December 2017

Expert Witness Seminar and Overview of Guidelines

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of onsite registrations will be taken at the door.
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Expert Witness - Live Session and Webcast
Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel (English Bay Room), 655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Beth Allard
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Credit: 3.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Expert Witness - Live Session or Webcast: $219.00 + GST = $229.95 until November 29, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Expert Witness - Live Session or Webcast: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Non-Member Price: Expert Witness - Live Session or Webcast: $299.00 + GST = $313.95

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: Expert Witness - Live Session or Webcast: $149.50 + GST = $156.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 29, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
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"An expert is one who by reason of education or special experience has knowledge respecting a subject matter about which persons having no particular training are incapable of forming an accurate opinion of making a correct deduction."

As a professional engineer or geoscientist, at some point in your career you may be asked to write an expert report or testify as an expert at a trial. Are you fully aware of what will be expected from you? Instructed by Beth Allard, expert litigator in Engineering and Construction issues, this seminar will discuss the factors to consider before agreeing to deliver expert witness testimony, as well as examine the benefits and risks of doing so. Key concepts such as independence, impartiality, conflict of interest, and confidentiality will be discussed.


Beth Allard, LLB

Beth is experienced counsel in various commercial disputes involving complex contractual, tortious and regulatory legal issues, providing both litigation advice and negotiating successful and strategic resolutions. She regularly advises and assists clients on matters relating to tendering, procurement, project delivery and management, liens and dispute resolution. Beth’s practice also covers a range of liability defence work for design professionals, financial professionals, directors and officers, health-care professionals and various associations. She also counsels regulatory bodies with respect to core regulatory obligations, internal governance, relationships with stakeholders and agreements with external providers.

Beth has lectured and written extensively on various legal topics, including being an adjunct professor in civil procedure at the UBC law school. Beth is the author of “Contribution and Apportionment” in CLEBC’s British Columbia Business Disputes, and is a regular contributor to CLEBC’s Builders Lien Practice Manual.

What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:

  • "Very well packaged and presented material."
  • “Very useful information for my day to day practice.”
  • “Well presented and engaging.”

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