CONFERENCE DETAILS

APTLA's INFORMATION CONFERENCE:  MODERN LITIGATION & THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 • Delta Halifax, Halifax, NS

Information wins cases. More information is now available to litigants than ever before. But what exactly is available and where? How can I get? What information is protected from disclosure? Find out the answers to these and other questions at APTLA’s Modern Litigation & the Art of Intelligence Gathering. Learn from national policing instructors, engineering experts and leading lawyers about: the uses and limitations of freedom of information requests in securing information vital to your case; what crash data secrets lie within the “little black box” and how you can use it for your client; how your client’s footsteps can be retraced using GPS and other data located in their “smart phones”; how to preserve electronic data from cell phones, computers and more; protecting your client’s right to privacy in their own medical records; recognizing and advancing claims for solicitor/client, litigation, spousal and settlement privilege;  ensuring you have received all of your client’s information from the insurance adjuster’s file; and why you and your client need to pay attention to Facebook and other social media or suffer the consequences. You will also hear directly from the Bench about the latest in eDiscovery.

DOWNLOAD: APTLA's Information Conference Brochure.


APTLA's MODERN LITIGATION & THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING program will include:
• SCC/CoA cases on the Information theme
• Freedom of Information & Investigation and the Litigation Process
• Privilege: Spousal, Litigation, Settlement & Solicitor-Client
• Information & the Adjuster Process
• Disclosure and Protection of Client Medical Records
• Information Requests & the RCMP / Municipal Police Force
• Crash Data: Secrets of the Little Black Box
• The Smartphone Black Box
• eDiscovery: A View from the Bench
• Litigation & Social Media


We have two featured presentations of note for those considering the conference:
• Well-known Canadian Privacy Lawyer and blogger, David Fraser, who is one of Canada’s leading internet, technology and privacy lawyers. David will present on "
Freedom of Information & Investigation and the Litigation Process" and "Litigation & Social Media".
• From the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Hon. Justice Gerald Moir joins the faculty to report on the emerging area of eDiscovery.


Our full Faculty includes: The Hon. Justice Gerald Moir of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia;
David Fraser, McInnes Cooper; and APTLA Members Justin Robichaud, Actus Law; J.D. Comeau, Cantini Law Group; Brian Hebert, Wickwire Holm; Mike Dull, Wagners; Melissa MacAdam, Patterson Law; David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates; Blaine Schumacher, Durland Gillis & Schumacher; Gordon Proudfoot, Q.C., Boyne Clarke; John McKiggan, Q.C., Arnold Pizzo McKiggan; and Peter Rumscheidt, Cox & Palmer; and presenters Stephen Johnston, Intact Insurance; Martin Ward, Q.C., HRM Legal Services; Chris McNeil, (Deputy) Chief, HRM Police; Al Tupper, Tupper & Associates; and Henry SaintFleur, Canadian Police College.

We are also joined by Prof. Susan Dodd, Department of Humanities, Universty of King's College for a luncheon address titled, Liability, Accountability, and Lessons Learned from the Disastrous Loss of Life”.


** This program has been accredited for 7 Hours of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development by the Law Society of New Brunswick and has been submitted to the Law Societies of the other Atlantic Provinces for approval. **


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S MODERN LITIGATION & THE ART OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING 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.
 

You can make payment by your individual credit card or by PayPal account. Both options are available from the button below.

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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


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. If you wish to join us and avail yourself of Member pricing, please contact the office.

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 Investments   •   McKellar Structured Settlements   •   Carol Bierbrier & Associates

Bridgepoint Financial   •   Artery Studios    •   Rich Rotstein

OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS
APTLA has established a preferred room rate of $149-$209 (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 quote the Block Code "HDLTPA" and "APTLA's INFORMATION Conference" when you are making your reservation. You can reserve a room online at the
APTLA/Delta Reservations Page or by calling 1-888-793-3582. Please make your booking as soon as possible and before Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. After that date, the Delta will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFS - Conference registration cancellations must be received in the APTLA office no later than Friday, October 19, 2012. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accepts cancellations after October 19th, 2012 and refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitution of another attendee from the same category of registation is always permitted, althought we would appreciate notice of such substitutions. Hotel reservations must be made on or before end of day on Monday, October 1st, 2012. After that date, the Delta will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.