Compassion Fatigue 2021: A Community of Caring


Compassion has always been an important part of who we are and what we do at Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers. The Compassion Fatigue Conference supports and honours the nurses, social workers, family members, caregivers, lawyers, and other selfless individuals in our community. This year’s theme is: A Community of Caring.

Our conference will feature stories from the compassionate individuals in our community and we will have fun giveaways and prizes! The event will focus on resilience and self-care. We will discuss burnout prevention strategies and holistic wellness approaches.

This year, the conference will be a virtual, two-hour lunch event. Some fantastic speakers are lined up to join us. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 12 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. If you are interested, please fill out the registration form below. We hope to see you there!

Continuing Education Credits

The Law Society of Ontario has accredited this program. This program contains 55  minutes of Professionalism Content. We will provide a letter of attendance for healthcare professionals to apply for continuing education credits with your college.

Compassion Fatigue Conference Schedule

  • 12:00 – Derek Nicholson and Lynn Parker – Opening Remarks
  • 12:05 – Dr. Mamta Gautam – Keynote Speaker
  • 1:00 – Elizabeth Ann Manley – Olympic Athlete
  • 1:25 – Dr. Kimberly Sogge – Session includes a meditation exercise
  • 1:55 – Gabriel Lessard – Closing Remarks

Meet The Speakers

Derek Nicholson: Derek Nicholson has been one of Ottawa’s leading Civil Trial Lawyers since 1980. His experience is in personal injury claims, and he has dedicated his work to those who have experienced Catastrophic Injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. He uses his experience as a personal injury lawyer to now exclusively represent plaintiffs against Insurance companies. He is a passionate lawyer who dedicates himself to helping injury victims.


Lynn Parker: Lynn is an Injury Specialist at Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers. She has over 35 years of experience in Litigation Management, Claims Resolution, and Claims Management. She completed her certification in Life Care Planning through the Intellicus/University of Florida and was instrumental in developing the first Canadian program for Certification in Life Care Planning. Lynn has also obtained a Certificate of Completion of a course on Mediating Disputes from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Executive Education.


Dr. Mamta Gautam: Dr. Gautam is an executive physician coach, author, and international speaker. She is commonly known as “The Doctor’s Doctor”. She practiced as a psychiatrist in private practice for twenty years and now coaches other physician leaders to build up resilience and excel as a leader. Her work primarily focuses on Professional Health. Dr. Gautam’s company PEAK MD specializes in working with physician executives who want to develop strong leadership skills.

Dr. Kimberly Sogge: Dr. Sogge is a trained psychologist who specializes in empowering people to overcome barriers and live a strong and active life. Before owning her practice, she worked as the Chief of Professional Practice at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in mental health and psychology, and her practice focuses on mindfulness and compassion.

Elizabeth Ann Manley: Manley is a former Canadian competitive figure skater. She is the 1988 Olympic silver medallist, the 1988 World silver medallist and a three-time Canadian national champion. She is presently a Certified Life/Executive Coach.



Gabriel Lessard: As a lawyer with Nicholson Gluckstein, Gabriel devotes his practice to all personal injury litigation areas on behalf of plaintiffs, including motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits, occupier’s liability, product liability and medical malpractice claims. Gabriel regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals, securing the best possible outcome for his clients.


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