12th Annual Update – Personal Injury Law

 Excited to be Named a Faculty Chair

Over the last two decades, York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development program has helped 50,000 law practicing professionals further develop and fine tune their understanding and practice of the law. In a rapidly changing landscape, Osgoode Professional Development focuses on helping lawyers meet the challenges of that evolving landscape by connecting professionals with each other to share practical experience and knowledge that enhances their approach to lifelong learning.

This year marks the 12th Annual Update of Personal Injury Law and Practice. Lerners own Brian Grant has been asked to be a faculty chair at this years event, to be held on September 23, 2016. Attendees can expect to get a comprehensive review of the most important, and recent, legislative, caselaw, and practice developments that will have the greatest impact on personal injury practice in Ontario.

“I’m honored to participate in this year’s conference. It is truly a collaborative learning opportunity that in the end, can only help all personal injury lawyers better understand and practice a kind of law that has such a personal and deep impact on the client’s we serve.”

Topics covered will reflect the most recent developments as of September 2016, and are expected to include:

  • Rule 48’s Case Dismissal deadline (January 1, 2017): are you prepared
  • Survey of the most important PI decisions of the year
  • The latest on accident benefits DR at the Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Key current issues in litigating pediatric personal injury claims
  • Waivers and releases of liability: do they hold up in court?
  • Current approaches to quantifying damages in fatality cases
  • Deductibility of collateral benefits in med-mal, auto tort and accident benefit cases – the latest law
  • Recent law on PI cases involving defendant municipalities
  • Solicitor’s responsibility to explain/advise on adverse costs insurance

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