Category: CPD/CLE

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…

Procurement Seminar Series: Part II – Advanced Procurement Issues and Strategies for the Public Sector

January 24, 2012

This session will explore the issues facing public-sector procurement, as well as help you understand advanced procurement strategies and how they are being used by progressive public-sector organizations. We will discuss emerging procurement trends and practices, such as binding versus non-binding procurement processes and mixing negotiations with procurement, as public-sector entities manage procurement risks while running fair, open and transparent…

Basics of Procurement Law In Canada

March 2, 2011

In this session, we will discuss the fundamental principles that govern procurement in Canada. We will explain processes, law and specific issues that may impact procurement activities. We will also explore the key legal differences between regular contract law and procurement contracting law and the duties and obligations of purchasers and suppliers during a competitive process. Accreditation This program can…