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Publications & Presentations
Tom Curry will speak at OsgoodePD's 13th Annual National Forum: Administrative Law & Practice. He will speak on the topic of "Reviewing Commercial Arbitration" where he will explore how reasonableness review operates in the arbitration context
Tom Curry | October 2, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel spoke at Thomson Reuters' "In Medias Res: Preparing Yourself for the Future of Law Practice" program. His panel discussed the incorporation of legal project management (LPM) into daily practice to enhance efficiency and client/lawyer satisfaction.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 19, 2018
Tom Curry spoke at the Law Society of Ontario's Best Practices in Medical Malpractice Litigation day on the "Trials Should Not Take Six Weeks or More" panel.
Tom Curry | June 12, 2018
Risa Kirshblum spoke at the Law Society of Ontario's Best Practices in Medical Malpractice Litigation day on the "Pleadings Should Be Useful and Not Pro Forma " panel.
Risa M. Kirshblum | June 12, 2018
Nina Bombier spoke at the Advocates' Society's program, "Privilege: A litigator's Guide". She spoke about "Waiver of Privilege" and how it impacts solicitor-client privilege.
Nina Bombier | June 12, 2018
Monique Jilesen is the Co-Chair for the "Objection, Your Honor!" session at The Advocates' Society's upcoming Annual Civil Litigation program. As an experienced litigator, she will be speaking on how to make effective objections in the courtroom.
Monique Jilesen | June 5, 2018
Melanie Baird spoke on "The New Order(s) - Hot Topics in Federal Court Litigation" panel at CBA's Intellectual Property Day. As an expert litigator, she discussed what's new in IP litigation, including confidentiality orders, the new PM(NOC) Regulations and the rise of biologic/biosimilar litigation in Canada.
Melanie Baird | May 31, 2018
Andrew Skodyn moderated the "Life After the AstraZeneca v Apotex Supreme Court Decision" panel at this year's CBA IP Day in Ottawa. The panel addressed the outcome of this court decision from a variety of perspectives, both inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry.
Andrew Skodyn | May 31, 2018
Lindsey spoke on the Legal Marketing Association & Toronto Association of Law Libraries panel: "Competitive Intelligence and Business Development". The session touched on how law firms are working with CI teams to implement strategies and build relationships that add value and drive business.
Lindsey Bombardier | May 28, 2018
Sana Halwani once again presented on the topic of "Infringement" at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's 2018 Patent Case Law Series.
Sana Halwani | May 24, 2018
Monique Jilesen presented at OBA's program on Successful Civil Appeals. She spoke on the topic of writing a persuasive factum.
Monique Jilesen | May 24, 2018
Brendan F. Morrison presented at LSO's program: Enforcing Judgements. He discussed the challenges in the enforcement of foreign judgments.
Brendan F. Morrison | May 22, 2018
Monique Jilesen spoke at The Law Society of Ontario's program "The Intersection of Business and Family Law for Family Lawyers". She spoke on the topic of Corporate Divorces & OBCA Remedies which touched on Windups, Oppression, Derivative Actions and Other Options.
Monique Jilesen | May 16, 2018
Mariam Moktar presented at the Law Society of Ontario's Social Media and Litigation program. She shared her expertise on how to use social media evidence in civil and administrative proceedings.
Mariam Moktar | May 8, 2018
Monique Jilesen taught at The Advocates’ Society's In-House Advocacy Training for Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. She was a skills instructor during the education program which consisted of faculty discussion, demonstration sessions and mock skills exercises.
Monique Jilesen | May 4, 2018
Monique Jilesen spoke at The Advocates’ Society's Leadership Skills for Litigators program. She took part in the panel entitled "Team Leader: Build Effective Teams and Avoid Toxic Relationships".
Monique Jilesen | May 3, 2018Beyond Contractual Borders: Managing the Recruitment and Departure of Senior Executives and Employees
Matthew Sammon and Risa Kirshblum spoke at the 2018 National Conference & World Summit. This panel of employment litigators and experienced in-house counsel shared practical tips on topics including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, confidentiality obligations, employees duties’ to former employers and steps to respond to and manage improper departures.
As one of the leading experts in Class Actions, Peter Griffin spoke at Osgoode PD's 15th Annual Symposium on Class Actions on the panel "What Goes Around Comes Around: Lawyers Under Class Action Attack".
Peter Griffin | April 26, 2018
Colin Johnston spoke at the Inaugural Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters Training Course hosted by the Ontario Medical Association. He spoke on the legal, ethical and regulatory issues in disaster psychology.
