Legal Symposium - Proceedings 2012
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7 Continuing Education Hours Available


Full-day legal symposium addressing practical issues which arise on a daily basis for veterinary hospital managers - three sessions to address both Canadian and American legal principles for an international meeting.

9:00 am to 12:00 noon - Session One "You're Hired!" A Primer on Veterinary Employment Agreements

The first of two "split sessions," we will deal with the common provisions in any veterinary employment agreement for both professional staff and lay staff. The group will be divided into two sections dealing with Canadian and American legal requirements for such agreement and will include an opportunity to have audience participate in drafting the key provisions of any employment agreement.

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm - lunch break 

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Session Two "You're Fired!" The Appropriate protocols for Terminating Employment 

The second of two "split sessions," this session will continue the division between Canadian and American participants to deal with the appropriate protocols in each jurisdiction to avoid claims for unlawful dismissal. It is anticipated that a lively discussion relating to the protocols employed by various managers for "exit interviews" will be presented.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Session Three "The Bear Pit" An Open Forum to Discuss Topical Legal Issues facing the Manager  

Our day will end with our annual "potpourri" session where managers are welcome to raise any legal issue for discussion by our moderator and the other members of the group. Very often these sessions result in helpful advice to assist the manger in resolving an acute difficult issue.


Proceedings/Presentation Slides:

Canadian Program to be presented by Doug Jack. LL.B.

U.S. Program to be presented by Kerry Richard:
Veterinary Employment Law
Case Studies
The 10 Commandments      

Please note that slide presenations are subject to last minute changes by the presenation.  If changes are made final versions will be made available after the event.





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