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Concussion Update for Legal Practitioners, Insurers, Judges and Clinicians: Keeping Your Case Moving Forward in a Virtual Environment

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Previously considered a less serious medical issue, awareness of the importance of concussions as a sometimes serious or long-term health issue for Ontarians has grown in the past few years, and not just for high-level athletes. Our medical experts and legal practitioners offer you key insights on best practices in mediating concussion cases, how COVID-19 has impacted medical/legal professionals and their patients/clients relating to concussion syndromes, and provide a comprehensive overview of the new legislation on concussions. For those who work in personal injury, insurance, sports administration, workers’ compensation, health, education, and criminal law or related practice areas, this update is a must.

McLeish Orlando lawyer, Lindsay Charles, will be presenting at the event.

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Don’t CATch COVID, CATch up on CATastrophic Impairment

In-person or Virtual (subject to public health requirements)

9:00–9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05–9:30 AM
Top 5 PURR-iceless CAT Cases of 2020, 
 Joseph Cescon, Partner, McLeish Orlando

9:30–10:15 AM
Don’t ‘pussyfoot’ Around with Assessments. Join us to learn about Virtual CAT Assessments!
Philippa Samworth, Dutton Brock LLP

  • Dr. Harold Becker, Medical Director, Omega Medical
  • Dr. Dory Becker, Psychologist
  • Dr. Lisa Becker, Physiatrist
  • Dr. Lara Davidson, Neuropsychologist
  • Dr. Michael Ross, Psychiatrist
  • Bani Ahuja, Occupational Therapist

10:15–10:30 AM
Paws (Break)

10:30–10:55 AM
Paw-sible Payment of CAT Assessments II: Behavioural Boogaloo, 
Sven Mascarenhas, Gilbert Kirby Stringer LLP

10:55–11:30 AM
Does Surveillance Really ‘Purr-suade’ Assessors?
Andrea Lim, Dutton Brock LLP

  • David Preszler, Preszler Law
  • Joanne Romas, OT
  • Dr. Bruce Paitich, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Brian Kirsch, Psychiatrist

11:30–12:20 PM
What Qualifies as a Medically Recognized ‘PAW-sitive’ Finding on Diagnostic Technology under Category 4?

Moderator: David MacDonald, partner, Thomson Rogers

  • Dr. Yin-Hui Siow, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Dr. Manu Mehdiratta, Neurologist
  • Dr. Rob Tarzwell, Neuropsychiatrist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist.
  • Dr. John Thornton, Neuropsychiatrist

12:20-12:30 PM      Q&A | Closing Remarks

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS: Philippa G. Samworth, Dutton Brock LLP & David Raposo, Dutton Brock LLP

This program is eligible for up to 3 Substantive Hours

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Regular:                          $282.50 ($250.00 + $32.50 (13% HST)       $367.25 ($325.00 + $42.25 (13% HST)
Young Practitioner*:      $141.25 ($125.00 + $16.25 (13% HST)       $169.50 ($150.00 + $19.50  (13% HST)
Student*/ Retired:          $  73.45 ($  65.00 + $ 8.45 (13% HST)        $101.70 ($  90.00 + $11.70  (13% HST)

*Young Practitioner: in practice for less than 5 years.  Student: attending a recognized law/medical school; bar admission course; articling student; intern; resident.  Retired: over 65 and fully retired


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2020 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

As a member firm of PIA Law, McLeish Orlando is proud to present the 2020 Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, in partnership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA).

These awards are designed to recognize individuals and organizations that provide exceptional service to the brain injury community in the following five categories:

  • Hospital Social Worker of the Year
  • Case Manager of the Year
  • Health Care Provider of the Year
  • Community Brain Injury Association of the Year
  • Rehabilitation Company of the Year

Click here to register to receive the Zoom link to view the event.

For more information on the Awards of Excellence, see Rules and Regulations.

A Rally for Stricter Laws and Harsher Penalties for Impaired and Dangerous Drivers

From Left to Right: Patrick Brown, Lindsay Charles, Nick Todorovic, William Harding, Cheryl Bigelow, Brandon Pedersden, Ryan Marinacci, Barbara Dacal, Nicole Fielding

On Sunday, August 16, 2020, McLeish Orlando was proud to attend a rally at Queen’s Park in Toronto. We volunteered as marshals, handed out water to all attendees, and made signs to help support the message. Over 100 people, in masks, protested through the rain, calling for changes to both provincial and federal laws.

On June 18, 2020, in Brampton, Brady Robertson, a repeat offender and driving with a suspended license, recklessly drove through the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive. Robertson drove against a red light, and violently t-boned a vehicle at over 100 km per hour, killing 37-year-old Karolina Ciasullo and her three daughters; Klara (6 years old), Lilianna (3 years old) and Mila (1-year-old).

Following their tragic deaths, Jillian McLeod, a Brampton resident created an online petition calling for tougher laws and harsher penalties, in support of the Ciasullo, Lugiewicz, and Martin families. Currently, the petition has over 83,000 signatures. McLeod was astonished by the amount of support the petition got, along with all of the private messages, tweets, and comments from the community and beyond, sharing stories of how their lives had been impacted by impaired or dangerous drivers and family members who had been killed or seriously injured. This support is what sparked the idea for the rally.

McLeish Orlando Partner, Patrick Brown is representing the families. We are committed to helping them to create the changes needed to the laws for dangerous and impaired drivers. Follow our social media accounts for updates.

McLeod knows that more needs to be done and is continuing to work to change to our justice system.  Follow the Facebook Page she created for more information about how you can get involved.

The online petition can be found here. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to sign it.

Too many Ontario families have had loved ones killed or seriously injured by impaired or dangerous drivers. Impaired and dangerous driving remains the leading cause of road fatalities across Canada. It is time that the laws are changed to protect our communities from these reckless drivers. Currently, Ontario law imposes very little punishment to individuals who have either killed or seriously injured someone, which leaves the victim’s families devastated and feeling that no justice has been served.

We encourage everyone to e-mail their local MMP demanding change. You can find your riding’s MPP here. Download a sample letter to your MPP here.

Toronto Motorcycle Show

From February 21, 2020 – February 23, 2020, personal injury lawyers and staff from McLeish Orlando will be attending the Toronto Motorcycle Show at the Enercare Centre at the Exhibition Place.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the biggest manufacturers show in Ontario, with a wide-ranging and exciting line-up of exhibitors. Find everything you need for the upcoming motorcycle season, including bikes, parts, gear, accessories and more! Make sure to talk to our team of professionals about knowing the importance of understanding your insurance policies and the need for optional benefits. Come visit our booth (#643/645) to talk to our team, pick up your swag, and participate in other fun booth activities. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark your calendars now and click here to get your tickets online.

For visitor information, click here.


Rocket Ride for Rehab

McLeish Orlando is excited to sponsor Toronto Rehab Institute’s first ever Rocket Ride for Rehab.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the premier, one-of-a-kind, spin event in the heart of the financial district! The event is taking place at First Canadian Place on the main floor, and the session is being led by instructors from Rocket Cycle. For more information about the event, click here.
All funds raised will support Toronto Rehab Foundation.
Click here to register for the event. Spin Session #1 is sold out, but there are still spots left for Spin Session #2!