A Paralegal's Guide to Litigation Strategy and the Court System


Monday, September 16, 2019 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)

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2 h Substantive
30 m Professionalism
30 m EDI Professionalism

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  • Helen Lightstone
    Lightstone Mediation Services
You know your way around the courts you deal with in your legal services practice, but what about other levels of court? Are you familiar enough with what might happen after your representation at the court of first instance? A robust understanding of the court system helps you create a well-realized plan for your clients from the outset and promotes better communication. Our presenters teach you about the Canadian court system from Small Claims Court through to the highest level of appellate court so that you can properly advise your client.
  • Refresh your knowledge on rights of appeal and appropriate forums
  • Learn about the powers and jurisdiction of various courts
  • Understand the important role of Gladue Courts


  • Fred Bartley, Jr., C.S.Assistant Crown Attorney, Impaired Prosecutions Team/Gladue Court CrownMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Mark BrinklowFirst Nations/Métis/Inuit Court WorkerFirst Nations Technical Institute
  • Professor Michael GulyczSchool of Legal Public Office AdministrationSeneca@York Campus
  • Helen LightstoneLightstone Mediation Services
  • Laurie MarshallMarmac Legal and Immigration LLP and Professor, Durham College
  • Veronica McGuireProvincial Prosecutor (Ret'd), Professor of Law, Paralegal Licensing Program, School of Justice and Emergency ServicesDurham College
  • Katherine SpertiMarmac Legal and Immigration LLP and Paralegal Instructor at Durham College

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