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Ontario employment bar unites at ELAO’s knowledge-packed event

by HR Law Canada

In a celebration of the unquenchable thirst for knowledge within the legal community, the Employment Lawyers Association of Ontario (ELAO) is all set to bring together the entirety of the Ontario employment bar, comprising professionals from both employee and employer sides, alongside Human Resources (HR) experts.

ELAO, an association dedicated to Ontario Employment Lawyers and file-carrying paralegals, is poised to host a landmark event that promises to be a day filled with enlightenment, discussion, and networking opportunities.

ELAO: Advocates of Legal Excellence

ELAO, represented by its dynamic Co-Chairs Zoya Alam and Jawdat Saleh, has been instrumental in promoting excellence in employment law across Ontario. With their deep commitment to fostering a vibrant and knowledgeable community of legal professionals, ELAO has been hosting enlightening events in various locations, including Toronto, Ottawa, and other parts of Ontario.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Date: November 9, 2023
  • Time: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Location: Holiday Inn Toronto, 20 Carleton St.

A Knowledge-Packed Agenda

The event is poised to offer a diverse and insightful agenda that is sure to satisfy the knowledge cravings of legal practitioners and HR professionals alike. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

  • 8:00-9:00: Kickstart the day with a hearty breakfast and registration session.
  • 9:00-10:00 am: The event commences with a warm welcome and plenary session.
  • 10:00-11:00: Panel 1 explores “Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace and Privacy Considerations,” featuring the knowledgeable Agatha from Hicks Morely Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.
  • 11:00-12:00: Panel 2 delves into “Diversity and Equity in the Legal Workplace: Beyond the Buzzwords.” Get ready for an enlightening discussion.
  • 12:00-1:00: Savor a delectable lunch accompanied by a Mentorship Session.
  • 1:00-2:00: Panel 3 casts light on “The Future of Work – Remote Work, Contract Considerations, and Relevant Policies,” presented by Tara Vasdani from Remote Law Canada.
  • 2:00-3:00: Panel 4 offers insights into “Workplace Investigations and For Cause Terminations” with expert opinions from Nathaniel Marshall (Marshall Workplace Law) and Asha Rampersaud (Turnpenney Milne LLP).
  • 3:00-4:00: The event wraps up with closing remarks and networking opportunities.

Inclusive Ticket Package

Your ticket to this remarkable event includes:

  • A full day of enriching discussions and networking.
  • Breakfast featuring an assortment of bagels, cream cheese, croissants, and pastries.
  • A gourmet lunch with Halal and vegetarian options available.
  • Morning and afternoon snacks to keep you fueled throughout the day.

CPD Hours for Legal Professionals

For legal professionals, this event is not just about gaining knowledge; it’s also an opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Attendees will earn 6 CPD hours (substantive) for Law Society Members. Furthermore, Professionalism and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) hours are in the pipeline and will be confirmed shortly. A certificate will be provided to validate these hours for Law Society members.

Keynote Speaker and EDI Discussion

We are honored to announce that Patricia Deguire, the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner, will be the event’s keynote speaker, sharing her invaluable insights on pressing issues in the field.

Additionally, the discussion on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) will be facilitated by Cerceise Ross (Turnpenney Milne LLP) and another esteemed speaker (TBC), ensuring a comprehensive exploration of these crucial topics.

Connect with ELAO

If you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to reach out to ELAO’s dedicated team:

In the spirit of ‘thirst for knowledge,’ ELAO welcomes you to join them on November 9th, 2023, for a day filled with enlightenment, networking, and camaraderie. It’s an event designed to nourish the minds and careers of legal professionals, and it’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. See you there!

Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tfk-conference-cpdcle-conference-for-lawyers-and-hr-professionals-tickets-738059775657

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