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  • Successful Advocacy in Tort and Personal Injury Mediations
    Program Date:
    February 15 – 16, 2017

    Successful Advocacy in Tort and Personal Injury Mediations

    Table of Content

    Program Date: February 15 – 16, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    What’s Unique About Mediation Advocacy?
    Frank K. Gomberg,
    Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc.
    Paul Torrie, Global Resolutions

    Tab 2
    Secrets of the Persuasive Mediation Brief
    Paul Torrie,
    Global Resolutions (moderator)
    Pamela Chapman, Professor, University of Ottawa
    Jeffrey R. LeRoy, Lawson LLP

    Tab 3
    Your Relationship With the Mediator
    Frank K. Gomberg,
    Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc. (moderator)
    Risa M. Kirshblum, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
    Kadey B.J. Schultz, Schultz Frost LLP

    Tab 4
    Handling Bad Behaviour and Difficult Personalities
    Jon T. Fidler,
    M + F Mediation & Arbitration Services
    Wendy Moore Mandel, Thomson, Rogers
    J. Jay Rudolph, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

    Tab 5
    Nonverbal Communication in the Mediation Rom; The Messages You May Be Sending Without Knowing It
    Dr. Mark G. Frank,
    Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

    Tab 6
    Breaking Impasses: Creative Solutions For Counsel
    Paul Torrie,
    Global Resolutions (moderator)
    Ivan Luxenberg, M + F Mediation & Arbitration Services
    Richard J. (Rick) Weiler, Weiler ADR Inc.

    Tab 7
    Advocacy at the Mediation, Part 1
    Heidi R. Brown,
    Bogoroch & Associates LLP
    Frank K. Gomberg, Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc.
    Alfred M. Kwinter, Singer Kwinter
    Robert L. Love, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Kathleen Urdahl, Global Resolutions

    Tab 8
    Advocacy at the Mediation, Part 2
    Paul Torrie,
    Global Resolutions (moderator)
    Catherine Bruder, Bruder Springstead LLP
    Elizabeth Grace, Lerners LLP
    Rebecca L. Nelson, Azevedo & Nelson

    Tab 9
    Impact of Cross-Cultural Factors on the Mediation
    Frank K. Gomberg,
    Gomberg Mediation Solutions Inc. (moderator)
    Sandhya Kohli, Mediator & Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
    Muneeza Sheikh, Levitt LLP

    Tab 10
    Ethical and Professional Issues In the Tort/PI Mediation Process
    Paul Torrie,
    Global Resolutions (moderator)
    Valerie A. Edwards, Torkin Manes LLP
    Gavin MacKenzie, MacKenzie Barristers
    Donald H. Rogers, Q.C., Rogers Partners LLP

    Tab 11
    Notes

  • 10th National Symposium on Tech Crime and Electronic Evidence
    Program Date:
    January 27, 2017

    10th National Symposium on Tech Crime and Electronic Evidence

    Table of Content

    Program Date: January 27, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Top 2017 Investigation and Drafting Issues in Cases Involving Electronic Evidence

    Top 2017 Investigation and Drafting Issues in Cases Involving Electronic Evidence (slides)
    Gerald Chan,
    Stockwoods LLP
    Susan Magotiaux, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Sergeant David Cobey, Legal Application Support Team, RCMP

    Tab 2
    White Collar Crime; Current Issues and Special Challenges

    Technology and White Collar Crime (slides)
    David M. Porter,
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Steven Johnston, Crown Prosecutor, Special Prosecutions Branch, Alberta Justice
    Andrew Fish, Team Leader, Criminal Investigations Division, Canada Revenue Agency

    Tiered forensic methodology model for Digital Field Triage by non-digital evidence specialists
    Ben Hitchcock,
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police and School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
    Nhien-An Le-Khac, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
    Mark Scanlon, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

    Microsoft Ireland Material
    Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner and Digital Rights Ireland Ltd.

