September 11, 2015 – HSH Presented OTLA Webinar “Intermediate Account Benefits: Making Sense of the Numbers”

OTLA (Ontario Trial Lawyers Association) members participated in a CPD webinar with Joel Dick, Tania Harris & Orit Winkler of Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP as part of the  OTLA Accident Benefit Series – Intermediate Accident Benefits: Making Sense of the Numbers. 

Topics that were covered:

  • Have you ever wondered how they calculate income benefits and what’s deductible? The webinar showed step by step how to do the calculations without having to wait for the insurer to. 
  • Ever wonder what you are going to do after your client runs out of their non-cat limits? Tips were provided to stretch out the funds and use it wisely.
  • “If you don’t like the case law change in the legislation”.. a brief summary of the changes coming into effect June 1, 2016.

CPD Credits

This program was eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours

 About the Speakers

Joel Dick

Joel is an Associate at the firm, whose practice is dedicated to personal injury litigation, and in particular, motor vehicle accidents, product liability injuries and solicitors’ negligence.

Joel has argued successfully in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has handled the full range of personal injury claims, from slip and falls, to amputations and catastrophic brain injury. Joel is passionate about his work and has earned a reputation for understanding and fighting for the needs of his clients.

He is a frequent presenter and author for various legal associations, and served as an adjudicator on the Toronto Licensing Tribunal for three years.

Giving back to the community, Joel is involved in a number of pro bono organizations, as well as charitable initiatives. Notably, Joel is the founding president of Next Generation Energy Alternatives, a charity which promotes the use of renewable energy technologies.

Tania Harris

Tania is a Personal Injury Law Clerk at HSH, working closely with Senior Partner, Adam K. Wagman since 2004.  Tania is currently the Vice Chair for the Law Clerk Section of OTLA. 

Tania always puts her clients first and is involved in every aspect of the file. Always trying to stay one step ahead, she is an effective problem solver, an excellent leader and has a vast knowledge of Accident and Personal Injury Law.

Orit Winkler

Orit is a Senior Personal Injury Law Clerk.  Orit graduated from the Law Clerk Program at Seneca College in 2001, and joined the HSH team in 2003.  She works primarily with Managing Partner, David Levy, on tort, accident benefits, occupiers liability and long term disability claims.

Orit is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. She is a regular participant, and occasional speaker at continuing education programs run by OTLA and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Orit is known for her sensitivity in dealing with her clients and her attention to detail in handling their claims. In her spare time, Orit enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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