Dale Orlando to Co-Chair the Advocates' Society -National Expert Witness Academy 2013
May 2 & 3, 2013
Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish Orlando will be co-chairing the 3rd Annual National Expert Witness Academy "Testify Without Fear!". The National Expert Witness Academy is Canada's most highly regarded continuing education program covering law, procedure, written evidence and testifying skills for expert witnesses. Suitable for novice and veteran expert witnesses, the program offers up to 14 hours of continuing professional development.
- A realistic case file designed for accident reconstruction, accounting, and life care planning professionals
- Demonstrations, interactive discussions, and extensive Q & A sessions
- Individual mock examinations-in-chief and cross-examinations, with personal feedback and critique
- 3 to 1 participant to faculty ratio
- Highly qualified faculty of leading judges, lawyers, experts and writing professionals
- Real courtroom experience at the Federal Court of Canada
- Practical information you can't find anywhere else
Date: May 2-3, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 pm
Location: 26th Floor, 18 York Street, Toronto (PWC Tower Northwest corner of York and Bremner)
McLeish Orlando is proud to be the Lead Sponsor for Bike Month 2013
Coming May 1!
Patrick Brown, a Senior Partner at McLeish-Orlando Critical Injury Law Firm, answers cyclists' questions when it comes to their safety and legal rights in sharing the road.
If you have questions, Patrick has answers!
Send your questions to @PatrickBrownLLB and make sure you type in the hashtag #LegalSpin!
Bike Month 2013 kicks off on Monday, May 27...
...and continues until the end of June with hundreds of interesting and fun things to do, including rides, guided bike tours, festivals, art shows, film screenings, and so much more.
Deloitte Cup - The 7th Annual Personal Injury Bar Charity Hockey Challenge
April 5, 2013
Salvatore Shaw and Patrick Brown were pleased to represent McLeish Orlando at the 7 th Annual Personal Injury Bar Charity Hockey game in support of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. The championship trophy slipped threw their gloves after an exciting shoot out in the final championship game.
Canadian Lawyer Names McLeish Orlando one of the Top 10 Personal Injury boutiques in Canada
Below is an excerpt of the article as it appears in the magazine.
Practical Strategies Conference | Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future
June 13, 2013
McLeish Orlando and the two other law firms of the Personal Injury Alliance are proud to co-sponsor the Practical Strategies Conference 2013. This year's conference is entitled Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future.
The Conference is designed to:
- Provide information on the unique advocacy required for proving the SCI case
- Provide information on the latest developments for SCI rehabilitation
- Provide a forum for discussion of model of care and treatment strategies
Click here for the Conference Brochure and Registration Form.
Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street (7th Floor), Toronto
Registration Fee: $100 (Registration fees are donated entirely to: Toronto Western Hospital and St. Michael's Hospital.)
Practical Strategies Webinar: New Developments in Auto Insurance Law Impacting You and Your Clients
April 30, 2013
FREE ONLINE WEBINAR
McLeish Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers along with Oatley, Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers will present a webinar on the practical implications of recent changes to the law.
The webinar can be accessed anywhere using a computer with an internet connection. This webinar is designed to provide practical strategies to assist health care professionals serve their clients within the ever-changing auto insurance system.
To Register for Free: CLICK HERE
Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Canadian Institute's 13th Annual Managing and Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
April 9-10, 2013
Salvatore Shaw, Partner at McLeish Orlando will be participating in a discussion on Plaintiff and Defence Perspectives on the Deductibility of Collateral Benefits, Advance Payments and the Impact of Bill 34/10 and Bill 36/10.
Attend this event and gain essential solutions to:
- More efficiently manage and litigate LTD claims
- Achieve cost-effective dispute resolution
- Reduce time spent on management of the claims
- Avid costly lititgation
Accreditation: This program can be applied towards 11 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
To register click HERE
Date: April 9-10, 2013
Time: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Toronto
Registration Fee: Click HERE
7th Annual Personal Injury Charity Hockey Challenge
April 4, 2013
The 7th Annual P.I. Charity Hockey Challenge, Deloitte Cup is taking place on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Dale Orlando, Patrick Brown, and Salvatore Shaw will be lacing up their skates for a great cause.
