Special Lectures 2003

The Law of Evidence

Overview

There have been many legal and technological developments since the Law Society of Upper Canada last presented its Special Lectures in Evidence almost ten years ago. Special Lectures 2003: The Law of Evidence examines evidentiary issues of current relevance to barristers involved in every type of litigious matter.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Admissibility of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: A Principled Approach in a Post-Charter World - Mr. Justice David H. Doherty (Court of Appeal for Ontario)
Chapter 2: Hearsay Exceptions: A Game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” - David M. Paciocco (University of Ottawa)
Chapter 3: Issues of Evidence in a Class Action: An Introduction and Overview - Mr. Justice Warren K. Winkler (Superior Court of Justice) and Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. (Sutts, Strosberg LLP)
Chapter 4: Privilege in Civil Cases Revisited - Sheila Block (Torys LLP) and Lynn Iding
Chapter 5: Problems of Process in Litigating Privilege Claims Under the Flexible Wigmore Model - Michael Code (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell)
Chapter 6: The Law of Evidence and the Charter - David Stratas (Heenan Blaikie LLP)
Chapter 7: Impact of the Charter on the Law of Evidence (Panel Discussion)
Chapter 8: Lowering the Threshold for Admissibility of Defence Evidence in a Criminal Case - Edward L Greenspan, Q.C. (Greenspan, White)
Chapter 9: The Uses and Abuses of Demonstrative Evidence - Geoffrey D.A. Adair, Q.C. (Adair Morse LLP)
Chapter 10: Demonstrative Evidence: Uses and Abuses - Roger G. Oatley (Oatley, Vigmond)
Chapter 11: Similar Fact Evidence - Mr. Justice Marc Rosenberg (Court of Appeal for Ontario)
Chapter 12: Browne v. Dunn and Similar Fact Evidence Isles of Change in a Calm Civil Evidence Sea - F. Paul Morrison (McCarthy Tétrault LLP) & Christopher Wayland
Chapter 13: Balancing Probabilities: The Overlooked Complexity of the Civil Standard of Proof - Linda R. Rothstein (Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP), Robert Centa, and Eric Adams
Chapter 14: Judges as Gatekeepers: The Admissibility of Scientific Evidence Based on Novel Theories - Mr. Justice Sidney N. Lederman (Superior Court of Justice)
Chapter 15: Opinion Evidence: General Principles and More - Alan W. Bryant (University of Western Ontario, McCarthy Tétrault LLP)
Chapter 16: Evidence in Charter Cases - Paul B. Schabas (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)
Chapter 17: Judicial Notice: How Much Is Too Much? - Mr. Justice Ian Binnie (Supreme Court of Canada)
Chapter 18: The Right Against Self-Incrimination - Alan D. Gold (Gold & Associate)
Chapter 19: Cross-Examination - Austin M. Cooper Q.C. and Mark J. Sandler (Cooper, Sandler & West)
Table of Cases
Index

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