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CPD - Defamation
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The law of defamation, whether for libel or slander, whether online or offline, whether defaming of a person or business, contains many complex twists and turns applicable to what may be deemed wrongful and what may be protected by various democratic rules of free speech such as fair comment, privilege, among other rules.
Defamation Litigation explains:
- what determines whether words are defamatory
- what notices are required, if any
- what special limitations periods may apply
- what is the defence of, and exceptions to, fair comment
- what is the defence of, and exceptions to, qualified privilege
- what heads of damages apply and how are damages determined
- what else you need to know about defamation law
On Wednesday, December 1st, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Scott McEachern reviews the basic principles of defamation law, including the Libel and Slander Act, that will help legal professionals to better advise potential clients on what constitutes as defamatory words, whether spoken or written, and whether such words were wrongful and likely to give rise to liability.
On Wednesday, December 8th, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Scott McEachern further discusses defamation law principles including defences thereto involving fair comment, qualified privilege, and exceptions for malice, as well as defamation damages principles. The discussion delves into intermediate depth understanding of defamation law and why defamation cases are often less clear than first appears.
That is up to six CPD hours of the substantive law knowledge you need.
Avoid missing out on this informative and entertaining opportunity to learn and improve your substantive law knowledge.
Only 50 virtual seats will be available so sign up early.
- $84.75 including HST (before November 26th)
- $169.50 including HST (after November 26th)
Register by credit card via the form to the left or send eTransfer with your Full Name, Email, and Phone Number to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Scott at (905) 926-1526 for more details.
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