Ready, Set, Litigate: Are You Prepared for the Post-COVID World?

Continuing Legal Education – FREE SEMINAR

Will Davidson LLP invites you to our 6th annual CLE Seminar. Sign-up now to secure your spot. More details regarding agenda and speakers to come.

  • Price: FREE Seminar
  • Location: Online

Don’t miss your chance to earn 14.5 CPD hours from the comfort of your home.

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This link will be live for viewing until September 22, 2021. Registrants can watch the 8.5-hour session in one go or at their leisure throughout the week. No login information is required for viewing.

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Day 1:

Are You Prepared for the Post-COVID World?

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

8:30am-4:30pm

8.5 CPD Hours

7 Substantive Hours

0.75 Professionalism Hours

0.25 EDI Hours

Day 2:

Framing Your Case for the Post-COVID World

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

9:00am-1:00pm

6 CPD Hours

4.5 Substantive Hours

1.5 Professionalism Hours

 

For more information, please email Alex Will (awill@willdavidson.ca)


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Our Speakers

Experts from the industry who will be speaking at this year's seminar. Stay tuned for further updates.

Mark Mandell

Mark Mandell

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell Ltd.

Elise Sanguinetti

Elise Sanguinetti

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

Supreme Advocacy LLP

Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Thomson Rogers

Ray Wagner

Ray Wagner

Wagners

Clint Docken

Clint Docken

Guardian Law Group

Charles Gluckstein

Charles Gluckstein

Gluckstein Lawyers

Stephen Birman

Stephen Birman

Thomson Rogers

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

Partner

Brennan Kahler

Brennan Kahler

Kahler Personal Injury Lawyers

Kris Bonn

Kris Bonn

Bonn Law

Madeline Barnes

Madeline Barnes

CFO, HR Manager

Alex Will

Alex Will

Marketing Associate

Matt Lalande

Matt Lalande

Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers

Brandon Little

Brandon Little

Marketing Associate

Joseph Obagi

Joseph Obagi

Connolly Obagi LLP

Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy

Flaherty McCarthy LLP

Hon. Annette Casullo

Hon. Annette Casullo

Superior Court of Justice

Maria Damiano

Maria Damiano

Harte Law PC

Tom Connolly

Tom Connolly

Connolly Obagi LLP

Peter Reinitzer

Peter Reinitzer

Associate

Meghan Walker

Meghan Walker

Partner

Gary Will

Gary Will

Managing Partner

Paul Cahill

Paul Cahill

Partner

Jay Rudolph

Jay Rudolph

Rudolph Mediation

Paul Torrie

Paul Torrie

Global Resolutions

Hon. Todd Archibald

Hon. Todd Archibald

Superior Court of Justice

Bill McCorriston

Bill McCorriston

McCorriston ADR Inc.

David Klein

David Klein

Laura Hillyer

Laura Hillyer

Martin & Hillyer Associates

Scott Frew

Scott Frew

Partner

Joel Cormier

Joel Cormier

Partner

Darcy Romaine

Darcy Romaine

Boland Romaine LLP

Our 2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors. Their support allows us to deliver this CLE seminar to you free of charge.

Gold Sponsor

Mind By Design™

Mind By Design™ is all things mental health. We provide a cutting-edge approach to mental wellness and use the latest in research and technology for individual, couple, and family therapy for all ages. We pride ourselves in a culturally sensitive and informed approach to therapy and assessments. And, we specialize in MVA, WSIB, LTD and more. With locations throughout Ontario, services in multiple languages, Mind By Design™ is dedicated to delivering accessible, comprehensive, and personalized care with no waiting lists and prompt appointment setting. For a no obligation free 15-minute consultation, or to submit a referral for assessment or therapy, call (888) 482-7265 or email us at info@mindbydesign.ca. Telehealth/Virtual sessions and Virtual Reality Therapy available worldwide.
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Locations in Vancouver, Calgary, and Halifax coming soon!

Gold Sponsor

TheJudge Global

TheJudge specialises in arranging litigation insurance for you and your clients. Having already assisted over 60,000 Canadians with access to justice, TheJudge strives to arrange a tailor-made insurance solution for your personal injury or commercial clients. Strengthen your hand and protect your client through litigation insurance, arranged by TheJudge.

Silver Sponsor

Invisible Care

Human Care Enhanced by Technology. Invisible-Care is personalized, conversational and provides continuous proactive engagement between clinician visits reducing risk and increasing successful rehabilitation goals.

