Program Chair(s)

Jonathan Rosenthal

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

Build to Certificate

Completion of this program counts towards the


Program Director

Jonathan Rosenthal

Barrister and Solicitor



Sep 21, 2022

$695 + TAX


Sep 21, 2022
9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

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.

CPD Hours
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Total6h 30m CPD

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