THE YIN & YANG OF PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE
Half-Day, Friday, June 7th & Full-Day, Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Delta St. John's, St. John's, NL

 

Our conference brochure will be available for download soon!

** This conference represents 10.5 Hours of MCPD Credits in NS, PEI and NL. **

** It has been submitted for accreditation under the LSNB Mandatory Continuing Professional Development program for 10.5 Credit Hours.  **


Join us in the Far East - St. John’s, Newfoundland - as APTLA presents the Yin and Yang of Personal Injury Practice. Enlightenment has never been so easy. Let our legal masters guide you up the mountain of understanding stopping along the way to examine a broad range of practical subjects designed to add depth and breadth to your personal injury practice - no matter what your practice mix. The journey will begin with our Young Lawyers Section round-up of relevant case law and other recent developments. From there we will explore the latest pronouncements of the Supreme Court of Canada on expert opinion evidence and learn about evidence based cross-examination of expert witnesses. We’ll also get various perspectives on quantum of damages using real life case scenarios and look at approaches to settlement negotiations from both the defence and plaintiff point of view. As we continue we will meditate upon catastrophic personal injury cases and contemplate Zen and the art of Medical Malpractice claims. We’ll illuminate Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment cases including how to establish and calculate the impact of abuse and trauma on earning capacity. According to the tealeaves there is much more in store for you as you follow the path laid out by our conference gurus. With such a wide range of topics you’re sure to find many useful tips and tricks to improve your personal injury practice. You will leave St. John's enlightened, inspired and feeling at one with your practice.

 
YIN & YANG OF PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE will include the following amazing presentations:
•  Enlightenment:  APTLA Young Lawyer’s Section Caselaw Review
•  Sobering Reality:  Insurer’s Duty to Defend and the Intoxicated Driver
•  Insurer Biolocation:  Waivers Issued by Insurers – Can They Defend the Action, but Deny Coverage?
•  Take a Deep Breath and…:  Tackling the Medical Malpractice Claim
•  Breaking Through:  Pushing the Limits on Damages in Catastrophic Claims
•  Quantum Quiz:  What’s is this Case Worth Anyway?
•  #MeToo Toolkit I - Winning the Sexual Abuse Case
•  #MeToo Toolkit II –
SexualHarrassment in the Workplace and Beyond
•  #MeToo Toolkit III - Connecting the Dots: Proving and Assessing Loss of Earning Capacity from Abuse and Trauma            
•  Winds of Change?  Expert Evidence after Saadati v. Moorehead
•  Expert Witness Jujitsu:  
An Evidence Based Approach to Cross-Examination
•  Reaching a
Higher Plain of Existence: Trial Lawyers’ Professional Codes of Conduct – The Ontario Experience
•  The Guru Speaks:  Supreme Court of Canada Case Law Review
•  From Both Sides Now:  Getting to Yes in Personal Injury Litigation

 

Special Luncheon Address"Elections, Rights & Leadership" by The Hon. Ches Crosbie, Q.C., Leader of the Opposition (NL)
 

We have put together an excellent faculty to make this conference educational, entertaining and useful to your practice. Presenters include:  Bruce Hillyer & Claire Wilkinson, Martin & Hillyer Associates (ON); Eugene Meehan, Q.C., Supreme Advocacy (ON);  Jack Blackier, Cox & Palmer; Steve Scruton, Aviva Canada; Charles Foster, Q.C., Foster & Company; Stephen Johnston, Boyne Clarke; and Wade Prior, Registered Psychologist.

We are delighted to have these APTLA Members in our faculty: Laura Veniot, Pressé Mason; Robert Creamer, Q.C., Lawson Creamer; John McKiggan, Q.C., McKiggan Hebert; David Brannen, Resolute Legal; Veronica Dillon, Russell Accident Law; Mike Dull, Valent Legal; Tara Miller, Q.C., MDW Law, David Parker, Boyne Clarke; and Associate Member, Sean FitzGerald, of Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments.

We welcome APTLA Young Lawyer Members, Matthew Drover of Gittens & Associates and Allison Conway of Budden Law.

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS:

Seahold Investments   •   McKellar Structured Settlements    •     Bridgepoint Financial 
 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS:

RSM Canada    •    Allevio Clinic     •     McKeating Actuarial Services     •     Kodsi Engineering

Proven Marketing for Professionals     •     AssessMed     •     Matson Driscoll & Damico

And new to our conferences:     Grant Thornton

 

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 registration fee is given to APTLA Members.


CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS:

PRESIDENTS' RECEPTION BBQ: Through the generosity of APTLA’s Current, Past and Incoming Presidents, we will be having a great social event at our Yin & Yang Conference. Details to follow.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE LUNCHEON: Included in the registration fee is a conference luncheon generously sponsored by Seahold Investments. We will have a luncheon address by the Hon. Ches Crosbie, Q.C., Leader of the Opposition (NL).



THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT CONFERENCE. OUR LAST TWO SUMMER CONFERENCES WERE SELL OUTS. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP.


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:

To register for the YIN & YANG OF PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE 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 established a preferred room rate at the Delta St. John's for those attending the conference. Rooms are $199.00/night. Other accommodations may be available through the hotel. These room rates are subject to availability. Hotel reservations should be made immediately at this Delta St. John's Hotel Reservation Link.


CANCELLATIONS & CUT
OFFS : Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing to the office on or before May 26, 2019. APTLA will issue a refund less a $50 processing fee. Hotel reservations must be made by Monday, May 5, 2019. After that date, the Delta St. John's will release our Room Block and rooms will be subject to availability and regular pricing.