Program Directors

Trevor C.W. Farrow

Dean and Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professor Garry D. Watson, QC

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Eligible for

This one-of-a-kind practical learning experience brings together an exceptional group of over 100 advocacy skills training experts and guest speakers, all of whom are active members of Bench and Bar

Watch this video below for an inside look at ITAW:

Over six intensive days, in our unique learn-by-doing format, you will have an opportunity to develop and refine your advocacy skills in a safe learning environment that will provide extensive opportunity for individualized feedback and practice.

The program culminates with the opportunity for you to apply your skills acting as counsel in a mock trial. The trials are presided over by judges (or experienced practitioners), who will provide you with feedback on your performance.

ITAW is a truly exceptional opportunity to invest in yourself and your advocacy skills.

Our award-winning program sells out early each year. Reserve your place now.

Space is strictly limited to ensure full engagement in a small group setting.

What You’ll Learn

Participate in learn-by-doing exercises of essential trial skills

Learn through individualized feedback based on live critique and video-captured review of performances

Get tips from a panel of judges on what works and what doesn’t

Lead a full day simulated trial in a safe environment

Who Should Attend

Lawyers with 2-5 years of practice experience but have limited trial experience

Ani Mamikon

Department of Justice

“The title of the course doesn’t lie. This is an INTENSE program. However, it is one of the best hands-on learning experiences that I had the opportunity to be exposed to early on in my career. The learning opportunities in the course are unparalleled. Not only are you learning from skilled and experienced advocates, but you are also meeting your colleagues and learning from them as well. Overall, this course gets an A+ from me.”


Program Director

Trevor C.W. Farrow

Dean and Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Program Director Emeritus

Professor Garry D. Watson, QC

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


Jul 8-13, 2024

This program is SOLD OUT. Please register now to join the waitlist.

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

$4,995 + TAX


Jul 8-13, 2024
9:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m (ET)

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“Do you offer financial assistance?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also know understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. See grants available to help offset the cost.

Fellowships for the 45th Annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop

Fellowships are available to lawyers who could not otherwise attend ITAW due to financial constraints, and provide full tuition for the program.

To apply for either fellowship:

THE Application deadline is March 30, 2024.

Send a CV, a persuasive cover letter and a copy of your previous year’s tax return to:
Osgoode Professional Development
Attn: Gail Geronimo, Program Lawyer
By email to

To ensure fairness to all applicants, please note that applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline date has passed. Successful applicants will be notified one to two weeks following the deadline date.

Christopher A. Guerreiro

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

“ITAW brings together a community of litigators from every corner of our bar to share in honing the craft of oral advocacy. It was a privilege to spend a week learning with such a diverse, accomplished, and dedicated group of professionals. Create an opportunity to immerse yourself in this experience: you won’t regret it.”

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