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  • Mark Veneziano was invited to share his expertise at The Advocates' Society's acclaimed annual workshop, "Do a Trial!". This program offers a unique opportunity for lawyers to test their trial skills in a real courtroom before a judge. Mark will guide participants on developing trial strategy, preparing and examining witnesses, and delivering persuasive opening and closing statements.

    Mark Veneziano | September 28, 2024

  • Sana Halwani was invited to share her expertise at the IPIC 2024 Conference. Sana will be a panelist on From Courtroom to Practice: Analyzing Top IP Cases of the Year, where she will discuss the most significant patent law rulings of the year and provide insights into how they’re shaping the future of IP law and practice.

    Sana Halwani | September 27, 2024

  • Sana Halwani will be sharing her expertise on a Copyright Master Class course, hosted by McGill University in partnership with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). On the session titled, Copyright Litigation Inside and Out: Legal & Business Views, Sana will discuss the nuts and bolts of prosecuting or defending a copyright case in Canada.

    Sana Halwani | July 24, 2024

  • Jonathan Chen, Mahgol Taghivand, and Catherine Blair will be participating in Connect for Success, an annual event hosted by Queen’s Law to support second-year students with their preparation for the Toronto summer student recruitment process. In addition to attending, Mahgol will speak on a panel where she will share her experience and discuss various aspects related to student recruitment.

    Jonathan Chen, Mahgol Taghivand & Catherine Blair | July 15, 2024

  • Risa Kirshblum, Sana Halwani, and Jonathan Chen, will be participating as instructors at the 45th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW), hosted by Osgoode Professional Development. This program gathers over 100 experts in advocacy skills training and guest speakers who are active members of the Bench and Bar. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop and refine their advocacy skills.

    Risa M. Kirshblum, Sana Halwani & Jonathan Chen | July 8, 2024

  • Martin Brandsma and Margaret Robbins were invited to present at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's webinar titled, Rules of Evidence: A Refresher for IP Professionals. Martin and Margaret will share their expertise on tips, tricks, and practical advice for IP professionals on the rules of evidence, including types of evidence, criteria for admissibility, and advice on adducing evidence at trial. 

    Martin Brandsma & Margaret Robbins | July 4, 2024

  • Jonathan McDaniel and Samantha Hale co-authored the article "A New Handbook for All Litigators", published in The Advocates’ Journal. In this article, Jonathan and Samantha review Robert Harrison and Richard Swan’s book, Skillful Witness Examinations in Civil and Arbitration Cases, exploring witnesses, counsel, documents, and expert reports in the case of Laveneer Inc v Svengali Ltd, and providing a new take on a litigator’s go-to handbook.

    Jonathan McDaniel & Samantha Hale | July 1, 2024

  • Jordana Sanft was invited to present at the upcoming ALAI Canada program titled, Is Sharing a Hyperlink Copyright Infringement? In this session, Jordana provided her expert insights on the implications of the BC Court of Appeal’s decision in Linkletter v Proctorio. Additionally, she compared the Canadian context to the events in the European Union where hyperlinking had led to major decisions from the EU Court of Justice.

    Jordana Sanft | June 20, 2024

  • Ian Binnie and Paul-Erik Veel were invited to share their expertise at The Advocates’ Society program. Ian and Paul-Erik shared their perspective on the unique role of the Supreme Court of Canada, and why preparing to appear at the SCC involves different preparation than other hearings. Ian presented on What Makes Effective Oral Advocacy at the SCC, while Paul-Erik presented on Tips for Getting Leave to Appeal at the SCC.

    Ian Binnie & Paul-Erik Veel | June 13, 2024

  • Jonathan Chen and Christine Windsor co-authored the article "No Harm, No Remedy: Limiting Principles Under the Ontario Consumer Protection Act", published in Class Action Defence Quarterly. In this article, Jonathan and Christine discuss Hoy v Expedia Group Inc, analyzing the limitations for class proceedings under the Consumer Protection Act for consumers seeking damages without providing proof of individual loss. They emphasize that without evidence of damages linked to an unfair practice, remedies such as disgorgement, punitive damages, and nominal damages are not available.

    Jonathan Chen & Christine Windsor | June 1, 2024

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