All proceeds will support the Canadian Spinal Research Organization's Shoot For a Cure Campaign. The campaign aims to reduce the incident of spinal cord injuries and neurotrauma in hockey as well as to fund research to find a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.
Come join in on the fun, click here for more information on how to join.
Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Canlan Ice Sports Etobicoke, 1120 Martin Grove Road, Etobicoke
Registration Fee: $250
Motor Vehicle Tort Litigation in Ontario: Critical Updates
April 3, 2013
McLeish Orlando's Patrick Brown will be participating in OBA's Professional Development program on Motor Vehicle Tort Litigation in Ontario: Crititcal Updates.
He will be on a panel discussing Plaintiff and Defence Perspectives on the Deductibility of Collateral Benefits, Advance Payments and the Impact of Bill 34/10 and Bill 36/10 (reduced availability of accident benefits on tort cases).
For more information about this program, please click here.
Date: April 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: OBA Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto
6th Annual Mid-Winter Indoor Golf Classic
March 23, 2013
McLeish Orlando is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington's 6th Annual Mid-Winter Indoor Golf Classic. Join us as we tee off in mid-winter. For more information or to register please visit www.biaww.com.
Date: March 21, 22 or 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm, March 23 - Dinner Only
Location: Golf Without Limits, 283 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON
Brain Injury Services Conference 2013
February 27, 2013
McLeish Orlando is pleased to be a Gold sponsor for this year's Brain Injury Services Conference 2013.
The annual conference creates an intensive one-day opportunity to obtain vital, comprehensive, up-to-date information on a core area of acquired brain injury rehabilitation. This year's topic is entitled, "I Think, Therefore I Am." Cognitive Rehabilitation for those with ABI.
Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: The Grand Olympia, Stoney Creek, Hamilton
The Great Debates in Insurance Law: Effective Settlement Strategies at Mediation
February 8, 2013
Patrick Brown will be co-chairing The Great Debates in Insurance Law from 9:00 am to 12:20 pm.
Dale Orlando will be participating in a discussion on Effective Strategies in Lumping Out and Settling Accident Benefits from 10:15 am to 11:05 am.
This discussion will include:
- What reports are necessary to seek a lump out?
- Do you need a future care report?
- Using burn rates in your numbers
- Obtaining and using structure quotes
- What are reasonable discounts?
- What are cost/benefits to the insurer?
- Pros and cons of settlement
- Reversionary interests
- Negotiating structure terms
Expert litigators debate contentious issues in insurance litigation with a focus on mediation strategies. This program will feature three debates and each one will seek input from attendees via a vote at the end of the debates. In addition to insightful information from experienced counsel, attendees will gain valuable tips from mediators, adjusters and other professionals on effective strategies. What is and is not an effective strategy will be discussed. Each debate will be followed by a Question and Answer session in which the panel will address and make practical recommendations to resolve the issue. The debates will focus on mediations with particular emphasis on Tort and Accident Benefits Mediations, including Effective Strategies in Lumping Out and Settling Accident Benefits, Effective Strategies and Tips for Mediating Tort Claims and Advocacy and Demonstrative Tools for Mediation.
For more information please visit the event webpage.
Date: February 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 12:20 pm
Location: Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 2 Harbour Square
Challenges & Controversies in mTBI: The Science & Clinical Management of Concussions
February 8, 2013
McLeish Orlando LLP is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of the 5th Annual mTBI Conference. This one-day conference held by UHN will focus on the challenges and controversies surrounding the science and clinical management of concussion. It is a must-attend event for healthcare practitioners who contend with mild traumatic brain injury in their practice.
For more information, please visit the event webpage.
Date: February 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 am to 4:35 pm
Location: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
The Law Society of Upper Canada presents:
Social Media in Litigation
October 30, 2012
It's the zeitgeist of our times and now Social media is a force in the courts. Learn about the benefits and potential risks of using social media in evidence when you present and argue your client's case.
