Carol Dirks will be on the Condo Legal Roundup panel at this year’s CAI Condo Conference. This informative session will look at some of the pitfalls that are associated with condominium litigation, and how to avoid them in your condo community. Small decisions can have big consequences, and the panel will provide some practical tips and solutions to avoid litigation and contentious situations in your condo. 

Karen Rosen presented at the OBA’s Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers on the topic of “Negotiating and Issuing Transaction Opinions”.

Back by popular demand, this foundational program provided essential and practical advice on how to approach aspects of secured financing transactions and personal property security law in Ontario, as well as how they have been impacted by the global pandemic. 

Bill Taggert will co-chair this annual OBA Aboriginal Law Program on June 22, 2022

Join the OBA at their annual conference and get up to speed on the emerging issues and latest substantive developments that are impacting the practice of Aboriginal law in Ontario and Canada. With a particular focus on the changing legal scenery in Aboriginal title and rights, our exceptional faculty will walk you through the most important recent cases and provide valuable insights to implement in your practice. Learn more about the interpretation of treaty rights in a modern context as well as practical strategies for pursuing treaty annuity claims. In addition, join Honourable Justice Sébastien Grammond of the Federal Court for a thought-provoking discussion about recognizing Indigenous law.

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As the Ontario government has moved ahead with implementing proof of vaccination requirements for businesses and organizations, what does this mean for condominium corporations?

Carol Dirks presented at the CAI Canada V-CON(DO) 2021 conference, on a panel that weighed-in on the various considerations and challenges from a legal, management and board perspective in implementing a proof of vaccination policy for residents (as well as employees and contractors), and a discussion about how best to enforce.

David Theil presented at the CAI Canada V-CON(DO) 2021 conference, as part of a national panel which examined Capital Repair/Maintenance Obligations.

The session discussed how the tragic collapse of a condo in Florida has brought to the forefront concerns about how condos are repaired and maintained. Can something like this happen here, north of the 49th parallel?

The panel drilled down on the roles and responsibilities of condo corporations when it comes to maintaining, repairing and replacing common elements and assets of condo corporations in Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The panel also discuss how this vital work is planned and financed over the life cycle of condo corporations. Who determines what needs to be repaired/replaced; when, by whom and at what costs?

On April 7, lawyers from our condo law and employment law groups discussed recent developments in employment law and what this means for condo corporations in 2021.

Topics our panel addressed included:

Michael Fraleigh is the Program Director for “Managing a Healthcare Pandemic: Reducing and Managing the Legal Risks”.

Specifically developed in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this program is designed to bring to the forefront challenges healthcare practitioners and organizations are facing, including:

Hear how the Competition Bureau Canada and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) each have a role to play in protecting the privacy of Canadians.

As part of the CBA Law Series, in Happy Together: Privacy & Competition Law in a Digital Economy, Competition Bureau Deputy Commissioner Josephine Palumbo and OPC Deputy Commissioner Brent Homan will discuss with privacy and competition lawyer Bill Hearn how the OPC and the Competition Bureau protect and enforce privacy in its human rights and consumer protection dimensions.

The 2019 and 2020 investigations into Facebook, which resulted in a major joint investigation into by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and a subsequent $9 million settlement between Facebook and the Competition Bureau demonstrated that there is overlapping jurisdiction and many tools in the regulatory toolbox to protect Canadians. This session will look forward since Facebook to learn how the regulators can work together and what obstacles they may face.

 

What are the new legal issues facing condo corporations? On this CAI Canada Webianr, Condo lawyer Carol Dirks and a panel of litigators discuss the new normal and what lawsuits condo corporations should prepare.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Webinar Overview
What are the new legal issues facing condo corporations since March 2020?
What are the lawsuits that condo corporations should prepare for? Hear from our litigators as to what they are recommending.
Virtual meetings and electronic voting – the new way of attending and voting has raised unique legal challenges. Tips from our legal panel on what you should do and should not do.

On November 12, 2020 Samantha Green co-chaired the OBA Insurance Law Program: Ethics and Civility in Litigation in the Changing Social Dynamic.

Faculty covered a myriad of pertinent ethical issues, including how our increased use of and dependence on technology to practice law may create potential disparity and an ethical dilemma between those with access and knowledge of technology, and those without.