Winning the Battle: Practical Tips and Successful Tactics Used in Recent Noteworthy Cases* 

Chaired By: Greg Phillips & D. Todd Brown

* This seminar will be available only to TLABC members who limit their practices to working exclusively for plaintiffs.

Click here to register for in person attendance (this seminar is not available via live webcast)

Date, Time & Location:
Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way

LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2017, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.

9:00 - 9:05 Opening Remarks
GREG PHILLIPS, Johnston Franklin Bishop, Nanaimo

TODD BROWN, Maryn & Associates Port Moody

9:05 - 9:30 The Lone Ranger: Evaluating Tough Cases in A Small Firm Environment (Wong v. Towns & others)
DAVID GRUNDER, David W. Grunder Law Corporation, Vancouver
JUDY VOSS, Judy S. Voss Law Corporation, Port Moody

9:30 - 10:00 What's Up, Doc? Early Considerations Re: Taking On Medical Malpractice Cases
IAN CAMPBELL, Campbell Renaud Trial Lawyers, Burnaby
DONALD J. RENAUD, Campbell Renaud Trial Lawyers, Burnaby

10:00 - 10:30 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words:
The Use of Graphics and Demonstrative Aids in Today's Litigation

JAMES L. VIGMOND, Oatley Vigmond, Toronto
STEPHEN MADER, Artery Studios, Toronto

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

11:00 - 11:30 The Mystery of the Cord: Developing and Investigating Causation with an Unknown Tortfeasor (Boyes v. Wong)
MICHAEL L. ELLIOTT, Jarvis McGee Rice, Vancouver

11:30 - 12:00 Impact Through Discovery: Preparation and Practice
DEREK MIURA, Derek K. Miura, Trial & Appeal Lawyer, Vancouver
BOB CAMERON, Robert W. Cameron Law Corporation, Victoria

12:00 - 12:30 The Typical Defence Case in Three Acts:
Contributory Negligence, Mitigation and Pre-existing Condition or Risk

ADAM DE TURBERVILLE, Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Nanaimo

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch – Included in Registration Fee

1:30 - 2:00 Recent Developments in Privilege (Buettner v. Gatto)
VIVIAN CHEUNG, Cowley & Company, Vancouver

2:00 - 2:30 Reducing the Impact of Mitigation Arguments
KRISTA SIMON, Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, Vancouver

2:30 - 3:00 Cultural Considerations When Preparing a Witness For Trial (Haroon v. Basran)
HARPREET S. NIRWAN, Nirwan Law Corporation, Surrey

3:00 - 3:30 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibitor Time

3:30 - 3:55 Making Use of Public Documents in Personal Injury Trials
GREG PHILLIPS, Johnston Franklin Bishop, Nanaimo

3:55 - 4:25 To Jury, Or Not to Jury? How to Determine When a Jury Is Right for Your Tough Set of Facts
(Fedun v. Loiacono & Graham v. Carson)

MARLISA MARTIN, Nanuq Law, Victoria

4:25 - 4:55 Lessons from Arsenovksi
THOMAS PAUL HARDING, Trial Lawyers Advocacy Group, Surrey

4:55 - 5:00 Closing Remarks

5:00 - 6:00 Presidents Recept

Register by 3 February 2017 and save 10%

  • 5 years call or less $364
  • 6 - 9 years call $414
  • 10 years call or more $464
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2 price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $264

Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront will offer a discounted group rate of $189.00 per night, plus taxes for February 23 & 24. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote the booking code TRIA0217_001. 

Alternatively, TLABC has arranged corporate rates with several downtown Vancouver hotels. Visit for more information, or call us at 604 682-5343.