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With 96% of civil cases settling before judgement, it’s critical to maximize your understanding of key settlement issues and techniques.

This program will address such areas as:

  • The psychological factors that impel a party towards settling or resisting settlement
  • Adjusting your settlement strategies to specific contexts (personal injury, commercial, employment, estates and construction disputes)
  • The growing use of settlement counsel in conjunction with litigation counsel – what it means for clients and counsel
  • Apps and social media as useful settlement tools
  • Surmounting potential pitfalls in drafting offers to settle, minutes of settlement and releases
  • Using the courts to enforce the settlement or to interpret its terms (including the impact of Union Carbide (SCC) on settlement privilege and its exceptions)

With an expert faculty including Superior Court of Ontario Justices Edward M. Morgan and Gertrude F. Speigel.



  • Paul Neil Feldman, Feldman Lawyers
  • Mitchell Rose, Stancer Gossin Rose LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • The Hon. Justice Edward M. Morgan, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Kimberly Boara Alexander, Teplitsky, Colson LLP
  • Jennifer Bell, Principal, Placet Dispute Resolution
  • Colm Brannigan, Colm Brannigan Mediation and Arbitration Services
  • Alison Burrison, McLeish Orlando LLP
  • Ian R. Dick, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Jon T. Fidler, M + F Mediation and Arbitration Services
  • Eric B. Gossin, Stancer Gossin Rose LLP
  • Jennifer L. Hunter, Lerners LLP
  • Mana Khami, Harrison Pensa LLP
  • Richard J. Mazar, Richard J. Mazar Professional Corporation
  • Lisa C. Munro, Lerners LLP
  • John O’Sullivan, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Neil E. Sacks, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
  • Sam R. Sasso, Ricketts, Harris LLP
  • Sandra L. Secord, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Natasha E. Skupsky, Thompson, Tooze, McLean & Elkin
  • The Hon. Justice Gertrude F. Speigel, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Lisa Stam, Koldorf Stam LLP
  • Oscar Strawczynski, Feldman Lawyers


Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 26, 2015
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Counsel for parties in personal injury, employment, commercial, construction or estate disputes and litigation.

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“Excellent program…practical tips on substantive, procedural and ethical issues.”

Shaneka Taylor,
Boghosian + Allen LLP

“Incredibly insightful program by seasoned experts in their respective fields, useful for both the plaintiff and insurance bars”

Amer Pasalic

“The Personal Injury Update is what goes in my calendar every year”

Patrick Murphy,
Donnelly & Murphy

“Great sessions focusing on a number of areas of value…just the right amount”

Lorne Sabsay,
Sabsay Lawyers

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