Personal Injury Conference 2018

Course Date: June 15, 2018

Total: 5h 3min

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 


Registrar Practice 

  • preparing a bill of costs 
  • using the tariff
  • the test for disbursements
  • common errors and pitfalls to avoid

District Registrar Scott A. Nielsen — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Fixing the Crisis at ICBC: Challenges and Opportunities

  • ICBC’s financial crisis and work underway to fix it
  • how increased accident benefits will help people recover faster
  • minor injuries, and how they will be addressed in the new system
  • how the Civil Resolution Tribunal will resolve cases faster, and offer benefits to injured ICBC customers

The Honourable David Eby, QC — Attorney General and Minister responsible for Liquor, Gaming and ICBC, Province of BC, Victoria 

Networking Lunch

Psychological Damages in Sexual Assault Civil Claims 

  • recent developments in sexual abuse claims
  • factual and legal considerations in assessing damages for sexual abuse
  • "outlier" cases and pitfalls
  • the "range" of damages

Patrick Dudding — Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, Victoria
Natalie A. Foley
 — Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, Victoria

Video Depositions 

  • factors and law to be considered in obtaining an order
  • R 7-8

Alex Eged — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Medical Marijuana Claims in Personal Injury Actions 

  • current v. future/expected medical marijuana prescription guidelines for medical practitioners
  • judicial considerations for awarding v. denying medical marijuana claims
  • proving (plaintiff) v. mitigating (defence) medical marijuana claims — factual considerations and expert evidence

Tiffany P.K. Tsang — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver 

Getting Off the Record: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow But Only If Done Right! 

  • when you can and can't get off the record
  • ethical considerations
  • timing is everthing
  • how to get off the record — with pitfalls to avoid

Kieron G. Grady — Klein Lawyers LLP, Vancouver


Appeals in Personal Injury Actions 

  • the decision to launch an appeal
    • practical considerations
    • legal considerations
  • appeals from legal errors
  • appeals from factual errors
  • tips for factum writing
  • tips for oral argument
  • remedies

Timothy J. Delaney — Lindsay Kenney LLP, Vancouver
Mary-Helen Wright — Pacific Law Group, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

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