Rikin Morzaria, partner at McLeish Orlando will speak to the 'Court Perspective on Internet Media'.
Total CPD = 2.5 Substantive Hours + 0.5 Professionalism Hour
For more information, please visit the event webpage.
Date: October 30, 2012
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto
Canadian Bar Association Conference, Personal Injury:
Tricks of the Trade
October 19, 2012
John McLeish was a feature speaker at the CBA Personal Injury Conference in Fredericton. He presented his paper 'Handling the Mild to Severe Brain Injury Case' and discussed the following:
- Pre-existing Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioural Issues
- Making the Plaintiff Likeable and Credible
- Identifying the Best Witnesses to Establish the Plaintiff's Deficits and Difficulties
- Identifying Specific Deficits and Difficulties and Using Them to Establish Damages
- Maximizing the Use of Lay Witnesses
- Introducing Your Experts on Damages
- Reliable and Valid Science That Can Make Your Case
- Trial Strategies
Download the full paper 'Handling the Mild to Severe Brain Injury Case' by John McLeish with trial strategies and tips to help win your case.
This Program has been approved for 7 hours of Professional Development (MCPD) by the Law Society of New Brunswick.
Toronto Rehab Institute 5th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference
Translating Neural Engineering and Novel Therapies
October 18 - 20, 2012
McLeish Orlando LLP is a lead sponsor of the 5th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference. The three-day conference brings together clinicians, research scientists and consumers in Canada and North America who are focused on understanding and achieving recovery for the spinal cord injury population.
For more information, please visit the event webpage.
Date: October 18 - 20, 2012.
Location: Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Patrick Brown recognized at the 2012 Toronto Bike Awards
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Patrick Brown, managing partner at McLeish Orlando, received the 'Active Transportation Champion of the Year' award at the 2012 Toronto Bike Awards.
The award was presented to Patrick and his associate Albert Koehl by Nancy Smith Lea, director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT). The award served to recognize Patrick and Albert's efforts to raise the profile of active transportation within an urban setting and their advocacy for safer streets to encourage city cycling.
In October last year, representing a coalition of seven cycling organizations, Patrick and Albert approached the Chief Coroners' Office requesting a review of pedestrian and cycling deaths in Ontario.
As a result, in June of this year, working in collaboration with Patrick and Albert as heads of the cycling coalition, the Coroners' office released a report making 14 recommendations to improve bike safety to help prevent cycling deaths in Ontario.
Congratulations Patrick - and thank you for working to make our streets safer for cycling.
The BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll was a huge success!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
With close to 350 participants registered for the fundraising event not even the wet weather could dampen the spirits of all involved in the annual fundraiser for The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST).
Through sponsorship, fundraising and registration, BIST generated over $45,000 that will go a long way in supporting programs, services and efforts to raise brain injury awareness.
The Brain Injury Society of Toronto supports brain injury survivors and family members. Membership is open to anyone in the community with an interest in the challenges that come with living with the effects of brain injury. BIST aims to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of acquired brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.
For more information or to become a volunteer, call 416-830-1485 or visit www.bist.ca.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED!
Congratulations to John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown!
McLeish Orlando LLP is proud to have three of its lawyers recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected international peer-review publication in the legal profession. Congratulations to John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown!
John McLeish received the additional honour of being named as Toronto’s 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation.
OBIA and BIST Mix and Mingle
June 14th, 2012
McLeish Orlando is proud to support the upcoming 7th annual Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) and Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) Mix and Mingle event at the Steam Whistle Brewery. In addition to a great evening out, this event brings together and celebrates the amazing people who care and support those in our community living with the effects of acquired brain injury. We thank them for their continued commitment and dedicated service.
