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Advanced Litigation Law

September 16, 2015 | 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM


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The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario ("ILCO") is excited about offering a full day program on Advanced Litigation Law.

Nicole Henderson - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Electronic Trials
Practical considerations and practice points for managing an electronic file at the pleadings and discovery phase, during trial preparation, and at trial, with an eye to the key role of law clerks in electronic trials.

Robin Cardillo - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Bills of Costs and Costs Outlines
Considerations in determination of costs:

  • Types of costs;
  • Examples of costs in case law;
  • Value of having cost outline; and
  • Strategic advantages for bringing along the Cost Outline to motions.

Maureen Edwards - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Rough Justice: the Conduct of an Ontario Small Claims Court Action:

  • How to take a file to trial;
  • Tips on navigating the Ontario Small Claims Court; and
  • Best practices and how to achieve success

Kevin Toyne - Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP
Settlements and Releases:

  • The importance of full and final release and settlement;
  • Difference between settlement and confidentiality clause;
  • What terms should always be included in a release; and
  • Challenges associated with enforcing a settlement.

Candace Aboussafy - Cox and Palmer
Loading electronic and paper documents:

  • Coding and privilege review-Production of Schedule;
  • How to take a file to trial;
  • Tips on navigating the Ontario Small Claims Court; and
  • Best practices and how to achieve success.

Iris Antonios - Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Types of Privilege

  • Different types of privilege;
  • How they compare;
  • "Boundaries" of solicitor-client privilege; and
  • Possible exceptions to waiver of privilege.