Spring Symposium



Spring Symposium11th Annual Spring Symposium
The Practical Advocate: Achieving Excellence in Advocacy

Friday, May 4, 2012 • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Carlu • College Park • 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor • Toronto

 

Click here for Conference Brochure and Registration Form

 

American College of Trial Lawyers LawPro

 

Conference Chairs:
Robert B. Bell, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bryan Finlay, Q.C., WeirFoulds LLP
Wendy Matheson, Torys LLP
Linda Rothstein, LSM, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

 

CPD Total CPD: 4.25 Substantive Hours + 1.75 Professionalism Hour;
New Members:
 
6 New Member Hours

This program has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.75 Professionalism Hrs and 6 New Member Hrs.

 

Join us for the 11th annual Spring Symposium, the premier continuing legal education and networking event for civil litigators. Hear directly from leading litigators and judges and receive practical advocacy strategies, critical substantive updates, best practice guidelines, creative solutions and tools.


Topics include:

  •   The Year in Review: Critical Updates, Latest Trends and Practical Solutions
  •   Witness Impeachment: How, Why and Hard Learned Lessons
  •   The Release Tool Kit - Key Legal Issues, Resources and Precedents
  •   Oral Advocacy at the Supreme Court of Canada
  •   Conundrums in Introducing Electronic Evidence
  •   Should Civility be Required?
  •   Is there a Deal Team Privilege?
  •   Getting it Right When a Child is a Party to Civil Litigation
  •   Creating an Evidentiary Record for Constitutional Litigation

 

Keynote Speaker from the American College of Trial Lawyers:

Gregory P. Joseph, Gregory P. Joseph Law Offices LLC

 

Speakers include: 

Hon. Justice Todd L. Archibald, Superior Court of Justice

Christopher D. Bredt, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

J. Thomas Curry, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Helen A. Daley, Wardle Daley Bernstein LLP

Matthew P. Gottlieb, Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

Brian H. Greenspan, Greenspan, Humphrey, Lavine

Patricia D.S. Jackson, LSM, Torys LLP

Mahmud Jamal, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Jessica A. Kimmel, Goodmans LLP

Andrew Lokan, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Lucy McSweeney, Ministry of the Attorney General - Office of the Children's Lawyer

Janet E. Minor, Ministry of the Attorney General - Constitutional Law Branch

Guy J. Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Charles F. Scott, Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

David W. Scott, O.C., Q.C., Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

James T. Swanson, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Heather J. Williams, Cavanagh Williams Conway Baxter LLP

Professor Alan N. Young, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 – 9:10 Introductory Remarks and Welcome
9:10 – 9:55 The Year in Review: Key Updates, Trends and New Developments
  Mahmud Jamal, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  Heather J. Williams, Cavanagh Williams Conway Baxter LLP
  Christopher D. Bredt, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
9:55 – 10:25 Oral Advocacy at the Supreme Court of Canada
  Guy J. Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
10:25 – 10:45 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
10:45 – 11:15 Conundrums in Introducing Electronic Evidence
  James T. Swanson, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
11:15 – 11:45 Witness Impeachment: How, Why and Hard Learned Lessons
  Hon. Justice Todd L. Archibald, Superior Court of Justice
  Patricia D.S. Jackson, LSM, Torys LLP
  Charles F. Scott, Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP

Moderator: J. Thomas Curry, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
11:45 – 12:15 The Release Tool Kit - Key Legal Issues, Resources and Precedents
  Helen A. Daley, Wardle Daley Bernstein LLP
  Matthew P. Gottlieb, Lax O'Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP
12:15 – 12:45 Keynote Presentation from the American College of Trial Lawyers
  Gregory P. Joseph, Gregory P. Joseph Law Offices LLC
12:45 – 1:45 NETWORKING LUNCH
1:45 – 2:30 Debate: Should Civility be Required?
Debaters:
  Brian H. Greenspan, Greenspan, Humphrey, Lavine
  David W. Scott, O.C., Q.C., Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Moderator: Bryan Finlay, Q.C., WeirFoulds LLP
2:30 – 2:45 Is there a Deal Team Privilege?
  Jessica A. Kimmel, Goodmans LLP
2:45 – 3:05 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
3:05 – 3:20 Getting it Right When a Child is a Party to Civil Litigation
  Lucy McSweeney, Children’s Lawyer, Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Children's Lawyer
3:20 – 3:50 Creating an Evidentiary Record for Constitutional Litigation
  Janet E. Minor, Ministry of the Attorney General, Constitutional Law Branch
  Professor Alan N. Young, Osgoode Hall Law School

Moderator: Andrew Lokan, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
3:50 – 4:00 Closing Remarks

 

Conference Sponsors:

PwC Lois Warren & Associates Inc. Commonwealth Legal
 ADR Chambers Victory Verbatim Neeson & Associates

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