Are you considering tendering expert opinion evidence in a criminal trial? Who should you retain? Expert evidence plays a crucial role in the criminal justice system. Experts offering opinion evidence to the court must be fair, objective and non-partisan. In alignment with our conference theme of respect, this session will examine the role of the expert in the criminal trial process and the gate-keeping function of the court as expressed in the SCC’s decision in White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbot and Haliburton Co. 2015 SCC 23. Leading criminal law practitioner, BC Crown Counsel Geoff Baragar, Q.C. presents.