Despite social distancing and court closures, lawsuits are proceeding through the courts and by arbitration. This requires a commitment by all parties to move the litigation forward remotely by incorporating new technologies designed to offer a secure platform. Dentons’ lawyers have adapted to this new normal and developed techniques in order to advance and protect clients’ interests. We provide an overview based on our experience on how matters can proceed, while making necessary adaptations.
About Jerry Patterson
Jerry is an experienced commercial litigator providing representation and advice to business clients involved in or trying to avoid commercial disputes. Jerry has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of Alberta Courts, and has participated in a number of successful dispute resolutions through arbitrations, judicially-assisted and private mediations.
About Kelly Osaka
Kelly Osaka is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group. In particular, her practice focuses on shareholder disputes, class actions, privacy law claims and regulatory investigations. Kelly has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Alberta Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.