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Affidavit Secrets by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

December 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Uncommon knowledge about effectively managing the most common form of evidence!

Vancouver Location TBA
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Who should attend: Junior and intermediate litigators, paralegals, and legal support staff

Learning level: Fundamental/Intermediate

Affidavits are the most important and common form of evidence that a litigator will ever encounter or use. In this intensive half-day program, expert litigators will take registrants through how not to draft an affidavit; how to dissect an affidavit from the other side; how to tell your client’s story as governed by law, practice, ethics, and the rules of evidence; and how to avoid common mistakes.

While one often learns best by making mistakes, here you can avoid embarrassment and potentially an award of costs. Let experienced counsel and an experienced Justice of the Supreme Court of BC take you through prime examples of improper affidavits, teaching you, in the process, exactly what not to do.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn how to master this essential skill set under the guidance of experienced counsel and Members of the Supreme Court of BC.

Learning Objectives

  • learn the essentials of good affidavit drafting
  • learn to avoid common and not-so-common pitfalls found in affidavit drafting
  • learn about best practices for handling affidavit evidence
  • test your knowledge of affidavit practice with problems taken from the real world
  • learn about ethics and professionalism and their relation to affidavit evidence

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3 hours (this course will contain a minimum of .5 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management).

Course Chairs
Andrew P. Morrison — Shields Harney, Vancouver
John Douglas Shields — Shields Harney, Vancouver

Register by Jan. 8/24
Regular Price
After Jan. 8/24
In-person* $247 $282
In-person Articled Student* $141 $141
Webinar $247 $282
Webinar Articled Student $141 $141

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December 18, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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