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Law of Privilege Update: Important Developments for All In-House Counsel

September 17, 2020 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Whether you work in the legal department of a corporation, for the government or in private practice, as lawyers, we are expected to have a good grasp of the law of privilege. However, the law in this area is constantly evolving, and it can be challenging to stay current with recent developments. This webinar will discuss the most recent case law regarding the law of privilege.


  • Overview of types of privilege

  • Recent case law dealing with solicitor-client privilege

  • Evolution of the law of common-interest privilege

  • Privilege and internal investigations




Live Webcast:

Thursday, September 17, 2020

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

A 15-minute Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 0.75 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia and counts towards the two-hour requirement for professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.