How do you plan to use your discovery transcript? How should you prepare your witness? What’s the best approach to handle difficult witnesses and difficult opposing counsel? And how can you effectively protect your client at discovery with civility? This half-day program brings together experienced counsel and the bench to teach you planning, preparation, and effective execution of examinations for discovery.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
Shantona Chaudhury, Pape Chaudhury LLP
Kent E. Thomson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Examinations for discovery are one the most important puzzle pieces in the litigation process. Planning your discovery requires you to look at the big picture, but you also need to know the details of your documents and your witness’s evidence. And if you think you’re nervous… just think how your client feels. Your client needs preparation, advice on how to conduct themselves in an examination, and your protection through the process. Finally, examinations for discovery can be full of surprises. Difficult witnesses, and difficult counsel can throw you off your game.
In this first session of a two part program, The Advocates' Society will bring together experienced counsel and the bench to help you understand how to use your discovery transcript, to prepare for your discovery, and to control your discovery. Through commentary and demonstrations we will show you tips and tricks for dealing with difficult witnesses, and how to handle bullying counsel.
Participants in this program are eligible to join us for our hands-on Mastering Winning Discovery Techniques: Skills Workshop, October 28, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Plenary + Workshop
Members: $314.10 + Tax (Early-Bird) | $349.00 + Tax (Regular)
Non-Members: $449.10 + Tax (Early-Bird) | $499.00 + Tax (Regular)
Members: $229.50 + Tax (Early-Bird) | $255.00 + Tax (Regular)
Non-Members: $319.50 + Tax (Early-Bird) | $355.00 + Tax (Regular)
Early-Bird Deadline: September 14, 2020
Eligible CPD Hours:
Plenary + Workshop: This program contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of Professionalism content and 4 hours of Substantive content.
Plenary Only: This program contains 1 hour and 15 minutes of Professionalism content and 1 hour and 45 minutes of Substantive content.
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This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
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