Pay Me Later: Changes to Contingency Fee Arrangements; The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism & the Law; You Gotta: Duty to Disclose Partial Settlements; Doin’ It Right: Avoiding Deplorable Trial Practices | CPDonline.ca

Pay Me Later: Changes to Contingency Fee Arrangements; The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and the Law; You Gotta: Duty to Disclose Partial Settlements; Doin’ It Right: Avoiding Deplorable Trial Practices

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Credits
Substantive: 0.5
30 minutes
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 0.5
30 minutes
Published
2022
Presenter(s)
Robin Brown
Sylvia Corthorn
Samantha Peters
Jonathan Richardson
Sean Van Helden
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
1 hour
Price
$119.00 plus tax
CCLA Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

This topic will provide an overview and summary of the changes to contingency fees that took effect on July 1, 2021, the amendments to the Solicitors’ Act and the new regulation that requires the use of the standard form Contingency Fee Agreement.

The EDI topic will start with a review of 8573123 Canada Inc. (Elias Restaurant) v. Keele Sheppard Plaza Inc. and will endeavour to address the following:

  1. How you deal with anti-black racism and other big topics and be advocate without being part of the problem?
  2. What is our role in litigation and as advocates when it comes to anti-black racism (and in context of bigger obligations to profession and society)?
  3. Ethical obligation not to perpetuate the stereotypes and myths
  4. In this particular case, was the problem with the evidence and the fact that the affidavits perpetuated a prejudice?

The speakers will address Tallman Truck Centre Limited v. K.S.P. Holdings Inc., Poirier v. Logan , Waxman v. Waxman and the necessity and reasons for making prompt disclose of partial settlements. The topic is 30 minutes in length although it is expected only half will qualify for CPD accreditation.

Presenters

Robin Brown

Robin Brown is a lawyer at Cavanagh LLP. Her practice is devoted to insurance defence including defending professional liability claims.  While she currently lives in Ottawa, she grew up in the 1000 Islands and still considers the Village of Athens home.

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.

Samantha Peters Lawyer, LLM candidate

Jonathan Richardson

A native (and resident) of Orléans, Jon has practiced with Augustine Bater Binks since his call to the bar in 2007. Jon practices in the areas of civil litigation, particularly personal injury and construction law, and family law. Jon has conducted trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court, and has argued appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Jon is the chairperson of the Ottawa chapter of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program, which serves a warm meal to the clients of the Ottawa Mission on the third and fourth Thursdays of every month. For his work with Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Jon was the 2017 recipient of the Gordon F. Henderson award, given by the Carleton County Law Association to an Ottawa lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community by performing charitable services on behalf of the community. Jon is a past chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – East, and past member of the OBA’s Family Law Section Executive. He is currently an elected member of the governing Council of the Ontario Bar Association and is a frequent speaker and chair of continuing legal education programs. Jon is a former national champion of “Reach for the Top”.

Sean Van Helden

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