Affidavit Secrets 2017


Course Date: October 16, 2017

Course Agenda ▼

Welcome and Introduction 

Affidavit Secrets of the Supreme Court 

  • the view from the bench
  • chambers and summary trials

Moderator: John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver
The Honourable Victoria Gray — Supreme Court of BC (Retired Justice), Vancouver
Master Shelagh Scarth — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Death by Affidavit: How Not to Draft an Affidavit 

  • the essentials re-visited
  • how to eviscerate a bad affidavit
  • learn from the mistakes of others

The Honourable Victoria Gray — Supreme Court of BC (Retired Justice), Vancouver
John Douglas Shields
 — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Test Your Affidavit Aptitude: A Skill Testing Session

  • fact patterns and problems taken from practice
  • what would you do?

Moderator: Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Networking Break

Affidavits and Ethics 

  • what to say away from
  • what one must consider
  • your professional responsibilities
  • staying out of the LSBC Discipline Digest

Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Affidavit Secrets Practice Panel 

  • joint affidavits
  • affidavits sworn through a translator
  • reply affidavits
  • affidavits of attempted service
  • cross-examination of affidavits
  • assorted tips

Moderator: Alastair Wade — Shields Harney, Vancouver
Heather M.B. Ferris — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver 
Gregory N. Harney
— Shields Harney, Victoria

Concluding Remarks

Total: 2h 44min