WHAT: BIST/OBIA Mix and Mingle
WHEN: Thursday June 14th, 2012, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, M5V 3M9
For more information please contact Terry Wilcox at OBIA on 1-800-263-5404 or email@example.com
Neurobehavioural Issues Following Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
June 13th, 2012
McLeish Orlando LLP is proud to co-sponsor this one-day conference that is designed to provide healthcare practitioners with an update on assessment and treatment strategies for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Those attending will learn about the nature and impact of mild and moderate TBI, and the important interplay between emotional, cognitive, and physical symptoms. A particular emphasis is placed on the range of neurobehavioural sequelae following such injuries, including long-term consequences of repetitive trauma.
A special panel will offer a unique perspective on the impact of concussions from the vantage point of professional sport players, including retired professional ice hockey player Eric Lindros.
DATE: June 13th, 2012
TIME: 7:45 am – 3:30pm
LOCATION: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario.
REGISTRATION: $175, is donated entirely to the Sunnybrook Traumatic Brain Injury Program.
DETAILS: Contact June Woods at McLeish Orlando LLP, (416) 366-3311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmets on Kids kick-starts Bike Month
McLeish Orlando celebrates June's Bike Month 2012 by donating 500 bicycle helmets to students at Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School in partnership with the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club of Toronto - Regent Park.
Helmets on Kids is a program originally started by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 2002. Patrick Brown (pictured above) brought the initiative to Regent Park and partnered with the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club to ensure kids from all communities had access to safe cycling.
Since 2002 more more than 10,000 helmets and educational materials to encourage safe cycling have been distributed through the Helmets on Kids program.
As more and more cyclists take to streets to celebrate Toronto's warm weather and Bike Month it's important drivers keep aware of cyclists and cyclists do the same.
Below is a list of safety tips for cyclist to keep in mind when they take the road:
1. Ensure your bike has reflectors and lights for night use.
2. Ensure your bike has a bell or similar 'noise' device.
3. Wear bright and reflective clothing to stand out day or night. Ensure clothing fits tightly and won't get tangled in your spokes or chain.
4. Obey traffic signals and the rules of the road.
5. Use hand signals for lane changes and turns for vehicles and cyclists behind you.
6. Avoid 'the right hook'. When approaching right turning vehicles, avoid passing on the inside.
7. Use hand signals to identify hazardous road conditions for cyclists behind you.
8. Maintain your line and avoid weaving in and out of areas with parked cars.
9. Follow a safe distance behind vehicles (use the two second rule when the vehicle in front of you passes an object, begin counting and only move after two seconds).
10. Always yield to pedestrians.
11. A bicycle is built for one rider only.
12. Maintain control of your bike, make sure it's properly sized and in good condition.
For more cycling information visit Cycle Toronto!
THE OATLEY-McLEISH GUIDE TO MOTOR VEHICLE LITIGATION
Taken from the program chaired by John McLeish and Roger Oatley, this annual publication is a staple for lawyers who practise motor vehicle litigation and are interested in the latest developments in policy, legislation, and case law.
- Ten Ways to Win a Trial Judge's Heart
- Top Five Accident Benefit Cases of 2011
- Deductibility of Collateral Benefits in Motor Vehicle Cases
- Emerging Issues in the Use of Experts: Legal and Ethical Issues in Choosing an
- Expert, Obtaining Expert Reports and Preparing Experts for Trial
- The Top Five Personal Injury Cases of 2011 That You Need to Know
Hard copy publication or PDF* $95.00 + tax
*Video Stream OR DVD with PDF: $200.00 + tax
19th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: The ABI Journey, Pediatrics to Seniors
May 10-11, 2012
McLeish Orlando LLP is a proud gold sponsor of the 19th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury, "The ABI Journey; Pediatrics to Seniors" organized by Hamilton Health Sciences. The Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP) at Hamilton Health Sciences serves the needs of patients with acquired brain injuries and their families.
- Explore and review the latest ABI research and current directions in diagnosis and treatment of pediatrics, adults and seniors.
- Examine innovations and approaches to assessment and treatment in brain injury across the lifespan.
- Provide an opportunity to network, share experiences and cultivate partnerships.
Date: Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th, 2012.
