Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2015

Over four days, the legal community gathers in Toronto for the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2015. Here, more than 1,700 participants, converge in what’s been pegged a conference that features a great combination of legal professional development programs, special events and networking opportunities.

DATE

February 4 – 7, 2015

TIME

9:00 AM – 12:20 PM (Civil Litigation Workshop) 1:30 PM  – 4:50 PM (Insurance Law Workshop)

LOCATION

Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 2 Harbour Square, Toronto     Get Directions

EVENT DETAILS

Over four days, the legal community gathers in Toronto. Here, more than 1,700 participants, converge in what’s been pegged a conference that features a great combination of legal professional development programs, special events and networking opportunities.

For the past 40 years, Institute has provided Ontario lawyers with a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the law, while participating in a variety of social and professional events.

Click here to register.

JOHN MCLEISH

Is There a Final Word on Dealing with Experts?

Wednesday, February 4 at 9:05am

  • Assessing the impact of the Court of Appeal decisions in Moore v. Getahun and Westerhof v. Gee
  • How much guidance is too much guidance?
  • Reviewing a draft expert report: the role of the lawyer and the role of the client
  • How to prepare for examining the expert on the stand

PATRICK BROWN

Liability Issues in Cyclist / Pedestrian Cases

Wednesday, February 4 at 2:25 pm

  • The reverse onus
  • Contributory negligence
  • Highway Traffic Act convictions
  • Bike lanes and municipal liability
  • Public perception and the jury

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