Shifting Gears: Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018 offers fresh perspectives

Posted: 03/20/2018

MVLS 2018

The legal world is changing at a fast pace. The upcoming legalization of cannabis, the effects of advanced driver-assistance systems on vehicle operation and collision data, and changes in accident benefits are some of the recent developments that will affect motor vehicle litigation in Ontario.

To address these issues and to help licensees keep ahead of them, the Law Society is hosting the Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018 (MVLS) CPD from March 26-27. We’re especially delighted to have as a special guest The Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General of Ontario, who will be speaking on March 26.

This year’s MVLS is a reflection of the recent and upcoming cutting-edge policy changes and advancements. It will provide participants with the tools, resources and skills they need to keep up with these rapid developments.

Co-chaired by Susan Gunter (Dutton Brock LLP) and Adam Wagman (Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP), the Summit offers an impressive lineup of speakers with diverse motor vehicle litigation experience: plaintiff and defence counsel, judges, insurance providers, medical practitioners and other experts. They will lead discussions, review cases and share their perspectives.

New sessions at this year’s Summit include a toxicologist speaking on cannabis intoxication, latest developments in tort law in motor vehicle cases, an overview on getting surveillance admitted into evidence, the future of trial practice, insurance implications of driver-assisted and driverless cars, advice from a senior counsel on how to “win” a discovery, and more.

While in-person attendance is at capacity, the Summit is still available by live webcast with 9 accredited Substantive hours and 3 accredited Professionalism hours. Register for the online program before March 21, 2018, by visiting the Law Society’s CPD store at store.lsuc.on.ca/motor-vehicle-litigation-summit-2018.