Dispute Resolution in an Economic Downturn – Enhanced Techniques for Addressing an Increasing Number of Disputes (Panel Discussion)

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Date/Time
April 23, 2009
12:00 am

Location
Miller Thomson LLP
40 King St. West, Suite 5800
Toronto, Ontario

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TOPIC

The information technology industry faces many of the same kinds of disputes as other industries (including the construction industry), but has been slower to adopt ADR. A likely consequence of the recent economic downturn is an increase in the number of disputes. Partnering, dispute boards and mediation have proven to be very effective in resolving disputes in the construction industry but these tools are seldom used in IT disputes. The panelists will discuss the dispute resolution challenges facing the IT industry and share best practices for avoiding and resolving disputes. The panel format will provide an opportunity for meeting attendees to share similar experiences and new perspectives.

ABOUT THE PANEL

Fraser Mann
Miller Thomson LLP

Fraser Mann is a Partner of Miller Thomson LLP with more than 25 years of experience in technology and intellectual property law. Mr. Mann is the author of Computer Technology and the Law in Canada (Carswell); Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly newsletter Information & Technology Law (Carswell); and co-author of Internet Law (Carswell) and Electronic Commerce, A Practitioner’s Guide (Carswell). He is past Co-Chair of the Technology and E-commerce Law Committee of the International Bar Association, and past Chairman of the International Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also been recognized as a leading technology lawyer by publications such as Chambers Global Guide, the International Who’s Who of Internet and e-commerce Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Michael Erdle
Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Michael practices primarily in the areas of information technology and electronic commerce law.┬áMichael has been recognized by Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory as one of Canada’s leading IT Lawyers. He is Past-President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Michael is a director of the ADR Institute of Ontario and co-chaired the ADRIO Technology and Intellectual Property Section. He is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada. He was a founding member of the Information Technology and E-Commerce Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Michael Lindsay
Lindsay Associates

Michael Lindsay, P.Eng., MBA, is the principal of Lindsay Associates and co-chair of the ADR Institute of Ontario Construction section. He regularly mediates construction and condominium disputes and has managed large scale information technology projects as well as complex construction and engineering projects.

COST FOR ATTENDANCE

Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.

REGISTRATION

REGISTER BEFORE 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNLESS THE LUNCH IS FULLY BOOKED.

Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.

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