    Tab 3
    Surveillance, Transparency, and the Rule of Law: Towards Surveillance Oversight

    Surveillance, Transparency, and the Rule of Law: Towards Surveillance Oversight(slides)
    Alan Butler,
    Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

    Tab 4
    Admissibility of Evidence from Social Media; What are the Legal and Ethical Limits?

    Dealing with Social Media Evidence (slides)
    The Hon. Justice Frances P. Kiteley,
    Ontario Superior Court of Justice
    Cst. Christopher MacDonald, CFCE, Investigator, Peel Regional Police
    Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers
    Steven Johnston, Crown Prosecutor, Special Prosecutions Branch, Alberta Justice

    Tab 5
    Search and Seizure: The Forensics Bolstering Your Chances of Success with Solid Judicial Authorizations for Cutting-Edge Solutions

    Search and Seizure: The Forensics Bolstering Your Chances of Success with Solid Judicial Authorizations for Cutting-Edge Solutions (slides)
    Daniel Embury,
    , Technical Director, Cellebrite Advanced Investigative Services, Cellebrite Ltd.
    Cst. Frank Dudas, Legal Application Support Team, RCMP

    Tab 6
    Search and Seizure: The Law, Latest Cases, Practical Implications and Hot Button Issues

    Search and Seizure: The Law, Latest Cases, Practical Implications and Hot Button Issues (slides)
    Susheel Gupta,
    Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (on leave from the Public Prosecution Service of Canada)
    Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers
    Randy Schwartz, Deputy Director, Prosecution Support, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

    Tab 7
    Notes

  • Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases
    Program Date:
    January 27, 2017

    Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases

    Table of Content

    Program Date: January 27, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Assessing Duties and Powers
    Lisa Brownstone,
    Co-Director, Legal Department, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    Usman Sheikh, Gowlings WLG (Canada) LLP

    Tab 2
    The Paper Chase: Documentary Requests and Production
    Shara N. Roy,
    Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
    Clarke Tedesco, Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP

    Tab 3
    Examinations, Interviews, Inquiries
    Johanna Braden,
    Stockwoods LLP
    Ian R. Smith, Fenton, Smith

    Tab 4
    Preparing for the Hearing, Part 1
    Robert A. Maxwell,
    Discipline Counsel, Real Estate Council of Ontario

    Tab 5
    Interim Proceedings: Scope and Strategy
    Farah Ismail,
    Director, Practice Quality, College of Nurses of Ontario
    Brendan van Niejenhuis, Stockwoods LLP

    Tab 6
    Preparing for the Hearing, Part 2
    Jeremy Devereux
    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
    Jonathan Lisus, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

    Tab 7
    The Hearing: Penalties, Costs, Settlements
    Yvonne B. Chisholm,
    Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation, Ontario Securities Commission
    Sean Lawler, Shibley Righton LLP
    Glenn M. Stuart, StuartLaw

    Tab 8
    Dealing Effectively With Concurrent Criminal and Civil Proceedings
    Lara Jackson,
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    Murray H. Shore, Heller, Rubel
    Seth Weinstein, Greenspan Humphrey Lavine

    Tab 9
    Court Challenges To Professional Discipline Decisions
    Amy Block,
    Counsel, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    Caroline Zayid, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

    Tab 10
    Ethical and Professional Issues in Professional Discipline Practice
    James A. Hodgson,
    Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
    Neil J. Perrier, Perrier Law Professional Corporation
    Mark J. Sandler, Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP

    Tab 11
    Notes

  • 5th Annual Mental Health Law for Children & Youth
    Program Date:
    January 24, 2017

    5th Annual Mental Health Law for Children & Youth

    Table of Content

    Program Date: January 24, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Case Study

    Tab 2
    A Clinical Overview: Understanding the Challenges in Children and Youth Mental Health
    Dr. Antonio Pignatiello, MD, FRCP(C)
    Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief, The Hospital for Sick Children, Medical Director, TeleLink Mental Health Program

