A Guide to Preparing for Civil Trials

Pretrial is over and your case didn’t settle. Now what? Most everything we do as lawyers can be reduced to a series of steps that not only help us achieve our goals, but also avoid oversights along the way. This exciting new short course will provide an overview of key tasks for counsel to perform when preparing for trial. Experienced litigator Michael Lesage will walk you through the process of gathering, revisiting, and assembling your evidence for presentation to a judge or jury. You’ll gain concise statements of law and important practice pointers to help you:

Manage pretrial procedures
Efficiently admit documents at trial
Make the most of discovery
Quickly locate supporting evidence and authorities while in the courtroom

Specific references will be made to the Canada Evidence Act, as well as the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure, but the steps and underlying principles will generally apply to trials in all common law provinces. The resources you receive can be modified as necessary for each lawyer’s jurisdiction and unique practice. Trial planning doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Attend this convenient, 90 minute webinar and get the tools you need to approach your next (or first) trial with more confidence!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.