Civil Litigation Basics for Legal Support Staff 2015


Course Date: June 25, 2015

Total: 4h 39min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Small Claims Court

  • jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court
  • procedural steps: from the notice of claim to the enforcement of a judgment
  • making the most of the settlement conference
  • practical issues frequently encountered

Navdeep Baidwan — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver

Pleadings

Owen James — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

List of Documents

David Moriarty — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Registry Issues

Eva Tang — Deputy District Registrar, Vancouver Law Courts, 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

Self-Represented Litigants

  • obligations of lawyers to self-represented litigants
  • communicating with litigants
  • how and when to be helpful to litigants
  • limits on assisting litigants

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

Networking Break

Practice Panel

Jasbir S. Bains — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
Timothy C. Louman-Gardiner — Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver
David Moriarty — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
Eva Tang — Deputy District Registrar, Vancouver Law Courts, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments

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