Friday, November 19th, 2010 • Delta Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia

With caps on non-pecuniary losses, it is imperative that plaintiffs' counsel learn how to maximize recovery of economic losses; including claims for past and future loss income, diminished earning capacity, loss of valuable services, loss of interdependent relationships, and financial losses in fatality cases. Economic loss experts will dicuss how you can use emerging social sciences research to prove claims for diminished earning capacity, particularly in cases where the client returns to work full-time. Leading lawyers from across Canada will teach you best practices for using experts and the law to your client's advantage.

QUARTERBACKING YOUR CLAIM FOR ECONOMIC LOSS will level the playing field and give you the winning strategy to score higher compensation for your clients in settlements or at trial.

Download a copy of the Advanced Damages: Quarterbacking Your Claim for Economic Loss brochure.

This ADVANCED DAMAGES program will include:

• Monday Morning QB - Top 10 Section B Cases You Need to Know
• Surveying the Possibilities: Using Stats Can Disability Surveys to Bolster the Future Loss of Income Claim
• Going Long: Proving Long Term Effects of Injuries on Work Life Expectancy
• Equipping your Team: Must Have Products for You, Your Client and Your Case

• Rules of the Game: A Cross-Canada Look at Loss of Future Income

• From the B.C. Playbook: Diminished Earning Capacity after
• Going Over the Game Plan - A2J/PAC Update
• Injured Player Down: Panel Huddle on Rehab and Cost of Care Experts II

• Owners and Free Agents Instant Replay: Proving Loss of Income for the Entrepreneur

• Playing the Odds: Simple Probability in Assessing Damages 

• Scouting Report: Predicting Employment Outcomes for Children

We have assembled a championship winning team, including: 

• Conference Chair, David Brannen, Cantini Law Group (NS)
• Well-known Economist, Cara Brown, Brown Economic Consulting (AB)
• TLABC Member and Past Officer, Derek Miura, Trial & Appeal Lawyer (BC)
• Rehabilitation Expert - Sean Fitzgerald, Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments Inc. (NL)
•  Chartered Accountant & Chartered Business Valuator, Daniel Jennings, Deloitte Touche (NS)

• & APTLA Members - John Maynard, McInnes Cooper (PEI), Ches Crosbie, Q.C., Ches Crosbie Barristers (NL), Raymond Wagner, Wagners (NS) and David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates (NB)

We are pleased to note that the Hon. Graham Steele, Minister responsible for Insurance in Nova Scotia, will be addressing our attendees at the conference. The NS Minister of Finance will be speaking on the topic of access to justice; and in particular - the government’s goals with the recent revisions to the Insurance Act as it relates to “minor injuries”.

New Brunswick Attendees: This conference has been increased to qualify for SIX hours of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development from the Law Society of New Brunswick.

We know that there are many options for your continuing legal education; but APTLA is the only provider in the Atlantic Provinces creating programming specifically to support and enhance plaintiff practice. It is one of our most significant Member Benefits.

REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP: APTLA's ADVANCED DAMAGES: QUARTERBACKING YOUR CLAIM FOR ECONOMIC LOSS conference is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers. 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. 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!

• $399.00 + HST = $458.85 for APTLA Regular and Sustaining 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 Clerk & Student Members

• $573.92 + HST = $660.00 for Non-APTLA Member Registrations
• $399.00 + HST = $458.85 for Non-APTLA Clerks & Students


Please select your registration category:

Non Members who qualify for APTLA Membership may wish to join the Association in order to enjoy Member pricing and other valuable Member Benefits.

Registration includes a CD of conference materials, refreshment breaks, the conference luncheon, and HST.
All conference registrants will receive a CD of conference papers presented at the ADVANCED DAMAGES: QUARTERBACKING YOUR CLAIM FOR ECONOMIC LOSS program. Printed materials will be available on a limited basis at an additional cost of $75.00 for those attending the conference. The CD will have all of these papers provided to APTLA.


DELTA HALIFAX ACCOMMODATIONS - APTLA has established a preferred room rate starting at $162.00 + tax at the DELTA HALIFAX for those attending the conference. This preferred rate is subject to availability and you must inform the Delta that you are attending the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association conference when you are making your reservations. Please make your booking as soon as possible and before October 18, 2010. After this date rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing. The direct contact for the Delta Halifax is 902 425 6700. Ask for In-House Reservations. SPACE IS LIMITED. 

The Delta Halifax has established a website to assist in reservations. Click here to be directed to the APTLA Conference/Delta Reservation Page or call in-house reservations at (902) 474 5150.

CANCELLATIONS - Registration cancellations must be received by the office no later than Friday, November 5th, 2010. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accepts cancellations after November 5, 2010 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.