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The Death of the Party; Be a Better Lawyer: Lessons in Diversity; Here, say this: A Hearsay Update; It’ll Cost You! A Costs Update

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40 minutes
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20 minutes
Paul Dancause
Jean-François Laberge
Mark Seebaran
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$99.00 plus tax
Annual Civil Litigation Conference 2018
Includes Handouts

Paul Dancause, Mark Seebaran, and Jean-François Laberge discuss the following topics:

  • The Death of the Party
  • Be a Better Lawyer: Lessons in Diversity
  • Here, say this: A Hearsay Update
  • It’ll Cost You! A Costs Update


Paul Dancause

B.A., LL.B. Sole practitioner, Ottawa. Graduate of Dalhousie Law School (as it was then), 1984. Called to the Ontario Bar 1986. Practice restricted to estate-related matters, including solicitor’s work and estate litigation, including substitute decision practice and litigation. Has argued cases at all levels of court including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Taught for many years at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (Wills, Estate Planning, Trusts). Former head instructor at the Bar Admission Course (as it then was) in Ottawa in the Estate Planning and Administration component. Has presented numerous estate-related papers and topics at continuing legal education and CPD programs over the past twenty-five years.

Jean-François Laberge

Jean-François Laberge is a Partner and Head of the Litigation Department of Low Murchison Radnoff LLP. Jean-François is fluently bilingual (English/French). He is first and foremost an advocate recognized for his practice in civil litigation, which is focused on the following: personal injury, medical malpractice, estate litigation and insurance law. In 2013, Jean-François, was awarded the prestigious Regional Senior Justice Award of the County Carleton Law Association (CCLA). Jean-François is very involved in the legal community: He taught the Insurance Law course and Commercial Law course at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa – French Common Law Section. He sat on the Board of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO) as the Regional Representative for the Outaouais Region for almost a decade. He was the founder and first ever President of the Young Lawyers Committee of the AJEFO. He was the co-Chair of the New Lawyers & Articling Students Planning Committee of the County of Carleton Law Association for many years and established the CCLA’s One Day Summit Conference. He currently sits on the Board of PratiquO, the continuing legal education centre at the Univeristy of Ottawa. He also provides pro bono legal services to local not-for-profit organizations. Jean-François plays rugby for the Ottawa Wolves RFC and is an avid downhill skier, having obtained his CSIA Level II designation many years ago.

Mark Seebaran

Mark Seebaran is a federal Crown with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He prosecutes economic crime charges in the areas of tax, bankruptcy, and immigration fraud. Mark is a member of the CCLA Diversity Committee, and practices in Ontario and Québec. He previously worked for a few civil litigation firms in Ottawa, and spent four years at a firm in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

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