CONFERENCE DETAILS

PLAYING CAT AND MOUSE WITH AUTO, LONG TERM DISABILITY & MED MAL LITIGATION
Friday, June 24th & Saturday, June 25th, 2011 • Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort, Morell, PEI

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The inspiring legal presentations of Tom Vesper are well known to us at APTLA. In June, Tom will introduce us to the other half of the Tom & Jerry Show - Gerald Baker. Together these renowned trial lawyers have presented to members of the legal profession across North America with flair, style and more than a few “constructive arguments” about the best way to prepare and present your case. They are the veritable A-Z of auto litigation and trial advocacy; and now they are on the road to Avonlea.

Tom Vesper & Gerald Baker, not exactly as shown.

In addition to “Tom & Jerry at Green Gables”, we will look at the troublesome area of Long-Term Disability and provide a road map to undertaking a Med Mal case. There is something for everyone at this conference. Please join us at Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort for fun, sun and 10 hours of accredited MCPD.

OUR 2011 PLAYING CAT AND MOUSE program will include:
TOM & JERRY IN GREEN GABLES: THE SEMINAR
  - The Client Interview - Finding the Redheaded Orphan
  - Case Investigation - Searching Green Gables
  - Seven Guiding Principles of Trial Preparation - Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s Advice
  - Settlement, Mediation and Arbitration – Negotiating to Win - Anne & Gilbert Make Peace
  - The Single Best Question to Ask a Potential Juror - The Words
  - Opening Statements & New Technology - Where is Matthew Going?
  - Cross Examination – Marilla’s I Told You So
  - Closing Statements – Imagining Anne
LONG TERM DISABILITY
  - Key Aspects of Establishing the Claim:
    • Change in the Definition at the Two Year Mark
    • IME for Defence and Plaintiff
    • Quantification and Collateral BenefitsLTD Practice Tips
  - LTD Practice Tips
MED MAL PRIMER: When The Client Walks Into Your Office… What To Do With Their Med Mal Case?
  - Screening the Med Mal Claim: Know When to Say No
  - Standard of Care: Current Approaches
  - Causation: Current Approaches, Tips & Traps
  - Experts: Selection and Retainer
  - The Typical Causes of Action in Med Mal Claims

We are delighted to note that this program includes OTLA Past President, Russ Howe, on the topic of Long Term Disabilty. Russ recently Chaired the full-day OTLA LTD Conference, so he will bring his knowledge and experience to APTLA. Also in are faculty are: APTLA President, John McKiggan; APTLA Vice President, Kevin Preston; APTLA Past President, Ray Wagner; The Hon. Justice Ben Taylor, Supreme Court of PEI; John Brennan, McLennan Brennan; Rod J. Gillis, Q.C., Gilbert McGloan Gillis; Jamie MacGilivray, of MacGillivray Law Office.

** THIS PROGRAM QUALIFIES FOR 10 MCPD CREDIT HOURS FROM THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW BRUNSWICK. ATTEND AND GET ALL YOUR CLASSROOM HOURS AT ONE PROGRAM.** 

Mark your calendars now for June 24th and 25th, 2011 and plan to join us at Crowbush Cove, PEI, for an excellent program and a great weekend of collegiality and fun.

Families are most welcome to join us! We hope that you bring your spouses, companions and families to Crowbush to enjoy all the resort has to offer and also some of our APTLA hospitality and collegiality. If we have enough children, APTLA will arrange a Kids Program. We will be having several social functions, and we will certainly include guests of all ages in our planning!

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S PEI SUMMER CONFERENCE Conference 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 and BBQ for the registrant and one guest, a CD of conference materials and HST. A discount in registration fee is given to APTLA Members.

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!

GOLF TEE TIMES:  We have held the tee times that allow you to get in a full round of golf and not miss APTLA's programming. We are assigning tee times on a first come/ first served basis. Let us know - IMMEDIATELY - if you would like to get in a round before the education programming on Saturday, June 25th. Contact Libby ASAP.

 

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:

RODD CROWBUSH GOLF & BEARCH RESORT ACCOMMODATIONS - The APTLA Room Block was released last Tuesday for the conference weekend (June 24th and 25th). If you would still like a reservation, you can contact Crowbush directly at (902) 961-5600 between 9am-5pm. They will add you to the APTLA group block and honour the group rate for as long as they have rooms left. Please make your reservations immediately.

CANCELLATIONS - Registration cancellations must be received by the office no later than Friday, June 10th, 2011. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accepts cancellations after June 10, 2011 and refunds will not be issued after that date. IF YOU RESERVE A PLACE WITHOUT PAYMENT AND WITHDRAW AFTER Friday, JUNE 10th, 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.