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Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (4th Edition)

Fasken Martineau Institute
Where Canada's National Arts Centre
Fountain Room
53 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5W1
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Fasken Martineau's Symposium provides lawyers with educational seminars for continuing professional development (CPD) and will also be of interest to non-lawyers from private and public sector organizations. This complimentary half-day event will help you achieve up to three hours of education that can be applied towards CPD requirements of the Ontario Law Society of Upper Canada.

•           Learn from recognized legal professionals

•           Network with your peers as you study alongside them

•           Speak and consult with our lawyers



8:00 am - 8:30 am 

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 am - 9:00 am  

3D Printing 


Speakers: Yael Wexler and Jay Kerr-Wilson

You have no doubt heard about 3D printing and perhaps even used it. But, have you considered the IP issues and potential pitfalls?


9:00 am - 9:30 am

The Rules of Professional Conduct for the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)  


Speaker: Guy Giorno

The Rules of Professional Conduct for the LSUC are being revised effective October 1, 2014 to accommodate Ontario's adoption of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) model rules. How will the new rules affect your private or public sector practice?


This program qualifies for 0.5 Professionalism Hour accreditation.


9:30 am - 10:10 am 


Speaker: Virginia Schweitzer


What is crowdfunding? Is this the new way to raise money for start-up companies? What are the proposed regulations in Ontario and Québec.


Independent Legal Advice (ILA)

Speaker: Anna Tosto


Fundamental principles and tips for clients and counsel on the circumstances in which independent legal advice is needed and what form it should take.


10:10 am - 10:30 am

Coffee Break  



10:30 am - 11:00 am 

Spectrum - Why is it Important and How is it Regulated?

Speaker: Stephen Whitehead


Why does something you cannot see get so much press and receive so much attention from government and industry?


11:00 am - 11:30 am 

Canadian Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws

Speaker: Martin Fisher-Haydis


These laws affect all of us and our business relationships. In this session, you will gain an understanding of the tools to manage risk and increased surveillance under these laws.


11:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Workplace v. Family Expectations: When Two Worlds Collide

Speaker: Claire Vachon  


Discrimination complaints on the basis of family status and an employer’s duty to accommodate employees as a result of their family circumstances have been hot topics for the past several years. Do you really understand what the duty of accommodation entails in this context?


12:00 pm

Boxed Lunch


This Symposium will be presented in English only.



This is an in-person program.



This program is complimentary.



RSVP register by May 1, 2014 by clicking the link on the left sidebar.

For more information:

Zahra Malik

+1 416 868 3329


Note: The hours from the non-accredited sessions may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that these seminars are not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.