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ISBN: 1-55258-437-2
Pages: 502
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Civil Trial Handbook - 5th Edition

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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

From your first client meeting, every step you take in a file could become part of your trial preparation. The British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook (5th ed.) is your guide to preparing a case that will be litigated in the BC Supreme Court. You have access to succinct explanations and techniques of leading advocates on pleading your case, managing pre-trial procedures, preparing your evidence and challenging others’, and conducting the trial before a judge or a jury. Checklists of considerations for each stage of trial preparation and sample trial documents are designed to help you with trial management.

 With this resource, you will be able to:

  • access the knowledge of seasoned advocates for each step of litigation, from the client retainer to obtaining 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 today and be well prepared for any stage of litigation! View a sample from this book!

Highlights of the 5th Edition include:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

CLEBC Legal Editor 
Bev Leader



Book Author Taylor-Marie Young
Book Author Adam Howden-Duke
Book Author Eileen M. Patel
Book Author Eileen M. Patel
Book Author Matthew Van Nostrand
Editorial Board Peter C.P. Behie, QC
Editorial Board The Honourable Madam Justice Brenda J. Brown
Book Author Guy P. Brown, QC
Book Author D. Geoffrey Cowper, QC
Book Author The Honourable Mr. Justice David A. Crerar
Book Author Brook Greenberg
Editorial Board The Honourable Mr. Justice David C. Harris
Book Author Owen James
Book Author Emily Kirkpatrick
Editor Beverley K. Leader
Book Author Kevin D. Loo
Book Author James C. MacInnis
Book Author Alison L. Murray, QC
Editorial Board Jeffrey P. Scouten
Book Author Nicole Smith

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