Litigation

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  • The Reliability Factor under the Principled Approach to Hearsay: “Can you Trust the Dead Guy?”

    $45.00

    Since R. v. Khan, the principled approach to hearsay has largely overtaken the traditional exceptions to the hearsay rule, dealing in issues of reasonability and necessity.  This paper discusses both, as well as some examples of when hearsay has been sought to be admitted, the test of probative value versus prejudicial effect, ultimate reliability and the question of “if, when and how to object”. A practical example of an objection on the ground of improper hearsay is attached.

    You can also access this paper by purchasing the seminar on demand. Seminars on demand allow you to stream video recordings of seminar speakers and download papers as PDFs.

    This paper was presented as part of LESA’s Evidence Law Refresher in November and December 2014.

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  • The Role of Questioning in the Summary Judgment and Summary Trial Environment

    $35.00

    Author: Donna C. Purcell QC

    This paper addresses options and issues to approaching questioning where summary judgement or summary trial is, or may be, relevant. The paper also examines some recent case law and addresses the use of Alberta Rules of Court Rule 6.8.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Questioning program in Edmonton on November 6, 2019 and in Calgary on November 12, 2019.

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  • The Rule in Browne v. Dunn

    $35.00

    This paper provides background and also updated information on the rule in Browne v. Dunn.  Discussion centres around the old and new approaches to the rule and the consequences of its breach.

    You can also access this paper by purchasing the seminar on demand. Seminars on demand allow you to stream video recordings of seminar speakers and download papers as PDFs.

    This paper was presented as part of LESA’s Evidence Law Refresher in November and December 2014.

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  • The Use of Expert Witnesses in the Civil Litigation Process

    $65.00

    This author examines the role of the legal assistant in facilitating the use of the expert witness on a litigation file. Citing the relevant Rules of Court, the author looks at tasks and issues from sending letters of instruction and the proper form of an expert’s report to serving expert reports and arranging for an expert’s attendance at trial.

    This paper was presented at the Civil Litigation Procedures for LSS Seminar in February 2014.

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  • The Walking Dead: Recent Treatment of Rule 4.33 and Rule 4.31 of the Rules of Court, Alta Reg 124/2010

    $55.00

    Rule 4.33 and 4.31 of the Rules of Court (often referred to as the “drop dead” and “chronic delay” rules) have recently be subject to amendment and judicial examination. This paper provides an overview of the developing law as it relates to the requirements for an application to dismiss an action for delay under rules 4.33 and 4.31. It reviews the 2016 amendments that added a suspension period to Rule 4.33, and discusses the test for a “significant advance” as it relates to Rule 4.33 in the context of recent case law. This paper also discusses the recent relaxation of the test applied by the courts under rule 4.31, and highlights the court’s treatment of inordinate delay, credible excuse, serious prejudice, and faded memories within the context of rule 4.31.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Rules of Court 2017 seminar held in Edmonton on April 6, 2017 and in Calgary on April 20, 2017.

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  • Time Management, Client Management, File Management

    $85.00

    This paper deals with managing a litigation practice. It is divided into two sections: the first discusses the critical skills necessary to be a good litigator; the second contains a collection of precedents that may be of particular assistance to young litigators. It includes a discussion of 3 critical skills: client management, file management, and time management. As well, styles of litigation practice and the Code of Conduct are also considered.

    In addition, this paper contains 31 valuable precedents, including a file opening questionnaire, retainer letter, various letters to different agencies and entities (particularly related to an insurance or personal injury practice), client reporting letters, a statement of receipts and disbursements, a general will, personal directive, and enduring power of attorney.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Managing a Litigation Practice seminar held in Edmonton on November 24, 2016 and in Calgary on December 1, 2016.

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  • Tort Law Update 2011

    $45.00

    This paper was presented at the Update 2011 seminar held in May of 2011. This paper focuses on significant tort law cases in the Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta Court of Appeal since 2009 including discussions on: (1) defamation, (2) negligence and the duty of care, (3) negligence and the standard of care, (4) negligence and breach of statute, (5) negligence and causation, (6) negligent misrepresentation, (7) malicious prosecution, (8) tort damages, (9) tort procedure, (10) fatal accidents, (11) occupiers’ liability, and (12) constitutional actions.

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  • Trial Preparation: Working with Experts

    $65.00

    Author: Michael Bokhaut

    This paper outlines major trial preparation steps that typically involve paralegals and identifies strategies, recommendations, and best practices for each major step.

