Your First Civil Trial - 2019
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: March 2019
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Is your first civil trial approaching and you don't know what to do? Perhaps your first trial was a complete flop. Maybe you had a good result, but know you can be better. At this half-day program, prominent litigators will share their time-tested strategies and practical advice on topics ranging from preparing your case to the closing argument. You will also get invaluable precedents, papers and checklists including a bibliography and summary of resources. Tremendously popular in past years, this is the "must not miss" program of 2019 for newer litigators and advocates. Register now to secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there!


Chantelle Cseh, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Selina Mamo, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Strategies and Tips for Trial Preparation
Christopher Horkins, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Byron Shaw, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Opening and Closing Statements: Tips and Traps
Ren Bucholz, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Your First Civil Trial: Evidence
Jacqueline Cole, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Matthew Milne-Smith, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

The Art of Examinations
Gayle Brock, Brock Medical Malpractice Law PC (Barrie)
Tom Curry, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Resource List
Kenneth Morris, Morris+Stoltz+Evans LLP

How to Avoid Mistakes at Trial
The Honourable Frederick L. Myers, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Frank J.C. Newbould, Q.C., Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Sheila R. Block, Torys LLP

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