Ontario Bar Association, Civil Litigation / Young Lawyers Division

Date

March 6, 2020

Time

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Host

Ontario Bar Association

Delivery Method

In Person


Overview

A good discovery will help you prepare your client for trial and understand your opponent’s case. A great discovery will force your opponent to settle, and at the very least, set you up for a less stressful and better organized trial. Get practical tips from the pros on how to be great (if not divine) at this half-day program on key elements such as preparation, e-discovery, credibility, and undertakings. Whether you are a new lawyer preparing for your first discovery, or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your technique, this program will help you hone your skills.

Affidavits of Documents, Privilege, Confidentiality and EDiscovery Fundamentals:

  • Preparing the affidavit of documents and building your case
  • Discovery plans
  • Sufficiently instructing/protecting your client
  • Examining the e-Discovery Guidelines and OBA precedents
  • Your role as counsel in document preservation
  • Attacking your opponent’s affidavit of documents
  • What you need to know about privilege and confidentiality
  • How to particularize privileged documents in Schedule B to the Affidavit of Documents
  • Relevance under the January 1, 2010 amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Use of e-Discovery information/documents at trial
  • Do you need to produce witness statements?

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Speaking
Panelist

Jennifer Thompson

Head, Osler Works – Disputes