicklaw can add value to your legal research and your practice!

Our speakers led a thorough demonstration of Quicklaw’s extensive flexibility and customized options, showcasing how powerful and beneficial this software is to your legal research. The OPA and Lexis partnership offers members an exclusive customized platform and subscription rate to Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Take advantage of this limited-time offer for OPA Members today by following this link ❯❯ SIGN UP NOW! ➔

This CPD program contains 1 Professionalism Hour. LSO accreditation for the second half of this CPD program is under consideration. The Education Committee is also working hard to make the recording available online in our online CPD archive library. We are ironing out some final technical details to make that possible, and we appreciate your patience! The Education Committee will provide more information about complete LSO accreditation and the additional certificate from this CPD. Please regularly visit our Learning and Professional Development portal at OPAu.ca for all the latest news and announcements from the Education Committee.

Below you will find links to the LSO Accredited 1 Professionalism hour CPD certificate and to the list of resources, links, and background materials mentioned by our panellists during the CPD.

If you have any further questions about the resources for this CPD, please reach out to the Education Committee at  education.committee@opaonline.ca or to the Chair, Doug Taylor directly at  chair.education@opaonline.ca.

Thank you,
Your OPA Education Committee


This program is not yet accredited. LSO Acceditation for this program is under consideration.

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CPD RESOURCES

OPA CPD Series – Introducing Lexis Advance Quicklaw for OPA

Mark your calendars! New remote Zoom CPD – March 11, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:00 PM

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:


Overview

See primary law and case summaries. Highlight and annotate with the click of a button. Learn methodical legal research techniques and best practices, that will save you time, increase your speed, improve your
efficiency, decrease your non-billable time, and deliver information that you can confidently trust.

  • how to perform a natural language search
  • how to note up a case
  • how to copy/document delivery options
  • how to use a pre-search filter
  • how to note up legislation
  • use the advance segment search
  • use a boolean search
  • how to copy and annotate
  • a tour of the Lexis Advance Quicklaw-OPA main pods on the landing page
  • how to look for resources and where to find them
  • how to get support
  • use real fact situation – contract law to demonstrate the power of legal research

 


This program is not yet accredited.