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OBA'S Institute 2017 Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Personalize your experience at OBA’s Institute by selecting from over 30 CPD programs and special events created by leading experts and specialists. Current, practical and dynamic programming is available to you.

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8:30 am to 10:30 am

ABORIGINAL LAW

Litigate or Negotiate: Models to Address Issues of Equality of Service On-Reserve

Join us to gain a comparative review of negotiation and litigation regarding inequality in on-reserve service provision. Hear directly from counsel who negotiated the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement, and from counsel litigating cases concerning on-reserve service delivery.  

TAXATION LAW

Essential Tax Updates: Subsection 55(2) Update, Small Business Deduction, Rectification and Privilege

Explore developments in the substantive law, and changes that affect the procedural and practical aspects of running an effective tax practice. Review critical developments in tax law, including the new rules on small business deductions, issues that arise on the payment of dividends, rectification and solicitor-client privilege.

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

CHILD & YOUTH LAW

Youth Records: What You Need to Know About Access Restrictions and Privacy Challenges

Join our expert faculty to explore what restrictions there are on access to youth records, how the reasonable expectation of privacy of young people differs from adults, and when are parents and other authority figures permitted access to youth records.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

New Developments in Environmental Law

Hear about a range of issues that have changed in environmental law over the last year which could impact your clients, including the management of excess soil, waste regulation under the Waste-Free Ontario Act, and potential impacts of the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Midwest v. Thordarson.

INSURANCE LAW

Tips, Tricks and Trends: The Practical Reality of Litigating in the New World

Do you know how to effectively use expert reports? Are you confident you grasp the impact the changes in Ontario’s insurance laws have on your daily practice? Can you uphold the rules of civility and still ensure that your client’s interest comes first? Hear from experienced speakers on these pertinent issues.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Improve Your Cultural Competency in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Join Michael Charles, lawyer and principal of Change DeZign Consulting, to explore tools and strategies to comprehend the growing importance of cultural competency, reduce unconscious bias for mediators, arbitrators and advocates, and increase your ability to create an environment for the establishment of trust.

CLASS ACTIONS LAW / PRIVACY & ACCESS TO INFORMATION LAW

Privacy Class Actions: Defining the Standard of Care and Exploring the Impacts of a Breach

Join our exceptional faculty to unravel the applicable standard of care, and gain strategies for ensuring this standard is met. Be prepared to manage the aftermath of a breach of the standard of care by gathering critical insights on emerging torts, and trends in certification battles of privacy class actions.

EDUCATION LAW

Accommodating Student Disability while Protecting School Safety

Our expert panel explores how school boards balance students’ right to an education in settings where students with disabilities pose risks of injury to others. Examine the role of suspensions, expulsions and exclusions in dealing with this behaviour, the right to refuse unsafe work, and other key issues!