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Civil Litigation Updated Conference

Each year, the CCLA holds four major conferences - our Cornerstone Conferences. Designed by dedicated volunteer committees, these conferences are known for their high quality programming and warm East Region hospitality. For your continued professional development and networking opportunities, the CCLA Cornerstone Conferences are not to be missed.


Civil Litigation Updated

First held in 1981, in Mont Ste Marie, QC
Length: Two days
Current Program Chairs: Jeff Saikaley & Susanne Sviergula

Upcoming Conference

40th Civil Litigation Updated Conference
November 26 - 27 2020
The 2020 conference will be offered as a 2-part series in a virtual format only.  Please see the main Schedule of Events for more information.


Planning Committee

The terms of reference for the Civil Litigation Planning Committee can be found here.

Committee Member Phone Email
Jeff Saikaley (Co-Chair), CazaSaikaley srl/LLP 613-565-2292
Susanne Sviergula (Co-Chair), Cavanagh LLP 613-780-2009
Jennifer Arrigo, Intact Insurance Company 613-748-9549 x 48846
Sean Bawden, Canopy Growth Corporationn/a
Rob de Toni, National Capital Law 613-219-6969
Benoit Duchesne, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP 613-786-0142
Erin Durant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613-787-3512
David Elliott, Dentons Canada LLP 613-783-9638
Jessica Fullerton, Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
Hon. Justice Charles Hackland, Superior Court of Justice

Éliane Lachaîne, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP613-233-6898 x 
Hon. Justice Calum MacLeod, Superior Court of Justice

Siobhan O'Brien, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Margot Leduc PomerleauMBC Law Professional Corporation
Hon. Heather Williams, Superior Court of Justice   

Previous Conferences

  • 39th Civil Litigation Conference (November 15-16, 2019, Mont Tremblant, QC)
  • 38th Civil Litigation Updated Conference (November 16-17, 2018, Mont Tremblant, QC)
  • 37th Civil Litigation Updated Conference (November 17-18, 2017, Mont Tremblant, QC)
  • 36th Civil Litigation Updated Conference (November 18-19, 2016, Mont Tremblant, QC)
  • 35th Civil Litigation Updated Conference (November 20-21, 2015, Mont Tremblant, QC)


Past Conference Materials

Conference Paper Binder Contents List - 2001 to 2019 (.docx) (.pdf)

Conference papers from 2014 onward are available on CanLII.

Please contact the library for assistance with papers from any year.


Topic Suggestions

Please fill out this form to suggest topic inclusions for future conferences.