Alysia Christiaen's Archive

Rattling Chains for Brain Injury Awareness

Last weekend, history was made. A members-only golf club in St. Thomas held a very special event, the first of its kind in the club’s 120 year history…Wait for it – disc golf. I could not pass up the opportunity to sponsor such a unique event! The St. Thomas Golf and Country Club opened its […]...Read More

Volunteering with BIALR

Giving back to the community is an important value at Lerners LLP. I have volunteered with the Brain Injury Association of London and Region (BIALR) since 2012 when I became a member of the board of directors. I have been the president of the board of directors for the BIALR since 2015. The BIALR provides […]...Read More

“My thanks to Alysia and the whole Lerners team”

“My time at Lerners was my first experience inside the legal profession for a personal matter. It was a very trying time for me, both physically and mentally, but I am pleased to say it was a positive experience throughout Most of my dealings were one-on-one with Alysia and I found our time together very […]...Read More

Brain Injury Association presents Lerners LLP with 2016 Award of Excellence

On Friday, June 17, following its annual education conference, the Brain Injury Association of London and Region (BIALR) celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its annual general meeting. The BIALR provides support, advocacy and services to brain injury survivors and their families in the community. Donna Thomson, the BIALR Executive Director presented an award of excellence […]...Read More

Laughter is the Best Medicine – Lerners raises money for Norfolk County Hospital

On Saturday, April 30, Lerners sponsored a fundraiser “Laughter is the Best Medicine” on behalf of the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. The event was held at the Backstage Capitol in Delhi, and was hosted by Alysia Christiaen of Lerners LLP. The comedy group, Shut the Front Door Improv, which includes Norfolk native, Ryan Holden, entertained […]...Read More

Chew v Munoz: failure to follow Rule 53.03 timelines prevented defence IME

A recent decision, Chew v Munoz et al, 2016 ONSC 1511, highlights the importance of requiring defendants to schedule independent medical examinations (IME) so that the reports will be served within the timelines mandated by the Rules of Civil Procedure. A failure to do so can result in the court refusing to order the plaintiff […]...Read More

Scarlett and Belair Insurance Company Inc.: FSCO Arbitrator provides guidance on Minor Injury Guideline

In a recent FSCO arbitration decision, Scarlett and Belair Insurance Company Inc. (A12-001079), Arbitrator Wilson provides much needed guidance on the evidence that is required to take an insured out of the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG). Mr. Scarlett was injured in a motor vehicle accident on September 18, 2010. The Disability Certificate indicated that he sustained […]...Read More

Preparing for Mediation: Where the Real Advocacy Begins

The importance of mediations as an effective tool in reaching a settlement cannot be stressed enough. A mediation provides counsel with a very unique opportunity. It is often the one time in the entire litigation process where you have the opportunity to discuss the claim, your client’s injuries, and the damages, directly with the decision […]...Read More

Attempting to reconcile Kitchenham and Tanner: Practical considerations in obtaining productions protected by deemed and implied undertakings

The deemed undertaking and implied undertaking rules were created to protect the privacy interests of a party compelled to disclose information in a proceeding, and to foster full and frank disclosure. These objectives are achieved by deeming the receiving party to have given an undertaking to the court that it will not use the disclosed information for any collateral or ulterior purpose outside of the litigation.

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