Program Directors

Maia L. Bent

Lerners LLP

Todd McCarthy

Flaherty McCarthy LLP

Alexander M. Voudouris

Senior Litigator, Pace Law Firm

Once seen as an acceptable area for ‘dabblers’, injury law is shaping up as a practice area in which only those with a pronounced edge in practical expertise will prevail.

This unique, intensive Certificate program will give you the edge you need to handle injury files effectively as well as efficiently, on both the tort and AB sides, and from plaintiffs’ and defendants’/insurer’s perspectives.

Over five non-consecutive one-day modules–via Zoom from the convenience of your office or home– you will

  • acquire essential knowledge as distilled by experts,
  • learn where the pitfalls are and how to avoid or surmount them
  • build your practice skills and have your most pressing questions answered.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Day 1

Overview: The legislative framework that governs MVA cases in Ontario on both the tort and AB sides (Insurance Act, SABS, LAT Common Rules, Rules of Civil Procedure and New Simplified Procedure in Non-Jury Actions)

Introduction to major tort Issues and substantive doctrines

Day 2

Introduction to accident benefits law and practice

Day 3

The client and the case, including assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the case and developing a theory of the case

Evidence and discovery In tort and AB cases

Day 4

Mediation and pretrials (tort)/Case conferences (AB)

Effective preparation and presentation of the case at trial (or at arbitration at the Licence Appeal Tribunal under the SABS in AB cases

Day 5

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Applying what you’ve learned to case-study situations;      Q & A

Who Should Attend

Injury law/personal injury lawyers (plaintiff and defence/insurer) in Ontario

Accident Benefits lawyers (plaintiff/applicant and defence/respondent/insurer counsel) in Ontario

Litigation paralegals in Ontario

Litigation law clerks in Ontario

Insurance industry professionals

Faculty

Program Directors

Maia L. Bent

Lerners LLP

Todd McCarthy

Flaherty McCarthy LLP

Alexander M. Voudouris

Senior Litigator, Pace Law Firm

Advisory Board

Heather L. Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi Krajden LLP

Alfred M. Kwinter

Singer, Kwinter LLP

Steve Rastin

Rastin & Associates

Philippa Samworth

Dutton Brock LLP

Tripta Sood

Bruder Springstead LLP

Program Faculty

Agenda

View the 2022 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. 

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate, you must complete all program modules, and successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive28h 50m
Professionalism4h 40m
EDI50m
Total34h 20m

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Stephen Ahad, Program Lawyer
SAhad@osgoode.yorku.ca

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