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So far Elizabeth Markus has created 4 blog entries.

Lengthy oral examinations no more?

In my last blog, which introduced the coming changes to discovery practice under the new Supreme Court Civil Rules, my focus was document production. In Karen Redmond’s recent blog, she discussed the possible negative consequences of new restrictions to be placed on the use of written interrogatories. The other key tool in the discovery process [...]

By | January 20th, 2010|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lengthy oral examinations no more?

At Christmas, there’s no place like…the courthouse?

I had contemplated (and really did plan on) tackling the ins and outs of the pending new Supreme Court Rules dealing with oral examinations, but on this Christmas Eve Day, the topic just doesn’t feel ‘topical’. Instead I came across an article from yesterday’s Edmonton Journal with the headline, “Family court crowded at Christmas: Parents [...]

By | December 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on At Christmas, there’s no place like…the courthouse?

New Supreme Court Civil Rules try to curb excessive document disclosure

In the weeks to come, I will explore key aspects of the new Supreme Court Civil and Family Rules that will come into effect in British Columbia on July 1, 2010. The current rules governing the discovery process, including the production of documents and oral examinations, were among those targeted for revision. Existing Rule 26 [...]

By | November 26th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Supreme Court Civil Rules try to curb excessive document disclosure

Expanding the Role of the Paralegal in the Modern Law Office

More than 20 years have passed since graduating from my paralegal program in Ontario.   After deciding to relocate to British Columbia four years later, I found myself starting at the ground up, feeling disillusioned that none of the lawyers I had interviewed with seemed to grasp what I had to offer.  But I was young, [...]

By | September 18th, 2009|General Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expanding the Role of the Paralegal in the Modern Law Office