2017 Expert Strategies for Trial Preparation
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: November 2017
Format: download (PDF), download (PDF)


Description
Come hear from the experts on how to effectively prepare for a trial or a hearing. Refine and develop your trial preparation skills with efficient and successful methods from experienced trial counsel. Our faculty will show you how to pitch the most persuasive theory of your case, open with confidence, examine with skill, close with authority and how to be ready to handle the many complications that may arise. You will benefit from knowing how to create and use checklists that will keep your trial preparation organized, thorough and on track.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Colin Stevenson, Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP
Maureen Whelton, Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Frame: Theory of the Case Powerpoint Presentation Slides
Robyn White, Cavalluzzo LLP

Trial Checklists & Charts
Anticipated Witnesses for the Plaintiff
Trial Readiness Chart
Plaintiff's Proposed Schedule of Witnesses
Trial Supplies Checklists
Witness List

Peter Cho, Smitiuch Injury Law

Dot the I's and Cross the T's: The Critical Importance of Checklists PowerPoint Slides
Peter Cho, Smitiuch Injury Law

Sample Trial Preparation Checklist - Supporting Materials
Maureen Whelton, Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP

Cross-Examination Cheat Sheet - Steps for Preparing the Cross Examination of an Expert
Lara Fitzgerald-Husek, Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers LLP
Paul Schabas, Blake, Cassesls & Graydon LLP

Fact Case Scenario
Eric Pellagrino, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Natalie MacDonald, MacDonald & Associates

Tips And Tricks When Giving An Opening Statement In A Civil Trial Powerpoint Presentation Slides
Eric Pellagrino, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Natalie MacDonald, MacDonald & Associates

Expect the Unexpected: Preparation is Key
Maureen Whelton, Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP

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