These supplementary materials can help provide reference and context about your presentation:
Precedents, forms, or checklists
List of practice points and pitfalls
Statutes and regulations
List of relevant cases with an emphasis on recent and/or key decisions. It’s helpful to include the ratio, headnotes, or reasons for judgments.
Flow charts, tables, or graphs
Approved File Type: Word document, PDF, Images
A substantive paper is your opportunity to address your topic with as much depth and breadth as you think appropriate and to include information that you may not have time to discuss in your presentation.
Approved File Type: Word document (.doc or .docx)
When preparing a substantive paper, remember to:
Give your materials a title.
Use clearly marked headings and subheadings.
Use footnotes rather than endnotes.
Use page numbers.
Italicize statutes, case names, and non-English words.
Indent lists, bullet points, and quotations.
Properly attribute the work of others.
Your paper need not otherwise conform to specific formatting or be a required length. Our staff may insert a table of contents, paginate, or otherwise format your paper for consistency with other CPD materials. We do not edit the substantive content of submitted materials.
We understand that preparing substantive papers takes time. If submitting a substantive paper, feel free to have an articling student or associate at your firm assist with preparation of your paper. Writing a substantive paper can be a valuable learning experience and we will then allow the student or associate to attend the CPD event free of charge! Please let our CPD Coordinator know if you intend to take advantage of this opportunity so that we can ensure that your student or associate receives a coupon code for free registration.