Time to Adapt: Current and New Directions in Personal Injury Law*
Chaired by Michael Elliott and Irina Kordic

Click here to register for in person attendance  (webcast not available)

* This seminar will be available only to TLABC members who limit their practices to working exclusively for plaintiffs. Click here for Plaintiff Only Certification

Date, Time & Location:
Friday 22 February 2019, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Waterfront Ballroom.

Credits:
This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2019, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

Program:
8:45 am Opening statements
Michael Elliott, Rice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver
Irina Kordic, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver

9:00 – 9:30 View From the Bench 
Mr. Justice Patrice Abrioux, Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
 
9:30 – 10:00 Late and Short Leave Applications: How to Counter Manufactured Urgency
Matthew D. Burtini, Giusti Nairne Personal Injury Lawyers, Burnaby
 
10:00 – 10:30 Swatting Flies: How to Oppose Requests for Multiple DMEs in Light of Tran.
Greg Phillips, Johnston Franklin Bishop, Nanaimo
 
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time
 
10:45 – 11:15 Recent Developments in WCB Law: Focusing on Worker-Worker Bar
Vahan A. Ishkanian, Barrister & Solicitor, Saanichton
 
11:15 – 11:45 Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases
Alex Sayn-Wittgenstein, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver
Andrew David Brine, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver
 
11:45 – 12:30 Inevitable or Just Careless?  Responding the Defense of Inevitable Accident
Anthony Leoni, Rice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver 
Lawrence Wei-Ming Bau, Rice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver
 
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (included in registration fee)
 
1:30 – 2:15 The Civil Resolution Tribunal and MVA Personal Injury Disputes: What You Need to Know
Shannon Salter, Civil Resolution Tribunal, Vancouver
 
2:15 – 3:00 Living in a Post-Cap World: The Alberta Experience
David Stark, Stark Mediation, Calgary
 
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break – Networking and Exhibitor Time
 
3:15 – 4:00 "Minor Injury” Laws and the CRT – Changes to Injury Claims
Nicholas Peterson, Collins Peterson Injury Lawyers, Vancouver
 
4:00 – 5:00 Cap Busting: A Practitioner’s Guide to the NDP’s CRT & Minor Injury Cap Scheme 
John M. Rice, Rice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver 
Caitlin Fraser, Rice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver 
 
5:00 pm Closing Remarks
 
5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception

Pricing:
Register by 1 February 2019 and save 10%

  • TLABC Regular Member 
  • 5 years call or less $399
  • 6 - 9 years call $449
  • 10+ years call or more $499
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2  price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $299

Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront will offer a discounted group rate of $249.00 per night, plus taxes for February 21 & 22. 
To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote the TLABC rate, with booking code TRIA0219_001. Or, to book online click here.