CONFERENCE DETAILS
 

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL: TIPS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE SERIOUS LITIGATOR
Friday, June 25th & Saturday, June 26th, 2010 • Fairmont Algonquin, St. Andrews, NB

 

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** THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR 10 MCPD CREDIT HOURS FROM THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW BRUNSWICK.**

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL: TIPS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE SERIOUS LITIGATOR will include:

• Around the Courts: A Look at Recent Local and SCC Caselaw
• A Tricky Proposition: Quantifying Loss of Consortium
• Cause for Concern? Current State of Causation in Canada
• Litigate at Home: Keeping your Client’s Claim in the Province
• The Science of Persuasion: Heuristics in the Courtroom
• Minimizing the Risk: Appropriate Use of Mary Carter and Pierringer Agreements
• Beam Me Up, Your Honour: Harnessing the Power of Technology to Present and Prove Your Soft Tissue Injury Case
• Walking the Walk: The Effective Use of Gait Analysis in Your Traumatic Injury Case
• Dysfunctional Assessments? The Use and Misuse of Functional Capacity and Transferable Skills Assessments – An Assessor’s Perspective
• Dysfunctional Assessments? The Use and Misuse of Functional Capacity and Transferable Skills Assessments – A Lawyer’s Perspective
• Rating Systems: How Physicians Assess and Gauge Impairment & Pain-Related Disability

• Too Late to Rehabilitate Your Case: Making Sure Your Rehabilitation Expert Really is... well… an Expert

• The High Cost of Not Caring: The Essential Role of Rehabilitation Experts in Proving Future Cost of Care
• How to Prepare the Expert Witness for Trial
• Panel Discussion on Rehab Experts and the Cost of Care
• More Practical than You Think: Constitutional Rights in Civil Litigation
• Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Recognizing Institutional Negligence
• Getting Serious About Minor Injuries: Effective Strategies for Overcoming the Cap in Motor Vehicle Soft Tissue Injury Cases

• Just Desserts: Try Punitive Damages

We are delighted to note that this program includes two of Canada's leading civil litigators, Alf Kwinter of Singer Kwinter and Jim Vigmond of Oatley Vigmond. Alf is speaking on "Too Late to Rehabilitate Your Case: Making Sure Your Rehabilitation Expert Really is... well… an Expert" and "How to Prepare the Expert Witness for Trial". Jim is presenting on "Harnessing the Power of Technology to Present and Prove Your Soft Tissue Injury Case" and "Effective Strategies for Overcoming the Cap in Motor Vehicle Soft Tissue Injury Cases ". Both are seasoned speakers and well-known to APTLA Members and conference attendees!

Mark your calendars now for June 25th and 26th, 2010 and plan to join us in St. Andrews, NB, 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 St. Andrews 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 in conjunction with the Algonquin. We will be having several social functions, and we will certainly include guests in our planning!


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

WHO CAN REGISTER?  APTLA'S TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Conference is open to APTLA Members and Non-Members, lawyers and non-lawyers.

APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION
$399.00 + HST = $450.87 for APTLA Lawyer Members
$399.00 + HST = $450.87 for APTLA Associate Members
$299.00 + HST = $337.87 for APTLA Young Lawyer Section Members
$199.00 + HST = $224.87 for APTLA Clerks & Students
 
NON-APTLA MEMBER REGISTRATION
$575.22 + HST = $650.00 for Non-Members
$399.00 + HST = $450.87 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 a 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!

OTHER IMPORTANT CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

FAIRMONT ALGONQUIN ACCOMMODATIONS - APTLA established a preferred room rate starting at $199.00 + tax for Fairmont Rooms at the FAIRMONT ALGONQUIN for those attending the conference. There are other room styles at preferred rates. The preferred rate is subject to availability and you must inform the Fairmont that you are attending the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association conference when you are making your reservations. They have established a website for those wishing to make a reservation. Please go to: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/aptla and make your reservation or call Housing/Reservations 1 506 529 8823. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please make your reservations immediately.

OTHER ST. ANDREWS ACCOMMODATIONS:   
APTLA's Room Block at The Fairmont Algonquin is approaching sold-out. There may be rooms left at The Algonquin, but they are few and may not available at the conference preferred rate. If you cannot get a suitable room at The Fairmont Algonquin, please try these other accommodations in St. Andrews:

ROSSMOUNT INN:  The inn offers 18 rooms all featuring unique antiques and ranging from king, queen and two double beds depending on your requirements. Rooms rates range from $97.00 - $119.00. Phone: 1 506 529 3351  Click here for the Rossmount Inn website.

 

TARA MANOR INN:  Charles Tupper's estate turned into a beatiful inn. Rooms with 1 King bed or 2 Doubles $109-$119. Ocean View Rooms with 1 King bed, separate sitting area & ocean view patio $119-$129. Phone: 1 800 691 8272  Click here for the Tara Manor Inn website.

 

ST. ANDREWS MOTOR INN:  Standard Rooms starting at $79.95 to $159.95. Suites Starting at $99.95 to $229.95. Phone: 1 506 529 4571 Click here for the St. Andrews Motor Inn website.

 

KINGSBRAE ARMS:  A stately manor turned into a hotel. The room rates are for double occupancy with meals included. If you call for a reservation, mention you are attending our conference at the Algonquin and they will work out a price other than what is listed on the website. Phone: 1 506 529 1897  Click here for the Kingsbrae Arms website.

CANCELLATIONS - Registration cancellations must be received by the office no later than Friday, June 11th, 2010. We will issue a refund for the registration fee paid less a $50.00 processing fee. APTLA cannot accepts cancellations after June 11, 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.