On October 4, 2010, more than 200 people attended the Fourth Annual Warren K. Winkler Lecture on Civil Justice Reform, “Procedure, Proportionality and Professionalism,” at the Law Society. The event was sponsored by the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. It brought together members of the bench and bar to discuss the impact of amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure on proportionality and professionalism.
The event was moderated by Chief Justice Warren K. Winkler and featured panels on Proportionality and Professionalism, Practical Ways to Promote Proportional Litigation, and The New Rules: Are They Promoting Proportionality and Professionalism?
The panels were moderated by Justices Stephen Goudge and Robert Armstrong, Court of Appeal of Ontario, and Martin Teplitsky, QC, LSM. Participants included Chief Justice François Rolland (Superior Court of Quebec), Justice John Murray, Justice Monique Métivier, Justice Paul Perell, Master Ronald Dash, Linda Rothstein, LSM, Sheila Block, Sean Dewart, W. A. Derry Millar, Carole J. Brown and Jessica Kimmel. Dean Bruce Feldthusen of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, opened the proceedings.
The annual Warren K. Winkler Lecture on Civil Justice Reform is made possible through the generous support of Mr. Martin Teplitsky, Q.C., Air Canada, the Carleton County Law Association and the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism.
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