The Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide to Virtual Events in Canada: October 2020 Edition

Lawyers who enjoyed attending conferences and networking events before the pandemic may be missing the educational aspect, as well as the social element of spending time with your colleagues and friends. Professional conferences are an opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders, break yourself out of your usual routine, and pick up new skills.

Thankfully, there are many options available for information-packed conferences and networking events you can attend remotely – and while virtual and Zoom socials are not the same, they can still help with staying connected.

Growing your network helps with finding referral sources, mentors, new jobs, and building your personal brand. Check out some upcoming virtual educational and networking events for Canadian lawyers curated by Medchart team below:

October 2, 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Roundtable: 10 Things Plaintiffs’ Counsel Should Know when Dealing with the CMPA – A Fireside Chat with Experienced CMPA Defence Counsel. This is a Medical Malpractice Roundtable via Zoom led by Sarit Batner and Kiersten Taylor of McCarthy Tetrault LLP.

Cost: The event is exclusive to OTLA members and there is no cost to attend.

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October 5, 2020 - 5:30pm-7pm EST. County of Carlton Law Association, Anti-racism in the Legal Profession: How can I help? The CCLA Diversity Committee, in collaboration with the CABL Ottawa Committee and the FACL Ottawa Committee, is hosting a webinar panel discussion on anti-racism in the legal profession. As we recognize the issues of systemic racism in our legal profession and the legal system, we are also grappling with how each of us can help address these issues. Our speakers will help us understand the concept of anti-racism in the profession and the Ottawa legal community, anti-racism in our legal organizations, and anti-racism in our practices.

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October 6, 2020 - 5pm-6pm PST. The Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyer Forum - Vancouver Island Section Meeting, Mentorship - the Why's and How To's. This event is a good opportunity for law students and junior lawyers to learn more about connecting with a mentor and also for more experienced lawyers looking for a way to contribute to the positive development of the profession.

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October 6, 3pm-4pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, OTLA VIRTUAL Regional Meeting - North West & North East Region. This regional meeting is an opportunity for local members to connect with the OTLA Executive and share their ideas on how OTLA can best support them during this time. The event is for OTLA members only.

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October 7, 12pm-1pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, LEAP - Supporting Clients with Acquired Brain Injury. Join  for a 60 minute free webinar moderated by Jordan Assaraf, Gluckstein Lawyers with presenters Melissa Vigar, Brain Injury Society of Toronto and Katie Manikas, Private Consultant for Acquired Brain Injury Services as they discuss Supporting Clients with Acquired Brain Injuries.

Cost: free (members)

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October 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm SK. The Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers North: Dealing with Uncomfortable Conversations about Gender in the Legal Profession: A Panel Discussion” –  An Evening for Women Curious about Creating Dialogue. Rachelle Brockman (Principal of Eureka Experience and course instructor for Edwards School of Business, Executive Education --“Managing Uncomfortable Conversations”) along with our legal profession panelists, Michelle Ouellette, Connie den Hollander, Carleen Ready and Brooke Johnson, will lead discussion about, and share experiences, with discriminatory encounters.  How do we respond? What practical approaches can we take?  Can conversation create change?

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October 8, 3:30pm-4:30pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, OTLA VIRTUAL Regional Meeting - East & Central East. This regional meeting is an opportunity for local members to connect with the OTLA Executive and share their ideas on how OTLA can best support them during this time. The event is for OTLA members only.

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October 15th, 3:30pm-4:30pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, OTLA VIRTUAL Regional Meeting - Toronto. This regional meeting is an opportunity for local members to connect with the OTLA Executive and share their ideas on how OTLA can best support them during this time. The event is for OTLA members only.

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October 16h, 12:30pm-1:3pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Series for Law Clerks - A Beginner's Guide to Preparing for Trial.

Cost: The event is exclusive to OTLA members and there is no cost to attend.

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October 16-17, 2020 – 12:30pm PST. Trial Lawyers Association of BC, 15th Annual Women Lawyers Retreat - Virtual Conference. This retreat includes networking, yoga breaks, and educational sessions on topics such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of COVID Advocacy, Strength in Adversity Presentation & Workshop, and more.

Cost: $149 (members), $199 (non-members)

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October 19, 2020 - 12:30pm- 2pm PST. Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Presentation On the Law Of Causation With Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown. A discussion in relation to the evolution of the law of causation as it relates to personal injury and medical malpractice.

Note: this event is for TLABC members only.

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October 20, 2020 - 5:30pm-8:30pm. Toronto Lawyers Association, Powerful Speaking Skills for Lawyers, Part 1: Use your Voice and Tone to Deliver a Persuasive Message. Award-winning and renowned CEO Bonnie Gross of SpeechScience International Inc. is delivering a series of workshops that will teach you the secrets and tips of how great leaders, such as John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, have used their voice to exude power and leadership. Ms. Gross will use a series of interactive exercises together with audio, video and computer bio-feedback technology to provide you with individual feedback on how to develop your voice.

Cost: $200 + HST (members), $250 + HST (non-members)

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October 20, 3pm-4pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, OTLA VIRTUAL Regional Meeting - Central West, South West & Central South Regions. This regional meeting is an opportunity for local members to connect with the OTLA Executive and share their ideas on how OTLA can best support them during this time. The event is for OTLA members only.

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October 23, 8am-5:30pm EST. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2020 Fall LIVE Virtual Conference and Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase. Join OTLA for a full day of innovative sessions on Personal Injury Law presented by industry leaders.

Cost: $400-450 (lawyers), $260 (law clerks & paralegals)

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October 27, 2020 - 5:30pm-8:30pm. Toronto Lawyers Association, Powerful Speaking Skills for Lawyers, Part 2:
Identify and Eliminate Speech Habits That Can Hold You Back
. Award-winning and renowned CEO Bonnie Gross of SpeechScience International Inc. is delivering a series of workshops that will teach you the secrets and tips of how great leaders, such as John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, have used their voice to exude power and leadership. Ms. Gross will use a series of interactive exercises together with audio, video and computer bio-feedback technology to provide you with individual feedback on how to develop your voice.

Cost: $200 + HST (members), $250 + HST (non-members)

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October 30, 2020 - 11am-4:30pm EST. The Canadian Bar Association, CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Online Symposium, day 1. Explore topics such as Privacy by Design for COVID-19 Exposure Notification and National Security, Law Enforcement and Privacy.

Cost: $299 (members, full symposium)

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Please check dates and times directly on associations' websites as this information may change.