The Do's and Don'ts of Closing Statements
Thu, March 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Registration limited to OTLA members
This program is eligible for up to 1.25 Substantive Hours.
Join us for a 75 minute webinar with Brian Cameron, Oatley Vigmond, and Frank DeVito, Beard Winter LLP, as they share their knowledge & expertise of The Do's and Don'ts of Closing Statements.
If you have an upcoming trial or are looking to broaden your knowledge and learn techniques for an effective closing statement, be sure to have your questions ready for this panel on March 26!
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Program will include:
- Set out a chronology of events to piece together the evidence in a simple, cohesive fashion
- Expanding on the theme you introduced in your opening statement
- The importance of identifying and focusing on the key issues
- The importance of emphasizing the strongest aspects of your case
- Why you should tell the Jury how you want them to answer the questions posed to them
- Structuring the Story
- Inoculating the Problem Areas
- Dealing with the Defence Arguments? How and when?
- How to ask the Jury for Money
- When to concede the obvious
Brian Cameron, Oatley Vigmond
Brian Cameron completed his LLB at Western University and was called to the bar in 2001. He joined Oatley Vigmond in 1999 and became a partner in 2008. Brian represents people who have sustained serious injuries and the families of those who have died. His practice focuses on resolving claims arising out of motor vehicle collisions, boating injuries, occupiers’ liability claims and products liability issues.
Brian enjoys the complexities of personal injury litigation, but when it gets right down to it, he finds cases where the help he provides actually makes a difference in the quality of his clients’ lives the most gratifying.
When asked what he likes most about practicing personal injury law, Brian states that he enjoys sharing a person’s life story, from before they were injured, with the Jury so that they can see that contrast as compelling evidence of how the Defendant drastically changed that individual’s life.
When Brian isn’t practicing law, he enjoys travelling and playing poker. Melissa Miller is an advocate for the most vulnerable members of our population, the elderly.
Frank Devito, Beard Winter LLP
Frank S.M. Devito is a civil litigator and senior partner at Beard Winter LLP, with more than 20 years of insurance defence litigation expertise. Bringing sound advice and a deep understanding of the Canadian insurance industry, Frank has a lengthy track record of successfully defending insurers in relation to various types of claims. These include motor vehicle tort claims, personal injury claims, general liability claims, property/casualty claims, construction claims, contractor liability claims, fraudulent claims, product liability claims as well as life and health claims, particularly long-term and short-term disability policies, critical illness, life, health and travel insurance including a variety of individual, group, and administrative services only (ASO) claims. Frank also regularly provides clients with coverage opinions in the same areas of law.
An experienced litigator, Frank has appeared on behalf of clients at all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Regularly collaborating with his internal colleagues, Frank seeks out the knowledge of partners and associates to provide high-value service to clients. As part of his ongoing commitment to client education, Frank has conducted countless seminars and presentations for insurer clients, and the insurance industry, on legal developments, industry trends and case law.
Frank is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association. He has also taken various mediation courses and has completed the arbitration course through the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario.
In his free time, Frank enjoys travelling and spending quality time with his two amazing children.
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Thu, March 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
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