Day 3, Sun, April 28

Note: Program is subject to change


When people act in ways that are challenging, how do we respond? Donald J. Netolitzky, Complex Litigant Management Counsel at Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench will describe how the Court has rejected the punitive approach to vexatious litigants and now responds by determining a litigant’s motivation and then employing a functional approach of case management. Michael Lomax, Conflict Management Lead at the BC Public Service Agency and experienced mediator will provide a framework for lawyers to respond to clients whose personalities challenge the lawyer-client relationship from acquiring instructions to resolving disputes.

Donald Netolitzky
Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta

Michael Lomax
Mediator & Conflict Resolution Trainer


Joined by proximity, a mutual appreciation for the outdoors, and propelled by smart investments, Albertans and British Columbians owning vacation or second properties in British Columbia faced property tax changes in 2018. Join David Martin of Stirling LLP to understand the latest tax regime, consider options to reduce the tax payable, and determine how best to advise clients.

David Martin
Stirling LLP