Tips for New Lawyers: Choosing the Client and Keeping Them
Wed, September 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Registration limited to OTLA Members
Join us for 75 minutes of CPD by attending an OTLA webinar with Greg Monforton, Dina Mejalli & Laura Pearce of Greg Monforton & Partners.
There is nothing more crucial to the success of a plaintiffs’ personal injury practice than choosing clients wisely and then keeping them happy by effective management of the lawyer-client relationship. This webinar will address both the best practices and underlying principles associated with the successful accomplishment of both of these indispensible goals.
This program is eligible for 1.00 Professionalism Hour.
Greg Monforton, Greg Monforton & Partners
Greg is a well-known trial lawyer and is a passionate, innovative and caring advocate for the injured claimant.
He was called to the bar in 1981 and immediately founded the firm now known as Greg Monforton & Partners.
Greg is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a Past-President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). He is also listed in the 2015 LEXPERT® Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Personal Injury Law. His peers selected him to be included in the 2015 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada®
He is a member of the Advocates Society and the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and has made presentations to Annual Conventions of AAJ. He is also a former President of the Head Injury Association (Windsor-Essex County) and the former author of a weekly newspaper column “You and the Law” which appeared in the Windsor Star for over 10 years. He is also a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Law Times.
Greg has also served on behalf of numerous charitable and public service organizations including: Windsor-Essex County Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex Head Injury Association, Leonard’s Society of Canada, and a moot court judge and sessional lecturer at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
Dina Mejalli, Greg Monforton & Partners
Dina Mejalli is a Senior Associate at Greg Monforton and Partners. Her practice focuses primarily on representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, including those who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, as well as individuals that have been denied disability benefits.
Dina has represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
Dina has also been active with a number of organizations within her community. She currently supervises law students volunteering with Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women through Pro Bono Students Canada and is a member of the Annual Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-Thon Committee. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor Law School and has taught Sales Law, Contract Law, Access to Justice and Insurance Law.
Dina is a native of Windsor. She received her law degree at the University of Windsor in 2004 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005. Dina also graduated from the University of Windsor in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Economics.
Laura Pearce, Greg Monforton & Partners
Laura obtained her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Windsor in 1999 and her Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in 2001. She went on to study law at the University of Windsor and received her LL.B. in 2006.
She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. In 2008, Laura joined Greg Monforton and Partners, where she practises in the area of personal injury.
Currently, Laura serves as a volunteer at the Windsor-Essex Chapter of Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids, a charity that fulfills dreams for children who have life-threatening illnesses or severe physical disabilities.
Registration limited to OTLA Members
All fees subject to HST #R129967998
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If you have registered and find that you are unable to attend the live webinar, we will provide you with a link to watch the webinar recording.