Week Seven: Pre-trial Strategy & Procedures

  • Developing themes for the plaintiff’s case: Ball, David. David Ball on Damages. 3rd National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2011 – select chapters.
  • Interviewing the plaintiff and investigating the claim.
  • Discovery of documents and gathering the evidence required to prove your claim: Harris, Lyle G, Discovery Practice in British Columbia, 2nd Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2009; Biehl v. Strang 2010 BCSC 1391.
  • Examination for discovery: Harris, Lyle G, Discovery Practice in British Columbia, 2nd ed. Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2009 Colbeck v. Kaila et al. 2007 BCSC 689.
  • Pre-trial case management: applications, case planning and trial management. British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook, 3rd Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2010 – select chapters.
  • Client management
  • The difficult client and getting off the record.