Colin Johnston | April 21, 2018
Andrew Skodyn spoke at the American Bar Association's 33rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference. He moderated the panel "More than Just Justin Trudeau: Why Canada Might Be the Best Venue for Your Next IP Case" which provided a primer to US counsel on IP litigation in Canada.
Andrew Skodyn | April 20, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel spoke at the CBA Competition Law Section's Young Lawyers Half Day Symposium in Ottawa. His panel discussed whether the practice of competition law is about to enter the era of “Hipster Antitrust” and its potential implications on mergers and conduct in the coming years.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 20, 2018
Lindsey spoke at the Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference on "The First Five: Laying the Foundation for Future Leaders" panel. She provided insights on how to begin a career in legal marketing and how to quickly set yourself up for success.
Lindsey Bombardier | April 10, 2018
Glenn Smith, a leading expert in Canada, commented on the latest trends in D&O risk & liability in Financier Worldwide's 2018 Annual Review.
Glenn Smith | April 9, 2018
At the Advocates' Society's annual Women in Commercial Litigation breakfast program, Shara N. Roy co-chaired a very important discussion about how men can be part of the conversation.
Shara N. Roy | April 3, 2018
Rebecca Jones was a member of faculty at The Osgoode Certificate in Health Law program. She spoke on "Medical Malpractice: Theory and Practice" which provided a key insight into the adversarial process in malpractice litigation and causation basics.
Rebecca Jones | April 3, 2018
Monique Jilesen spoke at the Advocates' Society's breakfast program on the Top Cases in Commercial Litigation from 2017.
Monique Jilesen | March 6, 2018
Monique Jilesen spoke on the Litigation Panel at the 14th Annual Asian Canadian Law Students Conference, which took place on March 3, 2018 at the Ontario Bar Association.
Monique Jilesen | March 2, 2018
Sana Halwani spoke at OBA's Young Lawyers Division program Your First Civil Trial. Her panel was titled “Use of Discovery Transcripts at Trial and Appeal Proofing Your Case”.
Sana Halwani | March 1, 2018
Laurel D. Hogg spoke at the Women in Law Panel Discussion hosted by the Mooting and Law Association at the University of Toronto in Mississauga. The panelists included female lawyers who have achieved success in their respective fields. Laurel shared her experiences and observations in the legal profession, discussed how diversity and inclusion has evolved in the workplace, and provided advice to students interested in succeeding in the field of law.
Laurel D. Hogg | February 28, 2018
Peter J. Osborne spoke at OsgoodePD's program on Current and Emerging Issues in Civil Sexual Assault. He shared his expertise on the panel "Interplay Between Civil and Criminal Proceedings."
Peter J. Osborne | February 26, 2018
Matthew B. Lerner spoke at OsgoodePD's program on the panel "Advocacy at the Mediation, Part 2 (After the Opening: Crucial Turning Points and Breaking Impasses)". He shared his expertise on finding creative solutions and approaches to commonly-encountered problems in mediations.
Matthew B. Lerner | February 22, 2018
Margaret Robbin's article How a certified class action affects post-Uber regulatory environment was published by the Lawyer's Daily on February 13, 2018. Margaret shares her expert analysis on the potential legal implications of the decision in Metro Taxi Ltd. v. City of Ottawa and how it affects municipalities who regulate disruptive technology.
Margaret Robbins | February 13, 2018
Colin Johnston was a faculty member at the 2018 Ontario Bar Association’s Institute. He has considerable experience in Professional Liability & Regulation and moderated the "Opioid Panel: Assessing Risks for Patients and Prescribing Physicians."
Colin Johnston | February 9, 2018
Matthew Sammon was a faculty member at the 2018 Ontario Bar Association’s Institute. He shared his valuable insight on the panel "Closely-Held Corporations: Dealing with Oppression."
Matthew Sammon | February 9, 2018
Nina Bombier spoke at the Osgoode Certificate program in Clinical Risk, Negligence & Claims Management in Health Care. Her panel was called "Litigation Session: Live Demonstrations - Examination in Chief and Cross-Examination of Plaintiff Expert".
Nina Bombier | February 9, 2018
William C. McDowell was a faculty member at the 2018 Ontario Bar Association’s Institute. With his depth of expertise and experience in Defamation & Media Law, he discussed "The Impact of Social Media on the Development of the Law".
William C. McDowell | February 6, 2018
Mariam Moktar was a faculty member at the 2018 Ontario Bar Association’s Institute. She presented on the panel "Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Evidence Obtained on Social Media".
