Canadian Transport Lawyers Association now welcomes all transport professionals to its 2009 annual conference

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - The Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
(CTLA) is hosting its annual conference on October 1-3 2009, at Queen's
Landing Inn & Conference Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake. All professionals in
the transportation industry are invited to attend.
    The <a href="">2009 CTLA Annual Conference</a> brings together transport professionals,
their clients, external advisors and government representatives to share
innovative ideas and best practices. This year's conference, entitled "A
Cross-Border Conversation," will present a comparative (Canada - U.S.)
analysis of the laws and legal practice that affect the transportation of
people and goods in North America.
    This year's keynote speaker is Janice Thomson, the former Chair and
current Commissioner of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and the Executive
Director of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and
Convention Bureau. Additional speakers include prominent Canadian and U.S.
transport lawyers and professional consultants, as well as representatives
from the transportation industry and government agencies.

    Key topics include:

    -  The legal framework including minimizing security risks and
       prosecuting offences affecting the transport industry, including
       piracy and terrorism
    -  The interests and concerns of shippers, carriers and freight
       intermediaries when negotiating railway rates
    -  The traps and pitfalls of cross-border litigation, with an emphasis on
       personal injury and freight claims
    -  A comparative analysis of the Canadian and U.S. regulatory regimes
       governing carrier safety and compliance, employment and human rights
       laws in effect on either side of the border

    This conference presents a great opportunity to meet and network with
leading transportation professionals from across North America in Ontario's
idyllic wine region. For more information and to register for CTLA 2009,
please click here:

    About Canadian Transport Lawyers Association

    The Canadian Transport Lawyers Association (CTLA) provides a professional
and social forum for lawyers engaged in the practice of transportation law,
regulatory policy, procedure and related legal interests, whether before the
courts, administrative tribunals, or on a commercial or academic basis. For
more than 30 years, the CTLA has kept its members current on new developments
in provincial, federal and international law that affect Canadian, U.S. and
cross-border shippers, carriers and freight intermediaries, and all modes of
transportation including air, truck, bus, rail and marine.

For further information:

For further information: Louis Amato-Gauci, CTLA President at
1-866-865-8393 x7715, or by email at

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