    Tab 3
    Understanding Mental Health Laws relating to Children and Youth
    Mary Jane Dykeman
    DDO Health Law
    Michele M. Warner, Litigation Legal Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    Tab 4
    Luncheon and Keynote Address
    “How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be”
    Forrest Willett,
    Jack Canfield Certified Trainer, Forrest Willett Training

    Tab 5
    The Intersection of Mental Health and Education
    Mary Jane Dykeman,
    DDO Health Law
    Samira Ahmed, Staff Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth
    Lauri A. Reesor, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
    Rebecca Shields, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association, York and South Simcoe

    Tab 6
    The Intersection of Mental Health and Criminal Law
    Moderator:
    Michele M. Warner
    Litigation Legal Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Panelists:
    Brian Smegal
    , Manager, Mental Health and Specialized Client Services, Youth Justice Services Division, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
    Kaley Smith, Youth Mental Health Court Worker, Turning Point Youth Services
    Jane Stewart, Litigation Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth
    Alex Yeaman, Youth Mental Health Court Worker, Turning Point Youth Services

    Tab 7
    Notes

  • Small Claims 2017: Essential Law, Winning Strategies For Paralegals and Lawyers
    Program Date:
    January 23, 2017

    Small Claims 2017: Essential Law, Winning Strategies For Paralegals and Lawyers

    Table of Content

    Program Date: January 23, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Right From the Beginning: Effective Written Advocacy In Small Claims
    Deputy Judge Frances M. Wood,
    Wood Gold LLP & Small Claims Court, Central West Region

    Tab 2
    Settlement Conferences: Recipes For Success Before Trial
    Administrative Deputy Judge Beverley A. Martel
    Weir Nakon LLP; Brampton Small Claims Court

    Tab 3
    Motions/Default and Interlocutory Proceedings: The Opportunities and the Pitfalls
    J. Sebastian Winny, C.S., B.A., LL.B., LL.M.,
    Barrister & Solicitor

    Tab 4
    How to Make a Small Claims Practice Cost-Effective and Profitable
    Paula Callaghan,
    Callaghan Paralegal
    Rick Goodman, Fredrick Goodman Paralegal

    Tab 5
    Conducting the Trial
    Deputy Judge James Branoff,
    Small Claims Court, Southwest Region
    Jeffrey Radnoff, Radnoff Law Offices
    Deputy Judge Frances M. Wood, Wood Gold LLP & Small Claims Court, Central West Region
    Rick Goodman, Fredrick Goodman Paralegal
    Administrative Deputy Judge Beverley A. Martel, Weir Nakon LLP; Brampton Small Claims Court
    Mandy Jassy, Zomorodi Law

    Tab 6
    Meeting the Biggest Challenges In Enforcement, With or Without a Contempt Hearing
    Deputy Judge Abraham Davis,
    Small Claims Court, Central East Region
    Deputy Judge Eric Nadler, Cutler/Nadler: Small Claims Court, Central West Region

    Tab 7
    Ethical and Professional Issues In Small Claims Practice
    Deputy Judge Bernard Aron,
    Small Claims Court, Central East Region
    Rick Goodman, Fredrick Goodman Paralegal
    Beverley A. Martel, Weir Nakon LLP; Brampton Small Claims Court & Director, Ontario Deputy Judges Association
    Deputy Judge Gina Papageorgiou, Toronto Small Claims Court
    Dalia Yonadam, Fine & Deo
    Brian Houghton, Litigation Projects Manager, Pro Bono Ontario

    Tab 8
    Notes

  • The 12th Annual National Forum Administrative Law and Practice
    Program Date:
    November 28 – 29, 2016

