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CDL – Lee Samis Award Luncheon

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by Canadian Defence Lawyers
January 24, 2018
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax. 

The Board of Directors of Canadian Defence Lawyers invites you to a Luncheon honouring our 2017 Lee Samis Award recipient Clarence A. Beckett, Q.C. on January 24, 2018. The event will also include presentations by notable Nova Scotia Judges, Justice Jamie W.S. Saunders of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and Justice Robert W. Wright of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Justice Saunders will present “Litigation as We Know it, May Not be in Your Future”, and Justice Wright will present “Judicial Settlement Conferences”.  These presentations will provide one hour of Professionalism education.

We hope that you and your colleagues in the defence bar and the insurance community will join us to recognize his achievements at an enjoyable, informative and entertaining afternoon at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax.  The Presentations begin at 11:30 am and Lunch at 12:30 pm (business attire).

Lee Samis Award of Excellence Luncheon January 24, 2018 

The Lee Samis Award of Excellence was named for the founding President of CDL to recognize exceptional contributions and/or achievements by members of CDL:

– to the legal profession in general; or

– to jurisprudence in Canada on the law of insurance; or

– to law or development of the law of insurance in Canada; or

– a significant law-related benefit to CDL and/or the insurance industry.

Clarence Beckett takes pride in offering over three decades of exceptional legal experience to his clients. He practices in the areas of Civil Litigation and Insurance Law with an emphasis on defence. Clarence has served as Patterson Law’s managing partner, Litigation Group Chair, and Insurance Litigation Practice Group Regional Chair. He has made appearances in all Courts in Nova Scotia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, has taught the insurance section of the Bar Admission course and was recently selected to be published in Lexpert, Canada’s respected legal directory. Clary has been recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada since 2006, and was honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation in 2010, in Insurance Law in 2012, and Legal Malpractice Law in 2013. He has been recognized as a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Canada Litigation since 2013.


Please join us in celebrating Clarence’s award.

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