Personal Injury Conference 2021

Course Date: June 18, 2021

Full Course Materials
Total: 4h 2min
Total Ethics: 30min

Introduction and Land Acknowledgement (9:00 – 9:05)

Karen E. JamiesonMurray Jamieson, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QCRichards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Case Law and Legislative Update (9:05 – 10:30)

Karen E. JamiesonMurray Jamieson, Vancouver
Alison L. Murray, QCMurray Jamieson, Vancouver

BREAK (10:30 – 10:45)

The Modernization of Law Firm IT—A Technology Roadmap for the Profession (10:45 – 11:15)

  • the rise of cloud based legal software and storage options
  • the pandemic and the re-set of how, when and where lawyers will work
  • using technology to achieve rapid modernization with limited capital investment
  • how law firms can implement new technology

Brian MauchBMC Networks Inc., Vancouver
Anthony A. Vecchio, QCSlater Vecchio LLP, Vancouver

BREAK (11:15 – 11:25)

CRT Jurisdiction (11:25 – 11:55)

  • the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act: what it did for "accident claims"
  • TLABC et al. v. British Columbia: the issues, the holdings, the appeal
  • Bill 11: what the CRT will do (and the court won't) under "no fault"

Ryan D.W. Dalziel, QCHunter Litigation Chambers Law Corporation, Vancouver

LUNCH (11:55 – 12:30)

Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) Update (12:30 – 1:00)

  • 2019 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act
  • 2021 amendments to the WCAT Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure
  • who is a "worker" and what is "arising out of and in the course of employment"?
  • the top 3 wrong assumptions
  • considerations when advising clients on which claim to advance, pre- and post no-fault

Rebecca BuchananHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

BREAK (1:00 – 1:10)

Technology and Litigation: A View from the Bench (1:10 – 1:40)

Moderator: James D. Vilvang, QCRichards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

The Honourable Mr. Justice Nathan H. SmithSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver

BREAK (1:40 – 1:50)

Section 83 Deductions and the Role of Counsel After Trial (1:50 – 2:20)

  • how do you deal with s. 83 (and other) deductions from a cost of care award, after trial?
  • challenges for plaintiff and defence counsel before and during the trial, to be in a position to deal with these after-trial deductions
  • the most recent legal precedents for how to deal with these thorny and controversial issues

Ian D. Aikenhead, QCAMJ Law, Vancouver
Michelle QuinnRichards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Q & A and Concluding Remarks (2:20 – 2:30)

Karen E. JamiesonMurray Jamieson, Vancouver
James D. Vilvang, QCRichards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver