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2018 Civil Litigation Updated Conference - Call for New Members and Topics!

February 12, 2018  

The date for the 38th Annual Civil Litigation Updated Conference is Friday, November 16 to Saturday, November 17, 2018 - mark your calendars!

Call for Committee Members

The planning committee of the CCLA’s Civil Litigation Updated Conference (also known as "the Trembello Conference”) is looking for a new member, or two. Would you like to join us? The committee is a standing committee of the CCLA’s board of trustees, to which it reports through its co-chairs. Terms of reference for the committee can be found here.

The committee typically meets monthly from February until July. Its members then liaise with speakers and organize panel discussions and demonstrations in the months leading up to the November conference, which traditionally has taken place over two days at the Fairmont Tremblant.

We would like the committee to include lawyers who represent the diversity of Ottawa’s civil litigation bar, including at least one lawyer who has been practising for seven years or less. Creativity, a willingness to work hard and a sense of humour are greatly valued as well!

If you think you might be interested in joining the committee, please send an email to Jennifer Thompson at We do not need an elaborate application but please tell us what you would bring to the committee and do not forget to tell us about your practice and your year of call.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Please note: All applicants must be members in good standing with the CCLA.

Ideas for Presentations?

Do you have an idea for a paper to be presented at next year’s conference? Please let us know.

Please send an email to Jennifer Thompson at no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

When choosing committee members, and assigning speakers, for our education programs the CCLA attempts to ensure, as much as possible, that there is representation by: gender, size of firm, Ottawa and regional speakers, newer and senior lawyers, and inclusion of Judges and Masters from the region. CCLA fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion by enabling the values and principles of equality and equity in its programs.

Thank you!

Jeff Saikaley & Susanne Sviergula

Co-Chairs, Civil Litigation Updated Planning Committee