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The Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide To Evidence

January 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by: Osgoode School of Law

Ensure you have an up-to-date understanding of the key evidentiary principles and strategies that are essential to build your case, whether or not it proceeds to trial.

The law and best practices concerning evidence are continually evolving, so as a litigator, it is critical to not just keep on pace but to stay ahead of emerging issues.

Now in its 17th year, this celebrated annual OsgoodePD conference will give you the practical tips and knowledge you need to prevail in negotiations, discoveries, motions, pretrials and trials.

Over one day, you will have the opportunity to tap into the expertise of a distinguished faculty of judges and litigators, get the updated knowledge you need to remain current, and deepen your understanding of ongoing evidentiary issues that could impact your case.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to successfully navigate evidence rules in both remote and in-person proceedings
  • Critical developments in expert evidence
  • How to avoid common mistakes in gathering or preparing evidence on motions and applications (including summary judgment motions)
  • Tactics for maximizing the weight of your evidence
  • How to ensure your electronic evidence is admissible
  • Proven strategies when challenging a claim of privilege
  • Techniques when introducing or responding to a prior inconsistent statement
  • How to use virtual documents and business records to bolster your case
  • Strategies to apply the rules of evidence to mediations and arbitrations
  • Practical approaches to ethical/professional dilemmas
  • Innovative processes to obtain the best evidence to reach settlement
  • Tips from the Bench on how to approach commonly encountered evidentiary problems

Who Should Attend

  • Civil litigators (plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel)
  • In-house litigation counsel
  • Litigation law clerks
  • Litigation paralegals




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