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CI This year marks since the inception of. It is time to match our brand with the dynamic strides we have made. See inside for details Members of the Legal Nurse Consultant Association of Canada SAVE 15% OFF the cost of registration. *See last page for details. JUNE 16, 2016 METROPOLITAN HOTEL VANCOUVER, BC s Inaugural EXPERT WITNESS FORUM WEST Innovative techniques and litigation essentials to take your expert practice to the next level Chairs: Derek A. Brindle, QC Associate Counsel Singleton Urquhart LLP Jacklyn Davies, CPA, CA, DIFA BC Leader Investigative & Forensic Services MNP LLP By attending this program, you will: See examples of the cutting edge demonstrative evidence methods you can apply to your next case Gain insights in to how judges and tribunals consider your expertise and qualifications Hear from top litigators with their tips and tricks for writing effective reports and giving persuasive testimony Learn to add value for your client and improve results, so you get retained again and again! EARN CPD HOURS This conference will count toward CPD hours for lawyers in various provinces. This conference may count toward continuing education hours for various professions. Please see inside for details Participating Organizations Include: Singleton Urquhart LLP BDO Canada LLP Meditech Visual Aids PT&C LWG Forensic Consulting Services MNP LLP Register Now CanadianInstitute.com/ExpertWitnessWest a C5 Group Company Expand your Expert Toolkit and Improve your Results Do you work as an expert witness? Have you considered expanding your practice and becoming a qualified expert? Don t miss s Expert Witness Forum West, with in-depth guidance from top litigators and experienced experts on the issues impacting your practice today. This conference will: Offer tips and tricks to improve the quality and persuasiveness of written reports from some of Western Canada s best litigators; Delve into the newest trends and developments, including how to use cutting edge demonstrative evidence techniques; Examine the process of expert qualification and give unique insight into how decision-makers assess expert credentials and evidence; Provide an update on critical legal decisions and how they impact day-today expert practice; And more! When you attend the Expert Witness Forum West, you will walk away with a better understanding of: What lawyers are really looking for when they hire an expert Techniques that provide added value to your clients How to produce unbiased reports that stand up to criticism Giving clear and persuasive testimony, and how to stand up to cross-examination Don t miss this outstanding opportunity for professional development. Our Outstanding Faculty: Co-Chairs: Derek A. Brindle, Q.C. Associate Counsel Singleton Urquhart LLP Jacklyn Davies, CPA, CA, DIFA BC Leader Investigative & Forensic Services MNP LLP Speakers: Andrea McCallum Principal Ward Stirrat, Visualization Specialist Meditech Visual Aids Rosanne Walters Partner, Fraud & Forensic Services BDO Canada LLP Eric Lalli P.Eng, FEC, CRSP, CHSC Practice Leader PT&C LWG Forensic Consulting Services Leslie E. Maerov Solicitor & Arbitrator William Knutson Principal SHK Michael Hewitt Partner Singleton Urquhart Lonnie Neufeld Principal Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates Ltd. EARN CPD HOURS This program can be applied towards 6 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Please note that these CPD hours are not accredited for the New Member Requirement. This program has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 6 CPD hours for the conference. The same number of hours may be applied toward your continuing legal education requirements in British Columbia. The Barreau du Quebec automatically recognizes the same number of hours for this training activity, the latter having been accredited by another Law Society subject to MCLE. Attendance at this program by members of the Law Society of Alberta may be submitted to the Law Society for Continuing Professional Development credits. CI This year marks since the inception of. hosting more than 6,000 conferences building a network of industry leaders expanding across the globe It is time for a brand, logo and language in keeping with the dynamic strides we have made as a company. It is time for a brand that will take us forward for the next. C5 Group, comprising, American Conference Institute and C5 in Europe, will unite under one central brand image, appropriately a globe. See how bringing together the power of people and the power of information can accelerate your growth and success. Our new brand look and language will be fully revealed soon. Stay tuned for more exciting changes. Join the #ExpertWest The Canadian Legal Network DAY 1 JUNE 16, :45 Registration Opens & Refreshments are Served 8:45 Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs Derek A. Brindle, Q.C. Associate Counsel Singleton Urquhart Jacklyn Davies, CPA, CA, DIFA BC Leader Investigative & Forensic Services MNP LLP 9:00 Case Law Update What do Recent Decisions Mean for Expert Witnesses? William Knutson Principal SHK Law Corporation 2015 saw several decisions made which had a huge impact on expert witness practice. This brief review will provide the most important insights from these cases as they apply to expert witnesses. 