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Guest Speaker: R.J. Wallia

November 26, 2020 @ 8:00 PM 9:00 PM

Rabjeet Singh (“RJ”) Wallia graduated in 2012 from Osgoode Hall Law School with a certification in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and was a winner of the Dean’s Gold Key Award.   RJ then articled with a well-known litigation boutique in Toronto before joining the in-house legal team of the largest direct Home & Auto insurer in the country.

RJ returned to BC in 2015.  Since then, he has worked both in-house with a large insurance company and in private practice and has honed his skills in litigation representing plaintiffs, insurance companies, and commercial clients.  RJ provides litigation services both to insurance companies and to plaintiffs as part of his personal injury practice and assists both businesses and individuals in a growing commercial litigation practice.  RJ is passionate about finding the best solutions for his clients.

Guest Speaker: Mayor Cheryl Fort

November 26, 2020 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Cheryl was elected as Mayor of Hornepayne. She is the first female and first Indigenous Mayor for the community.  Cheryl is also the second Indigenous Mayor to be elected in Ontario. Cheryl has an extraordinary appetite for community building and is always hunting down new information and best practices in this regard.  Cheryl is committed to being transparent and accountable.

Guest Speaker: Chandrima Koel Neogy

November 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Chandrima Neogy was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Mississauga by two hard working immigrant parents. Chandrima is a York University graduate, Sheridan College grad with honours in Justice Studies and Corrections and Trios College grad with honours in the Paralegal program with honours.

Chandrima has worked as a correctional office in both young offenders facilities as well as male maximum security security facilities. She has gained extensive knowledge in civil litigation, small claims, family law however specializing more in criminal law. Chandrima has ascended to working within the Ministry of Attorney General as a court registrar being expose wo numerous high profile criminal cases as well as working directly with top ranking judges and attorneys. Chandrima is still a resident of Mississauga and a single mother who still pursues higher knowledge and learning experiences within the criminal law system.

Guest Speaker: Kavita V. Bhagat

November 17, 2020 @ 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Kavita V. Bhagat practices exclusively in the area of family law and deals with a wide range of family law issues including the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and/or litigation of parenting and residential arrangements, child and spousal support, property division and the preparation of domestic contracts. She is a certified Family Law Specialist; an accredited Family Mediator, Arbitrator, Parenting Coordinator and a former Panel Lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Kavita is also a Coach and Advisor for the Law Society of Ontario and Legal Aid Ontario. She is a former board member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and past-President of the Peel Chapter of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. She is the treasurer of Peel Mediation Arbitration and currently sits on the board of Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon & Caledon Parent and Child Centre.

Kavita is a regular presenter for the Ontario Justice Education Network, Mandatory Information Program in Brampton Court, Catholic Cross Cultural Centre, Canadian Council of Muslim Women and various Continuing Professional Development programs. I have been actively involved in mentoring young lawyers, law clerks, high school students and new immigrants. Many of who have utilized my training to establish their own successful practices or careers at prominent firms across the Greater Toronto Area.

An experienced litigator, Kavita has years of experience in helping her clients identify their desired outcomes and pursue that goal using the most appropriate legal mechanism. While she is a strong proponent of alternate dispute resolution she recognizes that not all cases can be settled. Kavita is recognized among her peers for her ability to successfully conclude seemingly un-resolvable situations as an arbitrator and mediator and as a litigation lawyer with a proven track record.