Personal Injury Conference 2015

Course Date: June 22, 2015

Total: 4h 46min

Welcome and Introduction

Jan L. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QC Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Case Law Update

Karen E. Jamieson Murray Jamieson, Vancouver
Alison L. Murray, QC Murray Jamieson, Vancouver

Recent Developments in Negligence Waivers

  • when will courts enforce releases and waivers in negligence cases
  • public policy considerations
  • parent/child issues

Michael Wagner  Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Loss of Future Capacity

  • test for future damages
  • how to establish the loss
  • what is needed to resist (contain) a claim
  • residual capacity
  • contingencies

Bruno De Vita Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver
A.C. Richard Parsons — Collette Parsons Harris, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Lawyers Paying for Treatment and Settlement Lenders

  • the conceptual framework
  • how it works in practice
  • ethics and professionalism issues

J. Scott Stanley Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver 

Opinion Letters In Personal Injury: Perspectives

  • the essentials
  • best practices and better practices
  • ethics and professionalism issues
A. Reza Rafi — Manager Litigation Policy, ICBC, Vancouver

Health Care Costs Recovery Act

  • the essentials of the Act
  • the new forms
  • practice tips

Peter R. Lawless  Ministry of Justice – Legal Services, Victoria

Networking Break

Expert Medical Evidence and the Rules of Evidence

  • current requirements of compliance
  • Westerhoff v. Gee Estate (Mar. 26, 2015, Ont. CA)
  • the future direction for medical evidence

Leslie J. Mackoff — Mackoff & Company, Vancouver
Anastase E. Maragos — Watson Goepel LLP, Vancouver

Managing Information Flow and Keeping Your Client Happy

  • the value of a systematic client reporting system—part of an overall file management strategy
  • avoiding complaints through effective communication
  • special issues with personal injury clients

Neil Hain — The Law Society of BC, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Jan L. Lindsay, QC — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QC Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver