Uncommon knowledge about effectively managing the most common form of evidence!
Jump Start on CPD 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
On the rebroadcast date, you will have until midnight of that rebroadcast date to access the course. Please note that technical support will be available during regular CLEBC business hours.
(Original Webinar Date: November 8, 2022)
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Who should attend: Junior litigators, paralegals, and legal support staff
Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate
Affidavits are the most important and common form of evidence that a litigator will ever encounter or use. In this intensive half-day program, expert litigators will take registrants through how not to draft an affidavit; how to dissect an affidavit from the other side; how to tell your client's story as governed by law, practice, ethics, and the rules of evidence; and how to avoid common mistakes.
While one often learns best by making mistakes, here you can avoid embarrassment and potentially an award of costs. Let experienced counsel and an experienced Justice of the Supreme Court of BC take you through prime examples of improper affidavits, teaching you, in the process, exactly what not to do.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn how to master this essential skill set under the guidance of experienced counsel and Members of the Supreme Court of BC.
- learn the essentials of good affidavit drafting
- learn to avoid common and not-so-common pitfalls found in affidavit drafting
- learn about best practices for handling affidavit evidence
- test your knowledge of affidavit practice with problems taken from the real world
- learn about ethics and professionalism and their relation to affidavit evidence
Register for this course and Affidavit Basics on Monday, October 3, here.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3 hours (this course will contain a minimum of .5 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management). Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast will either meet or exceed the CPD hours of the original live webinar course.
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver
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