Advanced Trial Series - Part 3: Preparing Your Client and the Family Doctor
Tue, May 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Registration limited to OTLA Members
All fees subject to HST #R129967998
Join us for 75 minutes of CPD with Greg Monforton & Cathy Wilde in part three of this four part advanced trial series.
Topics to include:
- preparing the client for their testimony and cross- examination
- preparing the Family Doctor for testimony and cross-examination
This program is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours.
Greg Monforton, Greg Monforton & Partners
Greg is a well-known trial lawyer and is known as a passionate, innovative and caring advocate for the catastrophically injured claimant. He was called to the bar in 1981 and immediately founded the firm now known as Greg Monforton & Partners.
Greg’s publication and lecture credentials highlight his extensive experience in the courtroom and in the practice of law generally, and he heads his firm’s team of trial lawyers. He has repeatedly been recognized by his peers:
He is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada (fewer than 2% of all Ontario lawyers have this important designation.
Greg is a Past-President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). His work with OTLA centered largely on spearheading the drive to reform Ontario’s automobile insurance laws (including authoring numerous submissions on the subject and meeting with various Ministries of the Ontario Government)
Greg is listed in the 2016 LEXPERT® Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Personal Injury Law. The directory notes that Greg is “repeatedly recommended” by other leading personal injury lawyers
Greg’s peers have also selected him to be included in the 2016 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada®
Greg restricts his practice to representing persons who have lost their lives or suffered serious personal injuries due to the negligence of others. Typically his clients have been victims of car crashes, medical malpractice and unsafe premises.
Greg was counsel for a number of victims of the Nationair DC-8 airline crash at King Abel-Aziz International Airport in Jidda, Saudia Arabia. Greg also acted for the family of murdered Windsor nurse Lori Dupont in both its civil action as well as at the Coroner’s Inquest. The Inquest jury’s recommendations led to legislative amendments designed to provide new measures to prevent workplace harassment and violence.
He is also a member of the Advocates Society and the American Association of Justice (AAJ) and has made presentations to Annual Conventions of AAJ. Greg 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.
Catherine Wilde, Fleck Law
Catherine Wilde is the owner of Fleck Law in Sarnia/Point Edward. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and articled with the firm. Following her admission to the Ontario Bar in 2002, Ms. Wilde joined the firm as an associate. In 2012 she became a partner and owner in 2014.
Ms. Wilde practices exclusively in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and has appeared in both the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal on numerous occasions. Ms. Wilde has been lead counsel in numerous jury and judge-alone trials, as well as co-counsel in 2 non-jury trials, including Walker v. Ritchie with Carl Fleck. The case of Pool v. Lehoux and State Farm, in which she was lead counsel, was the largest reported jury award for chronic pain in Canada.
She was awarded the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2009, which is given to an OTLA member in recognition of exceptional commitment to and promotion of the advancement of OTLA’s mission “To fearlessly champion through the pursuit of
the highest standards of advocacy the cause of those who have suffered injury or injustice”. Candidates must be 36 years of age or younger and practicing for less than 10 years. Ms. Wilde regularly participates as a speaker, author and organizer at personal injury conferences
and seminars for various professional organizations, including OTLA, the Advocates Society, Osgoode Law School, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Middlesex Law Association. She has also lectured at Lambton College on civil litigation for
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