Discovery Practice 2013

Course Date: May 13, 2013

Total: 36min

Preparing Your Witness for XFD

  • preparation is vital
  • how to ensure your witness presents well and is not caught off guard
  • how to deal with difficult clients

Preparing to Conduct an XFD

  • the discovery plan  
  • what are your objectives?  
  • what type of organization does the case lend itself to?  
  • what do the cases tell us of the approach under the new rules?
  • how to deal with difficult witnesses and difficult counsel                                       

Networking Break                                    

Demo: Conducting Your First Examination for Discovery—Part I

  • video demonstration and de-brief with panel

Special Topics and Practice Update

  • enhanced discovery under Rule 7-1(11)
  • certification under Rule 11-2: the prohibition against advocacy
  • redaction of documents
  • privacy and Kaladjian v. Jose

Lunch (on your own)

Civility in Advocacy

The Honourable Mr. Justice Patrice Abrioux — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver and panel

Demo: Conducting Your First Examination for Discovery—Part II

  • video demonstration and de-brief with panel

Networking Break

Closing Practice Panel