Ethical Issues in Workers' Compensation Law for Lawyers and Paralegals 2019


Thursday, October 3, 2019 (4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)

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  • Robert Boswell
    Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP
  • Michelle Zare
    Zare Paralegal Services Professional Corporation

A lawyer or paralegal with a workers' compensation practice has a client base with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds who may be unfamiliar with Canadian workplace law, the Canadian health care system, and the Ontario workplace safety and insurance system. Do you have a handle on the challenges that face linguistic minorities? Effective communication can also be exacerbated by the nature of workplace injuries; physical disabilities or mental health issues can add stress to your client’s experience of the legal system. Our presenters are experts who explain the current state of the research and development of WSIB guidelines for delivering services to linguistic minorities. They also discuss the role of the paralegal or lawyer in identifying and addressing issues faced by clients, with a focus on the client–professional relationship and the importance of promoting inclusivity and meaningful access to justice.‚Äč


  • Robert BoswellCrawford Chondon & Partners LLP
  • Michelle ZareZare Paralegal Services Professional Corporation
  • Stephanie PremjiFaculty of Social Sciences, McMaster University
  • Roberto HenriquezMolyneaux Law Professional Corporation
  • Susan MamoDirector OperationsWorkplace Safety and Insurance Board
  • Eduardo HuescaProgram CoordinatorOccupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, (Hamilton)

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