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In one information-packed day, get a comprehensive review of the most important legislative, caselaw and practice developments that will have the greatest impact on personal injury practice in Ontario.

Topics covered will reflect the most recent developments as of November 2019, including:

  • The cases decided in the previous twelve months that are likely to have the greatest practical impact on your handling of personal injury matters
  • The continuing evolution of the Simplified Rules—juries, jurisdiction, waivers of defence and more
  • Best approaches (and documentation) for informing the insurer’s understanding of what the case is worth
  • The most effective approaches to papering and arguing Rule 7 motions
  • Recent developments in expert evidence including the impact of Imeson v. Maryvale (Ont. C.A.)
  • The increasing importance of cultural competence and how to make it a powerful component of your skills toolkit


Program Chairs

  • Richard M. Bogoroch, Bogoroch & Associates LLP
  • Susan E. Gunter, Dutton Brock LLP

Faculty includes:

  • Heidi Brown, Bogoroch & Associates LLP
  • Antoine Collins, The Law Firm of Antoine L. Collins
  • Christine Fotopoulos, Mediator, Global Resolutions Inc.
  • Ellen N. Gowland, Director, Claims Litigation, Allstate, Pembridge and Pafco Legal Services
  • Jennifer J. Griffiths, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP
  • Millie Katyal, Senior Legal Counsel, Travellers Canada
  • David Lackman, Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Stephen N. Libin, Dutton Brock LLP
  • Ivan Luxenberg, Malach Fidler Sugar + Luxenberg LLP
  • Stephen G. Ross, Rogers & Partners LLP
  • M. Claire Wilkinson, Martin & Hillyer Associates
  • The Hon. Madam Justice Darla A. Wilson, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • Daniel Zacks, Zacks Law



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Paul Truster  PTruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Online Replay
December 13, 2019
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Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $347.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Personal injury lawyers (plaintiffs’ and defendants’/insurers’)
  • In house litigation counsel (private and public sectors)
  • Insurance adjusters/claims managers

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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

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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