Jury Trials: What Plaintiffs' Counsel Need to Know*
Michael J. Holroyd & Nicholas W. Peterson
 
 
* This seminar will be available only to TLABC members who limit their practices to working exclusively for plaintiffs. Click here for Plaintiff Only Certification
 
Date, Time & Location:
Friday 6 April 2018, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver BC. The seminar runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Waterfront 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:
9:00 – 9:05 AM Opening Statements
Michael J. Holroyd, Maryn & Associates, Port Moody
Nicholas W. Peterson, Collette Parsons Harris, Vancouver
 
9:05 – 9:30 Structuring your Jury Trial: From Selection to Charge
Barbara Webster-Evans, Webster & Associates, Vancouver
 
9:30 – 10:00 Openings: A Can of Worms?
D. Todd Brown, Maryn & Associates, Port Moody
 
10:00 – 10:30 The Mechanics of Mistrials
Jonathan L. Harbut, Jarvis McGee Rice LLP, Vancouver
 
10:30 – 10:50 Question & Answer Period
 
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break: Networking and Exhibitor Time
 
11:20 – 11:50 Effective Direct and Cross-Examinations Before a Jury
A.C. Richard Parsons, Collette Parsons Harris, Vancouver
 
11:50 – 12:20 Special Topic: What Injury Caps Really Look Like: Lessons From Alberta
Joseph A. Nagy, Joseph A. Nagy Professional Corporation, Edmonton
 
12:20 – 12:30 Question & Answer Period
 
12:30 – 1:30  Lunch (Included in Registration Fee)
 
1:30 – 2:15 Focus Groups: Inside the Mind of the Common Juror
Robyn Wishart, Brain and Spine Law, Vancouver
Paul J. Scoptur, Aiken & Scoptur, Milwaukee WI
 
2:15 – 2:45 Closing to a Jury: First Principles
J. Scott Stanley, Murphy Battista LLP, Vancouver
 
2:45 – 3:15 A View from the Criminal Bar
Richard Fowler QC, Fowler & Blok, Vancouver
 
3:15 – 3:30 Question & Answer Period
 
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break: Networking and Exhibitor Time
 
4:00 – 4:25 Making the Leap: From Criminal Jury Trial to First Civil Jury Trial
Bryan Fitzpatrick, Pushor Mitchell LLP, Kelowna
 
4:25 – 4:50 Educating and Communicating with Demonstrative Evidence: Winning Strategies
Stephen Mader, Artery Studios, Toronto
 
4:50 – 5:00 Questions and Closing Remarks
 
5:00 – 6:00 President's Reception
 
Pricing:
Register by 16 March 2018 and save 10%
 
TLABC Regular Member
  • 5 years call or less $399
  • 6 - 9 years call $449
  • 10+ years call or more $499
  • TLABC Sustaining Member or q Monthly PAC Donor ($50 off)
  • TLABC Benefactor (1/2  price)
  • Articled Student or Paralegal $299
 
Hotel Info:
The Fairmont Waterfront (directly across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre) will offer a discounted group rate of $259.00 per night, plus taxes for April 5 & 6. To book, call 604-691-1820 or 1-800-441-1414 and quote the TLABC rate, with booking code TRIA0418_001.