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2022 CACE Furture Leaders Conference Agenda

Click here for a printable copy of the program.

Friday, May 13, 2022 

  • Informal gathering for those who arrive on Friday – (Cash Bar)
  • Rooms available at Conference Hotel, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac


Saturday,  May 14, 2022 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm - Registration – Lobby Terrasse 1 Montmagny

11:50 am – 1:00 pm - Attendee Networking Lunch - Jacques Cartier

1:05 – 1:15 pm - Welcome Remarks – Co-Chairs - Montmagny B
Speakers: Casey Dockendorff, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP & James Kondopulos, Roper Greyell LLP

1:15 – 2:15 pm - Being a Great 2nd (or 1st) Chair on a Major Trial or Hearing - Montmagny B

  • Role and importance of the 2nd chair
  • Tips and tools for being a great 2nd chair
  • Hear from 2 practitioners on what they expect and how best to
    work together

Speakers:  Kecia Podetz, Emond Harnden LLP & Martin Thompson, McMillan LLP

2:15 – 2:35 pm  - BREAK - Beauharnois 

2:35 – 3:35 pm - COVID-19 - A Cross-Canada Exploration of COVID-19 Developments - Montmagny B

  • Overview of the impact of COVID-19 on labour and employment law across the country
  • Developments in constructive dismissal claims and notice period awards
  • New and emerging human rights protections
  • Unionized and non-unionized workplaces - mandatory vaccination and testing policies and culpable and non-culpable employer responses, including terminations for cause and leaves of absence
  • Refusals to work because of alleged unsafe work conditions

 Speakers:  Ryan Conlin, Stringer LLP & James Kondopulos, Roper Greyell LLP

3:35 – 4:35 pm - So You Want to Do a Workplace Investigation - Everything You Need to Know (In an Hour) - Montmagny B

  • Importance of retainer letters and terms of reference
  • Is there a conflict? Could there be?
  • Are you the right investigator? Lawyer or non-lawyer? Fact-finding only? Or legal advice as well? It’s not always “one size fits all”
  • Effective interviewing tips
  • Art of report writing

Speakers:  Lorenzo Lisi, Airl & Berlis LLP & Chris King, McInnes Cooper 

6:30 – 7:30 pm - Networking Cocktail Event - the Musée de la civilisation 

8:00 – 10:00 pm - Dinner - the Musée de la civilisation 

Sunday,  May 15, 2022

9:00 – 9:45 am - Buffet Breakfast - Jacques Cartier

9:45 – 10:45 am - Union Organizing Drives, Certifications and Unfair Labour Practice Complaints - Montmagny B

  • Cross-Canada review of the differences in certification procedures across the country, including what is permissible and what is not in the context of a union organizing drive
  • Can I say that in Alberta? Do I do this in Quebec? What will keep you out of trouble and what will get you into trouble - a primer

Speakers:  Josiane L’Heureux, Lavery de Billy LLP & Craig Munroe, Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP

10:45 – 11:45 am - Conducting a Powerful Cross-Examination - Montmagny B

  • Role play: 2 experienced CACE members will demonstrate an effective cross-examination and one which leaves much to be desired
  • Preparing for an effective cross-examination - tips and tricks
  • Cross-examining an expert - lines of inquiry on cross-examination and effective tools

Speakers: Michelle Black, Corporate Counsel/Strategic Business Advisor, Michelin & Amy Tibble, Hicks Morley

11:45 – 12:00 pm - Networking Break - Place D'Armes

12:00 – 1:00 pm - Mentoring Roundtable 5.5 - Jacques Cartier
Scenario Discussions led by Senior CACE Lawyer
Speakers:  

  • Kecia Podetz
  • Martin Thompson
  • James Kondopulos
  • Craig Munroe
  • Casey Dockendorff
  • Josiane L’Heureux
  • Amy Tibble
  • Michelle Black
  • Chris King


1:00 pm - Closing Remarks - Jacques Cartier
Speaker: 2021-2022 CACE President, Josiane L’Heureux

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