Litigation Update 2016: Current Trends in Trial Tactics and Advocacy
Chair: KEVIN GOURLAY, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver

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Date, Time & Location:
Friday 28 October, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Waterfront Ballroom.

LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2016, including one embedded  hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

9:00 am Opening statements    
KEVIN GOURLAY, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver

9:05 – 9:35 Make It a Hit: Presentation Lessons from a Songwriter
GORDON G. HILLIKER QC, Gordon Hilliker Law Corp, Belcarra

9:35 – 10:05 Strategic Negotiations 
J. SCOTT STANLEY, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver

10:05 – 10:35 Dancing with the Devil: Dealing with Disability Insurers from Beginning to End
BILL DICK, Murphy Battista LLP, Kelowna

10:35 – 10:55 Coffee Break (Networking and Exhibitor Time)    

10:55 – 11:25 Technology in Accident Scene Reconstruction: Explaining and Demonstrating How Modern Technology Can Give Us Extremely Accurate Digital Recreations of Accident Scenes    
JAKE POKORNY, Visido Imaging, Vancouver

11:25 – 12:25 The Modern Courtroom: Running a Trial with Digital Exhibits
KATE GOWER, Devlin Gailus Westaway, Victoria

12:25 – 1:25 Lunch (Included in Registration)

1:25 – 2:10 Current Practices in Treatment of Chronic Pain from the Director of CHANGEpain
DR. BRENDA LAU, CHANGEpain, Vancouver

2:10 – 2:55  Validity and Neuropsychology: Ensuring Maximal Usefulness of Neuropsychological Investigations and Testing    
DR. TINA M. TRUDEL, PhD CBIT ABDA, CEO/Principal of Northeast Evaluation Specialists, Dover, New Hampshire

2:55 – 3:15 Coffee Break (Networking and Exhibitor Time)

3:15 – 3:45 The End Is Nigh (But Not Quite Yet): The Nitty-Gritty of PGT & Court Settlement Approvals    
ANNE SHEANE, Anne Sheane Law Corp., Victoria 
WYATT PICKETT, Anne Sheane Law Corp., Victoria 

3:45 – 4:15 Untangling the Web of Indivisible Injuries and Multiple Tortfeasors    
JOHN RICE, Jarvis McGee Rice LLP, Vancouver
ANTHONY LEONI, Jarvis McGee Rice LLP, Vancouver

4:15 – 4:45 Advocacy Lessons from the Bench
THE HON. LANCE S.G. FINCH QC, Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver    

4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception

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Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront will offer a discounted group rate of $259.00 per night, plus taxes for October 27 & 28. Please call the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver at 1-800-441-1414 to book your reservations and request the Trial Lawyers Association of BC rate, or click here to book online. Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Click here to see hotels and rates.