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Team Osgoode wins the 2014 OTLA Cup!

The future of civil litigation in Ontario is bright. The beautiful city of London, Ontario hosted the 2014 OTLA Cup, which showcased the skills of 15 charismatic and dedicated law school students—10 acting as counsel and five as witnesses—from across the province in a friendly but hotly contested moot competition. This was the 22nd annual OTLA Cup, a tradition born in 1992 at Queen’s University. …

The Dispute Resolution System (DRS) Review: Are the recommendations in the public interest?

Since its release on February 18, 2014, the final report on the Ontario Automobile Insurance Dispute Resolution System (DRS) has been a topic of interest. This is no surprise as each of the report’s 28 recommendations will be considered by the provincial government when contemplating legislative changes that may affect the DRS structure and operation. Any changes to the DRS should be of particular interest …

Report recommends overhaul of Ontario’s auto insurance dispute resolution system

A final report regarding the Ontario automobile insurance dispute resolution system (DRS) was issued on February 18, 2014. This report contains a list of 28 recommendations to transform Ontario’s DRS with the goal that it will operate fairly, efficiently and effectively. A review of the Ontario automobile insurance DRS was first announced in the 2012 Ontario Budget. On August 23, 2013, the Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles …

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association elects Charles Gluckstein as new President

BURLINGTON, ON – Charles Gluckstein was elected President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) on May 31, 2013, at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto. Mr. Gluckstein has served on the association’s Board of Directors since 2001, and has been a member of its Executive Committee for the past seven years. Mr. Gluckstein will oversee the organization during the 2013-14 year. “I am …

2013 OTLA Safety Leadership Award recipients announced at the 2013 Spring Conference

The OTLA Safety Leadership Awards were established in 2011 to honour individuals or organizations that have made “remarkable and extensive contributions towards enhancing safety awareness in their communities in Ontario and helped to prevent injury to those around them.” The 2013 Safety Leadership Awards were given out at the Spring Conference on May 30, 2013. Play It Cool, Canadian Spinal Research Organization Nominated by Trevor …