Expert Evidence on Trial: Unearthing Bias in Expert Testimony

Product Type: Course

This course has no current sessions.

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Your guide to the world of cognitive bias in expert evidence

Friday, November 17, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vancouver location TBA
or attend via webinar

Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.

Who should attend: All litigators wishing to enhance their advocacy skills

Learning level: All levels

"Expert" is a term people often incorrectly equate with concepts such as "objectivity" and "impartiality." However, you know as a litigator that expert evidence is disputable in court.

Chaired by an experienced cognitive scientist and a former Supreme Court of BC judge, this course will help you improve your ability to identify and expose biases, flaws, and strengths in expert reports and testimony. This fast-paced workshop will also teach you skills to effectively demonstrate and communicate these biases, flaws, and strengths to decision makers.

You will leave this course with the confidence to make sound assessments and arguments regarding the quality of your and opposing counsel’s expert evidence.  

Join us and become proficient at evaluating experts today!

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Instructors
The Honourable Lynn Smith, KC — Supreme Court of BC (retired) and Honorary Professor at UBC, Faculty of Law, Vancouver
Dr. Carla L. MacLean Cognitive Consultants International, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Faculty, Surrey

Register by Oct. 20/23
Regular Price
After Oct. 20/23
In-person* $494 $564
In-person Articled Student* $282 $282
Webinar $494 $564
Webinar Articled Student $282 $282

*Please note: The in-person session is dependent on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.

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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Mary Kingston

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