Striking Pleadings for Disclosure Deficiencies; Case Lines; Best Practices in Preparing Domestic Contracts & Negotiating Settlements |

Striking Pleadings for Disclosure Deficiencies; Case Lines; Best Practices in Preparing Domestic Contracts and Negotiating Settlements

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45 minutes
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45 minutes
Yvonne Bernstein
Deborah Chappel
Betty Montoni
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
90 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Justice Deborah Chappel presents Striking Pleadings for Disclosure Deficiencies: General Principles and Practical Tips From the Bench; Betty Montoni presents Case Lines; Lastly, Yvonne Bernstein shares Best Practices in Preparing Domestic Contracts and Negotiating Settlements.


Yvonne Bernstein

Yvonne Bernstein is a graduate of McGill University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. She practised family law and civil litigation prior to joining LAWPRO (then the Errors & Omissions Department of the Law Society) in 1989. Yvonne has continued her specialty in family law both in the area of claims as well as in the development of risk management tools for family law lawyers. In affiliation with DIVORCEmate Software, Yvonne worked on the development of Precedents+, a document creation program that utilizes a checklist format to create a customized and comprehensive domestic contract. Yvonne is a frequent speaker at OBA, LSUC and other programs on family law, risk management and professional responsibility. She was an instructor in both the Family Law Section and the Professional Responsibility Section of the Bar Admission Course for more than 10 years. She has authored numerous articles on family law and risk management issues.

Justice Deborah Chappel

Justice Deborah Chappel sits in the Superior Court’s family division in Hamilton. Justice Chappel received her BA from the University of Toronto in 1986. She received her LLB from Queen’s University in 1989 and her LLM from the University of Toronto in 1991. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1992. She was a member of the Bar of British Columbia from 1996 – 2000. She was a sole practitioner since 2006. She was in-house legal counsel for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Children’s Lawyer from 2008 – 2009. Justice Chappel was also with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto from 1997 – 2000; the Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia, Family Law Group, from 1996 – 1997; and for the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton-Wentworth from 1992 – 1996. Her main areas of practice were general matrimonial law, Child protection law, administration law, education law, major areas of tort law, Aboriginal law and law relating to institutional/government liability.

Betty Montoni

Betty Montoni is the Lead Solutions Consultant for Case Center (formerly CaseLines) at Thomson Reuters and is also an eDiscovery Specialist. She provides consulting services to courts, law firms, corporations, and litigation departments of various government agencies.Acting as a liaison between Thomson Reuters’ sales professionals and customers, Betty provides extensive knowledge and information to clients regarding Thomson Reuters’ legal solutions. Betty has over two decades of legal experience working in legal technology and eDiscovery. She has also coordinated several implementations of Case Center across multiple courts, government agencies and law firms both in Canada and the U.S. She has been a presenter on the topic of eDiscovery and Case Center at numerous conferences over the course of her career and is accredited as a Certified eDiscovery Specialist and Certified CaseCenter Specialist

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