Liquor - Employer and Social Host Liability: What you need to know - Webinar (MDT)


Calgary, AB [Map]
Date and Time: February 16, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MDT

**Please note date changed to February 16, 2022


If you are involved in risk management in the hospitality industry you need to understand the key concepts and risk related issues related to potential liability.  Brokers, underwriters and claims professionals would benefit from understanding the key concepts and recent trends in this ever changing legal and insuring space.

The key concepts to review are, how have the courts viewed liquor exposures from the inception of the duty of care to the today. Specifically, why are liquor providers exposed to legal liability? If you host an event as an employer, what are the responsibilities in terms of making sure your guests arrive home safely?  When does your duty of care "end"?  If you have a party in your home and a guest leaves and harms others due to alcohol provided - are you exposed?   The seminar will explore the concepts of risk - liability and duty of care so that insurance professionals are better able to understand - underwrite - investigate and mitigate the unique risks involving the sale and provision of alcohol.

Topic Outline:

  • What is liquor liability?
  • Key liquor legislation and guidelines
  • Legal developments: past and future
  • Social "host" context
  • Commercial host's responsibility
  • Social host liability at private functions
  • Risk facing employers who provide alcohol to employees
  • Review of Liquor Liability and the recent decisions of the new case law
  • Explore how to handle Liquor Liability Claims

Presenters:  Justin Brunette,: Justin is a  lawyer with DoldenWallace Folick LLP, since joining the firm in 2018, Justin has practiced in a broad range of insurance-related matters.  He has defended clients in property losses, professional conduct matters, sports and recreational liability, which he has a particular interest in.  Justin has experience in matters of varying complexity, including multi-million dollar injury claims involving brain injuries, spine injuries, and traumatic amputations.

Catrina Foldessy: Catrina joined Dolden Wallace Folick's Calgary office as an associate in January 2021 following the successful completion of her ariticles with the firm and her call to the Alberta Bar. Catrina has experience in practice areas including occupier's liability, personal injury, and property damage.  Catrina has also been involved on a number of hospitality matters, including matters involving hotels, bars and restaurants.


Registration:      9:45 a.m.
Presentation:   10:00 - Noon MDT

CE Credits:  AIC Course ID # 58966, 2 CE Hours General and Adjuster

Registration deadline is February 14, 2022

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