The Isaac Pitblado lectures are an annual series of lectures in honour of the life and work of Isaac Pitblado, an important figure in Manitoba’s legal profession.
Presented here are a selection of lectures ranging from the beginnings in 1960 up until the present day. It gives an idea of the wide range of topics covered in lectures; from estate planning and income tax law, through the changes of technology and legislation, up to current topics such as access to justice and the future of the legal profession.
The next Isaac Pitblado Lecture is taking place on November 8 at the Fort Garry Place Conference Centre, entitled “Capacity to Decide: Planning for Death and Dying”
No, I am not talking about HeinOnline. The Law Society of Ontario’s AccessCLE site hosts, at the time of writing, 9,543 CPD articles dating from 2004 to 2019.
Here is an overview of the browsable collection.
With this many articles available at a single source, best bet might be to use search rather than browse – and my preference would be to bypass the single-line command search and go straight to the Advanced Search.
Advanced Search allows you to select searching fields (Title, Author, Full-text, etc) using drop-down menus, and to search multiple fields at once. If I am looking for articles on resulting trusts, I might use the drop-downs to select Article Title, then place my terms in separate boxes. So I am searching for articles that include both words – “resulting” and “trusts” – in the title.
The far right searching column (not appearing in the screen capture here) allows you to select the AND or the OR operator. In this case, I am searching for terms that are complementary, so I use AND. If I were searching for terms that were synonyms or antonyms (e.g. “resulting trusts” and “constructive trusts”) – then I might use OR.
My search has retrieved four hits. Don’t be dissuaded by the low “Relevance” ratings. Clearly these are four articles that feature Resulting Trusts as a principal topic. The latest article is from 2017 and the oldest one is from 2007. And, of course, the PDF buttons in the View column on the far right enable you to view the full-text article.
Not all documents in this database are actually “articles.” Some are PowerPoint presentations or checklists. But after briefly perusing the results of this search and a few others – it looks to me like AccessCLE contains a great wealth of predominantly full-text, substantial legal articles.
Visit the Pitblado Lectures websitefor information about the diverse range of presenters who will provide thought provoking presentations as well as concrete guidance for practitioners on topics including:
– Testamentary Capacity – Predatory Marriages – Medical Perspective on Capacity – Capacity Assessments – Video Recording Will Instructions – Assisted Dying – constitutional, philosophical and ethical issues – How Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) works in Manitoba
Given the interconnectedness of the individuals involved in
child protection cases, most often it is better to strive for resolution rather
than litigation. This year’s program will focus on the need for counsel to
adopt a modern, collaborative approach to child protection matters.
Topics will include: -Drug Testing and Reading -Lessons from Dauphin Provincial Court -Intake Court and How to Prepare an Effective Brief -Resources Available to Families Throughout the Province -Mama Mawi Wi Chi Itata – Family Group Conferencing
Presenters Include: From Other Professions Dr. Ginette Poulin, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba Bruce Harper, Absolute Testing Inc. Jackie Anderson, Mama Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
From the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench The Honourable Madam Justice Gwen B. Hatch (Family Division) The Honourable Madam Justice Kaye E. Dunlop (Family Division) Senior Master Rick Lee
From Manitoba Provincial Court The Honourable Judge Christine Harapiak The Honourable Judge Alain Huberdeau
Counsel Lynda Grimes, Overall, Grimes Kris Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor Darryl Buxton, Myers LLP Michael Clark, Myers LLP Karen Webb, Burgess Law Office Desiree Dorion, Dawson & Bretecher Meredith Mitchell, Legal Aid Manitoba – Agassiz Law Office Terrance DeLaronde, Cochrane Saxberg, Barristers & Solicitors Spencer Weisensel, Legal Aid Manitoba – Northlands Community Law Centre
Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 6 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1 hours of EPPM.