Discovery Practice 2019


Course Date: March 22, 2019

Full Course Materials
Total: 5h 15min
Total Ethics: 1h 6min

Welcome and Introduction

Jennifer J.L. BrunHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lyle G. Harris, QC Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Preparing Your Client (Plaintiff or Defence)

  • analysis of file in advance of XFD Prep meeting with your client
  • pre XFD Prep meeting letter to your client
  • conducting the pre XFD prep meeting with your client

Ben ColangeloRice Harbut Elliott LLP, Vancouver
Michael Wilhelmson Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver


Preparing to Conduct an Examination for Discovery (Plaintiff or Defence)

  • analysis of file in advance of XFD
  • methodology for preparing questions
  • tricks of the trade for performing a thorough XFD

Jennifer J.L. BrunHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Craig McIvor Preszler Law Firm, Vancouver

Break

Best Practices and View from the Bench

The Honourable Mr. Justice Paul W. Walker — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver

Conducting an Examination for Discovery: Video Vignettes

  • vignettes
  • problem questions
  • interactive digital voting
  • discussion of problem questions

Jennifer J.L. Brun — Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lyle G. Harris, QC
Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (provided)

Chambers Applications

  • common chambers applications respecting discovery issues including:
    • document production
    • second or further medical examinations
    • seeking to extend an XFD
    • seeking responses to XFD questions/interrogatories
  • best practices and common pitfalls

Master Ian W. CaldwellSupreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Erin Haupt
Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Civility and Professionalism

Jim McNeney, QC McNeney McNeney Spieker LLP, Vancouver

Break

Case Law Review

  • the “Coles Notes” of the 2019 update to CLEBC Discovery Practice in British Columbia

Jennifer J.L. BrunHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lyle G. Harris, QC Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Jennifer J.L. BrunHarris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver
Lyle G. Harris, QC Harris & Brun Law Corporation, Vancouver