APTLA's NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST:  WE COVER THE MAP ON DISABILITY INSURANCE & RELATED ISSUES
Friday, November 6th & Saturday Morning, November 7th, 2015 • Delta Halifax, NS

Disability Insurance is an important and diverse area of civil trial practice. APTLA’s North, South, East & West conference will cover the map giving you the nuts and bolts for developing a winning strategy in Disability Insurance cases. We will help you identify and address Insurer Bad Faith; delve into IMEs; cover Benefits, Offsets, Deductibles, and Collateral Damages; and we take a look at the background and details of underwriting. We will also let you know what you should now be able to learn about your client’s insurer in advance of trial. If you have a client with a Disability Insurance Policy - we will see you at this conference.

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** This program represents EIGHT AND A HALF (8.5) HOURS of MCPD CREDITS (in the category of Substantive Law & Skills Development) for NS and PEI Lawyers. The program is accredited by the Law Society of New Brunswick for EIGHT AND A HALF (8.5) HOURS of MCPD CREDITS.**

Join APTLA at Atlantic Canada’s premiere annual legal education conference for the Plaintiffs Bar being held in Halifax on Friday, November 21st, 2014.

Our Halifax Conference will have excellent, skills sharpening legal education, together with an opportunity to experience the collegiality of lawyers/APTLA Members and events that are fun for all who attend.

APTLA's NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST Conference will include:
Update &  Current Caselaw Review by APTLA’s Young Lawyers Section
Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore: What to do about Insurer Bad Faith in LTD Claims, Barry Mason, Pressé Mason
Case Framing:  Applying Science, Intuition and Psychology to Set Up Your Case For Success, Patrick O. Dunphy, Cannon & Dunphy (WI)
Off-sets and Integration of Benefits:  Deductions from – and Deductions of – Disability Benefits, David Brannen, Resolute Legal
Bringing “Independence” Back: The LTD Independent Medical Examination as a Second Opinion, Dr. Ed Rosenburg, Psychologist
Section B Wage Indemnity Calculation: How Other Income Effects What Section B Should be Paying, David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates
Underwriting Underrated: An Insider’s Guide to the Science and Art of Insurance Underwriting, Barry Plener, Plener Consulting
Making the Complex Simple: The Magic Formula for a Winning Presentation at Mediation, Settlement or Trial, Patrick O. Dunphy, Cannon & Dunphy (WI)
Keeping the “Wolf” at Bay: The Province’s Right of Recovery in a Catastrophic Injury Cases, Raymond Wagner, Q.C. & Madeline Carter, Wagners
Collateral Damage: Understanding the Impact of Collateral Benefits Tort Based Past and Future Income Loss Claims? Ernest Gittens, Gittens & Associates
Casting the Discovery Net Wide in Insurer Bad Faith Cases – Lessons from Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company v. Wade, Justin Robichaud, Fidelis Law

We have an excellent faculty coming together for this program and are proud to introduce Patrick O. Dunphy, Cannon & Dunphy (WI) to the APTLA Membership. Patrick Dunphy has more than 30 years of trial experience in cases ranging from general negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability and product defects. He has been consistently listed as one of the Top Three Super Lawyers in Wisconsin since 2005 and was recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation in Milwaukee in 2010 and 2012. He is an invited member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization of plaintiffs attorneys limited to 100 of the best plaintiffs lawyers in the United States. Patrick will make two special poresentaitons: "Case Framing: Applying Science, Intuition and Psychology to Set Up Your Case For Success" and "Making the Complex Simple: The Magic Formula for a Winning Presentation at Mediation, Settlement or Trial".


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S THE NUMBERS GAME is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers.

APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION*
$565.22 + HST = $650.00 for APTLA Lawyer Members
$565.22 + HST = $650.00 for APTLA Associate Members
$465.22 + HST = $535.00 for APTLA Young Lawyer Section Members
$265.22 + HST = $305.00 for APTLA Clerks & Students


NON-APTLA REGISTRATION*
$765.22 + HST = $880.00 for Non-Members
$565.22 + HST = $650.00 for Non-Member Clerks & Students

Conference Registration includes conference attendance, refreshment breaks, the conference luncheon, a CD of conference materials and HST. A discount, as above, in registration fee is given to APTLA Members.


* There is also a $50.00 discount given to those who register for both the NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST Conference and APTLA's SPECIALTY TOPICS IN MCPD Conference.


APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION FOR BOTH PROGRAMS

(North, South, East & West $565.22 + Specialty MCPD $250.00) - $50.00 + HST = $880.00 for APTLA Lawyer Members
(North, South, East & West $565.22 + Specialty MCPD $250.00) - $50.00 + HST = $880.00 for APTLA Associate Members
(North, South, East & West $465.22 + Specialty MCPD $175.00) - $50.00 + HST = $678.75 for APTLA Young Lawyer Section Members
(North, South, East & West $265.22 + Specialty MCPD $100.00) - $50.00 + HST = $362.50 for APTLA Clerks & Students
 
NON-APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION FOR BOTH PROGRAMS
(North, South, East & West $765.22 + Specialty MCPD $300.00) - $50.00 + HST = $1,167.50 for Non-Members
(North, South, East & West $565.22 + Specialty MCPD $250.00) - $50.00 + HST = $880.00 for Non-Member Clerks & Students
 

A WORD ABOUT CONFERENCE COSTS: As you will note, the length of the conference is half a day longer than usual for APTLA’s November conferences. This is due to the rescheduling of our June 2015 program into the month of May. As a result the MCPD Hours attained were be applied to last year’s MCPD Requirements. As such, unless APTLA lengthened this conference - Members would not get enough credit hours to fulfill their professional obligations. This is a one-time change, raising the credit hours from a usual 6.0 to 8.5 MCPD Hours There is also a one-time increase in the cost of this conference to cover the additional costs of the program extension.
 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

You can register for our SPECIALTY TOPICS IN MCPD Program or both APTLA's NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST Conference & the SPECIALTY TOPICS IN MCPD Program by following the link below. The office will send you an online invoice in the applicable registration category with the applicable registration fee.

To register for APTLA's NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST ONLY - please CLICK HERE.

To register for APTLA's NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST Conference & the SPECIALTY TOPICS IN MCPD Program - please CLICK HERE.

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!


OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS APTLA has established a preferred room rate of $149 for Delta Rooms and Premier Rooms and $189 for Signature Rooms at the Delta Halifax for those attending the conference. This rate is subject to availability and you must advise the reservations department that you are attending the APTLA Conference when you are making your reservation. You can reserve a room by using the Conference Reservation Link or by calling 1-800-268-1133. Please make your booking as soon as possible and before Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. After that date, the Delta will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing. The reservation link will continue to work up to the date of the conference.

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFS - Conference registration cancellations must be received in the APTLA office no later than Friday, October 23rd, 2015. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accept cancellations after November 7th, 2014 and refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitution of another attendee from the same category of registration is always permitted, although we would appreciate notice of such substitutions. Hotel reservations must be made on or before end of day on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. After that date, the Delta will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing. The reservation link will continue to work up to the date of the conference.