Maia Bent

Maia Bent

Maia Bent is the 2015-16 President of OTLA. She obtained a BA from the University of Alberta in 1989 and an LLB from the University of Western Ontario in 1996. Maia was called to the Bar in 1998 and is a partner at Lerners, LLP in London, Ontario, where she practices exclusively in the area of plaintiff personal injury.

In 2012, the Ontario Brain Injury Association recognized her contributions with the Professional of the Year Award. She is a 2014 “Consistently Recommended” Lexpert ranked lawyer and is proud to have been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2015 Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Personal Injury Litigation.

New Challenges for OTLA in 2015-16

Maia Bent was elected President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) on May 22, 2015, at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto. Ms. Bent has served on the association’s Board of Directors since 2008, and has been a member of its Executive Committee for the past three years. Ms. Bent will lead the organization during the 2015-16 year. Here is her inaugural blog …

Insurers get an early present; injured victims get another lump of coal

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the government secretly pushed through three changes to the SABS (Ontario Regulation 347/13), all of which will come into force on February 1, 2014. One of those changes is a small amendment to section 35 of the SABS dealing with the election of weekly benefits. However, the other two changes (attendant care benefits and pre-existing medical conditions) are potentially much …