In the Courtroom: Evidence Refresher for Litigators
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: November 2017
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)


Description
So you've made it to trial! Next, you need to ensure you know your rules of evidence. Your success at trial depends not only on the strength of your evidence, but also on your ability to get it before the trier of fact while excluding the evidence that does not support your case. Every successful litigator needs to learn how to do this properly. Our faculty of experienced litigators will ensure that you are fully up to speed on the latest common law and statutory rules of evidence.

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Richard Butler, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Jennifer McAleer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Quick Reference Guide to Rules of Evidence
Nadia Campion, Polley Faith LLP
Madeleine Brown, Polley Faith LLP

What is the General Rule and Exceptions Regarding the Admissibility of Character Evidence?
Charles Toth, Mutual Fund Dealers Association

When Is Opinion Evidence of Lay Persons Permitted?
Charles Toth, Mutual Fund Dealers Association

Key points on the rule in Browne v Dunn
Rob Centa, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

In the Courtroom: Evidence Refresher for Litigators
Dena Varah, Lenczner Slaght LLP

Supporting Materials

The Rule in Browne v. Dunn
Ryan Breedon, Lenczner Slaght LLP

Testimony, from credible to incredible: Some practice points on dealing with witnesses at trial
Allan Sternberg, Ricketts, Harris LLP
Alejandro Manevich, Ricketts, Harris LLP

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