Secrets of Chambers 2016


Course Date: October 27, 2016

Total: 3h 7min

Introduction

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 Peter G. VoithSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver
John Douglas ShieldsShields 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 Peter J. Keighley — Supreme Court of BC, New Westminster
Alastair WadeShields Harney, 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 Nathan H. Smith Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Andrew MorrisonShields Harney, Vancouver

Secrets from the Bench

  • responding to a “difficult” bench
  • dealing with “difficult” opposing counsel
  • special problems: ex parte and short leave applications
  • practice tips from members of the Bench
  • ethical and professional concerns

Greg Harney (Moderator) — Shields Harney, Victoria
The Honourable Mr. Justice Nathan H. Smith Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Master Peter J. Keighley — Supreme Court of BC, New Westminster
Heather M.B. FerrisLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver