In 2012, CDL established specialty practice law committees: Accident Benefits and Insurance Coverage. A key responsibility of the specialty practice law committees is to provide guidance and advice to the program planning committees regarding their specific areas. The specialty practice law committees respond to the needs of CDL members in terms of programming content and to ensure CDL members are kept up-to-date on current developments in the law relevant to their fields.
With a strong history of CLE Programming these Committees are now striving to increase their profiles with online publications, social media activity and social events.
The Specialty Practice Committees provide leadership opportunities for CDL members within their practice specialties. They contribute to the overall efforts of CDL, including CLE development and content, submissions to Hearsay, committee-specific postings to social media with news and recent relevant court decisions. Each committee has a Chair and a Vice-Chair who serve a 2 year term, as well as other leaders responsible for communication and content.
The current Specialty Practice Committees have organized many programs and content since their inception in 2012.
Accident Benefits: The AB Law Committee has pioneered AB education in Ontario by developing an annual conferences on the ever changing world of AB to ensure the CDL Accident Benefit seminars reflect the interests of the AB community (Ontario only). This committee maintains a social media presence, hosts regular social gatherings and produces an online newsletter.
View the most recent edition of the AB Newsletter HERE. View previous edtiions: 2018 2017
Chair: Michelle Friedman, Aviva Trial Lawyers VIce Chair: Sven Mascarenhas, McCague Borlack
Insurance Coverage: For more than fifteen years CDL has been graced with a dedicated Committee developing CDL's flagship event, the Insurance Coverage Symposium, which has consistently provided Coverage practitioners with a first hand look at growing issues. With the continued development of our specialty practice Law committees, this group has branched out to supporting other CLE, including Insurance Coverage Foundations and Fundamentals and Audioconference and Webinar content.
Chair: Scott Urquhart, Owen Bird LLP
CDL's CLE Committee annually gathers volunteers to lead ad-hoc Specialty Practice Committees in Property Claims, Class Actions, Municipal Liability and Professional Liability in order to develop CLE on a current or emering topic of interest. Join a current or developing committee today and be part of advancing the evolution of the Civil Defence Bar in Canada.
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