Half-Day, Friday, June 16th & Full-Day, Saturday, June 17th, 2017 • The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews, NB

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** This conference has been accredited for 10.5 Hours under the Law Society of New Brunswick's Mandatory Continuing Professional Development program. It represents approximately 10.5 Hours of MCPD Credits in NS, PEI and NL. **

We know the ultimate aim of a personal injury lawsuit is to make the client whole, insofar as money can. But how do we assess the full extent of the losses? How do we quantify the damages? How do we make the invisible visible? In short, how do we effectively and persuasively present the case for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages during settlement conferences and at trial? We've assembled a stellar lineup of trial lawyers and expert witnesses to answer these and many more questions. Join us as APTLA dives deep into damages at its annual personal injury advocacy conference. This is a program is your key to the best practices and strategies for presentation of your client's case in every single one of your files.

DIVING DEEPER INTO DAMAGES will include the following amazing presentations:
• APTLA's YLS Case Reviews:  Sabean, Implied Undertaking Rule & Martin in review
Damage Quantification – Heads of Damages Review
Diagnosis in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury cases:  Neuropsychological Assessment & Proof of Damages
• Telltale Signs of PTVD (Post Trauma Vision Syndrome) – Diagnosis, Prognosis & Treatment
• A View From the Bench: Persuasive Presentation of Damages 

• How Do You Objectively Prove Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
• Litigating Chronic Pain Cases - Contextualizing Pain for the Courts
• Advance Payments Motions: Criteria, Use, Strategy - A How To Guide
The Evolution of Canadian Legal Standards Relative to Expert Witness Independence
Accounting Expertise and your Damages Awards: Proving Damages of the Self-Employed
• How to Best Present Your Damage Claim - New Approaches by Rhonda Hill Wilson (PA)
• What's This Claim Worth? Live and in Real Time Case Reviews

We have put together an excellent faculty to make this conference educational, entertaining and useful to your practice. Presenters include:  Dr. Jane Walsh & Dr. Theresa Fitzgerald, SJ Psychology Centre; Dr. Sue Burbine, Optometrist;  Dr. Manu Mehdiratta, Neurologist;  Dr. Kevin Smith, AssessMed; Kelley McKeating, McKeating Actuarial Services; Arlene Posel, Collins Barrow; Jarrett Reaume, Matson Driscoll & Damico; Jack M. Blackier, Cox & Palmer; Christa Bourque, Q.C., McInnes Cooper ; the Hon. Justice Jean-Paul Ouellette, Court of Queen’s Bench (NB) and Rhonda Hill Wilson, Rhonda Hill Wilson P.C. (PA).

We are delighted to have these APTLA Members in our faculty: Raymond F. Wagner, Q.C., Wagners; David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates; John McKiggan, Q.C., McKiggan Hebert; Chris Correia, Q.C., Correia & Collins; Mathieu Picard, Fidelis Law; Erika Hachey, Foster & Company; Shelley Handrigan, Rogers, Rogers, Moyse, and Francis McBrearty, Lawson Creamer.

We are pleased and honoured to have veteran trial lawyer Rhonda Hill Wilson (Philadelphia, PA) join us in St. Andrews. She will bring us the latest trends in proving damages from south of the border, and renew our inspiration in plaintiff trial practice in a luncheon address.



Seahold Investments   •   McKellar Structured Settlements    •     Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments

Bridgepoint Financial    •    Collins Barrow    •    Allevio Clinic

    McKeating Actuarial Services    •     AssessMed    •    Matson Driscoll & Damico

And new to our conferences:  Krofchick Valuations    &    Rehab Results



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

$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
$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 USB of conference materials and HST. A discount, as above, in registration fee is given to APTLA Members.


COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PRESIDENTS' RECEPTION BBQ: Through the generosity of APTLA’s Current, Past and Incoming Presidents, we will be having a great social event at our Diving Deeper into Damages Conference. All conference attendees, sponsors, spouses, companions and kids are invited to join us for a barbecue at one of Canada’s Top 10 Public Gardens - Kingsbrae Garden, right down the street from The Algonquin. The Presidents’ Reception will follow the BridgePoint Financial Cocktail Reception, at the same location.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE LUNCHEON: Included in the registration fee is a conference luncheon generously sponsored by Seahold Investments. We have a great presentation lined up with Rhonda Hill Wilson speaking about Plaintiff Trial Practice: Fighting on the Side of Justice.

OPT-IN GROUP DINNER: Please plan to join your APTLA colleagues on Saturday night for a nice dinner, great fun and excellent company at our opt-in group dinner. This event will be open to registrants, families and guests; with special pricing for children (12 and under). We have steak and salmon and a long list of accompaniments. Adult dinner pricing will be $85.00, incl. HST and gratuities. Drinks will be on your own account.




To register for the DIVING DEEPER INTO DAMAGES - please CLICK HERE. The office will send you an online invoice in the applicable registration category with the applicable registration fee and any other costs you have indicated.

If you wish to pay by cheque, payment should accompany registration and be sent ASAP to:
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 use of our Members' ListServ; a subscription to APT Law Magazine; use of our state of the art website; and other annual benefits!



HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS:  APTLA has established a preferred room rate at the Algonquin Resort for those attending the conference. Algonquin Rooms with 1 King/Queen bed ($209.00/night), Algonquin Rooms with 2 Double beds ($234.00/night). Suites and other accommodations are also available. These room rates are subject to availability. Hotel reservations should be made immediately.

To book your room, call the Algonquin directly at (506) 529-8823 and ask for Jill @ "In-house Reservations". Our room block is officially closed, but the Algonquin will extend our preferred room rate if there are still rooms available. This is why you need to contact the hotel directly, and not the 1-800 service.

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFS : Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before May 26, 2017. APTLA will issue a refund less a $50 processing fee. Hotel reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 16, 2017. After that date, the Algonquin Resort will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.