CDL has been actively following the COVID-19 news, and consulting with various stakeholders, public health officials and our leadership.
We have determined that we are unable to provide an environment of “social distancing” at our upcoming program, scheduled for April 2.
We are rescheduling the program to mid-June and will provide a specific date as soon as possible. Registration will remain open.
The health and safety of our members, sponsors, attendees and staff is our greatest concern. We hope you take appropriate measures to stay healthy and avoid the spread of the virus.
We look forward to seeing you in June.
Issues to Consider for Jury Trials
April 2, 2020 Jury Lounge, John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main St E. Hamilton
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Members $129.95 Non-Members $158.20 Articling Students/Law Firm Staff $101.70 (HST included)
Chaired By:Andrew Tam, Agro Zaffiro LLP & Caroline Mowat, Desjardins
On April 2, 2020, join us at the first of the CDL Young Lawyers Division Practical Skills Series to take place in Hamilton! This half-day conference will provide a discussion of jury trials including: how juries work, how they are selected, and how they should be addressed. It will provide participants with invaluable insight, strategies, and methods from experienced counsel for use at jury trials, right next door.
Key topics include:
Deciding whether or not to have a Jury; Selecting a jury
Involvement of a municipality
How to determine whether a plaintiff would make a good witness
Jury selection criteria and grounds to excuse a juror
Role of a judge in a jury trial
Motions in advance and post jury verdict
Determinations to be made by judge
What to include/not include
Dwain Burns, Agro Zaffiro LLP, Chad Townsend, TTC Legal, Frank Del Giudice, TD Insurance, Mary Teal, Travelers, Paul Barnes, Desjardins, Jeffery Goit, DiVencenzo Volaric LLP, Terry Tustin, TD Insurance, Keiran Dickson, Evans Philp LLP, Jessica Harrison, Aviva Trial Lawyers, Stuart Wright, Intact