Tuesday

OBA'S Institute 2019 Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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.

Questions about registration? registrations@oba.org

 

7:45 AM TO 8:45 AM

THE MINDFUL LAWYER CPD SERIES

ENHANCE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Lawyers are remarkably efficient at taking care of clients, transactions, cases, files, and juggling all of the pressures that come along with impossible deadlines, high-stake deals and endless responsibilities. More often than not, we can easily disconnect from the “person” at the centre of this storm. This session will help you refocus on your personal development and growth in your legal career. Discover strategies that will enhance your performance in the office and in your personal life. Our expert speaker will guide you through proven techniques that will help you increase efficiencies and lead you to peak performance. Also, we will explore how to build a high performing culture in your firm or organization. Join us!

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

ABORIGINAL LAW / NATURAL RESOURCES

CONSULTATION, CONSENT & SHARED DECISION-MAKING: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, PROJECT PROPONENTS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN ONTARIO

Consultation, consent and shared decision-making regarding energy projects and the management of natural resources are some of the most important issues facing Indigenous peoples, project proponents, governments and directly or indirectly every other person in Canada. Explore consultation, consent and shared decision-making both as legal concepts and how they can be implemented in practice, including what has worked successfully – and what has not worked. Join us to learn about recent experiences and best practices regarding the duty to consult and free, prior informed consent (FPIC).

CHARITY & NOT-FOR-PROFIT LAW

PRIVACY, LAND DEVELOPMENT, AND OTHER KEY UPDATES IN CHARITY AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT LAW

Limited legal budgets generally require those of us who provide legal services to non‐profits to function like general counsel, becoming deeply familiar with our clients’ operations, building strong personal relationships, and being relied upon for all manner of legal advice. Join us to hear from practitioners and other industry professionals on matters that routinely affect charities and non‐profits in a unique way, including privacy law compliance, insurance coverage, board and management disputes, and more. Our experts will also discuss emerging trends in non‐profit land development. Register now to take advantage of this program and gain a deeper understanding of your clients’ issues.

CIVIL LITIGATION

Litigating in a New Era

Join us to get up to date on the most recent and relevant issues impacting your litigation practice. Today, clients are facing greater financial pressures than ever before and these stresses are also impacting their access to justice. Our experts will provide you with knowledge of the full spectrum of alternate fee structures and litigation funding tools to help you and your clients succeed - tools which are no longer confined to class action and personal injury cases anymore.

You will also gain a thorough understanding of “after the event” insurance coverage, an emerging concept that you must be familiar with, to understand how your practice might be affected. Legalized cannabis and blockchain technology, both timely topics on everyone’s radar, are also raising new and exciting litigation issues that you need to be ready to confront. As well, our view from the bench will focus on key litigation tools you need to know to make you a more efficient practitioner.

Register now to hear from our stellar faculty who will prepare you to tackle these issues with ease!

CANADIAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION - ONTARIO CHAPTER

WHAT’S NEW IN COMPLIANCE AND PRIVACY FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

The compliance department of organizations operating in Canada is becoming busier with increasingly more complex, legislative initiatives that incentivize or mandate collaboration and self-reporting, in a diverse range of areas of law. Join us for two engaging discussions. The first panel will explore how the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements in Canada will change how organizations conduct internal investigations and comply with self-reporting obligations. The second panel will discuss the implication of the new security breach notification requirements under PIPEDA. This session is not to be missed!

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Your Essential Update on Procedural Fairness: 20 Years Post-Baker

It has been twenty years since the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark decision in Baker v. Canada, laying the framework for procedural fairness in Canada which persists two decades later. Join our expert faculty to explore current issues in procedural fairness, as they share helpful insights on this important area of administrative law.

BUSINESS LAW

OPERATIONALIZING BLOCKCHAIN: LEGAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES TO CONSIDER

Why are companies pursuing blockchain technology and how are they applying it to their business? Uncover why organizations are pivoting into blockchain technology and how they are doing it. 

Join us to learn about the issues that lawyers on the solicitor side have confronted in this space. Hear directly from the regulators on how you can balance innovation with regulation while keeping up with key regulatory developments.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

UNEARTHING COMPLEXITIES IN THE SUBSURFACE: SOIL AND GROUNDWATER ESSENTIALS FOR LAWYERS

Providing effective legal advice and representation to clients who are seeking to acquire or who already own a contaminated property, requires a comprehensive understanding not only of the law and regulatory regime, but also of the science behind contamination in soil and groundwater, including chemistry, engineering, hydrogeology and much more. 

Join us for advanced insights into the contamination of soil and groundwater and learn through a detailed discussion of case studies. Leading environmental consultants will walk you through the science behind contaminant migration, common consultant errors and emerging remediation techniques. Learn how to build on and use foundational technical information in advising clients at the transaction phase and in litigation.  Experienced environmental lawyers will share tips on conducting an effective discovery and negotiating practical and creative solutions to resolve contained land disputes.  Attend this program to learn how you can navigate the ethical issues that arise when working with consultants and in preparing and examining experts. 

Register now to gain the essential information you need to confidently handle contamination of soil and groundwater cases.

INSURANCE LAW

YOU HAVE A GREAT CASE – NOW SETTLE IT!

You have assessed your case. You have your instructions from your client and opposing counsel is ready to talk. However, not every case needs to go to trial. Is yours one of them? Join us for the personal injury lawyer’s guide to closing a file. Our experienced faculty will walk you through the mechanics of getting the deal done and closing your file, without the extra cost and time of ending up in court.  

Register to benefit from a more strategic and efficient way to close a case.