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  • This paper focuses on 4 practical considerations for effective written advocacy: establishing your credibility as counsel, understanding your client’s objectives, preparing your case/developing the theory, and crafting a compelling narrative. This paper was presented at LESA’s Civil Litigation Series webinar on April 13, 2021.
  • This paper provides a brief overview of oppression claims and derivative actions pursuant to Part 19 of the Business Corporations Act. It also contains practical information on how to determine whether there is a potential claim, the selection of the appropriate commencement document, the procedure to launch an action, other important considerations, and how to avoid oppression claims and derivative actions in the first place. This paper was presented at LESA’s Civil Litigation Series webinar on March 17, 2021.
  • This detailed list provides a summary of legislative and jurisprudential authorities about how to establish facts in civil litigation matters and includes specific references to the Rules of Court and pinpointed sections in various Acts. The materials also identify strategies to help litigators choose which method of proof they should employ. This paper was presented at LESA’s Civil Litigation Series webinar on March 3, 2021.
  • These materials provide suggestions and strategies for effectively managing matters in chambers. Topics include consent, ex parte, and adjournment applications; notice requirements for applications and affidavits; contents of documents; what can and cannot be heard in chambers; time limits; evidence; protocols and courtesies; costs of an application; and preparation of orders. This paper was presented at LESA’s Civil Litigation Series webinar on February 18, 2021.
  • Estate litigation has unique nuances. This paper explores applicable legislation and rules that address who can be properly added as a party to estate litigation, who might have standing to participate, how litigation representatives need to function, and potential conflicts of interest that might exist. This paper was presented at LESA’s Civil Litigation Series webinar on February 4, 2021.