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Witness Preparation: A Practical Guide
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-88804-509-6
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: 150 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Publisher: Canada Law Book
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Description
This resource provides everything you need to know about choosing, preparing and examining a witness. In addition to providing "tried and true" tips for witness preparation, it addresses significant developments in electronic discovery, the law of child witnesses and the law of conflicts of interest and privilege.Topics covered include:
  • Interviewing prospective witnesses
  • The decision to call a witness
  • Preparation for examination-in-chief
  • Preparation for cross-examination
  • Evidence and trial procedure
  • Preparation for examination for discovery
  • Preparing experts
  • Preparing child witnesses
  • Witness preparation and professional responsibility ... and more
About the Author
Bryan Finlay, Q.C. is a senior trial and appellate counsel at WeirFoulds LLP. He clerked for Justice Spence of the Supreme Court of Canada. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an Honourary Overseas member of the Commercial Bar Association (England and Wales), and a co-editor of Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial (Canada Law Book).
The Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell has been a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada since 2008. He had previously been appointed to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in 1997 after serving as Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Canada. He practised law in Ontario and was a law professor at Dalhousie Law School, where he taught evidence and civil procedure. He received his legal education at Queen's and Oxford University. He is also the editor of Effective Written Advocacy and Preparation of Factums (Canada Law Book).
Nikiforos Iatrou is a litigation lawyer at WeirFoulds LLP, whose practice is focused on commercial litigation. In 2009, he accepted a two-year appointment as Department of Justice counsel to the Canadian Competition Bureau. He was a clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2003-2004, following which he was a Harold G. Fox Scholar, undertaking a pupillage in the Inns of Court in London, England. His B.A. is from McGill University and his LL.B from the University of Ottawa, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Law Review. He is also a contributing author of Electronic Documents: Records Management, e-Discovery and Trial (Canada Law Book).
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