Annual Report 2021-2022

  • July 21, 2022

Summary of Meetings: Legal Research

Number of Meetings Held:4

November 18, 2021
Registration Count: 31
Guest Speaker: Catherine Whitehead, Research and Opinions Group, Lawson Lundell LLP, Eman Jeddy, Research and Opinions Group, Lawson Lundell LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: A Lawyer's Ethical Obligation to Raise Adverse Authorities
Synopsis: Discussed the extent of a lawyer’s ethical obligation to bring authorities to the attention of the court and tribunals.

November 29, 2021
Registration Count: 56
Guest Speaker: Emilie Leduc, Harper Grey LLP / Adjunct Professor of Advanced Legal Research at Allard Hall , Sarah Picciotto, OnPoint Legal Research Law Corporation Kathleen Pinno, Options Legal Research and Writing, Catherine Whitehead, Lawson Lundell LL,
Meeting Title/Topic: What is it Like to Practice as a Legal Research Lawyer?
Synopsis: Panel of research lawyers responded to frequently asked questions and will also field some specific inquiries from meeting participants.

March 10, 2022
Registration Count: 40
Guest Speaker: Tim Martiniuk, Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal
Meeting Title/Topic: Researching workers' compensation issues
Synopsis: Resources you need to navigate the many avenues for research in the workers' compensation system. How this complex system operates and the sources of law that govern it.

April 21, 2022
Registration Count: 31
Guest Speaker: Professor Joost Blom, University of British Columbia
Meeting Title/Topic: Recent Developments in the Conflict of Laws
Synopsis: Professor Blom discussed, among other recent developments, the Supreme Court of Canada decisions in Haaretz v. Goldhar (2018) and HMB Holidngs v. Antigua (2021).