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Special Lectures 2003

Special Lectures 2003

The law of evidence

Edited by Law Society of Upper Canada


There have been many legal and technological developments since the Law Society 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.

Program Chairs: Professor Alan W Bryant (University of Western Ontario, McCarthy Tétrault LLP); Marie Henein (Henein and Associates); Janet A Leiper (Clements Leiper).


The admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings: a principled approach in a post-Charter world
Mr Justice David H Doherty
Hearsay exceptions: a game of "rock, paper, scissors"
David M Paciocco 
Issues of evidence in a class action: an introduction and overview
Mr Justice Warren K Winkler and Harvey T Strosberg QC
Privilege in civil cases revisited
Sheila Block and Lynn Iding
Problems of process in litigating privilege claims under the flexible Wigmore model
Michael Code 
The law of evidence and the Charter
David Stratas 
Impact of the Charter on the law of evidence
Panel discussion
Lowering the threshold for admissibility of defence evidence in a criminal case
Edward L Greenspan QC
The uses and abuses of demonstrative evidence
Geoffrey DA Adair QC
Demonstrative evidence: uses and abuses
Roger G Oatley
Similar fact evidence
Mr Justice Marc Rosenberg 
Browne v Dunn and similar fact evidence: isles of change in a calm civil evidence sea
F Paul Morrison and Christopher Wayland
Balancing probabilities: the overlooked complexity of the civil standard of proof
Linda R Rothstein, Robert Centa and Eric Adams
Judges as gatekeepers: the admissibility of scientific evidence based on novel theories
Mr Justice Sidney N Lederman 
Opinion evidence: general principles and more
Alan W Bryant 
Evidence in Charter cases
Paul B Schabas
Judicial notice: how much is too much?
Mr Justice Ian Binnie 
The right against self-incrimination
Alan D Gold
Austin M Cooper QC and Mark J Sandler 

Table of Cases/ Index


Published March 2004
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552210840
Australian RRP $125.00
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