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CDL is pleased to support the 8th Annual P.I. Charity Hockey Challenge
Thursday April 3, 2014, Canlan Sports Etobicoke
Registration at 5pm, visit www.csro.com
"There is an incredibly fine line between good advocacy and intellectual dishonesty. As litigators, we must be vigilant to ensure that we never cross that line. Fight hard, fight fair, and do your best to walk away friends with your opponents." Great evening at the Lee Samis Award Dinner on Feb 5th in Toronto. Read more about it.
6 February 2014
Nominations are now open for the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Those CDL members wishing to apply should submit the completed form to email@example.com not later than March 15th 2014. If you have any questions about the role of Board member you can contact the CDL Board member in your region.
3 February 2014
Jan Lindsay of Lindsay LLP in Vancouver is a long time CDL member and the tenth recipient of the Lee Samis Award of Excellence. Mother of four children, Jan is a role model for other women lawyers and she speaks often about how she has made it work. When asked what she plans to accomplish as president of the Law Society, Jan is very quick to answer. “It’s got to be access, and it has to be action.” Read more about Jan in the Winter Issue of the Benchers Bulletin.
28 January 2014
The much anticipated appeal decision in the first MIG decision, Scarlett and Belair, was released by FSCO on November 28, 2013. The decision is of paramount importance to everyone who practices in the area of Accident Benefits as it addresses the scope of minor injury, the burden of proof, the meaning of "compelling evidence," the binding nature of the MIG, and procedural fairness. Director's Delegate Evans found that the Arbitrator had not addressed the test of whether Mr. Scarlett's impairment was predominantly a minor injury and had improperly reversed the onus of proof onto the insurer. Furthermore, Director's Delegate Evans found that "compelling evidence" meant more than "credible evidence" and that the MIG was always binding. Accordingly, Director's Delegate Evans overturned the decision of Arbitrator Wilson and ordered that the matter proceed to a new hearing.
6 December 2013
The Advocates’ Society will award The 2014 Advocates’ Society Medal to Philippa G. Samworth of Dutton Brock in Toronto. Philippa was a founding Board member of CDL and we congratulate her on her achievement. She was also the first recipient of CDL's Lee Samis Award of Excellence. A dinner will be held in her honour by the Advocates Society later this year. Read more….
29 November 2013
Being a leader in CDL is a commitment so many of our members take with great pride. Leaders make a difference in our association, in their firms and to the profession. How does CDL nurture the leaders of the defence bar?
19 November 2013