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2019 Ontario Bar Association's Institute

February 05, 2019

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street 2nd Floor Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 2B8

Unearthing Complexities in the Subsurface: Soil and Groundwater Essentials for Lawyers

Providing effective legal advice and representation to clients who are seeking to acquire or who already own a contaminated property, requires a comprehensive understanding not only of the law and regulatory regime, but also of the science behind contamination in soil and groundwater, including chemistry, engineering, hydrogeology and much more.

Register now to gain the essential information you need to confidently handle contamination of soil and groundwater cases.

The Lawyer’s Perspective — 3:05 p.m.

Speakers: Gabrielle Kramer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Bryan Buttigieg, Miller Thomson LLP


  • Strategies, tips and ethics: dealing effectively with both scientific and ethical issues that arise when working with consultants and experts
  • Technical discovery questions
  • Working with consultants
  • Preparing and examining consultants at hearings

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