Time: April 10, 2013 from 9am to 4:45pm
Location: Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Street: 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Website or Map: http://osgoodepd.ca/cle/2012-…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: L King
Latest Activity: Apr 8
April 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT/EST
Distance Learning Available
The critical elements of any personal injury case – liability and damages – are grist for intense arguments, often resolved on the basis of whatever expert evidence is available. As the technical knowledge of experts is always increasing, the evidentiary challenges involved in their reports and oral testimony demand deeper understanding by both plaintiffs’ and defence counsel. In addition, revisions to the Rules of Civil Procedure and the common law aim to counter the presence or perception of expert bias, along with the risk that counsel will go too far in “educating the expert”.
With so many potential pitfalls in this key area, it’s critical to understand how to most effectively adduce, exclude or refute expert evidence while fully meeting one’s obligations as an officer of the court.
Opening with a survey of key cases, this Osgoode Professional Development program will move into demonstration examinations/cross-examinations followed, in each instance, by an interactive “panel debrief” discussion. Counsel, judges and experts will draw on many years of experience to show what works and why. The panels will highlight key points in the demonstrations along with essential principles and practice points.
Expert Evidence In Personal Injury Cases: Winning Strategies and Techniques will provide you with practical knowledge you’ll carry with you into all your future negotiations, discoveries and trials.
Michael I. Burgar, Adair Morse LLP
Dale V. Orlando, McLeish Orlando LLP
OPD Program Lawyer