Being Left Behind: Default Proceedings; Blinded by the Light: Managing Conflicts of Interest; Tell All: Getting Off the Record; I Noticed Your Evidence: Notices Under the Evidence Act |

Being Left Behind: Default Proceedings; Blinded by the Light: Managing Conflicts of Interest; Tell All: Getting Off the Record; I Noticed Your Evidence: Notices Under the Evidence Act

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.5
30 minutes
Substantive: 0.5
35 minutes
Kirsten Crain
Alexandre Kaufman
Jonathan Richardson
Ian Stauffer
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
65 minutes
$99.00 plus tax
CCLA 39th Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

Mr. Stauffer will address the bright line rule in McKercher and explain how to be aware of the potential for conflicts, identify them and respond appropriately.

Master Kaufman will explore the pitfalls of motions to get off the record and explain how to prepare and argue such motion correctly, without breaching privilege.


Kirsten Crain

Kirsten Crain is a partner in BLG’s Ottawa office. Kirsten’s broad litigation practice includes commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, administrative law proceedings and health sector cases. Kirsten has conducted trials and appeals in both Federal Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has appeared before a range of federal and provincial tribunals including the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the National Energy Board, and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. Kirsten is a regular presenter at The Advocates’ Society and The Law Society of Ontario conferences. She is also an occasional lecturer at the University of Ottawa.

Master Alexandre Kaufman

Master Alexandre Kaufman was appointed as Case Management Master in Ottawa in December 2018. Prior to his appointment he was a senior litigator with the federal Department of Justice. His practice, prior to his appointment, focused on administrative law and commercial disputes although he had a broad litigation practice that included procurement and trade remedies, contract and tort claims, and criminal law. He is the co-author of the Annotated Arbitration Act, 1991 and Annotated Ontario Arbitration Legislation. He also served as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of law. Master Kaufman is a 2002 graduate of the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.

Jonathan Richardson

A native (and resident) of Orléans, Jon has practiced with Augustine Bater Binks since his call to the bar in 2007. Jon practices in the areas of civil litigation, particularly personal injury and construction law, and family law. Jon has conducted trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court, and has argued appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Jon is the chairperson of the Ottawa chapter of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program, which serves a warm meal to the clients of the Ottawa Mission on the third and fourth Thursdays of every month. For his work with Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Jon was the 2017 recipient of the Gordon F. Henderson award, given by the Carleton County Law Association to an Ottawa lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community by performing charitable services on behalf of the community. Jon is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – East, and past member of the OBA’s Family Law Section Executive. He is currently an elected member of the governing Council of the Ontario Bar Association and is a frequent speaker and chair of continuing legal education programs. Jon is a former national champion of “Reach for the Top”.

Ian Stauffer

Ian is a senior partner at Tierney Stauffer LLP. Since his Call in 1983 Ian has practised civil litigation and was designated a Specialist by the Law Society in 1996. He has had the privilege to speak at this Conference on several occasions and to teach at the University of Ottawa Law School (his alma mater) and at Carleton (his first alma mater). Since before the turn of the century Ian has also mediated and arbitrated many disputes, both within and outside the Court system, and earned the designation of Chartered Mediator in 2002. The final hat he wears is as the Administrative Deputy Judge in Small Claims Court. He has earned his battle scars in that arena over the last 20 years. His spare time has been taken up with the creation of the Lawyer Play, the Law Day Run and Ottawa Lawyers Feed the Hungry. He was President of the CCLA in 2009. Ian thanks the Organizing Committee of this Conference and the staff of the CCLA for continuing this cornerstone educational venture.

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