Cathy Beagan Flood, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Gerald Chan, Stockwoods LLP
Technology keeps racing ahead, and our advocacy must keep pace. Back by popular demand, Digital Evidence for Litigators is your guide to effective advocacy in the digital era, from file inception to trial.
The plenary program will be held on March 30 and the learning-by-doing skills workshop
will be held on March 31. There are two registration options: (1) plenary + workshop or (2) plenary only (see below for more information).
Plenary Details | Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
Hear tips from the Bench and top litigators on best practices for gathering digital evidence and getting it admitted at trial. Get up to speed on how to handle admissibility and ethical issues raised by new social media and instant messaging platforms. Watch our skilled faculty demonstrate how to present digital evidence effectively in hearings.
You will learn how to:
Workshop Details | Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
- Authenticate digital evidence such as photos, Google Maps images and Slack and WhatsApp messages
- Work with clients and experts to find, gather and preserve digital evidence
- Use and challenge digital evidence effectively at hearings and trials
- Handle surreptitious recordings and improperly obtained evidence
Participants in the plenary session are also eligible to join us for our hands-on skills workshop, which will be held fully remotely. The workshop is your chance to practise and refine your skills examining experts on digital evidence in a supportive environment. You will get practical, individualized feedback from our trained instructors. You will also learn from your peers as you work through the interactive exercises in small groups. Please also note that the workshop requires advance preparation based on a mock case file, which will be provided to you in advance of the workshop.
Registration includes electronic materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date of the program.
Please note that examples throughout the program will be based on Ontario law and rules.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
Please review the system requirements to view a Zoom webinar here.