Fall Forum 2016

Fall Forum 2016   TAS

Today's Litigator: How to Survive and Thrive in a Changing Profession


The Advocates' Society, in conjunction with the Young Advocates' Standing Commitee, is pleased to present Ontario's premier CLE and networking conference for lawyers one to ten years in practice. Join us for a great retreat that only happens every other year. Gain practical advice from senior members of the bar and bench on how to excel as an advocate. Receive concrete tools and tactics to launch your practice to the next level. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with colleagues. This is the only conference in Ontario dedicated to young advocates. Register early to guarantee your spot.


Fall Forum 2016

October 21 & 22, 2016

The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain

220 Gord Canning Dr.

Blue Mountains, ON.

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Premier Sponsor:

Bentham IMF

Cocktail Reception Sponsor:

Collins Barrow

Networking Break Sponsor:



Feedback from Fall Forum 2014

"Thanks for letting me be a mentor at the Profile-Building with a Purpose. It was by far the best course I’ve been to over the last 25 years about what young lawyers need to know about business development, marketing and profile-building. I wish that I had attended a course like this when I was a young lawyer. I know that I missed opportunities because I didn’t know some of the basics that were honestly discussed by the presenters. Keep up the good work. I hope you make this an annual event – all young advocates should have this opportunity. "


P. A. Neena Gupta, Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP

Keynote Speaker:

Hon. Justice Thomas Albert Cromwell The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada

Copyright: The Supreme Court of Canada, Photo Credit: Phillipe Landreville 

Program Chairs:

Meaghan Boisvert, Miller Maki LLP

Erin Durant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Shaun Hohman, Rose LLP

Malik Martin, Rueters LLP

Mentors Include:

The Honourable Justice David Brown, Court of Appeal for Ontario

The Honourable Justice William B. Horkins, Ontario Court of Justice

The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell

Sarah J. Armstrong, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Michelle C. Awad, Q.C., McInnes Cooper
Bradley E. Berg, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Rosemary Fisher, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP

D. Brian Foster, Q.C., Rose LLP
Brian J. Gover, Stockwoods LLP

D. Stephen Jovanovic, Bartlet & Richardes LLP

Eliot N. Kolers, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Peter W. Kryworuk, Lerners LLP
J. Scott Maidment, McMillan LLP

Ann L. Morgan, Ministry of the Attorney General, Deputy Director of Crown Operations - Toronto Region
Dana M. Peebles, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Guy J. Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Lonny J. Rosen, Rosen Sunshine LLP

M.J. Lucille Shaw, Miller Maki LLP
Megan E. Shortreed, Palaire Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
Anne M. Turley, Department of Justice

Paul B. Vickery, Department of Justice

Topics Include:

  • Building Your Practice – Generalist or Specialist?
  • Advocacy in Alternative Processes – Negotiation, Mediation and Beyond
  • Opening Your Own Firm – Insight from Hindsight
  • Building Your Brand on Social Media
  • The View from the Bench – Success in Today’s Courtroom
  • Getting Back Up After a Knockdown – Learning from Your Losses

    Accredited CPD  

    Total CPD: This program contains 5.75 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours

    The Advocates' Society has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada.




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