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Direct Examination 2018

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Without this your case is nothing: getting direct examinations right.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 
9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
or attend via webinar

Who should attend: Civil and criminal litigators who wish to develop, hone, or renew the skill fundamental to the conduct of a trial—direct examination. 

Learning level: Fundamental

In the world of trial techniques, cross examination gets a lot of attention while direct examination is usually taken for granted. We often assume direct examination is straightforward. After all, it’s just your witness telling his or her story, no? Experienced counsel know that it is not quite so simple. As it is probably true that more cases are won or lost on direct examination than cross examination. In this vein, this full day program aims to improve your skills in direct examination through a review of the principles and practices that underline effective preparation and execution of direct examination.

After this program, you will be able to:

  • effectively prepare your witness for court
  • avoid evidentiary missteps which could seriously de-rail your case
  • manage and control your witness should he or she become problematic at trial
  • confidently handle demonstrative aides in your witness' evidence
  • avoid problems and make it easier for the court to receive your case

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (including a minimum of 1 hour involving professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Lisa Martz — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Marilyn Sandford, QC — Ritchie Sandford McGowan, Vancouver


Register by Feb 14
Regular Price
After Feb 14
Webinar  $479 $529
Webinar Student $229 $259
In Person*  $599 $659
Student* $329 $359
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.
*Lunch is included.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer* 
Raymond Lee

Format Live Course Add to Cart
Start Date & Time 2018-03-14 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2018-03-14 4:00 PM
Location Pan Pacific Hotel
Spaces Available 25
Course Chair Lisa Martz
Course Chair Marilyn Sandford, QC
Course Presenter Jennifer L. Francis
Course Presenter Robert W. Cooper, QC
Course Presenter Richard S. Fowler, QC
Course Presenter The Honourable Associate Chief Judge Melissa A. Gillespie
Course Presenter Robin N. McFee, QC
Course Presenter Anthony A. Vecchio, QC
Course Presenter Tracey L. Jackson
Course Presenter The Honourable Madam Justice Margot Fleming
Course Presenter Daniel L. Mulligan
Course Presenter Jacinta Lawton

Format Live Webinar Add to Cart
Start Date & Time 2018-03-14 9:00 AM
End Date & Time 2018-03-14 4:00 PM
Online Provider
Spaces Available 62

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