Tough training, superior skills.
Wednesday – Friday, July 6 – 8, 2016; Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EACH DAY! Note early start and late end times!
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Very Limited enrolment! Register early to avoid disappointment!
Who should attend: Civil and criminal counsel with some courtroom experience who want to develop their skills and enhance their confidence in the courtroom. This workshop will benefit litigators at all levels of advocacy experience.
Learning level: All levels
Develop your skills and enhance your courtroom confidence. One-on-one feedback from seasoned counsel and judges will ensure that civil and criminal counsel at all levels develop winning advocacy skills. You will benefit from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment you will learn how to influence the people that matter. Space is limited!
“I believe that great advocates are largely made and not simply born to the task. That being so, one can learn a significant amount by hearing from experienced advocates, watching them in action, and practicing oneself before a highly talented faculty. To that end, this intensive course is the perfect answer.”
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman, Appeal Court for BC
“The art of advocacy is about effective persuasion, and effective persuasion is providing clients with access to justice. For ten years I have had the pleasure of working with young and not so young lawyers in BC. It is invigorating and inspiring to watch lawyers dedicate themselves to improving their ability to effectively represent clients. The instructors in this course represent a wonderful cross-section of the best advocates in BC as well as judges from our courts who say that they learn as much from the “students” as the students learn from them. One of the real benefits of this course has been to build an ever-growing core of lawyers dedicated to advocacy as an art, and as an important part of the legal profession’s commitment to improving access to justice.”
The Honourable Madam Justice M. Marvyn Koenigsberg, Supreme Court of BC
“The Advocacy Skills Workshop provides a unique learning environment in which criminal and civil litigators can enhance their advocacy skills.”
The Honourable Chief Judge Thomas J. Crabtree, Provincial Court of BC
“Not only did it give me a better base for trial work but it gave me a new enthusiasm for the practice of law.”
A past participant
"I have volunteered for this course because there is almost instant gratification in seeing immediate improvement in the advocacy skills in the participants. I feel that what we do makes a "difference" in a non-threatening, practical and highly useful approach."
A past instructor
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 22.5 hours (a minimum of 3 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
The Honourable Madam Justice M. Marvyn Koenigsberg — Supreme Court of BC, Smithers
Sandra A. Cunningham, QC — Crown Counsel, Vancouver
EARLY BIRD (Register by June 22, 2016 and SAVE)
After June 22, 2016
Registration includes both a print copy and electronic version of the workshop materials plus a copy of the highly valued CLEBC book British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook—Fourth Edition (NEW!), complete with precedents on CD-ROM. This 504 page book, which regularly sells for $260, is included FREE with your registration. Lunch on each day is also included.
CLEBC Program Lawyer
Teresa M. Sheward