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The annual must-attend event for anyone working in the accident benefits field—incorporating the perspectives of plaintiffs’ and insurers’ counsel on the most pressing (or perennially vexing) AB issues and professional dilemmas.

Topics will reflect the state of law and practice as of March 2019, including:

  • The most important AB cases over the previous twelve months, and their practical implications
  • What’s in and what’s out at the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT)?
  • The LAT Rules: buried treasures and hidden pitfalls
  • The developing law on what constitutes an ‘accident”: going beyond the obvious
  • Everything you’ve wanted to ask about accounting and the SABS
  • Catastrophic impairment: where the law currently stands and appears to be heading
  • Ethical and professional issues for lawyers and paralegals in AB cases


Program Chairs

  • Heather L. Kawaguchi, Kawaguchi Krajden LLP
  • Alexander M. Voudouris, Senior Litigator at Pace Law Firm


  • Maia L. Bent, Lerners LLP
  • Pamela Brownlee, AMR Barristers & Solicitors LLP
  • Dr. Tajedin Y. Getahun, RSPSC, (Orthopaedic Surgery) Trillium Health Partners
  • Ellen N. Gowland, Director, Claims Litigation at Allstate Group of Companies Canada (Allstate Insurance Company, Pembridge Insurance Company and Pafco Insurance Company)
  • André Kleynhans, Director – Litigation Accounting and Valuation Services at RSM Canada
  • Fabio Longo, Trianta Longo LLP
  • Todd J. McCarthy, Flaherty McCarthy LLP
  • Sherilyn J.Pickering, Kahler Law Firm
  • M. Steven Rastin, Rastin & Associates
  • Kadey Schultz, Schultz Frost LLP
  • Anna Szczurko, Siskinds LLP
  • Tripta Sood, Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP
  • Catherine H. Zingg, Flaherty McCarthy LLP


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

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

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.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Paul Truster at PTruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay Date
April 24, 2019
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Applicants’ and insurer’s counsel
  • Tort lawyers requiring knowledge of the interplay between tort and SABS
  • Paralegals and law clerks involved in AB cases
  • Insurance adjusters and risk managers

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What past attendees have said:

“Even with topics that are familiar, I learn something new…LAT presentation and panel discussion was excellent”
Rose Bilash, Shillingtons LLP

“All panelists came informed and offered very practical guidance and insight”
Anneli Must, Graves and Richard Prof. Corp.

“Very informative and topics well covered”
Andrea Johnson, Carranza LLP

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.