CONFERENCE DETAILS

APTLA'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS: PERSUASION IN PRACTICE
Friday, November 18th, 2011 • Delta Halifax, Halifax, NS

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(Click here for information on APTLA's 10th Anniversary Celebration.)


Our Education Program brings together Presidents from across the Trial Lawyers Associations of Canada, and within our own 10 year pool of Presidents. We are canvassing advocacy in case preparation/presentation, and persuasion in settlement attempts, bench trials and with juries.

The CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS: PERSUASION IN PRACTICE program will include:

Introductory Remarks from APTLA President, Kevin Preston (NL)
The Titanic: Then & Now: A Review of Civil Justice by Ches Crosbie, Q.C., APTLA Past President (NL)
Persuasion & the CSI Effect: Dealing with the Hightened Expectations about Evidence by Judith Hull, Past President of OTLA
Learn the Rules to Have a Ball with The Reptile: New Techniques in Legal Persuasion and Understanding the Trier of Fact
   by John McKiggan, Past President of APTLA (NS)
Individual Advocacy for Social Change: Broadening the Application of your Cases by Ray Wagner, Past President of APTLA(NS)

If the Law is an “Ass”, Change it: Non-Pecuniary Damage Limitations by Donald J. Renaud, Past President of TLABC
A Review & Report on "Minor Injury" Regulation in the Atlantic Provinces

   by Barry Mason, APTLA Past President (NS) & Jim Hughes, Q.C., APTLA Past President (NL)
What is This Claim Worth and How Do You Get It?
   with Kevin Preston (NL), Chris Correia, Q.C. (NB), Craig Garson, Q.C. (NS) & Phillip Harris (NS)

** THIS PROGRAM QUALIFIES FOR SEVEN (7) MCPD CREDIT HOURS FROM THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW BRUNSWICK. **


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S CONFERENCE OR PRESIDENTS is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers.

APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION
$399.00 + HST = $458.85 for APTLA Lawyer Members
$399.00 + HST = $458.85 for APTLA Associate Members
$299.00 + HST = $343.85 for APTLA Young Lawyer Section Members
$199.00 + HST = $228.85 for APTLA Clerks & Students
 
NON-APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION
$565.22 + HST = $650.00 for Non-Members
$399.00 + HST = $458.85 for Non-Member Clerks & Students

Conference Registration includes conference attendance, refreshment breaks, the conference luncheon, a ticket for the Presidents' Reception, a CD of conference materials and HST. A discount in registration fee is given to APTLA Members.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT CONFERENCE. SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


WHO CAN JOIN THE ASSOCIATION?  APTLA welcomes both plaintiff lawyers and non-lawyers to Membership. We would love to welcome you to Membership in the Association. Non-Members may wish to consider joining APTLA if they qualify for Membership. New Members immediately qualify for reduced pricing for this conference.

WHAT ARE THE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS?  APTLA Members receive education discounts; exclusive us of our Members' ListServ; a subscription to APT Law Magazine; use of our state of the art website; and other annual benefits!


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS:
Seahold InvestmentsMcKellar Structured SettlementsBridgepoint Financial ServicesCarol Bierbrier & AssociatesLegal Nurse Atlantic Inc.Rich Rotstein, Chartered Accountants


HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS
APTLA has established a preferred room rate of $162-$212 (depending on category and features of accommodations) at the Delta Halifax for those attending the conference. This rate is subject to availability and you must inform the Delta that you are attending the APTLA Conference of Presidents when you are making your reservation. You can reserve a room online at the APTLA/Delta Reservations Page or by calling (902) 425 6700 (ask for In-House Reservations). Please make your booking as soon as possible and before Friday, November 4th, 2011. After that date, the Delta will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.

You can make payment by sending in a cheque or by credit card. You can use a PayPal account or your individual credit card. Both options are available from the button below:


Conference Registration
 

If you wish to pay by cheque, payment should accompany registration and be sent to ASAP:
APTLA
P.O. Box 2618, Central RPO
Halifax, NS  B3J 3N5
 

OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

CANCELLATIONS - Registration cancellations must be received by the office no later than Friday, November 4th, 2011. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accepts cancellations after November 4th, 2011 and refunds will not be issued after that date. IF YOU RESERVE A PLACE WITHOUT PAYMENT AND WITHDRAW AFTER Friday, November 4th, 2011 - WE WILL BE OBLIGED TO INVOICE YOU, AS WE WILL BE CHARGED FOR YOU BY THE VENUE. Substitution of another attendee from the same category of registation is always permitted, althought we would appreciate notice of such substitutions.