Belton v. Spencer: Embracing the New Normal: Insights from Ontario’s first fully-Virtual Civil Trial
April 21 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT CDL Members: Free Non-Members $56.50
CPD Credit: 2 hours Professionalism Credit (to be confirmed post event)
The Honourable Justice Robert J. Nightingale, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Olivier Guillaume, Aviva Trial Lawyers Christopher Missiuna, Aviva Trial Lawyer Martina Sagermann, Aviva Trial Lawyers
Laura Hillyer, Martin & Hillyer Associates James Page, Martin & Hillyer Associates
Chaired by: Dennis Ong,Aviva Trial Lawyers
In October 2020, Ontario’s first and longest fully-virtual Civil Trial conducted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic took place over the course of 10-weeks. Join us to discuss how this matter went from the Ontario Court of Appeal to becoming the first fully-virtual trial in the province. Witness the spectacular discussion between our fully-stacked panel which will provide balanced perspectives from both Plaintiff and Defence trial teams, and Justice Robert J. Nightingale, who presided over this historic event.
Hear from our esteemed panel regarding virtual litigation procedure and logistics: Openings & Closings, Examinations-in-Chief, Cross-Examinations of witnesses, Objections, Pre-Trial and Mid-Trial motions advocacy, Expert Evidence, and much, much more. See how the virtual trial landscape has changed how trials can be conducted and soak in valuable tips, tricks and unexpected discoveries of this new trial medium. Participate in a “tour” of both teams’ virtual-trial setups. Hear perspectives from the Bench regarding the judiciary’s experience with conducting and overseeing the trial. Consider how the relationship between the junior lawyer and the senior lawyer has evolved in modern times. See how professionalism has increased or decreased with this example virtual trial advocacy. See what the future holds for virtual trials as a mechanism.
Do you have a virtual trial scheduled in your future? If so, this is a must-see event.
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