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  • Taxation in Wills & Estates
    Program Date:
    October 26, 2017

    Taxation in Wills & Estates

    Table of Content

    Program Date: October 26, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Fundamentals of Steps in an Estate Freeze to Minimize Tax on Death
    Brian Cohen,
    Gowling WLG

    Tab 2
    Why is there Double Taxation in an Estate, and what can you do about it?
    Matthew Getzler,
    Minden Gross LLP

    Tab 3
    Taxation on Death
    Brian Cohen,
    Gowling WLG

    Tab 4
    Terminal Returns
    Brian Cohen,
    Gowling WLG

    Tab 5
    The Graduated Rate Estate – Pits and Traps
    Matthew Getzler,
    Minden Gross LLP

    Tab 6
    Notes

  • The 2017 Guide to Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family...
    Program Date:
    October 25, 2017

    The 2017 Guide to Recent Developments and Complex Issues in Evidence in Family Proceedings

    Table of Content

    Program Date: October 25, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Evidence at Trial: Making Your Case
    The Hon.Justice David L.Corbett,
    Ontario Superior Court of Justice
    Gary S.Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
    Patrick D.Schmidt, Thomson, Rogers Lawyers
    Gerald Sadvari, Grant Crawford Watson LLP

    Tab 2
    Current and Developing Issues in Children’s Evidence
    Alfred A. Mamo,
    McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

    Tab 3
    Criminal Evidence in Family Law Cases: The Key Issues Every Family Lawyer Needs to Know
    Richard Niman,
    Niman Gelgoot and Associates LLP

    Tab 4
    Electronic Evidence, Surveillance & Illegally Obtained Evidence: Admissible or Not?
    Linsey Sherman,
    Sherman Family Law & Mediation

    Tab 5
    Demonstration: Effective Examination and Cross-Examination of a Therapist
    OCL Clinician: Andrea Jones, MSQ, RSW,
    Provincial Manager (A), Clinical Services, Office of the Children’s Lawyer
    Counsel: Dan L. Goldberg, General Counsel, The Office of the Children’s Lawyer
    Stephen Codas, Epstein Cole LLP
    Judge: The Hon. Mr.Justice Stanley B.Sherr, Ontario Court of Justice

    Tab 6
    Evidence on Motions: Key Principles and Required Evidence
    Maxine M.Kerr,
    Barrister & Solicitor

    Tab 7
    Social Media Evidence in Family Law Proceedings
    Erin Chaiton-Murray,
    Fogelman Law

    Tab 8
    Notes

  • Med-Arb: Efficiency or Justice Compromised?
    Program Date:
    October 12, 2017

    Med-Arb: Efficiency or Justice Compromised?

    Table of Content

    Program Date: October 12, 2017


    Welcome & Introduction from the Chairs
    Richard W.Shields, C.Arb., C.Med.Cert.F,Arb.,Cert.F.Med,
    Lawyer Mediator Arbitrator Trainer
    Michael Erdle, FCIArb., C.Med., c.Arb., Practical Resolutions Inc.

    “Med-Arb – Pariah or Panacea?”
    The Hon. Warren K.Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC,
    Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator, Honorary Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Award, International Academy of Mediators

    What is the Future of Med-Arb?
    Moderator:
    Lorne H.Wolfson,
    Torkin Manes LLP

    Panelists:
    Philip M.Epstein, QC,
    Epstein Cole LLP
    Ian M.Hull Hull & Hull LLP
    David McCutcheon, C.Arb., Dentons Canada LLP

    Ethical Issues in the Professional Practice of Med-Arb
    Moderator:
    Elaine Newman,
    BA, LLB, LLM, Mediator and Arbitrator

    Panelists:
    carol W.Hickman, QC, BA, LLB, LLM,
    Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Parenting Coordinator, Quay Law Centre and West Coast ADR
    Megan Keenberg Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP
    Richard W.Shields, C.Arb., C.Med.Cert.F.Arb., Cert.F.Med, Lawyer Mediator Arbitrator Trainer
    Dr.Martha Simmons, Winkler Professor of Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    “Med-Arb: Blessing or Curse?”
    Stephen Morrison, LLB, C.Arb, C.Med, FCIArb,
    Mediator & Arbitrator, Stephen Richard Morrison ADR Inc.

