Dear Law Attendee,


You are invited to join our Spring Virtual Law Symposium.

You can join from the comfort of your office or home.


10 FCO/CLE Credits approved

by the Barreau du Quebec


Cost is $150

8 Lunch Time Sessions | 10 hours total


Full Program Below


QJ Law & Ethics Institute Presents

The Virtual Law Symposium — Spring 2024



May 15th

May 28th

June 4th

June 18th


12 pm - 1:30 pm


6 hours accredited by the Barreau du Quebec 


Each session is 1.5 accredited hours.



May 21st*

June 11th*

June 25th

July 2nd


12 pm - 1 pm


4 hours accredited by the Barreau du Quebec 


Each session is 1 accredited hour.

*Will be held prior to completing Part One.

To register click below.


May 15, 2024

Navigating the legal challenges of political speech at the workplace

An in-depth look at the legal ramifications of the intersection of workplace law and free speech 


Patrick Essiminy

Stikeman Elliott 


May 28, 2024

Restructuring for insolvent corporations, what are the options?

A presentation on the possibilities and challenges for restructring after insolvency. 


 Gerald Kandestin & Jeremy Cuttler

Kugler Kandestin


June 4, 2024

Challenging Laws Protected by the Notwithstanding Clause:

Possible Solutions to an Increasingly-common Problem 


Michael Shortt



June 18, 2024

The Injunction as a tool to protect citizens

Exploring judicial injunction as a means to protect civilians and minority groups. 


Neil Oberman

Spiegel Sohmer



May 21, June 11, June 25 & July 2, 2024

Comparative Law

A four hour immersive study in various aspects of comparative law through the lens of various law systems

Rabbi Yossi Shanowitz
To register click below.

Patrick Essiminy

Stikeman Elliott LLP


Patrick Essiminy is a partner and Head of the Montréal office’s Employment & Labour Group and a member of the Montréal Office's Management Committee.


Patrick practices in all areas of employment and labour law, for both provincially and federally regulated companies.

Gerald F. Kandestin

Kugler Kandestin


Gerry leads his firm’s practice areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and corporate restructurings, secured lending, security enforcement and related litigation.


He regularly acts for major banks, asset based lenders, factoring companies and other lenders in virtually every aspect of documenting and enforcing secured transactions. He is also heavily involved in commercial litigation, particularly related to insolvency and security enforcements.

Jeremy Cuttler

Kugler Kandestin


Jeremy is a partner practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency & restructuring, financing (secured transactions) and commercial transactions.


Jeremy has experience acting for both debtors and creditors in insolvency matters including national retailers, financial institutions and commercial property owners. In addition, Jeremy has been involved in numerous transactions in the context of insolvency proceedings, including asset sales and acquisitions, refinancing and exit financing. As well, Jeremy has been involved in significant conventional and asset-based lending transactions.


Michael Shortt



Michael Shortt is a partner at Fasken’s Montreal office, where he practices as a lawyer and trademark agent. His practice focuses on both litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis on the videogame and life science industries. A member of the Québec and Ontario bars, he advises clients on common-law, civil-law, and federal matters.


As a litigator, Michael represents clients in intellectual property, commercial, and public law disputes. He has represented clients before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario and Québec superior courts, and the Copyright Board. His litigation philosophy is based on obtaining cost-effective results through creative legal arguments. Michael clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Quebec Superior Court, and worked as a research assistant for a well-known commercial arbitrator, allowing him to bring a unique perspective to litigation and advocacy.




Neil Oberman

Spiegel Sohmer


Neil G. Oberman is a shareholder in our civil and commercial litigation group. His practice is centered on commercial and civil disputes. With more than 20 years’ experience, Neil has developed a particular expertise in construction law. He is recognized for his talent as a litigation lawyer and regularly represents his diverse clientele before the Court of Québec, the Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Yossi Shanowitz
Yossi Shanowitz received his MA Talmudic Law in 1989 from the RCA. He is an accredited JLI instructor on Law and Ethics and lectures extensively on comparative law & ethics. 
All 8 Sessions
10 FCO Credits
Join from the comfort of your home or office.
This eight-part symposium will be held on Zoom.
Details will be provided to registrants.
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