NOV-COV: PLAINTIFF PRACTICE DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC (AND MORE)
Fridays and Tuesdays in November starting at Noon Atlantic
Each conference segment will be submitted for accreditation for MCPD Credits.
The webinar series represents 8.0 Hours of MCPD Credits for Members and other lawyers in the Atlantic Provinces.
The Coronavirus has affected every element of your clients’ lives and has had a tremendous impact on legal practice and the progress of all civil litigation. Join APTLA at our NOV-COV: PLAINTIFF PRACTICE DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC (AND MORE) webinar series as we look at how we proceed despite a pandemic. We are delving into how trial practice has changed and how to best respond to the various legal challenges. Take a deep dive into the IME (with and without Covid). See what treatments and services are possible remotely. Understand Covid’s impact on the mental health of your already injured clients. We will look at Financial Causation for the self-employed and wage earners, and where Business Interruption Insurance fits in to your clients’ claims. We will also review Covid-related caselaw that every plaintiff counsel should know and hold a four province Judicial discussion of the Court’s experience during the height of the 1st Wave, and the changes to come from the Court systems as a result of Covid. In short, we’ve got Covid covered for every one of your cases.
NOV-COV: PLAINTIFF PRACTICE DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC (AND MORE) is split into six segments of various lengths and presented on Tuesdays and Fridays in November. Each segment is being presented as a LIVE webinar, and we recommend that registrants attend the live presentation for the best possible educational experience. Each segment will also be available as a recorded webinar, after its live presentation. Registrants will have access to both.
NOV-COV: PLAINTIFF PRACTICE DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC (AND MORE) will include:
Friday, Nov. 6th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 90 minutes): Covid-19 and “Normal” Trial Practice – What Now?
• Status of Atlantic Provinces on Remote Practice
• Mediations and Virtual Hearings – Benefits, Challenges and Effectiveness
• Case Backlogs – What to do about Lengthy Delays
• Is there an effective and expedient Alternative to Trial?
Tuesday, Nov. 10th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 60 minutes): The Insurance Medical Exam Before, During and After Covid
• Has Covid changed the IME?
• Can you reject being compelled to take an IME? (Travel restrictions, vulnerable client)
• Duty in setting up IME – Are they following proper Covid procedures?
• Preparing your client for the IME
• How to protect your Client after the IME
• Considerations in the Section B IME
Friday, Nov. 13th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 120 minutes):
• How Clients can (and can’t) Access Medical and Rehab Services Remotely
• What does “Mitigation” Mean in a Pandemic Situation?
• The Mental Health Impact of COVID
• Neurological Assessment in the Virtual World – What works Best
Tuesday, Nov. 17th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 90 minutes): Young Lawyers Section – Case Law Update/Review & Business Interruption Clauses and Covid-19
• Covid-related case review
• Determining whether your business losses due to the Covid 19 shutdown are compensable under your Commercial Policy of Insurance.
• We will consider the determination of coverage, and the potential right of recovery of those businesses affected by the pandemic-driven shutdown.
Friday, Nov. 20th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 60 minutes): The COVID Causation Conundrum
• A discussion of how to separate losses caused by the pandemic from those caused by the injuries (i.e. financial causation). The emphasis will be on self-employed persons / some for T4 earners. Will be a practical look, as there will be hindsight statistical data available by November.
• Plus Covid Benefits - Deductions or Not? Are CERB Payments taken into account for Section B? Other payments deducted for Section A?
Friday, Nov. 27th @ Noon Atlantic (approx. 60 minutes): A View from the Bench
• A review from members of the judiciary with respect to their experiences and the changes that have/will come to the court systems as a result of COVID.
We have put together an excellent faculty to make this conference educational, entertaining, and useful to your practice:
We are honoured to have the Hon. C.J. Tracey Clements (Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island), the Hon. C.J. Tracey DeWare (Court of Queen's Bench, New Brunswick), the Hon. Justice Christa Brothers (Supreme Court of Nova Scotia) and the Hon. Daniel M. Boone (Newfoundland & Labrador Supreme Court) as part of our program.
We welcome Shanna Peters, BA Hons., MA, RP (Qualifying), Psychotherapist, Case Manager & Life Care Planner, and Rehabilitation Therapist; Dr. Dale Robinson, MD, FRCPC, Neurologist; Jarrett Reaume, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, CFF, Partner/Senior Vice President of Matson Driscoll & Damico; John Shamoon, Stride Rehabilitation Services Inc., Developmental Service Worker; Robert LaBrecque, Owner of Align Case Management; and Ron Pizzo, Pink Larkin, to our faculty.
We are grateful to have these APTLA Members in our faculty: Chris Correia, Q.C., Correia Collins; Charles Foster, Q.C., Foster & Company; Barry Mason, Q.C., Pressé Mason; Bob Carter, Q.C., Carter Simpson; Mathieu Picard and Virginia Gilmore, Fidelis Law/Droit; Brian Hebert, McKiggan Hebert; Chuck Ford and Mike Dull, Valent Legal; Toby Bristow, Cantini Law Group; Gerald Ralph, Central Law; and Kyle Campbell, Lenehan Musgrave.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR STICKING WITH APTLA & OUR MEMBERS THROUGH THESE TURBULENT TIMES!
BE SURE TO VISIT WITH THEM VIA THEIR WEBSITES AND REACH OUT WHEN YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR CASES!
WHO CAN REGISTER? APTLA'S CONFERENCE is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers.
APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION - All Six Segments = 8 Hours of MCPD Credits
$399.00 + HST - APTLA Lawyer Members
$399.00 + HST - APTLA Associate Members
$299.00 + HST - APTLA Young Lawyer Section Members
$199.00 + HST - APTLA Clerks & Students
NON-APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION - All Six Segments = 8 Hours of MCPD Credits
$565.22 + HST - for Non-Members
Conference Registration includes access to all live and recorded webinars, and conference materials (online and via a USB). Those wishing to sign-up for individual segments should contact the APTLA Office for pricing and registration. Individual Segments are between $65-$100 + HST/fees each for Members; and $80-$125 for Non-Members. There is a significant discount for registering for the entire program, and the flexibility to take or watch the webinars whenever you want.
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!
OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION:
HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS: Regrettably, we are not coming together for this program - so there are no hotel arrangements for this webinar series.
CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFS: Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before November 2nd, 2020.