Mariam Moktar | February 6, 2018
Nina Bombier authored the article Decision clarifies dispute resolution for international insurance policies which appeared in the Lawyer's Daily on February 2, 2018. This article discusses the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Trade Finance Solutions Inc. v Equinox Global Limited 2018 ONCA 12 which reinforces that deference will be granted to mandatory arbitration clauses and clears up the uncertainty around application of domestic Action Against Insurer clauses in international insurance policies.
Nina Bombier | February 2, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel and Graham Henry co-authored the article Absent Foreign Claimants in Canadian Class Actions: Where to After Airia Brands? that appeared in the The Canadian Class Action Review: Volume 13, Issue 1.
Sarah Bittman authored the article Class Actions and the Problem with Probabilistic Causation that appeared in the The Canadian Class Action Review: Volume 13, Issue 1.
Sarah Bittman | February 1, 2018
Andrew Parley moderated the CCCA webinar on complex e-discovery projects. He shared his expertise on the best practices for successfully managing these projects, which can be long, complicated, expensive, and disruptive to the business.
Andrew Parley | January 31, 2018
Peter J. Osborne spoke at the panel "Recent Developments in Legislation and Jurisprudence Relevant to the Professional Practice of Psychology".
Peter J. Osborne | January 22, 2018
Risa Kirshblum demonstrated mediation advocacy approaches by video on the panel "Advocacy at the Mediation, Part 2 (After the Opening: Crucial Turning Points and Breaking Impasses)".
Risa M. Kirshblum | January 22, 2018
Sana Halwani spoke on the topic “Reaching the (No) Promised Land: The striking down of the promise doctrine and its effect on Canadian patent litigation and prosecution”.
Sana Halwani | January 18, 2018
Tom Curry presented at Mount Sinai Hospital's Continuing Medical Education Seminar on the topic of "Stem Cells: Why Should We Recommend It?".
Tom Curry | January 13, 2018
Mark Veneziano presented at Mount Sinai Hospital's Continuing Medical Education Seminar on the topic of "How Are Assisted Conception Babies Differentthan Spontaneous Ones?"
Mark Veneziano | January 13, 2018
Rebecca Jones spoke at the Advocates' Society's program on strengthening your case through powerful and effective opening statements, and comprehensive examinaions-in-chief.
Rebecca Jones | December 15, 2017
Dena N. Varah spoke at the Law Society of Ontario's 2017 Civil Appeals: The Year in Review program. She took part in the "Corporate Law" panel and specifically provided her expert opinion on the decision in Wilson v. Alharayeri: Expanding Corporate Directors’ Personal Liability.
Dena N. Varah | December 12, 2017
Shara Roy presented at the Advocates' Society's full day workshop on understanding financial statements and strategically using the information to advance your client's case.
Shara N. Roy | December 11, 2017
Mark Veneziano presented at the Ontario Bar Associations's professional development program Averting Catastrophe: How to Deal with Everything that Goes Wrong at a Trial on November 24, 2017.
Mark Veneziano | November 24, 2017
Monique Jilesen once again served as faculty for The Advocates' Society professional development workshop Winning Injunctions on November 24, 2017. Monique discussed the skills and strategies required to seek and oppose injunctive relief.
Monique Jilesen | November 24, 2017
Rebecca Jones spoke at the Advocates' Society's program on effectively obtaining, using, and getting your evidence admitted.
Rebecca Jones | November 22, 2017
Sana Halwani spoke on the panel "IP Without Tears: An Intellectual Property Law Update for the Uninitiated". This panel discussed how recent major Canadian and foreign cases in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and technology will impact companies doing business in Canada.
Sana Halwani | November 18, 2017
Risa was a faculty member at the Advocates' Society's Health Law Litigation program. She provided her expertise while speaking on the "Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation" panel.
Risa M. Kirshblum | November 13, 2017
Tom Curry presented the 2017 Advocacy Lecture in Memory of The Honourable Justice John Sopinka at the Annual Criminal Lawyers' Association Fall Conference.
Tom Curry | October 27, 2017
Monique Jilesen was a mentor for two group mentoring discussions on the following topics: "Getting Noticed: Effective Self-Promotion" and "Practice Development and Profile Building".
Monique Jilesen | October 27, 2017
Mariam Moktar spoke to seventh and eigth grade students at Portage Trail Community School as a guest speaker for Somali Heritage Month.
Mariam Moktar | October 24, 2017
Shara N. Roy presented Search Warrants in the Securities Regulatory Context at the Osgoode Professional Development event "Securities Litigation in the Regulatory Environment."
