Evidence for Litigators (Alberta)

Date: February 28, 2023

Location: Calgary and Edmonton, in-person and online

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The Advocates’ Society is hosting a two-part program that will cover practical information and updates about evidence that every litigator, irrespective of practice area, needs to know. This event includes a plenary session and an optional hands-on, skills-based workshop.

Plenary details | Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., live online
Esteemed members of the Bench and Bar will provide key insights into how to effectively obtain, use, admit and challenge evidence at trial. Join the session for dynamic presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations featuring skilled faculty.

Topics include:

  • Evidence update: What every trial lawyer needs to know
  • Top tips for handling hearsay and other objections at trial
  • Live demonstrations of key skills featuring experienced members of the Bench and Bar
  • Common evidentiary pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Do’s and don’ts from the Bench on how to present your evidence effectively and efficiently

Workshop details | Thursday, March 2, 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in-person (Calgary and Edmonton) or live online
Participants of the Evidence for Litigators plenary session are also eligible to join the hands-on skills workshop. The workshop presents an opportunity to practice raising and responding to objections in a supportive environment. Each participant will be asked to prepare and present a slice of an examination-in-chief and a cross-examination with proper questions as well as one or two potentially objectionable questions. When not acting as examining counsel, paricipants will take turns listening to, identifying and objecting to the other side’s improper questions, while stating the basis for the objection. Participants will then get practical, individualized feedback on their performance from trained instructors, and will learn from peers while working through the interactive exercises in small groups.


Plenary and Workshop:
TAS members: *Discount: $261.75 + tax | Regular: $349.00 + tax
Non-members: *Discount: $441.75 + tax | Regular: $589.00 + tax

Plenary only:
TAS members: *Discount: $156.75 + Tax | regular: $209.00 + tax
Non-members: *Discount: $246.75 + Tax | regular: $329.00 + tax

Visit the The Advocates’ Society website for more information and to register.