ABOUT THIS ISSUE (149 - Summer 2016 - Trial) 

All set, ready for trial? We hope so, because it’s going ahead, regardless. Whether you’re the lead senior litigator, co-counsel or a junior lawyer, you need to be fully prepared for a full trial. Various cases require a varying degree of things – be it pre-trial submissions, court appearances and overall case management. The prepping of witnesses requires a skill set all its own, and you’ll need to be fully apprised (by knowing it backwards and forwards) of what was gleaned through your pre-trial work, too – depositions, discoveries and so forth. Trial preparation and trial practice bring the biggest things into play, and these elements require a convergence of the greatest skills a lawyer possesses. Will there be a jury as the trier of fact or will it be a trial before a judge alone? The answer to just that one question dictates how you will approach the trial. It’s one of the biggest aspects of your preparation. And how will you handle unforeseen circumstances once the trial gets underway? Given that you can’t predict what will occur, you will be best-served by experience and knowing which resources to engage along the way. Trial. It’s our theme for this edition of the Verdict magazine.       



Columns   Articles    
President's Message
Aseem Dosanjh
  Rules Amendments What's New And Almost Was
By John W. Bilawich
CEO Corner
Carla Terzariol
  The End of Charter Damages Class Actions in BC? Monaco v. Coquitlam (City) and Thorburn v. British Columbia 
By Mathew P. Good
Kenneth A. Price
  Electronic Discover Essentials
By Johanna C. Mustapic
Backing the PAC, a TLABC Tradition
Megan Ejack

Now Open! Rise Women's Legal Centre
By Kim Hawkins
Get the Most out of your Membership
Amanda Huettner
  The Growing Demand For Articling Positions & What You Can Do About It
By Elisabeth Sadowski
Education Update
Erin Monahan
  Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Quantifying Loss of Earning Capacity
By Saro J. Turner & James A. Richards
Case Notes
Edward P. Good
  Asked & Answered: 20 Questions with TLABC Member John Conroy, QC  
  Family Law
Magal Hueberman


Medical Malpractice
by Lindsay McGivern &
Susanne Raab
Employment Update
Rose Keith
Wills & Estates
R. Trevor Todd
David J. Bilinsky
Legislative Watch
Ian Aikenhead QC
Class Action Update
David A. Klein
Criminal Law
Kevin B. Westell
  Book Review
Mike Sporer
Head 2 Head
Bentley Doyle




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