Refine your approach to trial advocacy. Learn practical strategies from experienced jurists.
Whether you are new to litigation practice or experienced counsel, fresh perspectives can refine your technique and sharpen your advocacy skills.
Led by Prof. T. Farrow, Director, OsgoodePD’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, hear directly from the Bench – The Hon. Thomas Cromwell (formerly SCC), Justice P. Tamara Sugunasiri (SCJ), and Justice Patrice Band (OCJ), will discuss different elements of how to effectively communicate your trial argument to the trier of fact.
The panel will also share their reflections on strategies to employ, from trial preparation to closing, to effectively deliver your argument, including tools of persuasion, working with witness evidence, and advocacy style and strategy.
Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.
What You’ll Learn
Preparing witnesses for ideal evidence presentation
Structuring impactful openings and closings
Conducting fruitful witness examinations
Navigating the unique challenges and opportunities of virtual hearings
Who Should Attend
Litigation counsel across Canada
Paralegals across Canada who appear in court
Trevor C.W. Farrow
Dean and Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell
formerly Supreme Court of Canada, Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Hon. Justice P. Tamara Sugunasiri
Ontario Superior Court of Justice
The Hon. Justice Patrice F. Band
Ontario Court of Justice
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