Session 1: Claims Prevention for In-house Counsel: The Importance of Communicating
Presenters: Dan Pinnington, Director, PracticePRO & Drazen Bulat, Miller Thomson Claim Prevention Counsel
Beyond being a obligation imposed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, honest and candid communication is the foundation of a strong lawyer/client relationship. Communication problems make for unhappy clients and are the leading cause of legal malpractice claims. In this session you learn about the most common lawyer/client communication blunders, and how you can avoid them. We also cover information overload and the professional use, abuse and dangers of technology. The information presented in this session will have you reflect on how well you communicate and help you build more effective working relationships with your lawyer counterparts.
Session 2: Owning Your Time: Personal Productivity for Lawyers
Presenters: Ann Gomez, Productivity Consultant, Clear Concept Inc.
This session covers the top strategies for managing multiple priorities, constant interruptions and information overload. Participants walk away primed to make a greater impact on the job and optimize their efficiency.
Session 3: Conflicts of Interest and Solicitor-Client Privilege
Presenter: Sandy Robinson
Who is your client and when does a conflict arise? In this presentation, Sandy Robinson explores the proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct and, The Law Society v. Torys LLP. He also presents when and how the Rules of Solicitor and Client privilege apply using R v. Dunn case.
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LSUC CPD Information:
Total CPD = 3.0 Professionalism Hours
December 4, 2012