Litigation Strategies Program Materials

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This program explores pre-trial litigation strategies to develop an effective theory of the case before the matter is set down for trial. It provides tips to effectively manage complex, multi-issue litigation matters to provide the best and most cost-effective results for clients.

Beginning with an analogy drawn from the American Civil War, this paper discusses some of the “battles” encountered in civil litigation, and offers strategies to help you manage information, defend against the other side, and maintain your objectives. It provides essential strategies to employ when faced with a “paper war” (dealing with document overload), a “street fight” (dealing with an extremely aggressive adverse party), a “limited war” (dealing with litigation that your … Read More


This paper discusses the benefits and limitations of risk analysis as a tool for assessing settlement values, making recommendations, and developing case strategies in litigation. It also provides a hypothetical example to illustrate the use of risk analysis as an analytical tool.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Litigation Strategies program in Calgary on January 18, 2018 and in Edmonton on January 25, 2018.

This document is an electronic product in Adobe PDF format. … Read More