CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

WINNING SETTLEMENT STRATEGIES & TACTICS, Part Two
Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown - Friday Afternoon, June 15th and all-day Saturday, June 16th, 2018


**  This conference represents Ten (10) Hours of MCPD Credits under the four Atlantic Provinces MCPD programs. ** 

 

We tell our clients that most cases settle before trial - and that is true. But just because a case settles doesn't mean there aren't winners and losers. There are bad settlements, there are good settlements and there are great settlements. Great settlements are our goal, and they don't just happen - they are the result of a well-executed strategy, which begins at intake and continues to the filing of the consent dismissal order. Everything is part of your plan. Nothing is left to chance. To make sure your client has the best shot at a great settlement, APTLA held its Settlements Part One program in Halifax in November, and is now presenting Part Two. Join us in Charlottetown for this essential legal education!

 

Winning Settlement Strategies & Tactics, Part Two will include:

• Driving Better Settlements from the Start: Drilling Down into Colossus
• Writing to Win:  Settlement Advocacy through Legal Writing, Part 1
Writing to Win:  Settlement Advocacy through Legal Writing, Part 2

• Nothing Left to the Imagination: Using Demonstrative Evidence to Settle Cases
• Timing is Everything - Settling after Discoveries - Lessons from Ontario
• Dynamics of Settlement Conferences, Mediations & Judicial Settlement Conferences - Views from the Bench and Bar
• The Science of Settlement - Pre-suasion (Preparation), Persuasion (Bargaining) & Further Ado (Agreements)
• What is the Case Worth?

We have an excellent faculty lined up for our Settlements conference. We are delighted to welcome Professor Jarrod Reich, Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Research, Georgetown University Law Center; APTLA Member and former OTLA President, Judith Hull of McKenzie Lake; the honourable Chief Justice Tracey Clements, PEI Trial Division; and Barry Goldman, Arbitrator, Mediator, and the author of The Science of Settlement: Ideas for Negotiators. We are thrilled to welcome the return on J.D. Hays, Jr. of Taylor King (AR).

APTLA is lucky to include in our faculty Daniel Wood of APTLA's Young Lawyer Section; APTLA Member, Pamela Large-Moran; APTLA's Past President, Cynthia Taylor; and Lynn Murray, of Key Murray Law, and Greg Cann, Q.C., Cox & Palmer.

Together, they will bring you an excellent content to immediately improve your approach to case settlements.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS:


Seahold Investments
   •  
McKellar Structured Settlements   •   Bridgepoint Financial   •  Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments

RSM Canada   •   AssessMed    •    Matson Driscoll & Damico    •    Kodsi Forensic Engineering    

McKeating Actuarial Services    •    Krofchick Valuation    •    Allevio Pain Management Clinic

The Judge    •    Legal Insurance Services Canada Inc.
 

CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS:

ANNUAL PRESIDENTS' EVENT: Included in the registration fee is a dinner event on Friday night sponsored by APTLA'S Past, Current and Incoming Presidents. The BridgePoint Party bus rides again, as our friends from BridgePoint Financial are sponsoring buses to take us to the BridgePoint Cocktail Reception, immediately prior to the Presidents' Event.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE LUNCHEON: Included in the registration fee is a conference luncheon generously sponsored by Seahold Investments.

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 speakers, registrants, sponsors and guests.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S 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 USB of conference materials and HST. A discount, as above, in registration fee is given to APTLA Members.
 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

To register for the WINNING SETTLEMENT STRATEGIES & TACTICS, Part Two - please CLICK HERE to send us a registration email or CLICK HERE to complete an online registration form. 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:
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 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: 

HOTEL ROOMS FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT:  APTLA has established a preferred room rate at the Delta Prince Edward for those attending the conference @ $239 per night, plus taxes. There are other prefered room rates available for different styles of rooms. They still have plenty of availability for Delta Rooms for Friday and Saturday nights; however, they are now sold out of rooms for the night of Thursday, June 14th. Please call this number to make your reservations, being sure to mention that you are attending the APTLA Conference - 1-800-268-1133.

ROOMS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 14th:  If you need a room for Thursday or want one from Thursday to Sunday, we have made arrangements with the Rodd Charlottetown (short minute walk to the Delta) for rooms. Follow this link to make such a reservation at the Rodd Charlottetown. The Access / Discount Code is APTLA18.

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFS : Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before Monday, May 28th, 2018. APTLA will issue a refund less a $50 processing fee. Hotel reservations at the Delta must be made by Friday, May 11th 2018. After that date, the Delta Halifax will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.
The Rodd Room Block will remain open so long as there is availablity at the hotel.