Raising The Bar In Legal Education

Trial Preparation - Plaintiff (TPP 101)

  • 17 Apr 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Vancouver
  • 3


  • This rate applies to the members in good standing of the following groups:
    1. Amici Curiae Pro Bono Paralegal Program,
  • This rate applies to the those sending more than one delegate to this course session. To avail of this rate, all delegates must be registered at the same time.
  • Rate for those attending to fulfill their mandatory continuing professional activities for the Law Society of British Columbia.

Registration is closed

Professional Development Course:


Trial Preparation for Plaintiff Firms 101 (TPP 101)

Instructor: Brian Gibbard Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator

This your best opportunity to learn about the Civil Rules of the Supreme Court of BC and how to plaintiff firms use them to their advantage. You will work with the different Forms and learn how they can affect your case. This course is a prerequisite to the intermediate level course. For those with trial experience, you will pick up new coping strategies and for those new to trial preparation, you will learn what must be done and when.

This course will cover the following topics:

                Explain how to develop documentary evidence;

                Gain an understanding of how to make use of the applicable Civil Rules of Court;

                Demonstrate how to optimize the use of experts and their reports;

                How to manage lay witnesses, including how to find them and how to keep them;

                Manage costs and disbursements for a successful drafting of a Bills of Costs;

                Gain an understanding of how to read the opposition;

                Gain an understanding of how to prepare a plaintiff to testify; and

                Gain an understanding of what roles designated paralegals and paralegals have in trial preparation.

This course offers:

  • an interactive class providing hands-on practice in preparing documents;
  • time-saving tips on how to manage your documents;
  • a limit of 14 participants, to ensure optimum learning;
  • printed and digital versions of the Desk Reference Manual, including useful checklists, flowcharts and precedents.
CPD hours: 7.0
Ethics, professional responsibility, client care relations hours: 1.0

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Single Seat Rate: $548.80
Multi Seat or Accredited Group Rate: $521.36 (each)

Desk Reference Manual: $246.72. CAD

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