    Discussion focuses on 4 main areas: (1) major preparatory steps regarding book of exhibits, agreed statement of facts, and preparing transcripts; (2) trial deadlines regarding trial readiness, witnesses, and e-trial; (3) best practices for working with experts; and (4) general strategies of preparing for a successful trial.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Advanced Civil Litigation for Paralegals program in Calgary on February 20, 2020 and in Edmonton on February 24, 2020.

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  • Using Experts at Trial

    $35.00

    This paper outlines what is required when using an expert at trial. The author discusses understanding the role your expert’s conclusions play in your theory of the case, getting your expert’s opinion evidence admitted at trial, preparing yourself and your expert for trial and what must be done at trial.

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    This paper was presented at the Running Your First Trial seminar held in January and February 2015.

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  • Valuation of Businesses: Issues Commercial Litigators Should Know in Contentious Shareholder Exits

    $35.00

    Author: Dean Das

    This paper discusses aspects of the business valuation exercise that may underlie or create consternation amongst shareholders, particularly in situations involving exits from a business.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Shareholder Disputes program in Calgary on October 25, 2019 and in Edmonton on October 29, 2019.

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  • Webinar on Demand – Court of Appeal E-Filing

    $195.00

    Original Date: August 19, 2020

    Price: $195 + GST

    Presenters: Bobbi Jo McDevitt, Case Management Officer, Court of Appeal of Alberta; Ileen Moore, Deputy Registrar, Court of Appeal of Alberta; and Julie Antunes, Team Lead, Court of Appeal of Alberta

     

     

    On August 31, 2020, the Court of Appeal of Alberta will launch the public portal of its e-filing system called CAMS. The Court of Appeal Management System (CAMS) is a comprehensive case and document management system and an electronic filing system that provides registered users the ability to initiate an appeal, file materials, pay applicable fees electronically, and more. CAMS is designed to better serve the administration of justice, litigants, the Bar, and the public at large. It digitizes and automates many of the Court’s procedures and records.

    As of August 31, 2020, litigants and their lawyers will have online access to all of their case materials and other information about their appeals including the full text of all filed documents, deadlines, hearing dates, outcomes, and more.

    What are the key benefits of viewing this Webinar on Demand?

    • Learn how to setup an account, access an electronic court file, file electronic documents, format files according to the electronic requirements, and pay applicable fees online.
    • Watch demonstrations from members of the CAMS Project Team.
    • Hear a Q&A with CAMS Project Team members.
    • Walk away with valuable information sheets delivering step-by-step instructions to benefit your appellate practice.

    How will CAMS affect your appellate practice?

    • For litigants and lawyers, the benefits of CAMS include:
    • Increased accessibility to the Court;
    • The ability to file documents remotely from office or home at any time of the day or night, thereby eliminating the need for costs related to a physical visit to the courthouse, parking, postage, courier or messenger fees;
    • The elimination of paper copies of all documents, which includes the appeal record, factum, case authorities and Extracts of Key Evidence, resulting in cost, time and resource savings;
    • The ability to access full case information at any time online and view the full text of all filed documents; and
    • The ability to electronically receive notices, correspondence, and judgments from the Court.

     


    Please enter the first name, last name, and email of the person who will be viewing the Webinar on Demand in the billing details section on the next page.

    If multiple lawyers or staff members in your firm would like to purchase this Webinar on Demand, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing.

    Please note: The views and opinions of the presenters are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. Though we do our best to ensure quality, technology is not always 100% reliable. This recording contains approximately 4 seconds of disrupted audio.

  • Webinar on Demand – Cybersecurity for Lawyers

    $95.00

    Original Date: June 15, 2020

    Price: $95 + GST

    Presenters: Elizabeth Aspinall, Law Society of Alberta; and Nathan Lee, CompuVision

     

     

     

    Identify the risks and benefits associated with the use of technology in your practice. Explore the changes to the Law Society of Alberta’s Code of Conduct addressing technological competence. Consider cybersecurity issues and walk away with tools to help you stay up-to-date and in compliance with your professional obligations.


    Please enter the first name, last name, and email of the person who will be viewing the Webinar on Demand in the billing details section on the next page.

    If multiple lawyers or staff members in your firm would like to purchase this Webinar on Demand, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing.

    Please note: The views and opinions of the presenters are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. Webinars on Demand may include mild profanity and/or explicit language. Though we do our best to ensure quality, technology is not always 100% reliable. This recording contains a minor visual glitch (of roughly 2-3 seconds).

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