"Jump Start on CPD": Wednesday, March 26, 2014; Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Original course: Wednesday, October 23, 2013)
Who should attend: Junior civil and criminal litigation counsel in the first 3 years of call; experienced counsel who seek a comprehensive refresher on expert evidence will also find this course beneficial.
Learning level: Fundamental
Master the strategies and tactics for handling experts and their evidence!
This course is designed for junior civil and criminal litigators who seek a comprehensive introduction to presenting expert evidence at trial. The course will blend theoretical issues with nuts and bolt practices matters. Topics will include: case law update, working with an expert, practice dos and don'ts, and Expert Evidence Rule 11 from the Supreme Court Civil Rules. A special feature of this year's program will be an expert evidence case study in the area of seatbelt defence. This case study will be used to illustrate strategic and tactical considerations in challenging an expert opinion, and will feature a demonstration cross-examination and an extensive debrief of the cross-examination. The course will conclude with an expert evidence practice panel which will address the entire spectrum of issues that counsel must face when presenting or challenging expert evidence. This course will reference the CLEBC publication Expert Evidence in British Columbia Civil Proceedings—Third Edition (may be ordered separately—registrants receive $46 off the regular price of the book—call Customer Service to order) and faculty papers.
You may purchase the book (includes online) or the ONLINE ONLY Annual Subscription separately at a special price. SAVE when you order the ONLINE ONLY Annual Subscription (SAVE $25) or book (SAVE $46) at the same time as you register for the course. *See below for pricing details and call Customer Service to order.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Karen E. Jamieson — Murray Jamieson, Vancouver
Graham J. Underwood — Ministry of Justice, Victoria
1. "Jump Start on CPD" Rebroadcast:
EARLY BIRD (Register by Monday, February 24, 2014): $405
After Monday, February 24, 2014: $450
Registration includes an electronic version of the course materials.
2. *Book: Expert Evidence in British Columbia Civil Proceedings—Third Edition
Book ONLY (includes online): $230 | Online ONLY: $125 | Book (when purchased with course): $184 (SAVE $46)
Webinar Archive: This course will be added to the Webinar Archive. Contact Customer Service to subscribe.
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Price for papers published for this course, determined on publication, ranges from $90 to $195 plus shipping and GST.