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This seminar provides an overview of recent developments affecting CBVs involved in litigation support and a refresher on the legal and regulatory contexts shaping our profession.

 The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Moore v. Getahun (2014 ONSC 237) has brought to the forefront the issue of communications between legal counsel and independent experts, particularly with respect to report drafting and preparation for testimony at trial.  We will discuss potential issues raised by this case, even as it is being appealed and a task force has been formed by the CICBV to study its implications. We will also review relevant changes arising from the new Quebec Code of Civil Procedure, particularly those promoting the use of a single expert, and briefly provide an overview of rules applicable to expert evidence in Ontario.  Finally, we will examine recent guidance relating to the use of draft reports in Canada and proposed changes in the United States with respect to the retention of draft reports in litigation matters.

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