Procedural Strategies for Litigators in Alberta

The first Alberta practice guide to use court procedural rules effectively and strategically to strengthen a party's position in a law suit, and increase the efficiency of litigation, this work will be invaluable for both novice and experienced litigators.
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The first Alberta practice guide to use court procedural rules effectively and strategically to strengthen a party's position in a law suit, and increase the efficiency of litigation, this work will be invaluable for both novice and experienced litigators.


A procedural guide to litigation, from pre-commencement to appeals, this book offers tactical and strategic suggestions as to how to advance a case, lists of questioning (discovery) topics of enquiries and factors to consider in various situations, such as suitablility for certain types of trial, while adhering to the new civil procedure rules.


Features

  • Proven courtroom strategies and tactics, plus expert practice commentary from a seasoned litigator
  • Advice as to how to deal with difficult lawyers
  • Conducting settlement negotiations
  • Tips for managing and preparing witnesses, to minimize unpleasant surprises which might harm the case
  • Tactical considerations regarding information and evidence gathering, saving preparation time for trial
  • Advice about using the appeal process to strategic advantage, which helps in assessing financial risks for the client

Why Should Lawyers Buy This Book?

  • Adept and skillful in handling court procedural rules often leads to success on substantive issues at trial
  • Promotes efficiency and organization of all aspects of the litigation process
  • Provides counsel with the tools to effectively and economically litigate all manner of civil disputes
  • Contains a useful outline for questioning (discovery), and another for organizing a litigation file

Who Should Read This Book?

  • Litigation lawyers - learn how to use court procedures and court procedural rules to ones advantage
  • Articling students - understand the way the Rules work in real practice
  • Law school professors and academics - a unique perspective on the practical application of the new rules, useful in teaching civil procedure

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Pre-commencement
Chapter 3: Pleadings
Chapter 4: Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5: Document Production
Chapter 6: Questioning and Related Discovery Processes
Chapter 7: Interlocutory Matters
Chapter 8: Expert Evidence
Chapter 9: Summary Proceedings
Chapter 10: Trial Preparation
Chapter 11: Trial
Chapter 12: Common Problems
Chapter13: Small Claims
Chapter 14: Appeals