Waivers in Sports and Recreational Activities: Current Law and Emerging Issues

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 13:00
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If you’re a member of a fitness club or a recreational sports league, or have a school-aged child, liability waivers are a fact of life. Questions about the validity and enforceability of waivers are common - both from activity operators seeking to protect themselves from negligence claims, and from patrons who executed a waiver and were subsequently injured. Challenges to waivers, and the defence of claims involving the interpretation of waivers, require careful analysis of a number of variables.This new, 90 minute webinar is designed to introduce general practitioners, corporate counsel, and other nonpersonal injury specialists to this discrete area of practice. Topics include requirements of a valid liability waiver, challenges to enforceability or validity of waivers, and developing issues in the law of waivers, including waivers executed on behalf of children. The course will provide a broad perspective of relevant cases and statutes across Canada.You’ll leave with a better understanding of the purpose of waivers, what participants are being asked to give up when they sign a waiver, and tools available to recreational providers to insulate themselves from, and defend, personal injury claims. This knowledge will assist practitioners in helping clients to better manage the legal risks that are part of their everyday lives. Register early and save!

Live webinar with chat includes 30 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.