On June 14, 2019, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLEBC) holds its annual review of case law and topics shaping personal injury practice. MEA is a sponsor of the event: Shannon and Dennis from our Injury Biomechanics group will be on site to meet attendees and answer questions related to injury causation, exposure/risk comparisons, safety device effectiveness, and the role their team can play as expert witnesses.
The Conference is geared toward counsel who practice personal injury litigation, both plaintiff and defence, and anyone who will be handling a personal injury file in the next 12 months. First, a case law update is meant to bring attendees up to speed on a full year’s developments affecting personal injury litigation; then experienced faculty takes the guests through hot topics of importance in personal injury, curated by veteran conference chair James D. Vilvang, QC, and incoming chair Karen Jamieson. On the table: recent changes at ICBC, how to deal with the Civil Resolution Tribunal, how changes in part 7 will affect practice, and more.
The CLEBC is an independent non-profit society incorporated in December 1976. CLEBC is the most respected and most often relied upon source of continuing professional education for British Columbia lawyers and their support staff. Their mandate is to meet the present and future educational needs of the legal profession in British Columbia; their goal is to develop an ongoing long-term relationship with every lawyer in the province.
Dennis Chimich leads MEA Forensic’s Injury Biomechanics group in Vancouver, BC. He has worked on thousands of cases and testified as an expert in court many times. Dr. Shannon Kroeker is a biomechanical engineer and, as a member of Dennis’ group, she investigates injuries related to vehicle collisions, child restraint system, sports and recreational accidents and slips, trips and falls. The Injury Biomechanics group helps clients determine if an injury is related to a particular incident, and lays out alternate scenarios. They also conduct research and publish in peer-reviewed Journals. See this page to know more about our IB group.