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The King Law Chambers Calendar of Events and CPD

IMG_8930Please subscribe below to stay up to date on KLC events including free CPD, events, and important dates.

Our chambers offers more than office space. We aspire to offer an office environment for legal practices to thrive. This includes social events, continuing legal education, marketing improvements, and business advancements.  Our events are open to all lawyers and legal professionals.  Email or call us and ask how to attend.

Most of the events offered by King Law Chambers are free but space is limited. To RSVP or acquire tickets for paid events, please contact

The Civil Remedies Act CPD @ King Law Chambers (Banff Room)
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, King Law Chambers is pleased to host a presentation on Civil Remedies, which qualifies for CPD credit.

VKLaw_Logo_OrangeAlex Van Kralingen
 and Mark Repath of van kralingen law will discuss the law surrounding the Civil Remedies Act, 2001 (the “Act”), with a particular focus on best practices for responding to preservation and forfeiture applications under the Act

The presentation is intended to speak to both criminal practitioners, who may encounter these issues in connection with their clients, as well as civil litigators who may not have good familiarity with the Act and its associated jurisprudence. To that end, there will be a discussion of the purpose of the Act, case law under the Act relating to return of property, tactical considerations for those who are resisting preservation and forfeiture applications, and finally, a primer on the relevant Rules of Civil Procedure – particularly useful for both criminal lawyers and newer civil litigators.

Please confirm your attendance on or before September 14, 2016, by emailing, with confirmation you will attend as well as any dietary restrictions.

Election Night: Make KLC Great Again… @ Banff Room
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Election Night: Make KLC Great Again... @ Banff Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join the King Law Chambers’ deplorables for the most tremendous, HUGE, and best event any law chambers has ever hosted: the USA Election night!

A fun social evening for all in the chambers watching as we see where American democracy turns for the future.

Some say they can’t make it because they are too tired. Sad!

Westlaw Presentation With Special KLC Rates Offer @ Banff Room
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Westlaw Presentation With Special KLC Rates Offer @ Banff Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us for an exclusive event and presentation with WestLaw representation Justin Diraddo.  King Law Chambers is very happy to join this partnership with WestLaw and the benefits it provides our chambers.

King Law Chambers CPD Presents “An Ethics Primer” @ King Law Chambers
Dec 15 @ 4:45 pm – 8:30 pm

“An Ethics Primer” (Presented by McBride & Shields)

McBride and Shields

accredcpd-bw lsuc cod accredited

This program contains 3.5 Professionalism Hours.






4:45 pm- Registration and Introduction to panel of speakers

pringle bottomley 5 p.m. – Sherif Foda, Pringle & Bottomley: “The limits of cross-examination: Ethical perspective”

  • What is “Zealous Advocacy”? Overview of Ethics Rules, Principles and Standards Pertinent to Cross-Examination
  • Courtesy, civility and good faith dealings with Crown and other counsel

Lowenberg Psarris


5:35 pm- Betty Psarris, Lowenberg Psarris Workplace Law LLP: “Sexual Harassment and Discriminationin Law Firms: Compliance issues.”

  • Discussion on types of policies to be implemented in law firms
  • A review of recent cases and tips for practice management

stock woods barristers lip6:00 pm- Justin Safayeni, Stockwoods LLP: “Speaking with the media about your case (and others)”

  • Points to consider under rule 7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    • Context matters – speaking out about your case vs. other cases vs. as an advocate for certain causes, interests or groups
    • Purpose matters – advancing client’s interests vs. advancing your own
    • Content matters – as a lawyer, you have obligations to your client (including confidentiality), the profession, the courts and the administration of justice
    • Who you speak to matters – need to be aware of the risks of how your statements may be misconstrued, taken out of context, etc.
  •   Common law restrictions – the sub judice rule
  •   Some tips for how to effectively communicate with members of the media

Deloitte Forensic6:30 pm- Kyam Shell-Schnitzer, Deloitte Forensic: “Ethics of Conducting Social Media Investigations”

  • The legal and ethical limitations on lawyers conducting social media investigations;
  • Tips for conducting informal searches on represented parties

7:00 pm- Networking Break

Appleton & Associates International Lawyers7:10 pm- Sean Stephenson, Appleton & Associates International Lawyers, “Are We Fair Yet? Arbitrator Ethics in Investor-State Arbitration”

  • Role and duties of an arbitrator;
  • Discussion on how to prevent potential conflicts of interest

7:40 pm- Ali Emadi, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise: “Ethics in an in-house context: Deal Team privilege and other issues affecting in-house counsel in multi-disciplinary transactions”

  • Review of cases relating to solicitor-client privilege and deal team privilege; and
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest and breach of confidentiality in large multi-disciplinary deal teams.

