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Assessing Loss of Competitive Advantage; Head Over Heels for Slip and Falls; A Blast from the Past: The Judges on Damages

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Substantive: 1.25
75 minutes
Jessica Fullerton
Brenda Hollingsworth
Jaye Hooper
Pierre Roger
Marc Smith
Robert Smith
Warren Whiteknight
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
75 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
CCLA Civil Litigation Updated Conference
Includes Handouts

In this three part personal injury session Warren Whiteknight presents Losing Your Edge: Assessing Loss of Competitive Advantage. Brenda Hollingsworth presents Head Over Heels for Slip and Falls. The judges, Honourable Justice Jaye Hooper, Honourable Justice Pierre Roger, Honourable Justice Marc Smith, and Honourable Justice Robert Smith present on Damages


Jessica Fullerton

Jessica Fullerton graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2007 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2008. Jessica articled with and continues as an associate at Nelligan O’Brien Payne. She practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, insurance defence and medical malpractice. Jessica has been a member of the Civil Litigation Conference organizing committee since 2012.

Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth is a lawyer and shareholder at Auger Hollingsworth where she leads the firm’s personal injury practice. A lawyer since 1997, Brenda gained significant litigation experience at a Bay Street firm both before and after her call to the Bar. She then practiced plaintiff and defence-side personal injury and class-action law at a Toronto firm. Brenda co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications. As part of the eight-member Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, Brenda spent three years volunteering her time to evaluate federal judicial appointment candidates. She has served on advisory panels for The Advocates Society and the Ontario Bar Association. Brenda loves to write and frequently publishes articles, blogs and essays about all aspects of law and practice. She is a strong believer in community, activism and social justice and is a regular sponsor of and attendee at local fundraisers for the rehabilitation community. A proud mother of two sons, Brenda’s family time is often spent cheering at the hockey rink, football field or rugby pitch. Brenda lives in Ottawa with her husband Richard Auger and their two boys, Zach and Jordy.

Jaye Hooper

Jaye Hooper has practiced in Ottawa since her call to the bar in 2001. Jaye has extensive trial experience as well as dozens of appearances on motions and appeals. Jaye has appeared before all levels of court including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Jaye is an active member in the legal community. She served as President on the executive of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) for the 2012-2013 term and continues to participate in various committees including the Federation of Law Associations (FOLA), a provincial body representing the interests of the practicing bar in Ontario. Jaye is the past Chair of FOLA. Personally, Jaye and her husband Paul have a very rich life enjoying their four children. Jaye lives in the Westboro community and has been active in local initiatives including the rebuilding of Broadview Public School.

Justice Pierre Roger

Justice Roger, from Hearst, Ontario, served as Case Management Master of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa from 2010 to 2015, sitting in civil and family matters. Previously, he was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa from 1991 to 2010, where he practised health law, insurance law, libel and defamation litigation, personal injury litigation, and professional negligence litigation. Justice Roger received a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989, both from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.His Honour was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court on June 26, 2015.

Marc Smith

Marc is a founding member of Forget Smith, a boutique litigation firm. His practice focuses primarily on defending claims related to bodily injury, accident benefits, automobile, professional liability and claims related to construction. He represents local and national insurance companies as well as individual and corporate clients in other areas of litigation such as estate litigation. Marc has also developed a subrogation practice and he has been able to achieve cost-effective recoveries for his clients. Marc is fluently bilingual and he promotes access to justice for French-speaking people in the province. He is the Treasury and a member of the Board of Directors of L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario. He is also a member of the Attorney General’s Access to Justice in French Advisory Committee, a permanent committee created to provide advice and guidance to the Attorney General regarding current issues connected to access to justice in French.

Justice Robert Smith

Justice Robert Smith graduated from Queen’s University in 1977, called to the Bar in 1979 and appointed to the Superior Court in Ottawa in 2002. He co-authored the Costs Compendium Update for the East Region of Ontario published in 2010 and 2012, has written many costs decisions and spoken on Costs at the County of Carleton Law Association Montebello Conference and This Hour Has 22 Judges. He is designated as one of the Class Action Judges for the East Region and member of the Commercial Panel. He was successful counsel on a lengthy class action during the 10 years before appointment, which included a 16-month trial, over 30 defendants and appeals. He practiced in areas of commercial law, civil litigation and some family and criminal law in previous years and was elected to the executive of both the County and District Law President’s Association and the Ontario Bar Association for many years, as well as involvement with other legal and charitable organizations.

Warren Whiteknight

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