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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

39th Civil Litigation Updated Conference
November 15 - 16, 2019
Fairmont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, QC
More details to follow.


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
Rob de Toni, Merovitz Potechin LLP 613-563-7544
Benoit Duchesne, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP 613-786-0142
Erin Durant, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613-787-3512
Jessica Fullerton, Intact Insurance Company
613-748-9549 x40314
Hon. Justice Charles Hackland, Superior Court of Justice

Cale Harrison, Tierney Stauffer LLP 613-288-3248
Hon. Justice Calum MacLeod, Superior Court of Justice

Joseph Obagi, Connolly Obagi LLP 613-683-2246
Siobhan O'Brien, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Christine Powell, Soloway, Wright LLP
Patrick Thompson, McMillan LLP
Laurie Tucker, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP
Hon. Justice Heather Williams, Superior Court of Justice

Previous Conferences

  • 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)


Topic Suggestions

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