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  • The prevalence of electronic records creates challenges and opportunities in litigation. This paper addresses some of those practical challenges and opportunities when dealing with electronically-stored information, and provides suggestions for ensuring that records are properly located and disclosed, managing the receipt of records from opposing parties, and organizing a large number of records. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Managing a Litigation Practice program held in Edmonton on November 24, 2016 and in Calgary on December 1, 2016.
  • In this paper, the author discusses the impact of the recent decision of Sparrowhawk v Zapoltinsky, 2012 ABQB 34 [Sparrowhawk] on minor injury claims. He suggests that while Sparrowhawk is regarded as a groundbreaking decision for plaintiff’s counsel, it is seen as merely persuasive but non-binding from the perspective of defendant’s counsel. The author also discusses the issue of videotaping certified medical examinations and provides an update on quantum. A must-read resource if you have questions about the minor injury cap. This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Personal Injury and Insurance Update program held in May 2012.  
  • The paper is intended to: (1) serve as an introduction to the concept of competencies as a tool to evaluate professional development in the legal environment, (2) briefly examine legal research and the related competencies of analysis and communication, and (3) provide suggestions for using a competency framework to guide your professional development. This paper was presented at our Legal Research program held in October of 2011.
  • This paper discusses damages for loss of financial support brought under the Fatal Accidents Act on behalf of a surviving spouse. It focuses on the principles of calculation and the determination of dependency of the claimant based on a specific scenario. A discussion of relevant case law is included. This paper was presented at the Health Law program which was held in Edmonton on March 3, 2011 and in Calgary on March 10, 2011.
  • This paper covers the general principles of causation, the evolution of the law on causation and developing trends. The paper focuses on the recent Alberta cases of Nattrass v Weber, 2008 ABQB 259, Meyers v Moscovitz, 2003 ABQB 468, and Philip v Bablitz, 2004 ABQB 2, which were decided following the Supreme Court of Canada case of Resurfice Corp v Hanke, 2007 SCC 7. This paper was presented at the Health Law program which was held in Edmonton on March 3, 2011 and in Calgary on March 10, 2011.