Michael Canning moderates session at CLHIA 2021 Legal Section Annual Meeting
Michael Canning, head of Beard Winter LLP’s Life/Disability/Health group, will be moderating a session at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) 2021 Legal Section Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021. This year’s theme is “A new way forward”. CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada’s life and health insurance business.
Michael’s session, “Virtual Litigating and Dispute Resolution-What Will be the New Normal?”, will address how as a result of the pandemic the litigation landscape has changed dramatically and in some cases permanently. Counsel, the judiciary, mediators and all those involved in the litigation process have been required to pivot toward virtual proceedings at every step.
The session will feature speakers Justice Muszynski, Superior Court of Justice Ontario and mediator Leanne Andree who will discuss the practical impact of virtual proceedings whether within the courtroom or through private mediation. The speakers will provide insight and practical advice from the perspective of the bench and mediation.
Beard Winter is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this year’s annual meeting.