Appellate Practice 2017


Course Date: November 01, 2017

Total: 5h 25min

Welcome and Introduction

Commencing the Appeal 

  • what is an appeal?
  • leave to appeal
  • grounds for appeal
  • the standard of review

The Honourable Madam Justice Nicole J. Garson — BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver
Craig P. Dennis, QC 
— Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
Nikos E. Harris Faculty of Law at Allard Hall University of BC and Peck and Company, Vancouver
K. Michael Stephens — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Networking Break

Registry Perspective

  • what is current and new at the Court of Appeal
  • electronic filing
  • digital access and privacy issues
  • future initiatives

Timothy Outerbridge — Registrar, BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver
Sally Rudolf — Legal Counsel, BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver 

Special Issues 

  • ineffective counsel
  • self-represented litigants (SRLs)
  • vexatious litigants
  • appeal of interlocutory rulings mid-trial
  • re-opening an appeal after a decision

Claire E. Hunter — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver
David Layton, QC — Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver

Lunch with Featured Speaker

The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman — BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver

Chambers Practice 

  • extension of time
  • stays
  • requests for media access
  • security for costs
  • appointment of counsel (CC 684)
  • case management
  • bail

The Honourable Madam Justice Elizabeth A. Bennett — BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman, QC — Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
Raymond D. Leong — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver

Networking Break

Effective Advocacy 

  • preparing the factum
  • oral advocacy

Mr. Justice David C. Harris — BC Court of Appeal, Vancouver
Mark D. Andrews, QC — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Brock Martland — Martland & Saulnier, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks