Direct Examination 2018

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Without this, your case is nothing: getting direct examinations right.

Last Kick at the Can 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm via webinar

(Original Course Date: March 14, 2018) 

Who should attend: Civil and criminal litigators who wish to develop, hone, or renew the skill fundamental to the conduct of a trial—direct examination. 

Learning level: Fundamental

In the world of trial techniques, cross-examination gets a lot of attention while direct examination is usually taken for granted. We often assume direct examination is straightforward. After all, it’s just your witness telling his or her story, no? Experienced counsel know that it is not quite so simple. As it is probably true that more cases are won or lost on direct examination than cross-examination. In this vein, this full-day program aims to improve your skills in direct examination through a review of the principles and practices that underlie effective preparation and execution of direct examination.

After this program, you will be able to:

  • effectively prepare your witness for court
  • avoid evidentiary missteps which could seriously de-rail your case
  • manage and control your witness should he or she become problematic at trial
  • confidently handle demonstrative aides in your witness' evidence
  • avoid problems and make it easier for the court to receive your case

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (including a minimum of 1 hour involving professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
Lisa Martz — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Marilyn Sandford, QC — Ritchie Sandford McGowan, Vancouver

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Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast may differ from the CPD hours of the original, live program.

Summer Series 2018 

Register by Jun 22
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After Jun 22
Webinar Rebroadcast $419 $469
Webinar Rebroadcast Articled Student $209 $229
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Rebroadcast $489
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