Silver Sponsor

MEA Forensic

MEA is a multi-disciplinary firm that investigates transportation crashes, injuries, product failures and property losses for insurance and legal clients. We have worked on over 50000 cases across North America since the company was founded in 1982. We are proud of our independence and objectivity which is based on a strict scientific analysis of the evidence. We offer virtual seminars accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and BC. Visit us at https://www.meaforensic.com/ and contact Jahvanna Ryan to let us know if there is something we can do to support your business.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are now accepting sponsors for our 6th annual CLE. Please email Alex Will (awill@willdavidson.ca) if you are interested in sponsoring.

$1000

Gold Sponsorship

• 3 minute video promoting your business to be played at our 2021 CLE
• Recognition on our website and social media channels
• Up to 5 pages of promotional materials to be sent to our CLE registrants

$500

Silver Sponsorship

• 1 minute video promoting your business to be played at our 2021 CLE
• Recognition on our website and social media channels
• Up to 5 pages of promotional materials to be sent to our CLE registrants

$250

Bronze Sponsorship

• Recognition on our website and social media channels
• Up to 5 pages of promotional materials to be sent to our CLE registrants

EVENT AGENDA DAY 1

Are You Prepared for the Post-COVID World?

10 minutes

OPENING REMARKS BY CHAIR

30 minutes

THE ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES OF CONDUCTING A ZOOM TRIAL

Panelists: Tom Connolly, Laura Hillyer, Maria Damiano, Peter Reinitzer; Moderator: Gary Will

30 minutes

CONNECTING WITH JURORS DURING A VIRTUAL TRIAL

Speaker: Elise Sanguinetti

15 minutes

JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE ON LITIGATING CASES IN THE POST COVID WORLD

Panelist: Justice Annette Casullo; Moderator: Gary Will

5 minutes

BREAK

40 minutes

MEDIATORS’ PANEL

Panelists: Hon. Todd Archibald (Ret’d), Paul Torrie, Bill McCorriston, Jay Rudolph; Moderator: Gary Will

30 minutes

MOORE v. LYSENKO: FAMILY LAW ACT DAMAGES ON THE RISE

Panelists: Mike Smitiuch, Chris Morrison; Moderator: Gary Will

25 minutes

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PANEL

Panelists: Jeremy Syrtash, Sonia Nijar; Moderator: Paul Cahill

25 minutes

RUNNING A LAW FIRM REMOTELY

Panelists: Brennan Kahler, Madeline Barnes, Kris Bonn; Moderator: Gary Will

20 minutes

BREAK

25 minutes

DEVELOPING AN APPEALING PERSONALITY – GETTING LEAVE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Speaker: Eugene Meehan, QC

25 minutes

COVID-19 AND CIVIL JURIES – HAVE WE STRUCK OUT OR MUST WE STILL WAIT AND SEE

Panelists: Joseph Obagi, Todd McCarthy; Moderator: Gary Will

20 minutes

DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL NETWORKING: HOW TO GET CLIENTS IN THE POST-COVID WORLD

Panelists: Matt Lalande, Alex Will, Brandon Little; Moderator: Gary Will

20 minutes

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE PRACTICE OF LAW

Speaker: Charles Gluckstein

5 minutes

BREAK

40 minutes

MUNICIPAL LIABILITY

Panelists: Tim Boland, David Morin, Gordon Marsden; Moderator: Gary Will

40 minutes

LONG TERM CARE HOME ACTIONS ACROSS CANADA

Panelists: Craig Brown, Clint Docken, Ray Wagner; Moderator: Gary Will

40 minutes

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION CLAIMS FROM COVID

Panelists: Stephen Birman, Michael Ellis, David Klein; Moderator: Gary Will

5 minutes

CLOSING REMARKS BY CHAIR

EVENT AGENDA DAY 2

Framing Your Case for the Post-COVID World

10 minutes

OPENING REMARKS BY CHAIR

2 hours 50 minutes

FRAMING YOUR CASE IN A POST COVID WORLD

Speaker: Mark Mandell

10 minutes

BREAK

45 minutes

AN UPDATE FROM LAWPRO – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Panelists: Jillian Van Allen, Katie James; Moderator: Meghan Walker

25 minutes

LITIGATION BEGINS IN THE FIRST INTERVIEW – HOW TO BUILD YOUR CASE FROM DAY ONE

Panelists: Jim Davidson, Ron Strike, Ron Davidson

45 minutes

PROFESSIONALISM IN THE POST COVID WORLD

Panelists: Scott Frew, Joel Cormier

10 minutes

BREAK

60 minutes

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