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Essential bankruptcy law and the responsible rule (Rule 48)

Essential bankruptcy law and the responsible rule (Rule 48)

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Robert De Toni
Stanley Kershman
Dan Pinnington
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
30 minutes
$99.00 plus tax
CCLA 34th Annual Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts
  1. Essential bankruptcy law for the civil litigator: Orders under sections 38 and 69 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  2. “Case dismissed?” Administrative dismissals and amendments to the responsible rule (Rule 48).


Robert De Toni

After graduating from law school in 1994, Robert was called to the bar of Ontario in 1996. In October 1996, Robert joined the law firm of Merovitz Potechin LLP and was made a partner in September 2005. Robert’s primary areas of practice are bankruptcy and insolvency and collection where he has represented numerous financial institutions, creditors, trustees in bankruptcy and debtors. Robert has written and co-written several articles on insolvency law for use in legal seminars and has spoken at various insolvency seminars. Robert is also very actively involved in the community. At the age of 32, Robert became the youngest president of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Ottawa (CIBPA). As president of CIBPA, Robert presided over the creation of the CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Program. In addition to being a member of CIBPA, Robert was an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division (the YLD) and was on the executive of the OBA’s Insolvency section. In his role as an executive on the YLD, Robert was responsible for spearheading the development of the YLD’s racial tolerance mock trial program for grade 6 students in Ottawa. From 2004 to 2008, Robert was on the Board of Directors for Villa Marconi Long Term Care Centre. He last served as its Vice President. Robert is currently on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa and he is also actively involved in his children’s lives, coaching them in both hockey and soccer for the past several years.

Justice Stanley Kershman

Dan Pinnington

Dan Pinnington is a legal technology evangelist and is well known for his tech tips. As the Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO, Dan helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims and helps LAWPRO reach out to its stakeholders. His vision, energy and ideas have made the practicePRO program an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative.

Dan is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. The American Bar Association published The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Tips to Power Your Practice, a book he co-authored with Reid Trautz. He a past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine, was Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2007 and helped launch the ABA's Law Practice Today Webzine.

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