Upcoming Programmes

Boot Camp Toronto 2017
Twenty Toronto Street Conference Centre Toronto 7 September 2017  

Members $276.85   Non-Members $355.95

LSUC Accreditation: 5.5 CPD Credits (Including Ethics/Professionalism TBD)


If you are a new or young lawyer then you need to register for CDL's Annual Boot Camp.
If you are a senior lawyer and have new lawyers joining your firm then they need to attend.

This is a targeted CLE for new insurance defence lawyers, articling students and claims examiners, offering broad overviews of the most important law and procedures. A MUST attend for all new defence litigators. The full day program will teach you everything you need to know about building and running your insurance defence practice that you didn't learn in law school. This IS the place where you can ask the questions you may have been too nervous to raise at work! A great opportunity to get together with other new lawyers and meet the people you are likely to be working with over the course of your career. Forward this email to a young lawyer in your firm

Chaired by:  Krista Groen, Samis + Company & Crystal Gillis, Clyde & Co




Welcome to the World of Insurance Defence Practice
            Susan Gunter, Dutton Brock LLP


Basic Anatomy for Injury Cases: Litigation Medicine
Dr. John Carlisle (M.D., LL.B., etc.)


Tort Insurance Primer & Trial Perspectives    
             Karim Hirani, Zuber & Company LLP 


Threshold Update
               Erin Durant, BLG


Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction 
             Craig Wilkinson, MEA Forensics


Accident Benefits 101
             Jason Frost, Schultz Frost LLP


 Working with Experts – Consultation and Reports
             Joseph Lin, Intact & Craig Wilkinson, MEA Forensics


Examinations for Discovery and Interactive Demonstration
            Daniel Strigberger, Samis + Company & Stacey Morrow, Laxton Glass



The Brick v Chubb Webinar
Your Office! 14 September 2017  

The Brick v. Chubb:
Canada’s First Cyber Insurance Coverage Decision


In The Brick Warehouse LP v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2017 ABQB 413, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta held that a loss arising from a social engineering fraud did not meet the requirements for coverage under a commercial crime policy. This decision marks Canada’s first legal precedent on the applicability of cyber coverage for an increasingly common type of cybercrime.


Join Jamieson Halfnight and Anne Juntunen of Lerners LLP, counsel for the defendant, for a discussion of the decision and how it fits into the overall approach to social engineering and other cybercrime claims.



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Webinar – Sept 14, 2017 – 2:00 PM Eastern
11:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 3 pm Atlantic, 3:30 Newfoundland

Presented by the
Coverage Substantive Committee

CPD:  1 Hour Substantive    Cost:  Members $113,  Non Members $141.25  (HST Inlcuded)

Login instructions & materials will be emailed THREE days prior to the program.


YL Breakfast Sept 2017
Gowling WLG Boardroom 2600-160 Elgin Street Ottawa 19 September 2017  

Cost: Members $28.25  Non-Members $45.20
CPD Credits: 1 Hour Substantive
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Gowling WLG Boardroom 2600-160, Elgin Street, Ottawa | Ottawa



Gotcha! Best Practices in Obtaining and Using Surveillance Evidence


Canadian Defence Lawyers Young Lawyers’ Committee is pleased to host our third Insurance Law Breakfast in Ottawa

This Breakfast series is presented by the Young Lawyers Committee but attendance is open to all interested lawyers and insurance industry professionals.  The event will be held at Gowling WLG  160 Elgin Street, Ottawa. Breakfast will be provided. We hope to see you there!


Thanks to our Breakfast Series sponsor:




7:30 am – Breakfast - Included in the price

8:00am- 9:00am – CPD 


Young Lawyers – Breakfast Series

Sept 19, 2017 – Gowling WLG Boardroom

CDL Members $28.25 |  Non Members $45.20 HST included



Accident Benefits Fall Classic 2017
Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen St W 19 October 2017  

Cost: Members $446.35  Non-Members $576.30
CPD Credits: 5 - 6 Hours Substantive
Co-Chairs: Lisa Pool, Sullivan Festeryga LLP & Cara Boddy, Evans. Philp


Ontario's best CLE designed by and for AB lawyers. This is the place where you will get the most up to date information on developments in Accident Benefits. You will meet other AB lawyers and insurers in the AB community. Canadian Defence Lawyer’s annual program has become a mandatory part of your Ontario  AB practice!  Register Early for this sold out event

Forward this to an AB lawyer you know. Check back for updates on topics and speakers.




Program Chairs  Lisa Pool, Sullivan Festeryga LLP & Cara Boddy, Evans. Philp are putting together an up to the minute discussion on the many changes that have taken place in the Accident Benefits area. Featuring an in depth panel of the top AB experts in Ontario who can provide practical ideas under the most important new definitions.

More Information will be released soon!