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Civil Litigation Basics 2023

May 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - May 19, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Learn from CLEBC’s team of litigation experts—not the school of hard knocks!

Thursday, May 18, 2023 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Friday, May 19, 2023 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Vancouver location TBA, or via webinar

Can’t make the webinar or rebroadcasts?
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Subscribe to Courses On Demand, our comprehensive online resource with 1,500+ videos and 5,400+ papers from CLEBC courses. This course will be added to Courses on Demand approximately 30 days from the original course date.

Who should attend: Junior civil litigators and experienced litigators seeking a refresher on key elements within civil litigation

Learning level: Fundamental

Here is a chance to experience top litigators presenting actual arguments to actual judges. This unique course is designed for several groups, including: lawyers in the first two years of practice, lawyers changing areas of practice, and experienced lawyers who want a conceptual refresher on key elements within civil litigation. The program will also be of interest to law students and articled students.

Launched in 2021 as a Zoom webinar, this innovative program takes a new approach, as registrants will experience the entire life cycle of a case by watching counsel present the necessary arguments at various stages of a single fact pattern.

The first time through their presentation, counsel will be making all the mistakes that drive judges crazy. Participants will try to identify all those errors in real time, then listen as the judges and counsel debrief on what should have been done better. Counsel will then re-present the argument in the most effective manner.

Registrants will have an opportunity to test their skills against those of their colleagues, as prizes will be awarded to those who can identify the most errors. This course will focus on providing registrants with the knowledge base they need to avoid falling into error themselves.

Join us for the first in-person edition of this practical and practice-focused program!

Please note: the practice-focused course materials will relate to the fact pattern, the analysis of issues, and error identification within each stage of the litigation process. Registrants seeking a topic-by-topic review of the elements of civil litigation are directed to CLEBC’s Courses on Demand archive of Civil Litigation Basics 2018 and the associated reference materials.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 9 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 2 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chairs
The Honourable Mr. Justice Ward K. Branch — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Luciana P. Brasil — Branch MacMaster LLP, Vancouver

Register by Apr. 20/23
Regular Price
After Apr. 20/23
In-person* $844 $918
In-person Articled Student $549 $549
Webinar $664 $738
Webinar Articled Student $369 $369

*Please note: The in-person session is dependant on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.

Are you an Indigenous lawyer or community member?
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Do you need financial assistance?
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Experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19?
You may be eligible for further reductions in our course prices.
Please contact Customer Service for more information.

Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials and lunch on both days.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Raymond Lee