Secrets of Chambers 2013


Course Date: February 14, 2013

Total: 3h 17min

Introduction

John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Secrets of Chambers

  • responding to a “difficult” bench
  • dealing with “difficult” opposing counsel
  • special problems: ex parte and short leave applications
  • what to do when you are sandbagged
  • what you never want to do!

The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter G. Voith — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Master Grant Taylor — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Heather M.B. Ferris — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
Gregory N. Harney — Shields Harney, Victoria

Affidavit Magic and Defending Chambers Applications

  • secrets of persuasive affidavits
  • how to draft effective affidavits and destroy others
  • evidentiary issues and concerns
  • winning by avoiding the merits

The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel R. Groves — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Secrets of Costs in Chambers

  • costs in any event, payable forthwith
  • getting all you deserve—assessing costs in chambers
  • avoiding paying too much

Master Grant Taylor — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Alastair Wade — Gourlay Spencer Wade LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Dealing With the Self-Represented Litigant (SRL)

  • avoiding one more last chance for the “umpteenth time” scenarios
  • protecting oneself from baseless accusations of unfairness (and worse)
  • managing the evidence
  • keeping the record straight

The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel R. Groves — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Secrets from the Bench

  • effective and professional chambers applications
  • practice tips from members of the bench
  • doing it right—every time
  • ethical and professional concerns

Moderator: Gregory Harney — Shields Harney, Victoria
The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel R. Groves — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter G. Voith — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Master Grant Taylor — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver