Program Chairs

Lori Marzinotto

Senior Legal Counsel, Definity Financial Corporation

Alexander M. Voudouris

Senior Litigator at Pace Law Firm

THE essential annual event for everyone working in the Accident Benefits field.

Ensure you’re fully current on key recent decisions and developments.

Expert practitioners, medical experts, and adjudicators will give you valuable perspectives on the latest key developments and pressing issues and address the key caselaw, administrative/procedural developments, and best practices that you need to succeed in this demanding and fast-moving area of law.

The program is designed to provide realistic solutions to the issues you can expect to face regularly, in an area still undergoing significant transformation.

What You’ll Learn

An expert faculty, reflecting both applicants’ and respondents’/insurers’ perspectives, will cover:

Top 10 cases from the past 12 months

CAT Update: causation, apportionment, application of But For test, and inequality between physical and mental impairments

Appearing before the LAT: step-by-step procedures, tips for conducting LAT hearings, important rules to know

Ethics panel: duty to accommodate without prejudicing your client; dealing with unrepresented parties; issues in reasonable apprehension of bias at LAT; duty to advise tribunal of all relevant cases

Quick Hits: a) Proceeding through LAT or tort on a denial; b) Defining an accident: what the cases say; c) New LAT rule amendments

Appeals and judicial reviews from LAT: when can you do judicial review and appeals, reconsiderations, standard of review, appeals from the Divisional Court

Minor Injury Guideline: critical legislation, case law, and key considerations on the MIG you need to know

Who Should Attend

Personal injury lawyers (plaintiff’s/applicant’s and defendant’s/insurers’, including in-house insurance company litigation counsel) in Ontario

Paralegals and litigation law clerks

Insurance adjusters and claims examiners

Accident benefits claims adjudicators


Program Chairs

Lori Marzinotto

Senior Legal Counsel, Definity Financial Corporation

Alexander M. Voudouris

Senior Litigator, Pace Law Firm


Michelle Arzaga

Pace Law Firm

Kris Bonn

Bonn Law

Sophia Chaudri

Flaherty McCarthy LLP

The Hon. Justice David L. Corbett

Superior Court of Justice

Michelle T. Friedman

AVP Senior Practice Counsel, Accident Benefits, Aviva Trial Lawyers

Chloe Lester

Mediator and Arbitrator

Brent McQuestion

Morris Law Group

Deborah Neilson

Member, Licence Appeal Tribunal, 2016 – 2023

K. Jay Ralston

Murray Ralston Lawyers

David Raposo

Dutton Brock LLP

Nathan Tischler

TD Insurance

Kimberley Tye

Aviva Trial Lawyers

Dr. Zohar Waisman

Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Kamelia Stancheva

Paralegal, Merricks Law Group

“Excellent…gives me not only information about key cases and trends in the industry, but also provides ideas and directions on how to implement strategies in the real world…this seminar has also taught me how to improve the quality of our cases and how to increase the quantum of our settlements”



Recorded: Feb 21, 2024

$695 + TAX

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Kahler Law Firm

“Very informative and helpful for utilizing new thoughts and theories in our everyday practice”

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