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

Presenter:  Lorne P.S. Folick,: Lorne Folick is an insurance defence lawyer with DoldenWallace Folick LLP who specializes in defending restaurant, bars, pubs and hotels.  Lorne has argued many of the leading cases in this area and routinely provides risk management presentations and materials for the industry.  Recently, Lorne authored the definitive textbook in liquor liability exposures in Canada.


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 9, 2022

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Pricing for this seminar varies based on your membership. Prices exclude tax

Fee Description Amount
Graduate $60.00
Member $70.00
Non Members(+$90 membership applied at checkout) $70.00