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Costly conduct: A panel discussion; Anything to report? The new RSJ on duty

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.75
45 minutes
Substantive: 0.25
15 minutes
Samantha Iturregui
Marc Labrosse
Calum MacLeod
D. Lynne Watt
Heather Williams
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

The panel will discuss a series of costs decisions including the obligation of counsel to attend pre-trials prepared to discuss settlement and the consequences of not doing so, adverse costs insurance and conduct that the courts consider inappropriate and worthy of costs sanctions. (LSO CPD Accreditation Criteria 3.9 and 3.15)


Samantha Iturregui

Justice Marc Labrosse

The Honourable Marc R. Labrosse, was appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Ottawa) in January 2014. Justice Labrosse received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. He practised with the Ottawa law firm of Vice & Hunter since 1996. His main practise areas were municipal law, civil litigation and corporate law. Mr. Justice Labrosse has been a member of l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario since 1995 and a member of the Carleton County Law Association since 1996. He has served as an instructor for the Bar Admissions Course and been a part-time professor with the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Since being appointed, Justice Labrosse has regularly been sitting on civil, family and criminal matters in both official languages. He is the local administrative judge for the Divisional Court in Ottawa.

Master Calum MacLeod

A frequent speaker at the civil litigation conference, Mr. Justice Calum MacLeod has been a judge of the Superior Court of Justice since June of 2016 and had been a master in that court since November of 2008. He is a graduate of Queen’s University (B.A., 1977 and LL.B., 1980) and was called to the bar in 1983. Prior to his appointment as a master, he practiced civil litigation and dispute resolution and had extensive experience as a neutral. He had been a mediator, arbitrator, fact finder and deputy judge. Over the course of his career as a judicial officer, Justice MacLeod authored many decisions concerning discovery, production and civil procedure and has heard scores of summary judgment motions. He case manages complex commercial cases and class actions. Justice MacLeod has a keen interest in court reform and legal education and has served on many committees and working groups including Sedona Canada and the civil rules committee. He is frequently called upon to speak to lawyers and judges in Ontario and in other jurisdictions.

D. Lynne Watt

D. Lynne Watt is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office practising in the Advocacy Group. Called to the Bar in 1994, she articled with Osler, clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal, spent a year in chambers in London, England as a Fox Scholar and then joined McCarthy Tétrault where she practiced for 10 years before moving over to Gowlings in 2006. Her areas of expertise are commercial litigation, copyright (in particular, the certification of tariffs under the COPYRIGHT ACT and copyright infringement claims) and appellate advocacy. She is the leader of Gowlings’ Supreme Court of Canada Services Group, an experienced appellate counsel and Ottawa agent for six provincial attorneys general. Lynne has appeared before a variety of tribunals and in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been a Trustee of the County of Carleton Law Association since 2009 and a member of the executive committee since 2013. She will be President of the CCLA in 2016. She went down in flames before the Ontario Court of Appeal earlier this week, so be kind to her. (She has been known to accept a drink in consolation.)

Justice Heather Williams

Justice Heather J. Williams was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa in May, 2017 after practising civil litigation in Ottawa for more than 25 years. Justice Williams practised with Cavanagh Williams LLP (which now goes by some other name) and before that, with Nelligan O’Brien Payne (formerly Nelligan Power). Justice Williams is proud to be a past president of the County of Carleton Law Association and a former chair of the CCLA’s Civil Litigation Updated conference at Mont Tremblant.

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