Affidavit Secrets 2014


Course Date: October 10, 2014

Total: 2h 41min

Welcome and Introduction

  • introduction to the course and materials

John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Affidavit Secrets of the Supreme Court

  • the view from the bench
  • chambers and summary trials    

Moderator: John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver
The Honourable Madam Justice Victoria Gray — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver 
Master Douglas C. Baker — 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 Madam Justice Alison Beames — Supreme Court of BC, Kelowna
John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Affidavit Secrets of the Court of Appeal

  • the view from the Court of Appeal
  • affidavits on appeals and in appellate chambers

Moderator: Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter M. Willcock — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
J. Kenneth McEwan, QC — Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Networking Break

Affidavits and Ethics

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

Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver

A Baker’s Dozen of Affidavit Secrets

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

Gregory N. Harney — Shields Harney, Victoria

Concluding Remarks

John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver