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Tricks of the Trade 2019

Tricks of the Trade is 'THE' conference for the personal injury bar, addressing current challenges for both plaintiff and defense counsel.

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Conference Co-Chairs:
J. Patrick Brown, McLeish Orlando LLP
Susan E. Gunter, Dutton Brock LLP
Peter W. Kryworuk, Lerners LLP

Conference Agenda:

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks


9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Tort Law Update
Shauna K. Powell, Lerners LLP

9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Privacy Update
Daniel Michaluk, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Evidence Update – Recent Case Law        
Catherine A. Bruder, Bruder Springstead LLP

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Accident Benefits and LAT Update
Lisa Armstrong, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

10:20 – 10:40
Networking Coffee Break


10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
The Bench Speaks: Qualifying an Expert Witness
The Honourable Justice Mark L.J. Edwards, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable M.J. Lucille Shaw, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Justice Darla A. Wilson, Superior Court of Justice
Moderator: Peter W. Kryworuk, Lerners LLP

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Demonstration and Commentary: Effectively Using Surveillance Evidence at Trial
Presiding Judge: The Honourable Justice Grant Dow, Superior Court of Justice
Counsel for the Plaintiff: Joni Marie Dobson, Legate & Associates
Counsel for the Defendant: Vanessa A. Tanner, Aviva Trial Lawyers
Moderator: J. Patrick Brown, McLeish Orlando LLP

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: The Evolution of Duty of Care in Tort Law
Dean Erika Chamberlain, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law   

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Personal Injury Litigation  
Christopher A.W. Bentley, Ryerson University


2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Social Media Evidence
Rikin Morzaria, McLeish Orlando LLP

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Waiver of Liability - Worth the Paper?
Robert Love, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Networking Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Collateral Benefits in Motor Vehicle Cases
Emily Foreman, Siskinds LLP
David A. Zuber, Zuber & Company LLP
Moderator: Susan E. Gunter, Dutton Brock LLP

3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Sexual Assault Civil Litigation
Simona T. Jellinek, Jellinek Law Office

3:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
LawPRO: Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency     
Yusra Murad, LawPRO

3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

Lunch and Lanyard Sponsor:

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Morning Networking Sponsor:

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1/25/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Carlu College Park Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
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