Dates: March 3 - 5, 2024
Location: Vancouver, BC
The Forum will be an annual meeting for up to 48 distinguished litigators from across Canada, each of whom has been selected based on their experience and specialization in resolving class action disputes. The group will include a balance of representatives from both the defendant and plaintiff sides. All participants will be invited by a member of the Steering Committee and will have over 20 years of experience.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies pressing issues, learns how others address these problems and identifies solutions. This in turn deepens relationships amongst peers and fosters a more collegial bar.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Erin brings nearly 20 years of domestic and international experience in event and relationship management to Cambridge Forums. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Erin started her career in corporate banking and moved into the not-for-profit industry, including various roles internationally. She then started her own business providing consulting services with various clients, focused on event management, marketing and relationship management. Coming to Cambridge, she is most excited about the opportunity to engage with everyone at forums. Her expertise lies in merging the wants and needs of the client with the abilities and needs of the business, resulting in fun, informative and truly memorable experiences. Outside of the office, she can be found lakeside with her family and dog, a nice Bordeaux decanting inside, and pondering her next travel adventure.
Built on meaningful interactions and genuine connections, the Forum is the premiere gathering for preeminent leaders in class actions across Canada.
"The Forum is not a conference. It's an open collaborative forum where emerging and key issues are discussed and a fantastic opportunity to interact with your peers. It creates and strengthens connections in the bar and provides an opportunity to all participants to have meaningful impact. The overall planning and execution of the forum was excellent and the location and setting was not only, excellent, but conducive to keeping the group engaged."Darren Reed Partner Fasken LLP Calgary, AB
"This was a well-engaged and fun event that gave me helpful information about a variety of class action cases and was enjoyable to meet class action colleagues across Canada that I had previously known by name only."Jean-Marc Leclerc Partner Sotos LLP Toronto, ON
"Very collegial. Allows to meet/chat with counsel you work with/against out of the work environment. More interaction and free discussions than other types of forums/seminars."Karim Diallo Counsel and Mediator Siskinds LLP Québec City, QC