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Virtual Discoveries & Mediations: Tips & Tricks

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Credits
Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.0
1 hour
Substantive: 0.25
20 minutes
Published
2020
Presenter(s)
Christine Fotopoulos
Source
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
80 minutes
Price
$109.00 plus tax

Join us for a dynamic discussion about tips and tricks of virtual examinations and mediations with our panel of practitioners of virtual litigation. Hear from all sides. Our diverse panel is comprised of plaintiff’s counsel, defence counsel, in-house counsel and a mediator. Using Zoom, this practical webinar will cover the topics below.

  1. Should/must you go virtual? Considerations for choosing or agreeing to virtual examinations and mediations.
  2. How to conduct virtual witness examinations?
  3. Best practices for virtual mediations.
  4. Technology issues.
  5. Practice supports to enhance your effectiveness.

 

Best practices for virtual mediations, including confirmation of presence of other people in the room but not on camera; terms of proceeding virtually (i.e. if counsel loses connection, how will answer of their client be treated on the record; what will occur if someone inadvertently enters wrong break-out room, etc.)

Technology issues, including multiple screens, audio-set up, reliable internet connection, etc.)

Should/must you go virtual? Considerations for choosing or agreeing to virtual examinations and mediations, including:

  • For discoveries: credibility, size of documentary productions.
  • For mediations: personalities of involved parties, estimated effectiveness of a virtual mediation, value of the file, number of parties, etc.

Presenters

Christine Fotopoulos

Christine Fotopoulos joins Global Resolutions after a successful career as a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP litigating complex, multi-party insurance, real estate and corporate disputes. She has practiced law for over 27 years developing strong relationships within the legal and insurance communities.

Christine is uniquely qualified to mediate in a host of areas as she brings a wealth of legal knowledge and years of practical experience resolving difficult disputes in a fair, reasonable and creative manner.

She has appeared at all levels of trial and appellate Courts in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada as well as having been involved in numerous mediations and arbitrations. This experience has reinforced her commitment to alternative dispute resolution.

Christine was selected by peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada (Insurance) each year since 2010 and for Personal Injury in 2016. Christine was also recognized in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Litigation-Commercial Insurance and Professional Liability as well as for Personal Injury in 2015.

She has written and lectured extensively in various areas including professional negligence, financial regulation, professional indemnity and host liability. Christine received her B.A. from the University of Toronto and her LL.B from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1989. Christine holds a Certificate from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation: Mediating Disputes.

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