Canadian Defence Lawyers
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Join the leaders of CDL by serving on the Board of Directors. Help shape the growth and development of your association across the country. CDL welcomes applications from enthusiastic and motivated members that represent the diversity and experience of Canada’s defence community.
7 April 2015
The Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision yesterday in Westerhof v Gee Estate. The Court addressed whether treating professionals can provide opinion evidence at trial without complying with Rule 53.03, which requires the preparation of an expert report.
27 March 2015
In response to a request by the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) will conduct a review of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act which may lead to recommending amendments to it. Those recommendations may ultimately result in legislative changes in Ontario and other Canadian provinces.
19 March 2015
The insurance defence practice has faced many challenges and changes in the last 20 years in its market and business practices across Canada. On behalf of its Ontario membership, the Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL) is well situated to provide feedback as these changes and challenges reflect many of the current considerations underway regarding whether ABS will lead toward innovation in how legal services are provided in Ontario.
30 January 2015
Court Holds that Trial Judge Erred in Moore v. Getahun
29 January 2015
Events & CLE
27 April 2015
Our annual Atlantic CLE. We decided to wait until winter would be gone for sure before bringing CDL's annual Atlantic Canada programming back to Halifax.
8 May 2015
Basic Training for New Defence Lawyers! You passed law school and you survived Articling, and now you are a new lawyer and your first file lands on your desk... what do you do? The life of a file can be a bit of a mystery when you have never seen a file from opening to completion.
11 May 2015
CDL's Annual Paralegal Programme: THE LEAD UP TO TRIAL. Come hear about what is happening at the Law Society with the certification of paralegals and celebrate the upcoming 5 year anniversary of the Supreme Court Civil Rules.
3 June 2015
Since 1995 Canadian Defence Lawyers has presented an annual meeting that features an excellent array of experts and speakers on a variety of trending topics in the legal and professional sphere. Join your colleagues from across Canada to learn, network and celebrate CDL’s 20th Anniversary in Toronto this June. Whether you are looking to discover new trends, expand your practical knowledge, gain insight from the top cases from across Canada or capitalize on networking and business development goals, this flagship event is certain to meet your needs.
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PROGRAMME MATERIALS FOR SALE
2015 Insurance Symposium - DVD $339
2015 Insurance Symposium - Materials only $84.75
Municipal Liability Audioconference $84.75 Fordham v. Dutton Dunwich
Defence Briefs - Property - download programme outline $169.50 3.5 hours Substantive CLE
Personal Injury for Law Clerks - download programme outline $158.20 tax included 5.25 hours of Substantive CLE
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