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Science, Evidence and Persuasion: Mastering Science in the Courtroom

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Program Chairs:

J. Scott Maidment, McMillan LLP
Mary M. Thomson, Gowling WLG

Program Description:

Discussion and demonstrations will provide you with the expertise to assess, introduce and challenge scientific evidence with confidence.

Topics Include:

  • The scientific method and the reliability of scientific evidence
  • How to strengthen or undermine the persuasive value of scientific evidence
  • Admissibility of scientific evidence
  • Demonstrations and commentary on: Tendering a scientific expert and persuasive examination-in-chief and cross-examination of scientific expert

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