Conducting an Effective Examination for Discovery
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: September 2017
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

During examinations for discovery, a lawyer needs to think fast and make difficult decisions that could have an impact on his or her entire case. You need to be prepared and ready to tackle what arises during this litigation process. Our experienced faculty will walk you through the process from beginning to end, providing practical guidance on how to successfully conduct and defend an examination. You will receive valuable tips on the common pitfalls to avoid, as well as techniques for dealing with difficult witnesses and counsel. This unique program will end with a mock discovery where you will have the opportunity to review the material in advance, and compare the approach and strategy you would use to that of counsel conducting the mock discovery.


Brendan Clancy, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Brooke MacKenzie, MacKenzie Barristers


Examinations for Discovery: An Introduction
Samuel M. Robinson, Stockwoods LLP

Brief of Discovery Excerpts
Barry Weintraub, Rueters LLP

Sample Memorandum for Client to Assist with Discovery Prep
Sarah Corman, Corman Feiner LLP

"That's a Hypothetical!" and other Common Discovery Objections: Are they legally correct?
Gord McGuire, Adair Barristers LLP

Fact Scenario

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