Motions to Strike 2014

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"Last Kick at the Can": Monday, December 15, 2014; Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Original course: Friday, April 25, 2014)

Who should attend: Civil litigators who act in private or public sector litigation.

Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate

All litigators should know how to both utilize and defend against this powerful first strike litigation tool!
One of the best ways to deal with a piece of litigation is to shut it down before it has a chance to get going—“nipping it in the bud” as it were. In this regard, the motion to strike is a potent weapon in a litigator’s arsenal. There are, however, important limitations on how and when this instrument can be used and practice pitfalls for the unwary. This comprehensive course will look at the law and practice surrounding the use of motions to strike in both private and public sector litigation. You will learn what a motion to strike is, the different types of motions to strike, the test for successful motions to strike, and best practices and practice pitfalls. The program will include the "view from the bench" from the BC Supreme Court.

At this course you will learn about...

  • motions to strike as a litigation tool: the different types and how they are used
  • the practice nuance of the different types of motions to strike
  • best practice with motions to strike and differences between BC Supreme Court and the Federal Court

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6.5 hours (a minimum of 1 hour will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chair
Jennifer Chow — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver

"Last Kick at the Can" Rebroadcast: $450

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the course materials and a networking lunch (live course only).

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CLEBC Program Lawyer
Raymond Lee

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