Summary of Meetings: Legal Research
Number of Meetings Held: 5
October 17, 2017
Guest Speaker: Timothy Martiniuk, Legal Counsel, Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT)
Meeting Title/Topic: Researching Workers' Compensation Issues
Synopsis:Presentation covering the legal research tools available to lawyers practicing in the workers compensation area.
November 16, 2017
Guest Speaker: Kathleen Duffield, Senior Counsel, Intact Insurance Company
Meeting Title/Topic: Reflections on Saadati v. Moorhead
Synopsis:Presentation explained the case and defence’s strategic approach to the appeal including the technical and policy arguments made, international research conducted, what the court found persuasive and what it did not.
March 01, 2018
Guest Speaker: Shannon Salter, Professor, UBC Allard School of Law & Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal
Meeting Title/Topic: Overview of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT)
Synopsis:Presented how the Civil Resolution Tribunal is increasing access by building the justice system around the public and how CRT’s approach to justice system design, providing legal information to the public, and continuous improvement.
April 16, 2018
Guest Speaker: Nikta Shirazian, Lindsay LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: An Introduction to Statutory Privacy Torts
Synopsis:Overview of the development of statutory privacy torts in Canada and how Courts in each province have interpreted their respective privacy statutes and how courts have articulated the legal test for establishing an invasion of privacy in the tort context.
May 08, 2018
Guest Speaker: Brian Cheng, Associate, Lindsay LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: American Court Systems and Case Law Research
Synopsis:Speakers offered some clarity regarding the relatively complex American court system wherein multiple courts might have overlapping jurisdiction over the exact same matter. Discussion topics included: the court system in the US (federal and state); the level of authority of each court and the weight of authority in each level of court; procedure in the U.S. regarding choice of jurisdiction (federal or state) and courts referring questions to each other; and sources for US cases.
Comments and Observations of the Chair