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Insurance disputes raise distinctive challenges and can lead to very significant awards and settlements. This program offers a rare opportunity to civil litigators, insurance counsel, in-house counsel, corporate advisors and paralegals who are already involved in these disputes, or who wish to explore the practice opportunities they present. Offered live online with 120-day after-program video access.

An experienced faculty, representing both plaintiff’s and defendant’s/insurer’s perspectives, will guide you through the key issues and challenges in this area, including:

  • Anatomy of an insurance policy and principles of interpretation
    • General liability, auto and homeowners’ policies
  • The duty to defend applications
  • The duty of good faith and punitive damages
  • Tricky procedural issues and the New Simplified Procedure
  • Priority disputes and apportionment
  • Coverage issues arising from COVID-19
  • Distinctive features of the Errors and Omissions policy
  • Quantifying business interruption claims: tips from practitioners and an accountant with specialized expertise
    • Understanding and using accountants’ reports
  • Directors’ and officers’ coverage and liability: an update
  • Cyber insurance
  • Ethical and professional issues for legal professionals in insurance disputes


Program Chairs

  • Gord McGuire, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
  • Deborah Berlach, Stieber Berlach LLP


  • Nina Bombier, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
  • Elizabeth Bowker, Stieber Berlach LLP
  • Robyn Campbell, Senior Vice President, Claims Solutions, Marsh Advisory, Marsh Canada | FINPRO Claims Advocacy Practice
  • Katherine Di Tomaso, Stieber Berlach LLP
  • Thomas J. Donnelly, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP
  • Deepshikha Dutt, Dentons LLP
  • Tim Gillibrand, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP
  • Jamieson Halfnight, Halfnight Arbitration
  • Mouna Hanna, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
  • Jason F. Katz, Singer Katz LLP
  • Marcus Knapp, Counsel, Ricketts Harris LLP
  • Alfred M. Kwinter,Singer, Kwinter LLP
  • Grace C.Y. Leung, Senior Claims Specialist (Financial Lines), Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
  • Jason Mangano, Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Christopher Martyr, Dutton Brock LLP
  • Brian Rosenbaum, Senior Vice-President & National Claims Director, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
  • Andrea Sanche, Ricketts Harris LLP
  • Mary Jane Stitt, FCIArb., Insurance Coverage Counsel & Arbitrator, Mary Jane Stitt Professional Corporation
  • Joyce Tam, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP
  • Tim Zimmerman, Litigation Support Services Group, RSM Canada



Fees include online attendance, program materials and 120-day access to program archive. Group discounts are available. Learn more about group discounts and financial assistance here.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Group discounts and financial assistance are available. Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, 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 (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. 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

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Alexandra Karacsony

Program Details

Date & Time

May 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT


Online - Web Replay

Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $347.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Civil litigation lawyers (plaintiffs’ and defence/insurers’) in Ontario
  • In-house corporate and litigation counsel in Ontario
  • Possibly: paralegals and litigation law clerks in Ontario

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