Barrister and Solicitor
Oral advocacy is a skill that requires continual refinement and practice.
In one intensive day, Mastering Examinations-in-Chief will sharpen your skills in examining witnesses both in the physical and the virtual courtroom. You’ll receive individualized feedback from the foremost Canadian instructors in advocacy skills training who are senior members of the bench and bar.
OsgoodePD’s Mastering Examinations-in-Chief delves into the nuances of direct examinations and improve upon the skills you have gained in your earlier years of practice.
What you’ll learn
Understanding when to strategically ask the different types of questions in litigation
Applying strategies that would making the most impact at the right time
Effectively organizing and sequencing your questions
Maximizing the parameters of direct questioning
Dealing with difficult witnesses
Effectively framing and re-framing questions
Managing inconsistencies in responses
Best practices for examining witnesses in a virtual courtroom
Who Should Attend?
Lawyers who have at least 3-5 years of litigation experience and/or have completed the ITAW
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OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.
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