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  • The Practical Guide to Federal Court Advocacy and Practice 2017
    Program Date:
    March 23, 2017

    The Practical Guide to Federal Court Advocacy and Practice 2017

    Table of Content

    Program Date: March 23, 2017


    Tab A
    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Tab B
    Chairs’ Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    Tab 1
    Interlocutory Proceedings In Federal Court
    Prothonotary Kevin R. Aalto,
    Federal Court of Canada

    Robert Israel Blanshay, Robert Israel Blanshay Professional Corporation
    Kamleh J. Nicola, Baker McKenzie

    Tab 2
    Effective Written and Oral Advocacy in Federal Court
    The Hon. Justice Anne L. Mactavish,
    Federal Court of Canada
    Mark G. Biernacki, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
    Lorne A. Waldman, Waldman & Associates

    Tab 3A
    “Drilling Down” Breakout Sessions: Problems and Solutions in Federal Court Litigation – Immigration – Judicial Review
    Mario D. Bellissimo,
    Bellissimo Law Group
    John Provart, Senior Counsel, Immigration Section, Justice Canada

    Tab 3B
    “Drilling Down” Breakout Sessions: Problems and Solutions in Federal Court Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation
    Yael Bienenstock,
    Torys LLP
    Jane E. Caskey, Global Head of Risk Advisory, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
    Carol Hitchman, Gardiner Roberts LLP
    Timothy M. Lowman, FCIArb, CLP, Aird & Berlis LLP

    Tab 4
    Ethical and Professional Issues In Federal Court Litigation
    Daniel Engel
    Counsel, Immigration Section, Justice Canada
    Ronald Poulton, Poulton Law Office
    R. Scott MacKendrick, Bereskin & Parr LLP
    Gervas W. Wall, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

    Tab 5
    Notes

  • Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law
    Program Date:
    March 20, 2017

    Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law

    Table of Content

    Program Date: March 20, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Opportunities for Blockchain in the Settlement System
    Ana Badour,
    Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

    Anne Butler, VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Payments Canada
    Peter Todd, Applied Cryptography Consultant

    Tab 2
    Smart Contracts and Transaction Costs
    Mat Cybula,
    CEO, Cryptiv Inc.
    Pulat Yunusov, Commercial Litigator, Yunusov Law Professional Corporation
    Josh Stark, Head of Operations & Legal, Ledger Labs Inc.

    Tab 3
    Notes

  • 10th Annual Intensive Course on Drafting and Reviewing Search Warrants
    Program Date:
    March 2, 2017

    10th Annual Intensive Course on Drafting and Reviewing Search Warrants

    Table of Content

    Program Date: March 2, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Foundation Principles of Search and Seizure
    Scott C. Hutchison,
    Henein Hutchison LLP

    Tab 2
    Warrant Writing and Reviewing 101
    Fraser M. Kelly,
    General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, (Ontario)

    Tab 3
    Navigating the Complexities of General Warrants
    J. Sandy Tse, Counsel,
    Ministry of the Attorney General, (Ontario), Crown Law Office-Criminal

    Tab 4
    Latest Hot Issues in Computer and Related Technology Searches
    Allison Dellandrea,
    Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office-Criminal

    Tab 5
    Informers and Tipsters: Current Challenges and Strategies For Using Anonymous Sources
    Susan Magotiaux,
    Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office – Criminal
    Erin Dann, Barrister
    Mabel Lai, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Crown Law Office- Criminal
    Detective Sergeant Jamie Prosser, Technical Support Branch, Ontario Provincial Police

    Tab 6
    Novel Challenges for Warrant Writers in the High Tech Age
    Randy Schwartz,
    Deputy Director, Prosecution Support, Ministry of the Attorney General, (Ontario), Crown Law Office-Criminal

    Tab 7
    Law Office Searches: Guidelines and Best Practices Tips
    Kenneth Grad,
    Henein Hutchison LLP

