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  • Updated in May 2015 This classic work by Daniel T. Gallagher QC, revised in May 2015, contains comprehensive information for conducting common contested applications. Included is a Chambers Application checklist that walks through preparation, service, application, and post-application steps, as well as dozens of sample precedents. This paper was most recently presented at the Common Chambers’ Applications seminar held in February 2012.
  • This collection of papers was drawn from materials presented at The Rules of Court Interpreted program in November 2011. It includes:
    • an 11-page update on Discovery, Questioning and Disclosure of Information by D.W. McGrath Q.C., D. N. E. de Vere, and Michael O’Brien;
    • a 10-page article on Costs, Experts, and Formal Offers of Settlement by K. P. Feehan Q.C. and K. A. Salmon;
    • a 7-page case law summary on Appeals from Masters, the “Drop Dead” Rule, and Discontinuance by P. R. Mack Q.C.. Vivian R. Stevenson Q.C., and Anthony Burden; and
    • a 10-page exploration of the judicial interpretation of Part 4 of the Rules (Managing Litigation) and Rule 7.1 (severance) by L. A. Goldbach, Barbara J. Stratton, and Laura Inglis Chubb.
    This compilation includes dozens of valuable case references.
  • This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Rules of Court Interpreted program in November 2011. It discusses the changes made to former Rules 129, 159 and 162, and how new Rules 3.68, 7.2, and 7.3 have been interpreted by the Court. It contains references to more than a dozen cases relevant to this area.  
  • This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Rules of Court Interpreted program in November 2011. The paper deals with Court decisions and rules amendments on Parts 2 (Parties) and 8 (Trial) of the Rules of Court. It contains more than a dozen relevant case references helpful to understanding these critical parts.  
  • This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Rules of Court Interpreted program in November 2011. Learn how the Foundational Rules provide interpretation guidelines, as well as guidance as to the scope of relief and remedies the Court can provide. This comprehensive paper cites dozens of relevant cases, and highlights material changes under the new Alberta Rules of Court.  
  • This paper goes through the basics of legal research and provides a flow chart for prioritizing the law, a noting up checklist, a legal research sources checklist and a guide to citing cases to the Alberta Courts. This paper was presented at our Legal Research program held in October of 2011.  
  • With legal research, finding the right law can be the easy part. Analyzing and coming up with a compelling argument is often the more challenging job. This paper offers information to assist you in analyzing your legal research results, with a specific focus on analyzing case law. This paper was presented at our Legal Research program held in October of 2011.  
  • Speed and efficiency when gathering your research results provides you more time to analyze and apply the research to your issue. This paper outlines some tricks for keeping your legal research “gathering” on track by using your network and finding information from unusual sources. This paper was presented at our Legal Research program held in October of 2011.
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    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. This paper was presented at the Update 2011 program.
  • This paper provides an overview of dispute resolutions processes including private mediation, court annexed mediation, judicial dispute resolution and use of the waiver rule in the Rules of Court. A cost/benefit analysis of dispute resolution and alternatives are also discussed. This paper was presented at the Update 2011 program.
  • This paper discusses jurisdiction considerations in litigation. It provides a background discussion on determining jurisdiction, including the real and substantial connection test and other factors considered by the court. It also reviews civil litigation procedural differences between Canada and the United States, including terminology, service of documents, letters rogatory, discovery rules, security for costs, undertakings, trials, and courtroom etiquette. Additionally, procedural differences between Alberta and other Canadian provinces, particularly Ontario and British Columbia, are also highlighted. Issues discussed include starting and defending a claim, special litigation rules, Ontario Simplified Procedure, mediation, service deadlines, disclosure and discovery, and costs. This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Managing a Litigation Practice program held in Edmonton on November 24, 2016 and in Calgary on December 1, 2016.  
  • 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 program held in Edmonton on November 24, 2016 and in Calgary on December 1, 2016.