Appellate, Civil Litigation

Cherniak to share insights on Groia case at Lerners CPD seminar

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak will discuss key points and lessons from the landmark case Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada as part of an upcoming Continuing Professional Development seminar, presented by Lerners LLP.

In the first segment of the Oct. 11 event, Cherniak, partner with Lerners LLP and counsel for Groia, will discuss the civility issues in the case, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) investigation, the charges, and the major issues raised.

In addition, Cherniak will outline the hearing and appeals, what the Supreme Court of Canada accepted and what it did not, as well as the lessons learned and the implications for advocates and clients.

This seminar will be moderated by Peter Kryworuk, partner with Lerners, and will also feature presentations by Lerners partners David Waites — who will speak on the importance of addressing conflicts of interest that arise when lawyers represent commercial clients — and Chris Dawson, who will provide an update on referral fees as recently set out by the Law Society of Ontario.

The complimentary event, which will take place at the Windsor Club from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., is eligible for 1.5 hours of Professionalism CPD credits.

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