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MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Topic & Speaker Suggestions - let us know!

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events

8th_Annual_Real_Estate_Luncheon - Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7th_Annual_Practice_Management_Seminar - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11th_Annual_Personal_Injury_Conference - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

CPD-Save the Dates

CPD_Online - Earn your hours, get a discount, and support the MLA

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry

 MLA-CPD Calendar of Upcoming Programs

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming CPD seminars and other MLA events.  Further details will be forwarded to MLA members via email closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please contact MLA Director of CPD Paula Puddy at The link to the calendar is below:

2017 FALL Calendar of CPD Programs

Cancellation Policy for CPD Events:  
The Middlesex Law Association will refund the registration fee + HST if cancellation is received FIVE business days before the CPD program.

Topic & Speaker Suggestions
If you have an idea for CPD, please share it with us!  Your topic or speaker suggestions will be reviewed and may be used in upcoming programs.  Email Paula Puddy, Director of Continuing Professional Development, at

8th Annual Real Estate Luncheon
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00pm to 2:00pm
The London Club
Speakers & Chairs: Matthew Wilson, Sandra Van Ymeren, Jeffrey Lem and Jennifer Connell
CPD hours: 0.5 professionalism hours and 1.25 substantive hours

Current Ethical and Substantive Issues in Real Estate Law -Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles, Regulatory Services Branch, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services                                         
Demonstration of the New Teranet -Jennifer Connell, Teranet

Poster    •    Registration Form

7th Annual Practice Management Seminar
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
1:00pm to 3:30pm
The London Club
Speakers: Michael Lerner, Laura Camarra, Stephen Ahad, and Wendy Thompson CPD hours: 2.5 professionalism hours

Topics: Bencher Update, Coaching and Your Law Practice, and Courageous Conversations!

Poster    •    Registration Form

11th Annual Personal Injury Conference
Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Speakers: Vicki Edgar, Barb Legate, Chris Beckett, Doug Wallace, Nigel Gilby, Jim Brown, Terry Shillington, Peter Kryworuk, Andrew Murray, Erin Rankin Nash, David Williams, Brian Foster
Chairs: Danielle Douek, Shauna Powell
CPD hours: 1.25 professionalism hours and 5 substantive hours

Topics: How to Run an Efficient and Effective Trial: trial openings and closings, preparation of witnesses, prepping for discovery, use of summary judgment motions, efficiencies at trial, communications with witnesses, jurors and experts, framing your questions to an expert, excluding experts, law at trial, protecting the trial from appeal.

Poster    •   Registration Form


CPD-Save the Dates

Please check here regularly for dates of upcoming MLA-CPD seminars. As well, we we will provide links to some non-MLA CPD seminars that will be held in the London area. For those links, registrations should be placed with the body organizing the event as these are not Middlesex Law Association seminars.

  • Adovcates' Society Ontario e-Discovery Institute - Monday, October 16, 2017 (Toronto) Registration Details
  • Advocates' Society 2018 London Courthouse Series  - Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Registration form (MLA Members qualify for member rate)

Earning and Reporting Your CPD Credits

Overview of the CPD Requirement
How to Report Your Credits

CPD Credits for 2017 MLA-CPD Programs (to date)
CPD Credits for 2016 MLA-CPD Programs
Current Free LSUC CPD Credit Programs

CPD Online - New MLA-CPD seminars posted!

Did you miss the annual Straight from the Bench conference?  You are in luck! recently posted videos of that conference.  Check them out at  Catch up on “why Justice Grace is grumpy” and helpful administrative information from the Honourable Mr. Justice Grace or an excellent presentation from the Honourable Mr. Justice James MacPherson of the Court of Appeal on the court today versus 1999, suggestions on advocacy, and the role of lawyers, or the State of the Region address presented by Senior Regional Justice Thomas.  All of the substantive or professionalism hours are noted before purchasing a video.   

If you are new to, please remember to note your affiliation to the Middlesex Law Association when you register, as the MLA has partnered with and earns revenue if you purchase a video.  Also, as an MLA member, you receive a 10% discount when purchasing MLA videos. is an excellent source of CPD content if you could not attend our wonderful in-person programs!

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry

London Lawyers recognize our responsibility to our community – including helping London's least fortunate. The London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program aims to help ensure that all Londoners have adequate food. Donations are tax deductible and may be made by cheque, payable to the Law Society Foundation, or by VISA. Find out more about this worthy venture, and how you can contribute in the following information sheet:

London Lawyers Feed the Hungry Information Sheet

Read about the London Feed the Hungry Milk and Juice initiative in the following news release:

Milk and Juice Program

Application for Funds:

Organizations interested in applying for funds to run programs related to feeding the hungry in the City of London and the County of Middlesex are invited to complete the Application for Funds via the link below.  Further details can be found in the application.

Application for Funds Form