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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast is a unique podcast that connects listeners to stories of personal injury, recovery and life in the aftermath of an injury. Hosted by our informative and entertaining lawyers, this podcast will take you on a journey exploring everything from legal matters to the human experience of pain and resilience.

Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast is a unique podcast that connects listeners to stories of personal injury, recovery and life in the aftermath of an injury. Hosted by our informative and entertaining lawyers, this podcast will take you on a journey exploring everything from legal matters to the human experience of pain and resilience.

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Canada

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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast is a unique podcast that connects listeners to stories of personal injury, recovery and life in the aftermath of an injury. Hosted by our informative and entertaining lawyers, this podcast will take you on a journey exploring everything from legal matters to the human experience of pain and resilience.

Language:

English

Contact:

4164084252


Episodes

Episode 040: Financial Planning for the Future of Children with Special Needs with Jill Teeple

3/11/2022
Brenda Agnew, your host, is welcoming Jill Teeple to today’s episode. Jill is an investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns and is also Gluckstein’s Lawyers financial advisor. Jill has helped Canadians make smart money decisions and build profitable investment portfolios since 2008. Jill believes that every person should have a financial plan to help them reach their financial goals. In this episode, she shares her experience working for Community Living London, and her participation with the...

Duration:00:50:38

Episode 039: Celebrating Diversity: Parenting in the Disability Community with Dana Geall

2/18/2022
Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Dana Geall to today’s episode. She is the author of See Me for Me. See Me for Me is inspired by her triplets, Taylor, Cole, and Brody, who were born prematurely, and as a result, have cerebral palsy. All three children use wheelchairs and live full and happy lives. Although the children face tremendous challenges, they share a positive attitude and great personalities. Taylor, Cole, and Brody teach us every day to look beyond our differences and see people...

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 038: What Is Product Liability? With Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf

2/4/2022
Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf are hosting the first episode of 2022 to talk about product liability, explaining its meaning and applications. They discuss claims under negligence in tort for product liability, specifically the type of claims that can be made: negligence in manufacture, negligence in design, or a failure to work. Today Brenda and Jordan are focusing on those products that have failed and as a result, have caused injury or harm to somebody or to a group of people. Key...

Duration:00:31:15

Episode 037: Special Needs Children Transitioning to Adulthood with Teresa

1/21/2022
Brenda Agnew is accompanied to today’s episode by Teresa, another warrior mom who Brenda met a number of years ago. Teresa is a mom to twins Jessica and Alex, who are now 18 years old. They discuss the particular phase when children with special needs transition to adulthood. Teresa shares how having more knowledge helped her in her role as a parent and an advocate for her children dealing with a complicated and confusing system. Key Takeaways: [4:43] Teresa talks about her twins,...

Duration:01:05:23

Episode 036: Medchart: Improving Access and Insights for Health Information

12/17/2021
Brenda Agnew and Charles Gluckstein, your hosts, welcome two guests from Medchart, Anand Ablack, Vice President of Business Development of Legal, and Filip Sierpinski, Director of Sales. They share the services that Medchart provides in their aim of building the future of Health Care by facilitating access to health information from any facility located in Canada and, also now, in the US. Key Takeaways: [1:48] Anand shares how he got into legal technology. [2:59] Filip talks about how...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 035: Long Haul COVID and Long Term Disability Claims with Charles Gluckstein and Steve Rastin

12/3/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, is accompanied by Charles Gluckstein and Steve Rastin to have a conversation about long haul COVID and Long Term Disability (LTD) Claims. They dive deep into the meaning of post-COVID syndrome and how the legal community is assessing this very new challenge that many people are suffering from. They also talk about the different coverages of Long Term Disability policies and extend their advice to people affected by long-haul Covid symptoms. Key Takeaways: [1:48]...

Duration:00:31:13

Episode 034: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with Jessica Golosky and Kavinah Ravinthiran

11/19/2021
Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf, your hosts, welcome Jessica Golosky and Kavinah Ravinthiran to today’s episode, to discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion and what they look like at Gluckstein Lawyers, in general in the legal community, and on a personal level. They address topics like the experience of immigrants dealing with different cultural backgrounds, language barriers, and even different perceptions of pain and symptoms. This conversation aims to bring more awareness and actionable...

Duration:00:39:52

Episode 033: The Future of Gluckstein Lawyers with Charles Gluckstein

10/1/2021
Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf, your hosts, are joined by Charles Gluckstein. In today’s episode, they are discussing the future of Gluckstein Lawyers and how ultimately the clients remain the key. Today Charles details Gluckstein’s story, from its origins in 1962 to the digitalization of all files, as well as what awaits in a future ruled by technology innovations. Key Takeaways: [4:31] Gluckstein Lawyers started in 1962 as a firm. [6:34] Charles came into practice in the late...

Duration:01:00:11

Episode 032: Practice and Parenting in Times of Pandemic with Brenda Agnew, Jan

9/17/2021
Brenda Agnew, Jan Marin, and Jonathan Burton welcome you to another episode of Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. In today’s episode, they are having a free-flowing conversation about a webinar in which Jan was involved that was all about practice and parenting. This past year and a half we have all been struck by the pandemic which imposed many challenges on our daily lives with children at home and adults trying to maintain a constant flow for work. This very helpful webinar...

