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Rasha El-Tawil, a personal injury partner with Siskinds LLP, will co-chair the 2023 version of the ever-popular Middlesex Law Association (MLA) Straight from the Bench Conference taking place Monday, May 1st at the DoubleTree by Hilton (300 King St., London, ON).

Making its return to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, the event features the Honourable Justice George R. Strathy, retired Chief Justice of Ontario who will be delivering a keynote on mental health; Justice Bruce G. Thomas, Regional Senior Judge who will provide a Southwest region update; and three panels which include Mentorship (featuring Siskinds LLP class actions partner Jill McCartney), Advocacy Tips for Motions & Pre-trials, and Appellate Advocacy: Best Practices at the Court of Appeal. Presenters for the conference also include Siskinds LLP health law lawyer Kimberly Knight.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Pricing: MLA Member: $422.50 | Non-MLA Member: $633.75 | Student/Paralegal/Clerk/Assistant: $422.50 | Western Law Student: no charge
Eligible CPD Hours: This program contains 45 minutes of EDI Professionalism content, 1.5 hours of Professionalism content, and 4.25 hours of Substantive content.