Quick & Dirty Personal Injury Update. Interim Costs at the Licence Appeals Tribunal: Unreasonable Conduct or Simply Bad Manners?; Proving the Threshold; LTD Limitations; Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials | CPDonline.ca

Quick and Dirty Personal Injury Update. Interim Costs at the Licence Appeals Tribunal: Unreasonable Conduct or Simply Bad Manners?; Proving the Threshold; LTD Limitations; Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials

Quick and Dirty Personal Injury Update. Interim Costs at the Licence Appeals Tribunal: Unreasonable Conduct or Simply Bad Manners?; Proving the Threshold; LTD Limitations; Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials
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Substantive: 1.75
105 minutes
Published
2019
Presenter(s)
Carolyn Brandow
Patrick Brennan
William Brennan
Alysia Christiaen
Kerry Figliomeni
Donna M. Kraft
Lucy Lee
Barbara Legate
S. Michael Robertson
Evelyn ten Cate
Source
Middlesex Law Association
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
105 minutes
Price
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Alysia Christiaen, Kerry Figliomeni, Barbara Legate, Lucy Lee, Patrick Brennan, William Brennan, Evelyn ten Cate, Donna Kraft, S. Michael Robertson, and Carolyn Brandow present the following:

Quick and Dirty Personal Injury Update. Interim Costs at the Licence Appeals Tribunal

  • Unreasonable Conduct or Simply Bad Manners?
  • Proving the Threshold; LTD Limitations
  • Advocacy Practice Management Update: Proven tools to shorten trials
  • Legislative Update: Ford Government proposed changes

Presenters

Carolyn Brandow

Carolyn Brandow, LL.B., is a partner with Lerners LLP, a firm founded 90 years ago. Carolyn was called to the Ontario bar in 2000 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario.

She has practiced civil litigation in London since her call to the bar. In 2004, Carolyn acted as counsel to the Honourable Mr. Justice R.J. Haines in the Review of the Meat Inspection and Regulatory Regimes in Ontario on a sabbatical. During the review, Carolyn met with many individuals involved in public health law around the province which cemented her passion for health law. From 2006 to present, Carolyn’s health law practice has focused on a combination of medical negligence and administrative/regulatory matters including discipline and fitness to practice hearings, hospital privileges, privacy and human rights. Her practice has involved long and short trials, administrative tribunal hearings and appeals in all levels of court.

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan is a trial lawyer at Shillingtons LLP. His practice focuses principally on motor vehicle accident litigation, accident benefit dispute resolution, and municipal/institutional liability. Patrick has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and various tribunals.

In the past, Patrick has worked with the Small Claims Court Project at Western Law assisting low income claimants in navigating the court system, was a board member at WIL Employment Centre, and is a past trustee of the Middlesex Law Association.

Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from Queen’s University in 2009 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2010. He joined Shillingtons LLP in 2012.

William Brennan

William joined Cohen Highley’s Personal Injury team in 2015. William splits his practice between plaintiff personal injury and insurance defence litigation. After graduating from Queens Law William articled with a full service law firm in Barrie where he focused on civil litigation. In 2013 William returned to London to be closer to his family. William has appeared in front of a number of courts and tribunals including the Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, WSIAT, LAT, and FSCO. William and his wife recently welcomed their third child.

Alysia Christiaen

Kerry Figliomeni

Donna M. Kraft

Donna M. Kraft was called to the bar in 1985, and has been a sole practitioner in London, Ontario since 1998, restricting her practice to life insurance company defence litigation throughout Ontario. Donna was formerly in-house litigation counsel with London Life Insurance Company after having articled and practiced both plaintiff and defence litigation with the Siskinds law firm.

Lucy Lee

Lucy practises in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and non-profitco-operative housing. She has assisted clients in obtaining fair compensation when they have been injured due to: car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, product defects, assaults, and recreational related activities. She has assisted clients in obtaining compensation from long-term disability providers, WSIB, and CPP. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, Licence Appeal Tribunal, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals, Pension Appeals Board, Workplace Safety Insurance Board- appeals branch, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Lucy is very active in the London community. She is presently the Vice Chair on the King’s University Foundation Board, member of the London Claims Association, Brain Injury Association, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the Southwest Region Women’s Law Association. She is the former chair of Leads Employment Services.

Barbara Legate

Barbara Legate practices medical negligence and personal injury with an emphasis on serious infant and child injuries in London at Legate Personal Injury Lawyers. She was called to the bar in 1981. The Best Lawyers in Canada has named her Lawyer of the Year in Southwestern Ontario in personal injury in each of 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Barbara is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is an invited fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, honouree at the 2009 Celebration of the Personal Injury Bar, recipient of a Diamond Jubilee award for work in brain injury prevention. She has held a number of positions of leadership in the legal profession including President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Director of the Advocates Society and has served on several committees. She has presented papers on Advocacy, evidence, and substantive law of negligence, limitation periods, practice and ethics. Barbara initiated the Helmets on Kids campaign in London, now a province-wide project which gives away bike helmets to needy children. Her interest in children has lead to philanthropic, volunteer and charitable work benefiting disadvantaged children and families and most recently through work as a Director of the Children’s Health Foundation in London.

S. Michael Robertson

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Political Systems from the University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws from Queens University, after a one-year stint in first year at Dalhousie Law School in Halifax
  • Practicing solely civil litigation since 1979, the first 7 years of which with what was then Lerner & Associates and in sole practice from 1986 to date
  • A broad civil litigation practice including commercial litigation, employment litigation on behalf of both employers and employees, personal injury and fatal accident litigation, medical and professional negligence, sexual abuse litigation and disability insurance claims
  • Appear regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and other Tribunals emphasizing trial work as opposed to appellate work
  • Volunteer work both aboard and locally – hands on with street youth and squatter children in disadvantaged communities of Manila, Philippines and work locally with refugee youth from Central and East Africa and South East Asia
  • 4 adult sons, 3 granddaughters with another grandchild to come, all of whom we are tremendously proud of.

Evelyn ten Cate

Evelyn ten Cate is a London transplant (originally from Brockville, Ontario). She did her undergraduate degree in Economics at Queen’s University and her law degree at Western University. She was called to the bar in 1994. After a brief stint in family law, she joined Foster Townsend in 1996 and became a partner in 2004. She practices both insurance defence and plaintiff personal injury litigation throughout southwestern Ontario.

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