    Tab 8
    Practical Issues in the Warrant Process: Special Cross-Discipline Panel
    Discussion and Question Period
    The Hon. Justice Ferhan Javed,
    Ontario Court of Justice
    Owen Wigderson, Wigderson and Associates
    Sergeant David Cobey, RCMP, Legal Application Support Team
    Anya Weiler, Senior Counsel, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

    Tab 9
    Notes

  • 13th Annual Conference on Crown Liability
    Program Date:
    February 28, 2017

    13th Annual Conference on Crown Liability

    Table of Content

    Program Date: February 28, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Recent Developments in Negligence Affecting Crown Liability
    Prof. Erika Chamberlain,
    Western Law, Western University
    Prof. Bruce Feldthusen, Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa

    Tab 2
    The Daniels Case and Metis Rights
    Andrew Lokan,
    Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
    Jason Madden, Pape Salter Teillet LLP

    Tab 3
    Recent Law on Jurisdiction In Suits Involving the Federal and Provincial Crown
    Jacqueline Dais-Visca,
    Senior Counsel, Justice Canada (Business Law)
    Sunil S. Mathai, Counsel, Crown Law Office – Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

    Tab 4
    Class Actions Roundup
    Shantona Chaudhury,
    Pape Barristers Professional Corporation
    Paul B. Vickery, Barrister & Solicitor, [formerly] Senior General Counsel, Civil Litigation Branch, Justice Canada
    Christopher Wayland, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

    Tab 5
    Overcoming Key Procedural Challenges In Crown Litigation
    Robin K. Basu,
    General Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Hayley Pitcher, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Chantelle A. Blom, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Christine Mohr, Senior General Counsel, Justice Canada (Ontario Regional Office)

    Tab 6
    Contracts: Duty of Good Faith and Whether the Crown Has a “Higher Obligation”?
    Geoff R. Hall,
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Paul Sheridan, Counsel, Crown Law Office—Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

    Tab 7
    Role of the Amicus in Public Litigation Where the Federal or Provincial Crown Is a Party
    Anil K.S. Kapoor,
    Kapoor Barristers

    Tab 8
    Ethical and Professional Issues In Crown Litigation
    Joseph K. Cheng,
    Counsel, Business, Regulatory and Extradition Law Division, Justice Canada (Ontario Regulatory Office)
    Sarah T. Kraicer, Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Michael H. Morris, Senior General Counsel, Public Safety & Defence, Justice Canada
    Philip Tunley, Stockwoods LLP

    Tab 9
    Notes

  • Accident Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important?
    Program Date:
    February 24, 2017

    Accident Benefits 2017: What’s New, What’s Important?

    Table of Content

    Program Date: February 24, 2017


    Tab A
    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Tab B
    Chairs’ Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    Tab 1
    The Most Important AB Cases of the Past Year
    Claire Wilkinson,
    Martin & Hillyer Associates

    Tab 2
    Recent Changes to the SABS: A Checklist of Practical Considerations
    Alison Burrison,
    McLeish Orlando
    Catherine A. Korte, McCague Borlack LLP

    Tab 3
    LAT It Be: Strategic and Tactical Considerations at the Licence Appeal Tribunal
    Benson Cowan,
    Director, Legal Services Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO)
    David J. Levy, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
    Philippa G. Samworth, Dutton Brock LLP
    Kadey B.J. Schultz, Schultz Frost LLP
    Alexander Voudouris, Pace Law Firm

    Tab 4
    Section 33 of the SABS: Where the Wild Things Are
    Moderator:
    Alexander Voudouris,
    Pace Law Firm
    Albert Conforzi, Pace Law Firm
    Jason Frost, Schultz Frost LLP

    Tab 5
    New CAT In Town: Deciphering the New Definition of Catastrophic Impairment and Its Implications
    Eric K. Grossman,
    Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP
    Dr. Chantal Vaidyanath, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

    Tab 6
    In Search of Deep Pockets: Suing the Broker
    M. Steve Rastin,
    Rastin & Associates
    James Cameron, FCIP, CRM, C. Arb., President, Cameron & Associates Insurance Consultants Limited
    J. Daniel Dooley, Dooley Lucenti LLP

    Tab 7
    Notes

  • 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

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Burman Law Firm

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