Time: 7:45 am –5pm, 7:45 am – 1pm
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
For further information please contact Joyce Lambert, ABI Conference Regional Rehabilitation Centre at 905-521-2100 ext. 40833 or via email email@example.com.
Challenges & Controversies in Diagnosis 2012 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
February 10, 2012
McLeish Orlando LLP is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Conference "Challenges & Controversies in Diagnosis," organized by the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University Health Network, and attended by 200 Healthcare professionals.
John McLeish and Dale Orlando will be presenting a workshop session and mock-jury trial with fellow lawyers Roger Oatley and James Vigmond.
The workshop will examine the difficulties of the adjudication process with regards to an mTBI case. The presenters will use case studies to discuss process and implications of assessments and cognitive tests for adjudication.
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street, Toronto, ON
From Hospital to Home: The Continuum of Care After SCI
January 19, 2012
This one-day conference sponsored by McLeish Orlando LLP and Oatley, Vigmond LLP provides information on the latest developments in spinal cord injury treatment and rehabilitation, and provides a forum for discussion of models of care and treatment strategies. All registration fees are donated to ThinkFirst/Pensez d'Abord Canada and P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth).
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto, M5B2H4
The 2012 Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This annual program is a staple for lawyers who practise motor vehicle litigation. John McLeish and Roger Oatley will provide you with a briefing on the latest developments in policy, legislation, and case law. Learn how the proposed changes to the definition of catastrophic impairment may affect your practise.
For more information, please visit the event website.
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
First in the Daily Bread Law Firm Challenge!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our success in our first annual Daily Bread Law Firm Challenge! We'd like to extend our gratitude to staff, friends and partners for doing a great job for a great cause.
We raised a total of $37,041.49! That's more than 15% of the total pledges of $245,110.50.
We're proud to report that we came in first in both the per capital and overall total categories, beating out much larger firms. A $25 donation provides a two-day food box for a family of four; McLeish Orlando's efforts helped 1,482 families, and spurred other firms to step up their own fundraising.
Thanks to everyone for their contributions and fundraising efforts!
Daily Bread Food Bank Law Firm Challenge
November 28th - December 19th, 2011
The Law Firm Challenge raises funds and canned donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank. McLeish Orlando is one of over 40 Toronto law firms taking part in the three-week event. Our fundraising goal is $45,000.00. For more about this fundraising click here.
Health Care Professionals: Register Now for June 9, 2011 Practical Strategies Seminar
McLeish Orlando LLP is proud to co-sponsor this one-day conference for social workers, discharge planners, and other health care professionals. Join leading lawyers, physicians, psychologists, and rehabilitation professionals as they provide cutting-edge information and strategies to:
- Prove a spinal cord injury case in court.
- Most effectively provide spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
- Determine the most effective models of care, together with treatment strategies.
100% of proceeds from registration will be donated to Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto
Webinar: Adjusting to Ontario Automotive Insurance Changes
April 18, 2011
See below for a Q&A from the Webinar
Canadian Lawyer Magazine Names McLeish Orlando One of The Top 5 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada
April 5, 2011
Below is an excerpt of the article as it appears in the magazine
Law Society Webinar for Lawyers and Health Care Practitioners
September 3, 2010 (Link to Law Society Page)
The New Auto Insurance Reigime - Practical Strategies for Radical Change, co-chaired by John McLeish.
Significant amendments to the automobile insurance system take effect on September 1, 2010. In this program, senior personal injury lawyers share their approaches and insights with other lawyers on effectively serving clients under this modified regime.
- Taking clients outside the definition of minor injury
- Managing the reduction of medical and rehabilitation benefits
- Coping with the elimination of housekeeping and caregiver benefits in non-catastrophic cases
- Dealing with the reduction of attendant care benefits in non-catastrophic cases
- Working with the definition of "incurred expense" to qualify for attendant care benefits
- Working with the new definition of catastrophic impairments.
Speakers include John McLeish and Dale Orlando of McLeish Orlando LLP.