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The Osgoode Certificate in Personal Injury Law & Practice

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The Osgoode Certificate in Personal Injury Law & Practice

Time: April 3, 2013 to May 13, 2013
Location: Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Street: 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
City/Town: Toronto
Website or Map: http://osgoodepd.ca/cle/2012-…
Phone: 416-597-9724
Event Type: conference
Organized By: L King
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2013

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Event Description

April 3 - May 13, 2013
5 Days over 6 Weeks
Distance Learning Available

Personal Injury Law is an area that is constantly growing and changing. The stakes are high both because of the size of the rewards and the devastating impact of failure for your client.

Taught by a highly distinguished faculty of lawyers, mediators, judges and doctors, the Osgoode Certificate in Personal Injury Law & Practice covers the key principles you should know, together with practical insights, strategies and tactics for being an
effective advocate for plaintiffs. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get not only a
comprehensive overview but also “drill down” into the key issues and challenges
that are likely to come across your desk. You will receive materials prepared by the
speakers that will provide a valuable ongoing resource.

In this unique, comprehensive program, you will have an opportunity to learn from
leaders in the field and to participate in a learn-by-doing skill building program
that will allow you to develop and practice essential trial skills.

Key Benefits: What You Will Learn

• How to determine the value of the file in the initial client meeting
• Tips for drafting the retainer agreement and ensuring the
   client has a clear understanding of its contents
• Strategies and tips for conducting a discovery
• How to ensure you object to improper questions on discovery
• The most effective ways to lay the foundation for
   expert testimony
• How can counsel avoid crossing the line between
   properly “educating” the expert and improperly “tainting” him/her?
• How to effectively prepare for mediation
• Demonstration of a powerful opening statement at mediation
• Ethical issues to be mindful of at mediation
• Evidence law for the personal injury lawyer
• How to analyze relevant causation issues
• Making the most of a pre-trial
• How to make use of evidence at trial
• Advocacy workshops with feedback from experts in the field

 

OPD Program Lawyer

Rebecca Fisch

rfisch@osgoode.yorku.ca
opd-registration@osgoode.yorku.ca

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