At some point in almost every case, experts will need to be retained. An expert's input, opinion, report or testimony can be invaluable and even case determinative.
Access a free 60-minute recording from Practical Law Canada and experts from Lenczner Slaght LLP and WeirFoulds LLP where presenters discussed the best practices for working with experts during litigation. This discussion includes:
- Locating and Retaining The Right Experts including tips on how to find a qualified expert, steps to take before hiring an expert and what counsel should include in the retainer agreement.
- The Expert Report including tips relating to when to request a report, obtaining preliminary oral opinions, the lawyers role in the draft report and professional responsibility requirements related to working with experts.
A short Q&A session is included.
Marcy McKee, Practice Lead, Practical Law Canada - Corporate & Commercial Litigation
Rebecca Jones, Partner, Lenczner Slaght LLP
Michael Statham, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
For Ontario: This webinar was accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada and contains 0.5 Professionalism Hours. It also qualifies for 0.5 h of substantive credit.
Please refer to the LSUC guidelines on claiming credits for recorded or archived CPD courses.
For other common law provinces: This webinar qualifies for 1 h of substantive content.
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For Quebec: This webinar has not been accredited by the Barreau du Québec.