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