Category: CPD/CLE

Class Actions: Recent Developments and Practical Lessons

September 12, 2013

Class action practice and jurisprudence are evolving at an accelerated rate. Contributors to this rapid evolution include a plaintiffs’ bar that continues to seek out new business models, new causes of action and novel remedies; the increasing experience of counsel and the judiciary with the common issues trial process; and the increasing complexity of managing multi-jurisdictional claims. Blakes lawyers nationally…

Leadership Series – Unlocking the Power of Generations

May 30, 2013

Generational leadership expert, Erica Dhawan, shares insights into how to bring out the best in employees and recognize the talents that Gen-Yers, Gen-Xers & Baby-boomers all bring to the table. This is a powerful, interactive keynote for women across generations seeking to sooth generational friction and to unleash the power and performance across generations. Leaders leave this event able to: Understand the…

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law

May 16, 2013

This fast-paced and informative session features sixteen 10-minute hot-button topics covering a wide variety of recent developments in intellectual property. Blakes lawyers and patent agents highlight the key elements of each topic and provide forecasts and constructive recommendations. Hot-button topics will include: To Have, Hold (Harmless), Defend and Indemnify: The Most Difficult Vows in Technology Agreements – Sheldon Burshtein What…

Leadership Series: Effective Feedback – Improving Performance and Motivation

May 2, 2013

The ability to provide effective feedback is a critical leadership skill and is an essential tool for effective mentoring. Prompt coaching and feedback can be the best method of improving performance among those you supervise. This program will focus on practical advice and strategies for delivering effective feedback and will provide you with simple methods of providing coaching “on the…

Aboriginal Issues in Project Development and Financing: Designing Practical Strategies

April 23, 2013

Addressing aboriginal and treaty issues is integral to successfully developing or financing a wide range of projects, including oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, real estate, forestry, and infrastructure such as pipelines, highways, port development and electrical transmission facilities. Please join us as we discuss the practical implications of this evolution of the legal landscape for the private sector in…

Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions: Hot Topics and Current Trends

April 16, 2013

From LOIs to closings, Blakes Real Estate lawyers examine a broad range of topics and highlight the hottest issues in commercial real estate transactions today. Our lawyers will deliver a fast-paced review of the top issues of current importance, with each topic covered in just minutes. Speakers: Silvana D’Alimonte Chris Huband John Hutmacher Daniel Kofman Accreditation Total CPD = 1…

Surviving the Dot Landrush: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Organization in the New Domain Name Space

April 4, 2013

The imminent addition of hundreds of new generic and branded top-level domain (TLD) registries will significantly expand the available domain name space. Every organization must be aware of the impending changes, how that organization may be affected, and what basic steps should be taken to preserve trade-mark rights and domain name access. A panel of Blakes lawyers will explain the…

Procurement Webinar Series – Advanced Procurement Strategies for the Private Sector

September 25, 2012

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good approach to procurement and there is no better way to undermine the credibility of a purchasing organization than to run a poor procurement process. Blakes is pleased to present a three-part webinar series that will explore the latest developments and discuss risk-managing the procurement process in today’s environment where procurement…

Procurement Webinar Series – Procurement 101

September 11, 2012

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good approach to procurement and there is no better way to undermine the credibility of a purchasing organization than to run a poor procurement process. Blakes is pleased to present a three-part webinar series that will explore the latest developments and discuss risk-managing the procurement process in today’s environment where procurement…

Procurement Seminar Series: Part III – Advanced Procurement Strategies for the Private Sector

January 26, 2012

This session will explore the issues facing private-sector procurement, as well as help you understand advanced procurement strategies and how they are being used by progressive private-sector organizations. Whether your organization uses competitive procurement as a method of supply-chain management, or regularly responds to RFPs and tenders as a business development strategy, this session is tailor-made for private-sector entities engaged…