9:45 Watch Your Legal Language The Do s and Don t s of Great Report Writing Michael Hewitt Partner Singleton Urquhart Learning to speak a language that is acceptable to a court can make all the difference in providing a great report. Find out what litigators are really looking for from a report, and how to set out your findings in a manner that will allow them to be relied on by the court. Understand your independent role as an expert witness Save time by making sure you get the instructions you really need from counsel Get to know the correct focus of your report and structure it accordingly How to ask the right questions so you can: - Understand the subject to the opinions being requested - Drill down to the true issues - Appreciate how your work fits in context - Recognize what to expect in cross-examination 10:30 Networking Refreshment Break 10:45 Know Your Audience How Judges & Arbitrators Qualify, Consider and Weigh Expert Evidence Leslie E. Maerov Solicitor & Arbitrator Ultimately, an expert is speaking to a decision-maker: a judge, arbitrator or tribunal. Learn what they are really thinking as they consider an expert s qualifications and evidence. Gain insight in to how the decision-maker weighs an expert s qualifications Hear what influences how expert evidence be treated once it has been accepted Appreciate the similarities and differences between giving evidence in civil litigation versus arbitration Understand the implications of recent legal decisions for qualification and admissibility of expert testimony 11:30 Safeguarding the Case File Best Practices for Expert Witnesses Eric Lalli P.Eng, FEC, CRSP, CHSC Practice Leader PT&C LWG Forensic Consulting Services Hear about ways to minimize signs that might imply bias throughout your day-to-day work and communications, and how to protect yourself from cross-examination exposure at trial. Investigation tips to maximize results and minimize bias Avoiding bias and the perception of bias in all client communications Tips to ensure your findings appear independent, as well as defensible and comprehensible Avoiding pitfalls that can increase your cross-examination exposure at trial Providing value-added service at the discovery phase and beyond When might your file be subject to disclosure the limits of expert-lawyer litigation privilege 12:15 Networking Luncheon for Speakers & Delegates [I liked] the speakers who have plenty of experience about prepping an expert witness for court and the tips on how to be a great expert witness was invaluable - Registered Nurse / Vice President, Legal Nurse Consultant's Association of Canada Register Now CanadianInstitute.com/ExpertWitnessWest a C5 Group Company The Content appeared to be very useful to equip me as an Expert Witness - Lead Structural Facilities Engineer/Consultant, Origin & Cause Inc. 1:15 Cross-Border Perspectives What does an Expert Witness Need to Know? Litigation frequently involves actions, evidence or other parties that are located in the United States. As an expert witness, how should you navigate cross-border issues? Do you know when to hire an American expert, and when could this hurt your case? How do the courts in the United States treat experts differently, and what should you know before taking your practice on the road? 1:45 Getting on the Stand How to be a First Class Witness Rosanne Walters Partner, Fraud & Forensic Services BDO Canada LLP Giving great expert testimony is a crucial skill. You will hear invaluable insights gleaned from 15 years of forensic accounting experience, giving testimony before British Columbia s Supreme and Provincial Courts, disciplinary hearings, and mediations. Give clear, point-first testimony that gets your message across effectively Stand up to cross-examination without undermining your position Master your language and demeanor to maximize your persuasiveness Respond to challenges with confidence and poise 2:30 Networking Refreshment Break 2:45 Trends and Alternative Methods in Expert Witness Practice Lonnie Neufeld Principal, Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan & Associates Ltd. With growing use for expert witnesses in litigation, various methods have developed beyond the traditional duelling experts on either side of a claim. From joint retainers to expert conferences, ways to narrow the issues among experts pre-trial are becoming a popular way to reduce costs and encourage settlement. Hear about the latest developments and thoughts for the future of the expert witness practice. 3:15 Technology and the Future of Demonstrative Evidence Andrea McCallum, Principal Ward Stirrat, Visualization Specialist Meditech Visual Aids Cutting edge technology can allow you to show your findings in ways that were previously impossible. Learn from a team of modelling and visualization specialists how to leverage these advances to put forward your most compelling case, reduce trial time, and be more persuasive. Understanding persuasion: why is visual and demonstrative evidence more compelling? How the latest developments in court room technology are changing how evidence is presented and understood Turn complex data into meaningful results through charts, diagrams and infographics Use animations, 3D models and other interactive technology to show your findings in ways you never thought possible! 4:00 Closing Remarks from Co-Chairs & Conference Concludes Quality of the presentations were great. Both the speakers and the content were exceptional -Forensics Expert, ADS Forensics Inc. Who should attend: Expert Witnesses Financial and Accounting Professionals, including - Forensic Accountants - Business Valuators - Damage Quantification Experts Forensic Engineering and Construction Professionals, including fields such as: - Materials Analysis - Accident Reconstruction - Origin & Cause Specialists Medical Professionals Litigation Support Providers In-House counsel Insurance and Private Claims Adjusters Litigators and Dispute Resolution Specialists Join the #ExpertWest The Canadian Legal Network * Exclusive Room Rates! A limited number of room have seen set aside at The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver until Friday, May 16th, 2016 with room rates starting at $219 per night for their Luxury King room. Rooms are sold on a first come first served basis. For reservations please contact the Metropolitan at and mention group name Expert Witness