Duration:00:46:34

‌Episode‌ ‌031 ‌ Causation Simplified with Richard Halpern

9/3/2021
Brenda‌ ‌Agnew and Jan Marin are hosting today’s episode of Butter Torts, A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. They welcome Richard Halpern as their guest, ‌to talk about causation. In his paper Causation on Trial, Richard states: “...It is decidedly too ambitious, and assuredly futile, to attempt to craft a flawless paradigm for addressing causation in all scenarios. After all, for decades and longer, every academic and every court that has set out to tackle the matter has failed in the...

Duration:00:50:53

Episode 030: COVID Restrictions: The Struggle of Parents Separated From Their Children with Pamela Libralesso

8/20/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Pamela Libralesso to today’s episode of Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. Pamela has a son, Joey, who has an intellectual disability, isn’t verbal, and requires 24/7 care. Joey resides in a group home 2km away from their parent’s house and has always been visited and taken home on weekends until the pandemic hit. Pamela shares everything that she and her husband have gone through over the last year and a half in regards to the restrictions about...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 029: A Mother, an Advocate with Susan Haas

8/6/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, is accompanied by Susan Haas to today’s episode of Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. Even though Susan and Brenda never met in person, they know each other profoundly since they both have children with Kernicterus and they have been companions in navigating this journey. Susan shares in today’s episode about her daughter Lexi and the amazing book they wrote together with the aim of educating (and entertaining) people about the lives of children with...

Duration:00:24:34

Episode 028: The Role of a Law Clerk: An Indispensable Part of Full-Circle Care with Barb Andrews

7/23/2021
Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. They are accompanied by Barb Andrews to today’s episode. Barb has been with Gluckstein Lawyers since 2001 working within the accident benefits department advocating for client’s benefits. Barb has 18 years of experience administering Personal Injury claims. She is a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario. In September 2015, Barb was honored with the OTLA...

Duration:01:01:37

Episode 027: Armstrong vs Royal Victoria Hospital with Jan Marin

7/9/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Jan Marin to today’s episode. Jan and Ryan Breedon recently conducted the case of Amstrong vs. the Royal Victoria Hospital that went to the Supreme Court of Canada. Listen to this episode where Jan shares the details of this case, the legal journey that took it so far, and what that means for the analysis of standard care and causation for other similar cases in the future. Key Takeaways: [1:57] Jan talks about how the case of Armstrong vs Dr. Ward (a...

Duration:00:58:03

Episode 026: A Community for Caregivers: Connections, Support and Advocacy with Kim McLeod

6/25/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, is joined by Kim McLeod, child and youth counselor. When working with Kim, parents find two opportunities in developing their parenting skills: the personal work, and the functional work, focusing on how they can show up to parent their child throughout their development. Her work is based on years of experience working through foster care with children and their biological families, adoptive families, and the blending that occurs in family makeup. Kim’s work also...

Duration:00:57:24

Episode 025: Birth Injury Law: A Critique to 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines #396

6/11/2021
Brenda Agnew and Charles Gluckstein, your hosts are welcoming Richard Halpern to today’s episode. This episode is dedicated to having a discussion about the critique Richard Halpern recently did about the 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines number 396 by the Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologists of Canada and the impact it has on legal cases. The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in...

Duration:00:57:11

Episode 024: Pediatric Stroke: A Mother’s Journey Becoming the Best Health Advocate for Her Child

5/28/2021
Brenda Agnew, your host, welcomes Rebecca and Nadine, two moms that Brenda met in a project for Achieving Beyond Brain Injury Charitable Foundation. They are both examples of resilience and advocacy, and in today’s episode, they are sharing their stories. Nadine and Rebecca are mothers of children who survived a brain injury and after struggling to get the right diagnosis and treatments for their kids, they managed to make the tragedy into an opportunity to create awareness, take action,...

Duration:00:56:31

Episode 023: Technology in the Legal World: Pre and Post COVID with Dr. Cain Elliott and Brock Chambers

5/14/2021
Brenda Agnew and Charles Gluckstein are your hosts for today’s episode and they are welcoming Dr. Cain Elliott, Vice President of Industry Expansion, and Brock Chambers, who works in strategic partnership at Filevine, to talk about the role of technology in the legal world, the impact COVID 19 had in legal processes, how Filevine is helping their clients to face the pandemic, and what are their predictions for the “new normal”. Key Takeaways: [3:15] Technology in the pre-COVID...

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 022: A Chinese Professional Migrating to Canada with Jane Lou

4/30/2021
Brenda Agnew and Charles Glusckstein, your hosts of today’s episode, are welcoming Jane Lou to talk about the Chinese community and her journey as a Chinese writer and producer moving to Canada. Jane Lou joined the Gluckstein Lawyers team in early 2016, bringing with her over ten years of experience in the legal, marketing, and customer service fields. Prior to joining the firm, Jane had been in private practice, owning and operating a successful immigration and paralegal service. Jane is...

Duration:00:59:09

Episode 021: Supporting Families Who Have Their Babies in the NICU with Fabiana Bacchini

4/2/2021
Brenda Agnew and Jan Marin, are co-hosting today’s episode, and they are joined by Fabiana Bacchini, executive director of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation. Fabiana is the Executive Director of the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, a journalist and the published author of From Surviving to Thriving, a Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Loss and Miracles. While in the NICU with her surviving twin, born extremely preterm, she participated in the study of Family Integrated Care...

Duration:00:57:50