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My name is Corinne Boudreau. I’m a mother, a guitar player, a gin drinker, and a recreational hockey player…  Oh ya…And I am a lawyer…

The truth is most business owners only call a lawyer when they are in over their heads, when the brown hits the fan,when things are already too far gone.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

I help entrepreneurs like YOU access the law - yes contracts, fine print - all that LEGAL CRAP - before you get screwed.

I left the corporate grind for the world of online legal essentials 10 years ago and haven’t looked back.

Now, it is my mission - and the mission of this show - to help you see how empowering the law can be for you and your business.

So you can have a sense of ease, a sense of protection and security.

And, by the way, it doesn’t have to be robotic, soulless or boring.

So stick around, if you want to figure out all this legal stuff, cuz with this show,  I’m going to guide you to seeing when you need to stop, take a breath and GET IT IN WRITING!

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Season 1 - Episode 17

 
Who Can I Add To My Email List?

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau talks about the Canadian anti-spam rules (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) that apply to sending emails and other electronic messages as well as the EU rules (General Data Protection Regulation).

Specifically, Corinne addresses:

  • When CASL and GDPR rules apply to your email and electronic messages.
  • What the three basic requirements are under CASL.
  • How you can use the "implied consent" and "excluded messages" rules under CASL to boost your email list.


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Season 1 - Episode 16

 
Are Legal Waivers Legit?

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau dives into when legal waivers should be used by businesses and how to make them enforceable.

Specifically, Corinne addresses:

  • What the purpose of legal waivers are and how they allow a business to have a client, purchaser or user waive their rights to sue the business for certain types of losses.
  • What three main requirements have to be met in order for a legal waiver to be enforceable.
  • When and where waivers need to be signed.


Consider when you need to get a waiver signed in your business and set up a process to get this done before the activity begins.

Mentioned in this episode:

 Check out the Legal Waiver Template Package in my online store - https://onlinelegalessentials.thrivecart.com/legal-waiver-101-template/

 
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Season 1 - Episode 15

 
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Non-Disclosure Agreements

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau discusses the uses of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in business and why a group of women is looking to outlaw them for shutting up victims.

Specifically, Corinne addresses:

  • How NDAs started out as a way for tech and other start-up businesses to protect their intellectual property.
  • How NDAs have recently been used to silence sexual assault and other victims when lawsuits are settled.
  • Why NDAs can still be useful in your small business when you are protecting confidential or proprietary information.


Mentioned in this episode:

Check out the Can't Buy My Silence website - https://cantbuymysilence.com/

Check out the Legal Hiring Template Package in my online store - https://www.onlinelegalessentials.ca/store


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Season 1 - Episode 14

 
The Legal Aspects of an Online Launch

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau dives into one of the most often asked questions by business owners who are about to launch a new online course or membership or eCommerce store - What do I need to do to be legally prepared?

Specifically, Corinne addresses:

  • Why your checkout page should contain links to your product terms and privacy policy.
  • Why the four legal essentials (copyright notice, privacy policy, disclaimers and terms of use) need to be on your website.
  • How to address the key terms in your online agreement in your new client/student onboarding process.


Mentioned in this episode:

Blog post- I just started my online business.  What do I need legally in Canada?

Check out the Canadian Course Creator package in my online store - https://www.onlinelegalessentials.ca/store

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Season 1 - Episode 13

 
How Does My Content Get Protected By Copyright?

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau aims to help listeners understand the basics of copyright law and how they can protect the content they create in their business.

Specifically, Corinne goes into:

  • How copyright protection is automatic on creation and is internationally applicable.
  • The four categories of content protected by copyright - Literary, Artistic, Dramatic and Musical
  • How copyright protection gives you the exclusive rights to use content, including various ways to make money from it in your business.

Create processes to protect the original free and paid content that you are creating in your business. Your future self will thank you.  


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Season 1 - Episode 12

 
Five Things To Do To Review A Legal Contract

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau shares five practical tips for reviewing legal contracts that you receive in your business. You’ll learn how to analyze the parts of a contract and what questions to ask.

Specifically, Corinne touches on:

  • Why it’s important to know that you CAN understand legal contracts.
  • Which questions to ask and why you should take your time before you sign.
  • How to break the contract down into sections; scope, payment, representations and limitations of liability.

Don't be forced to sign a contract that you are not comfortable with. Take some time to identify potential risks. Another party is probably drafting the contract in their favour.


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Season 1 - Episode 11

 
The Four Legal Things You Need on Your Website

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau describes the four legal components to have on your Canadian business website - copyright notices, legal disclaimers, privacy policies and terms of use.  

Specifically, Corinne chats about:

  • Why a copyright notice can protect the content on your website. 
  • How legal disclaimers on your website can create clear expectations and boundaries for website visitors.
  • Which privacy policies are required by law to be on your website because you are collecting personal information.


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Season 1 - Episode 10

 
Employee Snooping and Other Privacy Breaches to Guard Against if You're a Health Care Practitioner

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau explores common sources of privacy breaches for health care practitioners in Canada with health privacy expert, Jean Eaton

Specifically, Corinne and Jean chat about:

  • How employee snooping results in 20% of health care privacy breaches
  • What policies you must have in your health care practice  
  • What role and importance privacy policies play in health care


Want to learn more? Pick up Jean’s book, Tips to Prevent Employee Snooping: A Key Component of Your Privacy Practice Management Program, on Amazon.