Shara N. Roy | October 23, 2017
Tom Curry was a program chair at The Advocates' Society's Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy program.
Tom Curry | October 20, 2017
Mariam Moktar was a speaker at Windsor Law's Annual LEAF Persons Day discussion panel.
Mariam Moktar | October 20, 2017
Scott Rollwagen's article Are courts of appeal becoming Bleak Houses? appeared in the October 16, 2017 issue of Law Times. Scott discusses the serious implications of Canadian appelate courts' steadily increasing willingness to defer to first intsance decision-makers.
Scott Rollwagen | October 16, 2017
Andrew Skodyn spoke at the "Top IP Cases of the Year" panel at IPIC's 91st Annual General Meeting at Niagara Falls. He discussed the top patent cases of 2017.
Andrew Skodyn | October 13, 2017
Andrew spoke on the "Best Practices Before Tribunals" panel at the 2017 Colloquium: North Eastern Ontario Continuing Professional Development Conference.
Andrew Porter | October 12, 2017
Sana Halwani spoke at OBA's Civil Litigation Program on "Strategies and Tips for Maximizing Your Expert Evidence". She discussed choosing the right expert, properly retaining and preparing the expert and strategies for working on and reviewing the expert's report.
Sana Halwani | October 10, 2017
Peter Griffin appeared at Stratford Festival's Forum Showcase on September 30, 2017. He acted as counsel to Romeo in the Appeal of Prince Escalus' executive order banishing Romeo from Verona. Peter cross-examined the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson appearing as the expert witness and challenged the legality of the travel ban.
Peter Griffin | October 2, 2017
Eli S. Lederman spoke at the 2017 CFA Franchise Law Day on "Managing Default, Termination and the Duty of Good".
Eli S. Lederman | September 26, 2017
Jessica Roher's co-authored article "Introduction: Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law" appeared in 6:1 Transnational Legal Theory 1 in September of 2015. (Prior to Joining Lenczner Slaght)
Jessica Roher | September 1, 2017
Melanie Baird was a mentor at the Advocates' Society's 1st Annual Big Mingle for articling and summer students.
Melanie Baird | August 16, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel's article 5 things you can do on your first day of law school to build your career appeared in PrecedentJD Magazine.
Paul-Erik Veel | August 16, 2017
July 12, 2017
Nina Bombier spoke at the Advocates' Society's program on the "strategic considerations, best practices and practical advice" on solicitor-client and litigation privilege.
Nina Bombier | June 20, 2017
Eli S. Lederman once again led Lexpert's full day professional development course on "Maintaining Honesty in Today's World". The program...
Eli S. Lederman | June 14, 2017
Eli S. Lederman served as Program Chair at the Osgoode Professional Development Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Advanced Skills Series.
Eli S. Lederman | June 8, 2017
Matthew B. Lerner served as Faculty at the Osgoode Professional Development Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Advanced Skills Series.
Matthew B. Lerner | June 8, 2017
Brian Kolenda was a program chair for The Advocates' Society's panel discussion on how to manage the media in high profile cases, how to take a...
Brian Kolenda | June 5, 2017
William McDowell was a panelist at The Advocates' Society's program on how to manage the media in high profile cases, how to take a business...
William C. McDowell | June 5, 2017
Andrew Skodyn spoke on a panel called "Developing & Raising Your Profile While Growing Your Practice" in Toronto.
Andrew Skodyn | June 2, 2017
Shara N. Roy spoke at the Commercial List Users' Committee/OBA Insolvency Law Section program on the "Monetising Insolvency Assets Through Litigation Funding" panel. The panel discussion provided a valuable and unique perspective of insolvency practice from the Bench and the trends and best practices.
Shara N. Roy | May 31, 2017
This article authored, by Scott Rollwagen, appeared in the The Lawyer's Daily on May 30, 2017. This article discussed how recent media coverage of problems encountered by airline passengers on overbooked flights has made contract law unusually relevant.
Scott Rollwagen | May 30, 2017
This article, co-authored by Nina Bombier and Lars Brusven, appeared in the Insurance Law Focus Section of the March 24, 2017 issue of The Lawyers Weekly. This article discussed how the court deals with allocating costs between an insured and the insurer when losses extend over a long period of time or not all claims are covered by the insurance policy.
Sana Halwani presented at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s webinar on Patent Infringement.
Sana Halwani | May 24, 2017
Monique Jilesen served as Faculty at the Osgoode Professional Development Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Advanced Skills Series.
