Appellate Practice 2015


Course Date: April 17, 2015

Total: 5h 22min

Welcome and Introduction

W. Paul Riley, QC — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
Eileen E. Vanderburgh — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

Registry Perspective

  • background to the court
  • electronic filing
  • future initiatives
  • tips from the registrar
  • new rules
Timothy Outerbridge — Registrar, Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver   
Sally Rudolf  Legal Officer, Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver 

Court of Appeal Chambers

  • common issues
  • practice pitfalls and practice tips

The Honourable Madam Justice Mary E. Saunders  Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Claire E. Hunter Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver
Raymond D. Leong Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
Timothy Outerbridge — Registrar, Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver

Networking Break

Identifying the Grounds for Appeal

  • the standard of review
  • common errors
  • implications for civil trials
  • implications for criminal trials

Nikos E. Harris Peck and Company, Vancouver
Karen A. Horsman, QC  Ministry of Justice, Vancouver

Dealing with Deficiencies in the Proceedings Below

  • fresh evidence
  • ineffective counsel
  • deficiencies in the record

Susan J. Brown  Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver  
Craig P. Dennis, QC  Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Lunch with Featured Speaker

The Honourable Lance S.G. Finch, QC Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Advocacy

  • written advocacy: the factum
  • oral advocacy: counsel’s role
  • practice pointers
       
    The Honourable Madam Justice Mary V.M. Newbury  Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver 
    Mark D. Andrews, QC  Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver 
    Gil D. McKinnon, QC  Vancouver

Networking Break

Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

  • the basic test for leave to appeal and attendant considerations when preparing materials
  • considerations and strategies for seeking leave to appeal
  • considerations and strategies when opposing leave to appeal

W. Paul Riley, QC  Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
K. Michael Stephens  Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Access to Justice Issues

  • the rise of self-represented litigants
  • funding issues
  • dealing with self-represented litigants: professionalism issues

The Honourable Madam Justice Elizabeth A. Bennett  Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Katherine A. Hardie  BC Human Rights Tribunal, Vancouver
Claire E. Hunter Hunter Litigation Chambers, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks   

W. Paul Riley, QC — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
Eileen E. Vanderburgh — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver