Experts at Trial: How to Maximize (or Minimize) their Effectiveness

Continuing Legal Education – FREE SEMINAR

Will Davidson LLP’s fourth-annual seminar was a huge success! Much like our previous seminars, attendees gained 6.5 CPD hours, had a free lunch, and the option to attend a networking reception following the keynote.

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Seminar Agenda

9:00 AM TO 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Gary Will

9:15 AM TO 9:40 AM

Top Ten Tips on Questioning an Opposing Witness

Ron Davidson

9:40 AM TO 10:15 AM

Examination of a Plaintiff Psychologist at Trial

Michael Ellis | Meghan Walker | Dr. Brian Levitt

10:15 AM TO 10:30 AM

REFRESHMENT BREAK

SPONSORED BY: REHAB FIRST INC.

10:30 AM TO 10:45 AM

Report to the Canadian Judicial Committee on Jury Selection in Ontario

Hon. Giovanna Roccamo

10:45 AM TO 10:55 AM

If Not Juries, Then What? Co-Mediation in Ontario

Hon. Giovanna Roccamo

10:55 AM TO 11:15 AM

Expert Evidence Post – Saadati v. Moorhead

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

11:15 AM TO 11:30 AM

SCC Cases of Interest to the Personal Injury Bar – The Last 18 Months

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

11:30 AM TO 12:15 PM

Examination of an Obstetrician in a Medical Malpractice Action

Paul Cahill | Samantha Shatz | Dr. Jon Barrett from Sunnybrook

12:15 PM TO 1:00 PM

LUNCH

SPONSORED BY: THEJUDGE GLOBAL

1:00 PM TO 1:45 PM

Judges Panel – Ethical Issues with Experts at Trial

Justice Todd Archibald | Justice Grant Dow | Gary Will

1:45 PM TO 2:05 PM

Preserving Vital Evidence

Meghan Walker | Kate Grayson

2:05 PM TO 2:45 PM

The Presentation of an Expert Witness at Trial

Scott Frew | Joel Cormier | Robert Sparling

2:45 PM TO 3:00 PM

BREAK

SPONSORED BY: SULLIVAN NURSE CONSULTING

3:00 PM TO 3:20 PM

The Defence Perspective: How to Cross-Examine the Plaintiff’s Doctor

Jim Davidson

3:20 PM TO 3:40 PM

Use of Expert Witnesses

Chris Morrison

4:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

SPONSORED BY: RSM CANADA


SEMINAR SPONSORS

We would not be able to host this annual seminar without the support of our sponsors.

FIRST BREAK SPONSOR

Rehab First Inc.

Rehab First Inc. is recognized for multi-disciplinary serious injury and illness expertise; specifically the assessment and treatment of physical, cognitive and psychological impairments for children and adults across the occupational/vocational spectrums. Rehab First professionals have given expert evidence in numerous legal proceedings.

SECOND BREAK SPONSOR

SULLIVAN NURSE CONSULTING

Since 2009, Sullivan Nurse Consulting has provided pre-screened, currently practicing, highly credible medico-legal EXPERTS to assist both defence and plaintiff law firms. Each expert applies their unbiased, independent opinion on the standard of care in health law and medical malpractice cases for the most well-respected law firms and health organizations across Canada.

LUNCH SPONSOR

TheJudge Global

Remove litigation costs uncertainty with Litigation Insurance. TheJudge specialises in arranging Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Employment and Commercial litigation programs to mitigate the risks for your client. Strengthen your hand, protect your client. Established in 2000 and with over 30 insurance and finance markets, TheJudge are the most experienced in this highly specialised market.

RECEPTION SPONSOR

RSM Canada

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.


Our Speakers

Experts from the industry who will be speaking at this year's seminar.

The Honourable Todd L. Archibald

The Honourable Todd L. Archibald

Superior Court of Justice, Toronto Region

Dr. Jon Barrett

Dr. Jon Barrett

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Paul Cahill

Paul Cahill

Partner

Joel Cormier

Joel Cormier

Associate

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Partner

Ron Davidson

Ron Davidson

Counsel

The Honourable Grant R. Dow

The Honourable Grant R. Dow

Superior Court of Justice

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis

Counsel

Scott Frew

Scott Frew

Partner

Kate Grayson

Kate Grayson

Steelgate, Inc.

Dr. Brian Levitt

Dr. Brian Levitt

Kaplan & Levitt Psychologists

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

Eugene Meehan Q.C.

Supreme Advocacy LLP

Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Partner

HON. Giovanna Roccamo

HON. Giovanna Roccamo

Samantha Shatz

Samantha Shatz

Associate

Robert Sparling

Robert Sparling

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Meghan Walker

Meghan Walker

Associate

Gary Will

Gary Will

Managing Partner

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