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Season 1 - Episode 9

 
The three types of legal structures for your Canadian business 

What type of business should I have? This episode describes the pros and cons of each of the three types of legal structures for Canadian businesses: sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, so you can confidently decide. 

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinnne covers the advantages and disadvantages of:

  • Sole proprietorships - easy and inexpensive to form but no owner liability protection or multiple owners allowed!
  • Partnerships - combine resources but have liability concerns for partners. A partnership agreement is a must!  
  • Corporations - the most expensive legal structure to form but can come with liability and tax planning benefits

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Season 1 - Episode 8

 
What contracts to use when you are hiring someone

Is your latest hire an employee or a contractor? It’s important to know the differences between hiring employees and contractors for your business.  There are many important legal implications for each.

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinnne covers:

  • How to determine an employee versus a contractor with the four part legal test 
  • What liability matters to consider for employees versus contractors  
  • Who owns what? Ownership of content created by employees versus contractors

If Entrepreneurship is a Journey, How Legally Prepared are you for the Trip? Take the quiz and find out!

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Season 1 - Episode 7

 
What to put in your client contract

Congratulations! You’ve landed yourself a client. Now what? In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne Boudreau answers the question - What should I include in my client contract?

Specifics of the episode:

  • Why it is beneficial to create clear expectations up front
  • The must have clauses that protect you from liability 
  • Words matter: Important legalese and how it protects your business

If Entrepreneurship is a Journey, How Legally Prepared are you for the Trip? Take the quiz and find out!

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Season 1 - Episode 6

 
Ways to get a contract signed digitally


No ink in your pen? No problem! Contracts can be legally valid and enforceable in Canada if they are signed digitally. In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne guides listeners through the purpose of signing and how to do it without ink on paper. This episode covers: 

  • How to get documents signed digitally- four different ways
  • Why using a digital signature program is the Gold standard for getting documents signed digitally
  • How to get product and service purchasers to agree to your terms using a hyperlink on your checkout page

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Season 1 - Episode 5

 
Why written contracts are better than oral contracts

In this episode of Get It In Writing, Corinne provides practical reasons why having a key business contract in writing is better than only having a verbal version. This episode covers: 

  • Why contracts at their most basic level are legally enforceable promises
  • How written contracts help create clear boundaries and expectations up front
  • Common weaknesses of oral/verbal contracts and when they may be appropriate

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Season 1 - Episode 4

 
How the law helps business owners make better decisions

Your business will need different types of legal support at different stages of growth. Today, Corinne dives into what to consider as you scale and grow your business and team. This episode covers:

  • How the stage of growth you're in will determine your legal needs
  • A Coaches and Service Providers case study
  • A Musicians and Health Care Providers case study

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Season 1 - Episode 3

 
How to spot a good contract

More growth, more risk! In this episode of Get it in Writing, Corinne digs into how the right contracts can help business owners manage risk. She covers:

  • What is risk? Where are risks likely to escalate and present themselves?
  • How managing risk is about creating boundaries and why we might have trouble enforcing them
  • Examples of growth that create more risk - e.g. scaling from one-on-one to group, exporting creative products out of country or hiring a team
     

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Season 1 - Episode 2


Why every business has legal issues (even if they don't realize it)

Can you afford a lawyer? They are expensive! In this episode of Get it in Writing, Corinne explains: 

  • The emblematic shift in how we, as creative entrepreneurs and small biz owners need to view the law and deprogram our beliefs
  • Why protecting our work and our time are crucial to understand as a small business owner. (Yes you have legal issues - even if you don't think you do!) 
  • Why Online Legal Essentials focuses on templates versus being 'a course'
     

    If Entrepreneurship is a Journey, How Legally Prepared are you for the Trip? Take the quiz and find out!
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Season 1 - Episode 1


How the law can help your business

In this first episode of Get it in Writing, Corinne Boudreau guides you through: 

  • How most business owners FEEL about the law, lawyers and contracts and why we feel like it's too formal and not personal enough 
  • Her ENERGETIC connection to what the law makes possible and how charging corporate rates for legal advice didn't FEEL energetically aligned
  • How her legal template library is like a CAA membership for your business and provides peace of mind

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Season 1 - Trailer


Introducing...

My name is Corinne Boudreau. I’m a mother, a guitar player, a gin drinker, and a recreational hockey player… 

Oh ya…And I am a lawyer… 

The truth is most business owners only call a lawyer when they are in over their heads, when the brown hits the fan,when things are already too far gone.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

I help entrepreneurs like YOU access the law - yes contracts, fine print - all that LEGAL CRAP - before you get screwed. 

I left the corporate grind for the world of online legal essentials 10 years ago and haven’t looked back.

Now, it is my mission - and the mission of this show - to help you see how empowering the law can be for you and your business.

So you can have a sense of ease, a sense of protection and security.

And, by the way, it doesn’t have to be robotic, soulless or boring.

So stick around, if you want to figure out all this legal stuff, cuz with this show,  I’m going to guide you to seeing when you need to stop, take a breath and GET IT IN WRITING!

If Entrepreneurship is a Journey, How Legally Prepared are you for the Trip? Take the quiz and find out!