The Anatomy of a Family File: A Litigators Guide
Chaired by Wesley Shields
 
 
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 16 November, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings St., Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm in the Coal Harbour Ballroom.
 
 
Credits:
LSBC Continuing Professional Development: This seminar qualifies for 6 hours of structured legal education for 2018, including one embedded hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations.
 
Program:
8:45 am Opening statements
WESLEY SHIELDS, FH&P Lawyers, LLP, Kelowna
 
9:00 – 9:45 COMMENCEMENT OF FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS 
(i) Resources Available 
(ii) Drafting Pleadings in the BC Supreme Court  
KAREN REDMOND, Redmond Law, West Vancouver
GARRY K. THOMAS, Thomas & Associates: Trial and Appeal Lawyers, Vancouver
 
9:45 – 10:30 FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE & PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS 
(i) Form 8 Financial Statements 
(ii) Document Disclosure
MORAG MACLEOD QC, Morag MacLeod QC Family Law, Vancouver
 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
 
11:00 – 11:45 INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATIONS & JUDICIAL CASE CONFERENCES 
(i) Judicial Case Conference 
(ii) Interlocutory Applications
AUDRA BAYER, MacLean Law, Kelowna
AMANDA WINTERS, Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver 
 
11:45 – 12:30 EXAMINATIONS FOR DISCOVERY 
(i) Preparation for Discovery 
(ii) Conducting an Examination 
ANGELA THIELE, Lindsay Kenney LLP, Vancouver 
CHRISTINE MURRAY, Cassels Murray, Victoria
 
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (included in Registration Fee)
 
1:00 – 1:45 Luncheon Presentation: 
The Weird & Wonderful History of Family Law in British Columbia: From the Code of Hammurabi to the Family Law Act
JOHN-PAUL E. BOYD, M.A. LL.B., John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers, Calgary
 
2:00 – 2:45 SUMMARY TRIALS 
(i) Circumstances when Appropriate 
(ii) How to Prepare Material and Present Case
KATHRYN BASRAN, Schuman Daltrop Basran & Robin, Vancouver  
 
2:45 – 3:45 TRIAL PRACTICE 
(i) Trial Preparation Techniques (witnesses, documents, experts) 
(ii) Trial Practice – Conducting a Trial (direct, cross, opening, closing, law)
TRUDY HOPMAN, Hopman Mennie, Vancouver 
JEFFREY A. ROSE QC, Rose Family Law, Vancouver
 
3:45 – 4:00 Coffee Break 
 
4:00 – 5:00 MEDIATION/ARBITRATION 
(i) Pros & Cons 
(ii) What Option is Best Under What Circumstances 
(iii) Practice and Procedure
GEORGIALEE LANG, Georgialee Lang & Associates, Vancouver 
KATHRYN SAINTY QC, Sainty Law, Vancouver
 
5:00 pm Closing Remarks
 
5:00 – 6:00 President’s Reception
 
Pricing:
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  • Law Student
(TLABC Member or Non-Member) $149
 
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