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How the East was Won; Stops and Starts: Rules 2.1 and 14

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.5
40 minutes
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10 minutes
Robert Beaudoin
James McNamara
Susanne Sviergula
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
50 minutes
$109.00 plus tax
CCLA 39th Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

Susanne Sviergula, James McNamara, and Robert Beaudoin discuss How the East was Won, and Stops and Starts: Rules 2.1 and 14.


Justice Robert Beaudoin

B.A. 1970, (Windsor); M.Ed. 1974 (U of T); LLB 1979, (Windsor) Justice Beaudoin was called to the Bar (Ontario) in 1981. He then practiced law in Windsor, Ontario. In 1989, he was appointed the Regional Director of Courts Administration for East Region in Ottawa. He joined the Civil Justice Review in 1994 and participated in the productions of the Review’s two reports aimed at reforming Ontario’s civil justice system. He has extensive experience in civil case management and court-annexed mediation. In January of 1997, he was appointed the Case Management Master for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa. After his appointment, he lectured and provided advice on case management and mediation and participated in a number of international justice projects in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. In 2007, he was named one of two Family Case Managers involved in a Pilot Project in the Family Branch of the Superior Court in Ottawa. He was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in September, 2009. He is currently the Local Administrative Judge for Civil Matters for the Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa.

RSJ James McNamara

Justice James McNamara was appointed Regional Senior Judge of the East Region, to replace Justice Hackland, who resigned as Regional Senior Judge effective May 8, 2014. Justice McNamara was appointed a judge in 2008. He served as Administrative Judge in Pembroke and is currently serving as local Administrative Judge in Ottawa. Justice McNamara received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1973 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1975. He practised with Marcus, McNamara and Wilson until the time of his appointment. He was certified as a Civil Litigation Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1991.

Susanne Sviergula

Susanne Sviergula is a partner at Cavanagh LLP whose practice is focused on professional liability, insurance defence and employment law, acting for both institutional and individual clients. A graduate of both the University of Ottawa and the University of Windsor, she was called to the bar in 2001. Susanne has been an active member of the County of Carleton Law Association, the Advocates’ Society and the Ontario Bar Association throughout her career. She is also a regular volunteer at Law Help Ontario. One of her proudest accomplishments however is having run both the 2016 and 2017 Boston Marathon (with a not so secret desire of making it a hat trick in the future).

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