Personal Injury & Small Claims Court Webinars

April 27, 2006





Dye & Durham is pleased to present this timely webinar series on the topic of Personal Injury and the Small Claims Courts.  Now that the monetary limit has been increased to $25,000 in Small Claims, find out how to start and reply to a motor vehicle action in Small Claims Court, get ready for Settlement Conference, prepare for Trial and get ICBC’s perspective.  This series is designed for legal support staff, litigation paralegals and lawyers. 


1. Starting a Motor Vehicle Action

June 1, 2006            12:00 noon – 1:30 pm PDT

Presenters:  Hazel Lew, Small Claims Registry Administrator, Surrey, BC

                     Linda Lawson, Senior Paralegal, Taylor & Blair,  Vancouver, BC

·          What cases are right for Small Claims Court?

·          When to begin an action

·          Steps to take before filing your Notice of Claim

·          Filing and serving of the Notice of Claim

·          Certificate of Readiness


2. Mediation, Settlement and Preparing for Trial

June 8, 2006            12:00 noon – 1:00 pm PDT

Presenters:  Hazel Lew,  Small Claim Registry Administrator, Surrey, BC

                      Linda Lawson, Senior Paralegal, Taylor & Blair, Vancouver, BC

·          Procedure for Mediation (Rule 7.3)

·          Settlement Conference – Setting down, rescheduling, and adjournment

·          Offers to Settle

·          What happens at a Settlement Conference?

·          Possible Outcomes

·          Trial Preparation—Settlement Conference

3. The Trial – A Claimant’s Perspective

June 15, 2006           12:00 noon – 1:00 pm PDT

Presenters:  Kevin Blair, Barrister and Solicitor, Taylor & Blair, Vancouver, BC

                     Linda Lawson, Senior Paralegal, Taylor & Blair, Vancouver, BC                  

·          Trial Preparation

·          Service of Expert Reports

·          Attendance of Expert and/or lay witnesses

·          Evidence Preparation

·          Fees to reset a trial date


4. Defending a Motor Vehicle Action—ICBC’s Perspective

June 22, 2006           12:00 noon – 1:00 pm PDT

Presenters:  Dena Reimer, In-House Counsel, ICBC, Vancouver, BC

                      Ian R. H. Shaw, Acting Manager of Writ Handling & 

                      Counsel Assignment, ICBC, Vancouver, BC

·          Differences Between Tort Claims , Breach of Contract and Part 7 Claims

·          Service of Notice of Claim on ICBC

·          Filing and Serving the Reply

·          Amending or Withdrawing the Reply

·          Third Party Notice and Reply

·          Certificate of Readiness from Defense Perspective

·          Should the ICBC Adjuster attend at the Settlement Conference?

·          Chambers Applications, Orders and Trial


Registration Fee $125.00 + 8.75 GST per session (includes materials)

 Register for all 4 BY MAY 10th and RECEIVE A $50 DISCOUNT!


Join us from the comfort of your office or home.  Events are delivered via the Internet and accessed on Java Web Start (a free download made available upon registration).  No separate phone lines are needed.  Both audio and visual portions of the events are transmitted via internet.



Unable to attend?  Electronic materials and recordings available.  Visit or call 604-713-7167 or email [email protected] for further information


Dye Durham Education Division


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