DAMAGES, DAMAGES, DAMAGES
Afternoon Friday, June 12th and all-day Saturday, June 13th, 2020
The Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews, NB



** This conference represents 10.5 Hours of MCPD Credits for each of the Law Societies of NS, PEI & NL. It has been submitted for accreditation by the Law Society of NB for the same number.**


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? 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 program is your key to the best practices and strategies for the presentation of your client's case in every single one of your files.
 

APTLA's Damages, Damages, Damages conference will cover:
•  Money Talks:  Non-Pecuniary Damages For Pain, Suffering, and Loss Of Amenities
•  Death & Taxes:  Tips, Traps, and Tales
•  Quantum Update: Caselaw Review
•  Pecuniary Conundrum: Which Comes First - Loss Of Income Or Diminished Earning Capacity?
•  Late Start Or Early Finish: How Delayed Entry Into The Workforce & Early Retirement Impacts Losses
•  What To Do When You Can’t Do Everything: The Who, What, When, Where And Why Of Vocational Assessments
•  Getting Paid For Not Doing Household Chores: Loss Of Valuable Services
•  The Not So Hidden Cost of Caring For Injuries:  Calculating Future Care Costs 
•  It’s A Numbers Game: Accountants And Advocacy In The 21st Century

• 
The Leftovers: Golden Years, Non-Pecuniary’s In Wrongful Death, Aggravated And Punitive Damages, Deductions And Subrogation
•  What is this Case Worth?


We have put together an excellent faculty to make this conference educational, entertaining and useful to your practice. We are delighted to welcome renowned litigator, trial consultant and legal author, Gregory S. Cusimano of Cusimano, Roberts & Mills (AL) as our conference's featured, guest speaker. Greg will make two presentations "Not so Fast: First You Need To Win! Evaluation, Preparation, and Presentation of Your Case" and "The Million Dollar Question... or is it the $500,000 Question? Or the $250,000 Question? What Social Science and Psychological Research Says About What to Ask For". Greg is a leader in his field and accepted as one of the US’ top attorneys, who regularly lectures on trial law, tactics and persuasion to both lawyers and at law schools across America. He is also a founding principal in Winning Works, a national consulting firm.

We welcome Jessie Gmeiner, Gmeiner Actuarial Services; Gordon Krofchick, Krofchick Valuations; Jarrett Reaume, Matson Driscoll & Damico; Sean FitzGerald, Vocational Rehabilitation; Kelley McKeating, McKeating Actuarial Services; Carolyn Seaquist, RSM Canada; Arlene Posel, Miljac Valuations; Brianna Donnelly, Grant Thornton; and Ruth Duggan of Cornerstone Occupational Therapy Consultants, to our faculty.

We are grateful to have these APTLA Members in our faculty: Gerald Ralph, Central Law; Lyndsay Jardine, Wagners; Ernest Gittens, Gittens & Associates; Mike Dull, Valent Legal; David Gauthier, Gauthier & Associates; David Brannen, Resolute Legal; Barry Mason, Q.C., Pressé Mason; Chris Correia, Q.C., Correia Collins; Brian Hebert, McKiggan Hebert; Mathieu Picard & Virginia Gilmore, Fidelis Law/Droit; Kyle Campbell, Lenehan Musgrave; Andrew Moss, Foster & Company; and John Maynard, Q.C. & Richard Collier, Key Murray Law.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT CONFERENCE. PLEASE REGISTER AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP.

 

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 ticket for the Presidents' Reception, a USB of conference materials and HST. A discount, as above, in the registration fee is given to APTLA Members.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Bridgepoint Financial    •    McKellar Structured Settlements    •    AssessMed    

Grant Thornton    •    Synoptic Medical Assessments    •    Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments

THANKS TO OUR EXHIBITORS:

Proven Marketing for Professionals    •    McKeating Actuarial Services

Kodsi Engineering    •   Matson Driscoll & Damico    

Krofchick Valuations   •     Allevio    •    RSM Canada   

 

 


CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS:

COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PRESIDENTS' RECEPTION BBQThrough the generosity of APTLA’s Current, Past and Incoming Presidents, we will be having a great social event at our Damages, Damages, 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.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE LUNCHEONIncluded in the registration fee is a conference luncheon.

OPT-IN GROUP DINNERPlease 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).


OUR LAST TWO SUMMER CONFERENCES WERE SELLOUTS. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP. PLEASE REGISTER AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS ASAP.

 


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

To register for our DAMAGES, DAMAGES, DAMAGES Conference - 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:
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
APTLA has arranged for a preferred rate at The Algonquin Resort, which is our conference venue. We have a variety of rooms held for conference attendees, including Queen and King rooms at $219 and $244/nt + taxes. Please use this online portal to book your room at our Damages, Damages, Damages Conference - Book at the Algonquin. Please also book ASAP. Last time we were at the Algonquin the rooms sold out fast. We don't want you to miss getting a room at the conference hotel.

CANCELLATIONS & CUT OFFSConference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before Monday, May 25th, 2020. APTLA will issue a refund less a $50 processing fee. Hotel reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 28th, 2020. After that date, the Algonquin Hotel will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.