Monique Jilesen | May 16, 2017
Andrew Skodyn moderated a panel on appellate advocacy at the CBA Intellectual Property Section's annual “IP Day” profes...
Andrew Skodyn | May 11, 2017
Peter Griffin presented the Trial Preparation: 90 Day Checklist lecture for The Advocates' Society Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program: Trial...
Peter Griffin | May 11, 2017
Tom Curry served as Conference Chair at the 16th Annual Spring Symposium, hosted by The Advocates' Society and American College of Trial Lawyers.
Tom Curry | April 27, 2017
Brian Kolenda moderated a panel discussion on foreign sovereign immunity at the ABA Section of International Law 2017 Spring Meeting in Washington, DC...
Brian Kolenda | April 26, 2017
Mark Veneziano presented Effective Strategies with Challenging Client Relationships at the Law Society of Upper Canada Event "A Litigator's Guide...
Mark Veneziano | April 24, 2017
Lawrence E. Thacker joined a faculty at The Osgoode Intensive Workshop Negotiation Skills and Strategies for Litigators on April 11, 2017.
Lawrence E. Thacker | April 11, 2017
Brian Kolenda spoke at ALAI Canada's conference on how Canadian courts take and impose jurisdiction for online conduct.
Brian Kolenda | April 6, 2017
Jaan Lilles joined a faculty for the Medical Malpractice: Theory and Practice module for The Osgoode Certificate in Health Law program on April 4, 2017...
Jaan Lilles | April 4, 2017
Monique Jilesen moderated at The Advocates' Society's annual breakfast program focusing on how the speakers built their careers and helped shape...
Monique Jilesen | April 4, 2017
Mark Veneziano presented at The Advocates' Society event Do a Trial! on April 1, 2017.
Mark Veneziano | April 1, 2017
Monique Jilesen spoke about examining witnesses at Your First Civil Trial for the Ontario Bar Association.
Monique Jilesen | March 3, 2017
Tom Curry co-chaired the Advocates’ Society’s Mastering the Art of Examining Witnesses.
Tom Curry | March 2, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel served as a judge at this year's Wilson Moot on February 25, 2017.
Paul-Erik Veel | February 25, 2017
Tom Curry Co-Chaired Advocates’ Society 2017 Toronto Courthouse Series: Telling a Compelling Story.
Tom Curry | February 23, 2017
Monique Jilesen presented on closing arguments at the Advocates' Society 2017 Toronto Courthouse Series: Telling a Compelling Story.
Monique Jilesen | February 23, 2017
Shara N. Roy presented Strategic Defence of Insider Trading Cases at the Law Society of Upper Canada event "Emerging Issues in Directors' and...
February 16, 2017
Risa Kirshblum spoke as a panelist on Your Relationship With the Mediator during the two-day program.
Risa M. Kirshblum | February 15, 2017
Naomi Metcalfe participated in a panel at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute on February 10, 2017. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Naomi Metcalfe | February 10, 2017
Mark Veneziano was an instructor for the Osgoode Professional Development Program The Osgoode Certificate in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Mana...
Mark Veneziano | February 3, 2017
Shara N. Roy presented The Paper Chase: Documentary Requests and Production at the Osgoode Professional Development event "Prosecuting and Defending...
Shara N. Roy | January 26, 2017
Mark Veneziano presented at OB Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2017 at Mount Sanai Hospital on January 21, 2017.
Mark Veneziano | January 21, 2017
Sana Halwani served on the panel at the 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review hosted by the The Law Society of Upper Canada. (Prior to...
Sana Halwani | January 19, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel acted as a trial advocacy advisor at the Law Practice Program Trial Advocacy Workshop on December 15, 2016.
Paul-Erik Veel | December 15, 2016
Monique Jilesen served as faculty for The Advocates' Society skills workshop Winning Injunctions on December 5, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | December 5, 2016The Advocates' Society Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program - Evidence for Litigators: Evidence Update
Peter Griffin presented What every trial lawyer needs to know for The Advocates' Society Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program's Evidence for...
Peter Griffin | November 21, 2016
Brian Kolenda authored the article Act fast to lift automatic stay of proceedings which examines Bank of Montreal v Bumper Development Corp for the...
Brian Kolenda | November 18, 2016
Eli Lederman presented a Class Actions and Securities Litigation Update at The Advocates' Society's Securities Law Update event on November 17, 2016.
Eli S. Lederman | November 17, 2016
Monique Jilesen spoke at the session on Injunctions Primer for Litigatiors at the Donald Lamont Learning Centre on November 1, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | November 1, 2016