Partner Jennifer Bezaire Speaking on OTLA Webinar on Amendments to Civil Procedure

jennifer bezaire blog imageOn March 9, 2022, our partner Jennifer Bezaire will participate in a webinar to discuss the recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure. The webinar, hosted by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) will commence online using ZOOM, from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET.

These amendments were filed on January 21, 2022, in the Superior Court of Justice: O.Reg. 18/22. In total, this regulation introduces one new rule, amends a further 12 rules and creates one new form. Specific areas affected include the service of experts’ reports, scheduling of pre-trial conferences and more.

The webinar discussion will include Ontario Civil Rules Committee members Barbara Legate and Jennifer Bezaire. Also joining the discussion is Madam Justice Darla Wilson.

We encourage you to join the webinar to learn more about how these amendments may impact your future personal injury cases.

Register for this program, which is limited to OTLA members, to join the discussion of the following topics:

  • New timelines and penalties for non-compliance with delivery of expert reports
  • Changes in onus for trial adjournment requests
  • The new form being introduced
  • Best practice advice
  • Additional perspectives provided by Justice Darla Wilson

Jennifer has been an Ontario Civil Rules Committee member since September 2021. She was appointed to the committee by the Honorable Geoffrey B. Morawetz, the Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.