June 28, 2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Courtyard Markham 65 Minthorn Boulevard Markham, ON L3T 7Y9


FACL is hosting our annual event for small firms and solo practitioners this year at the Courtyard Marriott Markham on June 28, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. This event has been accredited for 45 minutes of Professionalism credits and 35 minutes of Substantial credits, so be sure to sign up soon!

Topics and speakers will include:

Suggestions for Success in Your Legal Practice (20 minutes total)

It can be challenging making a living as a lawyer. This presentation will offer some suggestions for success in your legal practice. Topics covered will include:

  • Finding a good teacher/mentor
  • Building your clients and your business;
  • Building a good legal team; and
  • Balancing life.

Ford Wong, Partner, Poon & Ho LLP

Professional Vigilance Issues Relating to Land Registration (20 minutes total)

  • Vigilance with law statements -- they are opinions and must be only judiciously provided
  • Vigilance with the Teraview fob -- like the "USB stick" before it, the fob token (including soft token "app" version) cannot be shared;
  • Vigilance on registration -- no return of certifiable documents, no exceptions;
  • Vigilance on corrections -- one call and that's all, there will not be extended follow-ups before withdrawal;
  • Vigilance against mortgage fraud -- although new cases are down, it is still a "thing" and lawyers must remain vigilant; and
  • Vigilance re documents -- use the approved standard-form closing documents.

Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles - Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada

20-Minute Employment and Human Rights Refresher for Lawyers: Updates and Trends (20 minutes total)

  • The most recent updates on the Employment Standards Act, and its interaction with
    common law;
  • Top trends in human rights law; and
  • The Discrimination and Harassment Program and You.

Lai-King Hum, Principal/Senior Lawyer - HUM LAW FIRM, Deputy Judge, Superior Court of Justice, Toronto Small Claims

The Future of Law (20 minutes total)

The legal profession is in the midst of significant change and is headed into a period where there will be even greater change. These changes are driven by disruptions that alter the very nature of how traditional legal services have been performed and provided to clients for decades. These disruptions include access to justice, client empowerment, technology, and alternative legal service providers. We will explore these disruptors and suggest how members of the legal profession can respond to them.

  • Access to Justice and the legal market;
  • AI & Technology; and
  • 7 models of the legal profession.

Ian Hu, Counsel, Claims Prevention and practicePRO - Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO ® )

Dinner will be catered.


Registration is $20 for FACL members and $25 for non-members. This event has been accredited for 45 minutes of Professionalism credits and 35 minutes of Substantial credits. Remember to sign in for member pricing!