Conference / Seminar

Using the Discovery Process to Achieve Your Strategic Litigation Goals

Event Details

February 25, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hicks Morley Toronto Office
77 King Street West, 39th Floor
Toronto, ON



Discovery is a key stage of the litigation process. Through production of documents and examinations for discovery, you can build your case and determine the strength of the case against you. Your approach to discovery should be tailored to your case and should further your litigation strategy. In this session, we take you through the steps of the discovery process and address these important legal and tactical issues:


  • Privilege and Confidentiality in Production
    This session will give you key insights on maintaining privilege and confidentiality in the document production process, so that you can maximize your ability to protect sensitive information.
  • The Discovery Representative
    A senior executive in your organization has been served with a notice of examination. Is there anything you can do about it? How do you best prepare your organization’s representative to testify on discovery?
  • Strategic Issues in conducting Examinations
    Discovery can be a key moment in the life of a lawsuit. We will discuss strategies to use this opportunity to achieve your strategic goals in litigation.
  • After the Examination
    The work is not done when the examination ends. Answering undertaking and fighting refusals can be a very important tactical step in your case. This session will present legal and practical issues that arise post examination and before trial.
  • Ethical/Professional Issues
    The professionalism content of the morning will be a panel discussion relating to issues that can arise in the document production and examination for discovery context including: confidentiality/privilege; discovery obligations; and undertakings.


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by The Law Society of Upper Canada.
Total CPD = 1.5 hours (1.0 Substantive Hour, 0.5 Professionalism Hour)