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The skill set of lawyers has changed.

Due to the impact of a range of factors including rapid improvements in technology, social media, demographic shifts, socio-economic trends and globalization, the legal service industry has forever transformed and the concept of the ‘T-Shaped’ lawyer has emerged. It is no longer enough to possess deep legal expertise – now, there is much more involved in the successful practice of law.

In 60-minutes, hear from leading experts in the legal industry about what clients are demanding from their lawyers and its impact on the skills you need to succeed. Topics include:

  • What is the ‘T-Shaped’ lawyer?
    • How does this differ from the ‘traditional’ lawyer?
    • What is driving the need for a broader range of skills?
  • What are the attributes of the evolving skill set lawyers are required to possess?
    • Do these vary according to where, how or what you practice?
  • Understanding the relevance of the client perspective and mindset
  • Learn how to prioritize skill gaps
    • What skills are most in demand from clients?
  • Looking to the future – how to stay on top of your skill development, while balancing client demands
    • Identify sources of skill development

By the end of the session, you will have a clear understanding of the types of skills you need to flourish in this increasingly challenging legal marketplace.

Register for all three webinars in the series and take advantage of bundled pricing!


Moderator (all sessions)

  • Melissa LaFlair, PMP, LLB, Ivey HBA,
    LaFlair Legal and Project Management Services

Faculty (all sessions)

  • Fernando Garcia, General Counsel, Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, Nissan Canada, Inc.
  • Monica Goyal, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder, My Legal Briefcase

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Heather Gore Liddell at hgoreliddell@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 17, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST



Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$149 plus HST

Series (3 Sessions)
$325 plus HST

Register Now for
Session 1

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers
  • Law firms quoting fees to companies
  • Clients or setting legal budgets
  • In-House
  • Law firms managing matters/departments/teams

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