8:10 pm- Daniel Michaud-Shields, McBride & Shields PC: “Realism in ethics breaches: an overview of Rule 57.07”

  • How to avoid claims for costs personally
  • Taking risks on the client’s behalf: scope of retainers
  • A lawyer’s liability for costs: duty to disclose to client

8:30 pm- Conclusion of program

KLC Holiday Party (Invite Only) @ King Law Chambers
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
KLC Holiday Party (Invite Only) @ King Law Chambers | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

On December 16, 2016, our chambers will be hosting our annual holiday party at the chambers. This is an invite only event available to all KLC Members and their guests.


Solid Footing Legal Accounting Presentation @ King Law Chambers (Algonquin Room)
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join representatives from Solid Footing Legal Accounting for a presentation on “Knowing the Business of Law” Presentation.

Starting and growing a successful law practice requires a lot of time and expertise. We at Solid Footing Legal Accounting want to partner with you to help you grow and prosper in your worklife.

You know law, we know business.

Please join us for a complimentary workshop on the Business of Law Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 5:30pm @ King Law Chambers on Front Street. It will be a lightning speed half hour packed full of information you need to know for your practice.

Here’s a sample of what we’ll touch on:

  1. Evaluate yourself – you need to be a great businessperson (not just a great lawyer)
  2. Legal structures – are you optimized?
  3. Accounting systems – are you ready for the LSUC spot audit?

This will be the first of a series of workshops designed to introduce you to our business as well as to share our 30+ years of financial expertise designed to help you attain your business goals.

Join us and prosper!

G.S. Jameson & Co. Presents an Evening with Balvenie Whiskey @ King Law Chambers
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Whiskey NightGSJ&Co and KLC are proud to announce that we have arranged for Jamie Johnson, the Canadian ambassador for The Balvenie, co-host of podcast The Whisky Topic, and whisky phenomenon @bourbonthing on Insta/Twitter, to perform a Balvenie tasting at the Chambers on May 24 at 7pm.

GSJ&Co will take care of costs associated with the event, so attendance is free for KLC Members who RSVP.

(Although very fun, this critical and educative event will offer exactly zero accredited hours for your annual CPD requirement.) 😉

RSVP required, as space is limited. If you’d like to join, please email me to reserve a seat. No-shows will be dealt with harshly, so please contact me if you reserve and need to cancel.

– Glenford


Headshots for Lawyers @ King Law Chambers
Dec 1 all day
Headshots for Lawyers @ King Law Chambers | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Need a headshot for your business profile?

KLC will be offering free professional headshots for our lawyers for websites, profiles, etc.

The 5-Step Process to Get More of the Best Clients (Free CPD) @ King Law Chambers
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The 5-Step Process to Get More of the Best Clients (Free CPD) @ King Law Chambers | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

What is it about?

We’re getting to the time of year when many lawyers are scrambling to get their professionalism hours done prior to the end of the year and/or are worried about how to get enough clients through the door for the rest of this year and next. Well, the good news is that we have a CPD Accredited program that will not only help you meet the professionalism requirement, you will also walk away with practical ideas you can implement right away to boost the results of your marketing and business development efforts.

Specifically, in addition to the 1 hr of Professionalism credit, you will also learn:

  • The top 7 trends causing massive changes in the legal marketplace, and what to do about them in order to position yourself (and your firm) for success
  • A simple yet effective 5-step process lawyers can use to generate more high-quality leads and more clients for the firm

You can also share the attached brochure.”



Annual Ethics Primer @ King Law Chambers
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Ethics Primer @ King Law Chambers | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

The Annual Ethics Primer:

Watch it via YouTube live stream (starting at 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017)

4:45 pm– Registration and Introduction to panel of speakers

5:00 pm– SPEAKER 1: “Creating a Statement of Principles: A review of the recommendations adopted by the Law Society

  • A review of recommendation 3(1) in the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group’s Final Report
  • Human Rights and Diversity Policy
  • Review of templates and definitions

5:45 p.m. – SPEAKER 2: “Legal Ethics when taking instructions from your clients:  Navigating Choppy Waters with Integrity

  • Initial Steps: Speaking with your client
  • Starting your case: Review of sample instruction letters
  • Clients requiring Litigation Guardians:

6:15 pm- SPEAKER 3 “Can there be too much civility? Your duties as an officer of the court”

  • Study of the Groia Case
  • Review of the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Panel discussion and Fact Scenarios

7:00 pm- Networking Break

7:10 pm– SPEAKER 4: “Can we all get along? How to deal with Difficult Clients”

  • Role and duties of a lawyer
  • Discussion on how to prevent potential conflicts of interest

7:40 pm– SPEAKER 5: “You’re out of Order! Why the TV lawyer approach should be avoided at all costs.”

  • Review of cases relating to incivility
  • Inexperienced lawyers and lack of mentoring

8:10 pm– SPEAKER 6: “A primer on technology: the dangers of pressing send too quickly”

  • How to use social media while complying with the Rules of Professional Conduct

8:30 pm– Conclusion of program