PIA Practical Strategies for Experts: The Shifting Landscape - Oct 23, 2014 - The Carlu

About the Conference

Conference Goals

  • Develop and enhance techniques for providing expert testimony
  • Improve your confidence in court
  • Educate delegates about the technical requirements of the law
  • Provide insight on how to handle difficult counsel
  • Provide strategies for court preparation
  • Help delegates become more effective witnesses

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to all experts, health care professionals and those who may be called to testify, regardless of the level of experience.

Continuing Education Credits

Conference attendance certificates will be provided.  Registrants are encouraged to review self-assessment guidelines issued by their professional college or association for continuing education credits, or contact their professional college or association for further information. 

Registration fees are donated entirely to:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation and Sick Kids Hospital



Date: October 23, 2014

Time: 7:30am - 4:15pm

Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

Parking: Entrance off Bay St. or Entrance off Gerrard St. W.

Public Transit: College Subway stop on the Yonge Line


7:30 am       Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am       Welcome and Introduction

Co-chairs: Richard Halpern, John McLeish and James Vigmond

8:40 am       Writing an Effective Report

Adam Little

9:05 am       Effective Expert Evidence: A View from the Bench

The Honourable Justice Darla Wilson

9:30 am       5 Tips to Being a Great Expert Witness

Sloan Mandel

9:55 am       Evidence of Treating Professionals: The Implications of Westerhoff

Rikin Morzaria

10:45 am     The Importance of Comprehensive Notes and Records

Ryan Murray

11:00 am     Trial Dynamics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Roger Oatley

11:30 am     Numbers Don't Lie (Do They?)

Alison Burrison

12:00 pm     Lunch

1:15 pm       Trial Demonstration

Moderator: Wendy Moore Mandel

Participants: Craig Brown, Patrick Brown, Brian Cameron, Jamie Catania, Troy Lehman, Ellen Lipkus

2:30 pm       Refreshment Break

3:00 pm       Demonstrative Evidence and the Use of Technology in the Courtroom

Darcy Merkur

3:30 pm       Ask the Experts

Moderator: James Vigmond

Panel: The Honourable Justice Tom McEwen, Richard Halpern, John McLeish

4:15 pm       Cocktail Reception

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