    The 12th Annual National Forum Administrative Law and Practice

    Table of Content

    Program Date: November 28 – 29, 2016


    Day One

    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Key Developments in Administrative Law 2016
    Key Developments in Administrative Law 2016 (slides)
    Michael Morris,
    Senior General Counsel, Public Law Section, Justice Canada
    Laura Tausky, Counsel, Justice Canada

    Tab 2
    “Where There’s Smoke”: Administrative Law Issues Arising From Marijuana Legalization
    Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations
    Sfetkopoulous et al v Canada (2008), FC 33 (FCTD)

    Tab 3
    Physician-Assisted Dying: The Regulatory Challenges
    Physician-Assisted Dying: The Regulatory Challenges (slides)
    Vicki A. White,
    Co-Director, Legal Department, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

    Physician-Assisted Dying: The Regulatory Challenges
    Omar Ha-Redeye,
    Fleet Street Law

    The Conflict Between Open-ended Access to Physician-Assisted Dying and the Protection of the Vulnerable: Lessons from Belgium’s Euthanasia Regime in the Post-Carter Era
    Trudo Lemmens,
    Professor, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto

    Should Assisted Dying for Psychiatric Disorders be Legalized in Canada?
    Trudo Lemmens,
    Professor, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto
    Scott Y. H. Kim, MD, PhD

    Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders
    Trudo Lemmens,
    Professor, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto
    Louis C. Charland, Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Psychiatry, School of Health Studies, and Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University
    Kyoko Wada, Faculty of Health Sciences and Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University

    Tab 4
    Recent Developments in Federal Court Jurisdiction: Canadian Transit Company v. City of Windsor
    Recent Developments in Federal Court Jurisdiction: Canadian Transit Company v. City of Windsor (slides)
    John B. Laskin,
    Torys LLP

    Tab 5
    The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Residential Schools Claims Process: Ethical and Professional Challenges For Administrative Lawyers
    Residential Schools Claims Process: Ethical and Professional Challenges For Administrative Lawyers (slides)
    Christa Big Canoe,
    Legal Advocacy Director, Aboriginal Legal Services McCarthy Tétrault LLP

    Tab 6
    Notes

    Day Two

    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    New Approaches to Electoral Law
    The Intersection of Political Finance and Lobbyist Regulation (slides)
    Jonathan Batty,
    Director, Compliance and General Counsel, Elections Ontario Counsel, Justice Canada

    The Process of Electoral Reform in Canada: Democratic and Constitutional Constraints
    Yasmin Dawood,
    Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Toronto

    Tab 2
    Regulation and the Sharing Economy

    What are Ontario Municipalities Doing About the Sharing Economy? (slides)
    Mary Ellen Bench,
    City Solicitor, City of Mississauga

    Domestic and International Regulatory Responses to the Sharing Economy (slides)
    Rebecca C. Durcan,
    Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc

    Toronto’s Experience with “New Age” Businesses (slides)
    Diana W. Dimmer,
    Director, Litigation, City of Toronto

    Shifting Perspectives: A Design Perspective on Regulating the Sharing Economy(slides)
    Idil Burale,
    Associate, Solutions Lab, MaRS

    Toronto’s Experience with “New Age” Businesses
    Diana W. Dimmer,
    Director, Litigation, City of Toronto
    Matthew Cornett, City of Toronto

    Tab 3
    New Dilemmas of Fairness
    New Dilemmas of Fairness: How Diversity on Administrative Tribunals Can Enhance Fairness (slides)
    Sandra Nishikawa,
    Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

    Public, Private & Pluralism (slides)
    Kate Glover,
    Assistant Professor, Western University

    Tab 4
    Global Administrative Law Practice and Professional Responsibility
    The Principles of Administrative Law in Sports Arbitration (slides)
    Luisa Ritacca,
    Stockwoods LLP Barristers

    Global Administrative Law Practice & Professional Responsibility: Ethical Challenges in Investor State Arbitration (slides)
    Barry Appleton,
    Appleton & Associates

    Tab 5
    Notes

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