Civil Litigation Basics for Legal Support Staff


Course Date: June 22, 2017

Total: 4h 31min

Welcome and Introduction

Jasbir S. BainsFarris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Fast-Track

• the ins and outs of fast-track
• criteria for fast-track actions

David MoriartyRosenberg Law, Vancouver

Privilege

• identifying privileged documents
• listing privileged documents
• low and waiver of privilege
• applications to challenge claims of privilege

Timothy C. Louman-Gardiner — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Ethical Issues

• dealing with unrepresented litigants
• dealing with other lawyers
• undertakings
• the significance of your statements and your signature

Timothy C. Louman
-Gardiner — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Rose Singh — Practice Manager/Paralegal, JFK Law Corporation, Vancouver

 Bill of Costs

• how to prepare a bill of costs on behalf of your client
• A to Z on disbursements — what can you claim?
• how to review a bill of costs from the opposite side

Jasbir S. Bains
 — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Trial Preparation

• organizing the file/documents
• how to arrange a trial date
• overview of the steps/court forms required

Jennifer O’Leary — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Vancouver

Chambers Applications

• scheduling an application for hearing
• preparing an application record
• using the application record as an advocacy tool
• using proper preparation to obtain a litigation advantage

Andrew P. Morrison
 — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Networking Break

Registry Issues

• timelines and requirements
• what registry staff look for in applications
• using the Courts website

Tania Lau
 — Deputy District Registrar, Vancouver Law Courts, Vancouver

Practice Panel

Jasbir S. Bains — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
Tania Lau — Deputy District Registrar, Vancouver Law Courts, Vancouver