Forum or Group Number Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Maximize your organization s visibility in front of key decision-makers in your target market. For more information, contact Director of Business Development Daniel Gellman at ext. 7389, toll-free ext or by at Join our list to receive exclusive discounts and program updates at CanadianInstitute.com/elist 1 Choose your Registration Method PHONE: or ONLINE: FAX: or , 2016 MAIL: 1329 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C Select your Level of Engagement Fill in your Profile SALUTATION NAME JOB TITLE ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PROVINCE/STATE POSTAL CODE COUNTRY TEL. FAX TYPE OF BUSINESS NO. OF EMPLOYEES APPROVING MANAGER JOB TITLE Complete Payment Details Register & Pay by PLEASE ADD 5% GST TO ALL ORDERS Please add 5% GST to all orders Please charge my VISA MasterCard AMEX Discover Card NUMBER EXP. DATE CARDHOLDER I have enclosed my cheque for $ including applicable taxes made payable to (GST No RT0001 ) Conference Code Register & Pay after Conference Only $1395 You Pay: $ $1595 You Pay: $ All program participants will receive an online link to access the conference materials as part of their registration fee. I cannot attend and would like to purchase a copy of the electronic conference material for $495 + applicable taxes. 368L16-VAN WIRE TRANSFER ($CAD) Please quote the name of the attendee(s) and the program code 368L16 as a reference. Beneficiary: Bank Name: HSBC / Account #: Address: 150 Bloor St, Suite M100, Toronto, ON Swift Code: HKBCCATT / Transit #: / Bank #: Accept the Terms and Conditions to Register I confirm I have read and understood the terms and conditions of registering for this event Bringing a Team? % Conference Discount % Conference Discount % Conference Discount 10 or more Call Call for Group or Special Industry Pricing Options Fee Includes The program, all program materials, refreshment breaks and lunches. Terms and Conditions Payment Policy Payment must be received in full by the program date to ensure admittance. All discounts will be applied to the Program Only fee (excluding add-ons), cannot be combined with any other offer, and must be paid in full at time of order. Group discounts available to 3 or more individuals employed by the same organization, who register at the same time. Delegate Substitutions and Cancellations You must notify us by at least 48 hrs in advance of the conference if you wish to send a substitute participant. If you are unable to find a substitute, please notify us in writing no later than 10 days prior to the conference date. All cancellations received will be subject to a cancellation fee of $350 plus applicable taxes. Delegates opting to receive a credit voucher will receive a credit for the full amount paid, redeemable against any other Canadian Institute conference in the next 12 months. Venue Information at a Glance Venue: Metropolitan Hotel Address: 645 Howe Street, Vancouver BC V6C 2Y9 TEL.: Book your Accommodation A limited number of room have seen set aside at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver until Friday, May 16th, 2016 with room rates starting at $219 per night for their Luxury King room. Rooms are sold on a first come first served basis. For reservations please contact the Metropolitan at and mention group name Expert Witness Forum or Group Number No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations received within 10 days of the conference start date. Delegates may not share a pass between multiple attendees without prior authorization. No liability is assumed by for changes in program date, content, speakers or venue. reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of any registration fee, but will not be responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants. JUNE 16, 2016 METROPOLITAN HOTEL VANCOUVER, BC s Inaugural EXPERT WITNESS FORUM WEST Choose your Registration Method PHONE: or ONLINE: FAX: or MAIL: 1329 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C4 Special Pricing Offer Details Legal Nurse Consultant Association of Canada members SAVE 15% OFF the registration fee. To secure this special rate, please mention registration code D DX01. *Savings apply to the regular program fees at the time of registration and cannot be combined with any other offer or group rates. Select your Level of Engagement Register & Pay by Register & Pay after PLEASE ADD 5% GST TO ALL ORDERS Conference Only $1395 You Pay: $ $1595 You Pay: $ Join our list to receive exclusive discounts and program updates at CanadianInstitute.com/elist Top 4 Reasons to Attend: 1. Make your findings more meaningful and memorable after learning advanced demonstrative evidence techniques 2. Hear insight into how judges, arbitrators and tribunals weigh the qualifications of experts and the validity of their evidence 3. Learn how to create added value for your client with report writing tips and file management best practices 4. Meet with leading experts and litigators to expand your network and build connections CI This year marks since the inception of. hosting more than 6,000 conferences building a network of industry leaders expanding across the globe It is time for a brand, logo and language in keeping with the dynamic strides we have made as a company. It is time for a brand that will take us forward for the next. C5 Group, comprising, American Conference Institute and C5 in Europe, will unite under one central brand image, appropriately a globe. See how bringing together the will unite under one central brand image, appropriately a globe. See how bringing t ogether the power of people and the power of information can accelerate your growth and success. Our new brand look and language will be fully revealed soon. Stay tuned for more exciting changes.
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