Program Director

Jonathan Rosenthal

Barrister and Solicitor

OsgoodePD’s oral advocacy programs will help you take your litigation skills to a new level with advanced, hands-on, skills programs.

Are you a graduate of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW)? Take your learning to the next level, and earn an Osgoode Certificate in Oral Advocacy.

As you gain years in practice, you take on more complex cases and litigate alongside and against more experienced counsel. Rise up to the challenge and advance your oral advocacy skills with Osgoode PD’s intensive learn-by-doing programs which are designed for lawyers who wish to refine their skills and be able to advocate at a high level.

In this age of remote litigation, you also need to develop an additional set of skills that will enable you to successfully advocate for your client in a remote environment. Our online, advanced programs not only will strengthen your foundational litigation skills, but also will help you master the skills required in virtual proceedings.

NOTE

Not an ITAW graduate but still interested in honing your oral advocacy skills at an advanced level? You can still register for individual modules of Advanced Questioning Techniques programs. See below.

Mastering Examinations-in-Chief September 21, 2022

Effective Cross ExaminationsOctober 26, 2022

Advanced Impeachment TechniquesNovember 28, 2022

Plus, refine your communication skills and learn to think on your feet. Choose to attend one of the following 1/2 day interactive workshops:

Who Should Attend

Lawyers who have completed ITAW and have at least 3-5 years of litigation experience

Faculty

Program Director

Jonathan Rosenthal

Barrister and Solicitor

Instructors

Course:

Mastering Examinations-in-Chief

Course:

Effective Cross Examinations

Course:

Advanced Impeachment Techniques

Course:

Preparing and Dealing with Expert Witnesses

Course:

Thinking Fast and Slow: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Decision Making

Elective

Course:

Improv(ed) Legal Skills: Improvisation Workshop for Lawyers

Elective

Early-bird Bundle Price for Certificate requirements: $2795 + HST

Available until August 27, 2022

Register for all modules + Thinking Fast and Slow (elective)

Register for all modules + Improv(ed) Legal Skills (elective)

Printable Registration Form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

Certificate Requirements

Completion of ITAW and over the course of 2 years, completion of the 4 mandatory courses and 1 elective. Space is strictly limited in each program to ensure an engaging learning experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Client and Technical Support

Have questions? Get advice in person, by email or over the phone.

Program content questions

Gail Geronimo, Program Lawyer
ggeronimo@osgoode.yorku.ca

Online Technical Requirements

To ensure you do not encounter any issues that will impact or limit your learning experience, please review the following information.