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Doing it Right: Contingency Fee Retainers; Unconscious Bias Learning Solution

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.25
15 minutes
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 0.25
20 minutes
Rebecca Bromwich
Sylvia Corthorn
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
35 minutes
$99.00 plus tax
CCLA 39th Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

Justice Corthorn will focus on the obligations on those using contingency retainers and how to properly utilize one within the confines.

Ms. Bromwich will explain the various facets of unconscious bias and the importance of diversity and inclusion. She will explore the business case for inclusion and diversity and why it matters.


Rebecca Bromwich

Based in Ottawa, Dr. Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich is Gowling WLG's national manager of diversity & inclusion (D&I). Rebecca is passionate about equality and D&I. In her varied legal career, she has worked as a lawyer in litigation and law reform, and taught and researched in academia. Through her professional, academic, and personal endeavours, she has always been committed to her vision of an inclusive, collegial, and diverse legal profession and culture. She brings this commitment to her work at Gowling WLG. Prior to joining the Gowling WLG team, Rebecca was director of the Graduate Diploma Program in Conflict Resolution at Carleton University's Department of Law and Legal Studies. Rebecca speaks English fluently and speaks French conversantly.

Sylvia Corthorn

Justice Corthorn was appointed to the Superior Court in May 2015. For over 20 years prior to her appointment, Justice Corthorn was a partner with Kelly Santini LLP/SRL. Justice Corthorn received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1982 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1984. During her 31 years in practice, Justice Corthorn’s areas of practice included plaintiffs’ personal injury law, medical and dental malpractice, insurance defence litigation, commercial litigation, estate litigation, and criminal defence work. She has presented papers and been a panel member at numerous Montebello and Mont Tremblant Civil Litigation Conferences and other Continuing Legal Education Programs. She is a past board member of the Head Injury Association, Ottawa Valley Branch.

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