    Effective Advocacy in Med-Arb
    Moderator:
    Cheryl Goldhard,
    Goldhart & Associates

    Panelists:
    Megan Keenberg,
    Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP
    Safina Lakhani Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
    Alexa Sulzenko Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

    Practical Issues & Practice Development
    Moderator:
    Richard W.Shields, C.Arb., C.Med.Cert.F.Arb., Cert.F.Med,
    Lawyer Mediator Arbitrator Trainer

    Panelists:
    Megan Keenberg,
    Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP
    Colm Brannigan Chartered Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator
    Dr. Barbara Jo Fidler, PhD, CPsych, AccFM, Registered Psychologist, Family Solutions
    Brahm D.Siegel, Nathens, Siegel LLP

  • Meeting the Legal Challenges of Policing in Canada
    Program Date:
    September 29, 2017

    Meeting the Legal Challenges of Policing in Canada

    Table of Content

    Program Date: September 29, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    External Oversight Agencies; How They Work and How They Should Work
    Peter Scrutton,
    Justice Prosecutions Unit, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario (Moderator)
    Tony Loparco, Director, Ontario Special Investigation Unit
    Gerry McNeilly, Director, Office of the Independent Police Review (Ontario)
    Inspector Peter Callaghan, Toronto Police Service Professional Standards
    George Cowley, Counsel, Toronto Police Association

    Tab 2
    Hottest Current Issues in Prosecuting and Defending Police in Criminal and/or Disciplinary Proceedings
    Peter Brauti,
    Brauti Thorning Zibarras (Moderator)
    Jason Nicol, Justice Prosecutions Unit, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario
    Lawerence Gridin, Brauti Thorning Zibarras
    Brendan van Niejenhuis, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
    Marianne Wright, Counsel, Toronto Police Service

    Tab 3
    Police Use of Force and De-escalation
    Ian Bulmer,
    Deputy Director, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario
    Peter Brauti, Brauti Thorning Zibarras
    Staff Sergeant Jim Farrell, In Service Training Section, Toronto Police College
    Judith Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

    Tab 4
    Suspect Apprehension Pursuits: Legal Issues and Liabilities
    Peter Scrutton,
    justice Prosecutions Unit, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario (Moderator)
    Tony Loparco, Director, Ontario Special Investigation Unit
    Kevin Brosseau, Deputy Commissioner RCMP, Ottawa, LLB, LLM (Harvard)
    Joseph Markson, Markson Law Professional Corporation
    Kevin McGivney, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (counsel to police agencies)

    Tab 5
    Notes

  • 13th Annual Update - Personal Injury Law & Practice
    Program Date:
    September 27, 2017

    13th Annual Update – Personal Injury Law & Practice

    Table of Content

    Program Date: September 27, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    The Top Ten Personal Injury Cases of the Past Twelve Months
    David Lackman,
    Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers Professional Corporation

    Tab 2
    Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Actions
    Tonya A. Pagliaroli,
    TAP Law
    Donna A. Polgar, Dutton Brock LLP

    Tab 3
    Case Dismissed? Dealing with the Amendments to Rule 48
    Cynthia F. Miller,
    Unit Director and Counsel, LawPRO

    Tab 4
    Adverse Inference: the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Benhaim v St.Germain on Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation
    James C.Morton,
    Morton Barristers

    Tab 5
    Accidental Benefits Update: SABS Coverage and Licence Appeal Tribunal Procedure
    Yoni J.Silberman,
    Bogoroch & Associates LLP
    Laura L.Emmett, Lerners LLP

    Tab 6
    Adverse Costs Insurance: A Minefield for Plaintiff’s Counsel?
    Susan E.Gunter,
    Dutton Brock LLP
    Ian Hu, Counsel, Claims Prevention and practicePRO, LawPRO
    Todd A. Reybroek, Reybroek Personal Injury Lawyers

    Tab 7
    Online Filing for Civil Courts in Ontario
    Christopher Johns,
    Executive Director, Innovation Office, Ministry of the Attorney General

    Tab 8
    Fee Arrangements, Referrals and Contingency Fees
    Ronald P.Bohm,
    SBMB Law
    Steve Rastin, Rastin & Associates

    Schedule A: Section 3.6 Fees and Disbursements
    Schedule B: Law Society of Upper Canada Referral Fee Agreement
    Schedule C: Contingency Fee Retainer Agreement

    Tab 9
    Notes

  • The 2017 Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples
    Program Date:
    September 20, 2017

    The 2017 Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

    Table of Content

    Program Date: September 20, 2017


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Engaging in and Assessing Consultation
    Larry Innes,
    Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
    Robert H. Brent, Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

    Tab 2
    Understanding the Role of Tribunals, Municipalities and Other Administrative Bodies
    Justin Safayeni,
    Stockwoods LLP Barristers

    Tab 3
    United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Signa A. Daum Shanks,
    Assistant Professor & Director, Indigenous Outreach, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

    Tab 4
    Policy Issues: The Relationship between Consultation and Reconciliation
    Adam Chamberlain,
    Gowling WLG
    S. Ronald Stevenson, Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice

    Tab 5
    The Impact of Daniels and Emerging Issues
    Zachary Davis,
    Pape Salter Teillet LLP

    Tab 6
    Notes

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