Oh, Behave! Ethics & civility in personal injury; Approved! The do's & dont's of rule 7 | CPDonline.ca

Oh, Behave! Ethics and civility in personal injury; Approved! The do's and dont's of rule 7

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.75
45 minutes
Substantive: 0.25
15 minutes
Joseph Doris
Larry Elliot
Brenda Hollingsworth
Pierre Roger
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

The panel will include a judge and practitioners from both sides of an action to address professionalism and civility obligations in light of recent case law, including (a) direction from the Court of Appeal on professional and ethical obligations owed by counsel and judges to self-represented parties in the context of a trial, (b) limitations on counsel following up with treating practitioners in advance of trial (c) whether defence counsel can prepare plaintiff’s OTs for trial where they also prepared IE reports (d) defence medicals: consents and questionnaires (e) insurer’s hardball tactics resulted in no cost award despite success of insurer at trial on liability and (f) a discussion and  update on the status of civil jury trials (LSO CPD Accreditation Criteria 1.6, 1.15, 1.16, 2.14, 3.9, 3.15, 4.1, 4.2, and 4.6)

The speaker will address the best practises arising from recent caselaw dealing with motions under Rule 7 to obtain court approval for settlements. (LSO CPD Accreditation Criteria 1.15 and 2.9)


Joseph Doris

Larry Elliot

Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth is a lawyer and shareholder at Auger Hollingsworth where she leads the firm’s personal injury practice. A lawyer since 1997, Brenda gained significant litigation experience at a Bay Street firm both before and after her call to the Bar. She then practiced plaintiff and defence-side personal injury and class-action law at a Toronto firm. Brenda co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications. As part of the eight-member Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, Brenda spent three years volunteering her time to evaluate federal judicial appointment candidates. She has served on advisory panels for The Advocates Society and the Ontario Bar Association. Brenda loves to write and frequently publishes articles, blogs and essays about all aspects of law and practice. She is a strong believer in community, activism and social justice and is a regular sponsor of and attendee at local fundraisers for the rehabilitation community. A proud mother of two sons, Brenda’s family time is often spent cheering at the hockey rink, football field or rugby pitch. Brenda lives in Ottawa with her husband Richard Auger and their two boys, Zach and Jordy.

Justice Pierre Roger

Justice Roger, from Hearst, Ontario, served as Case Management Master of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa from 2010 to 2015, sitting in civil and family matters. Previously, he was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa from 1991 to 2010, where he practised health law, insurance law, libel and defamation litigation, personal injury litigation, and professional negligence litigation. Justice Roger received a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989, both from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.His Honour was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court on June 26, 2015.

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