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Expert Evidence in BC Civil Proceedings--ONLINE ACCESS

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Your guide to finding, choosing, and using an expert

This publication is essential for: all civil litigators who work with expert witnesses.

Current to: July 1, 2015

Expert witnesses play a critical role in most civil cases—and litigators should know how to use them to their full advantage. Expert Evidence in BC Civil Proceedings will help you handle BC's distinctive expert evidence rules. Practical and portable, this softcover guidebook provides discussion, tactics, and tools so you can effectively choose, brief, call, and attack expert witnesses. In addition, this publication features a chapter on the view from the bench, so you can learn what makes a powerful expert opinion presentation in the eyes of a trial judge.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • identify when and how to use experts

  • analyze how to lay the factual basis for an expert opinion

  • present your experts without them losing credibility or appearing partisan

  • better protect your expert on the witness stand

A few highlights of the third edition

  • The entire book was thoroughly revised to incorporate the new scheme under Part 11 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules, a new overview chapter was added that briefly highlights significant changes under Part 11, and the precedent letters were revised to reflect the new Rules.

  • Significant case law on expert evidence is discussed in detail.

CLEBC Legal Editor
Laura C. Selby
lselby@cle.bc.ca

 

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