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British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook--ONLINE ACCESS

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Why go to court alone? Take your mentor with you!

This publication is essential for: litigators looking for a handy trial procedure resource in court or at the office.

Current to: July 1, 2018

Imagine being in court and being able to effortlessly find the answer to your trial procedure question right then and there. British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook is your portable guide to preparing for and conducting trials in BC Supreme Court. Leading advocates have gathered the fundamental principles you need to know and outlined techniques you will want to consider to support your case. Each chapter covers a different civil litigation stage and begins with a helpful list of items and questions to consider. You will be prepared for anything that may arise before, during, and after trial.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • explore advice and succinct statements of law for each step of litigation, from client retainer to costs
  • get organized for trial with a sample trial brief, litigation budget, and trial preparation checklist
  • quickly search for support with evidence, witnesses, and objections while in the courtroom

Buy your copy and be ready for any stage of litigation today!

Highlights of the 2018 update

  • practical considerations with respect to drafting pleadings
  • the two-step process in document discovery
  • practical advice regarding document production and the cooperation of counsel with respect to parameters of production, document storage, agreed books of documents, etc.
  • the impact of technology on running a civil trial
  • interlocutory applications: requirements for drafting affidavits, stating jurisdictional basis for applications, setting realistic time estimates, and advocacy
  • trial management: agreements regarding documents and admissions, requirement for trial briefs, when trial management conferences may be dispensed with, and witness lists
  • procedure: developments in summary trial procedure, no evidence and insufficient evidence motions, and leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal
  • ethical issues, conduct of counsel, and civility in court (Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada)

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