Tough Training, Superior Skills
Wednesday, July 5 - Friday, July 7, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Vancouver School of Music
843 Seymour Street, Vancouver
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: Intermediate
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 learn from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment, you'll be taught how to influence the people that matter. Space is limited!
“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
Here's what our instructors say:
“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 we do make a “difference” in a non-threatening, practical and highly useful approach.”
“To be videotaped and have real-time feedback on your performance is a lifetime opportunity to learn and improve your advocacy. In fact, everyone learns, including the teachers. You could not teach a more enthusiastic group of lawyers, nor find a better way to watch lawyers dramatically improve their craft in a short time. Keep this going.”
“This is a great course—it’ll give you the basic skills needed to become an effective barrister. I thoroughly enjoy teaching this course and learning along with the students. It’s wonderful to see the progress the students make in just 3 days.”
“I encourage members of the bar who are in their early years of practice and interested in pursuing work in litigation to attend this workshop. It is a terrific opportunity to both meet and talk with senior and experienced counsel, as well as to obtain some tips on how to do things properly in the courtroom. As a course leader, I too welcome the time to engage in this course and discuss different approaches to the problems put forward.”
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 22.5 hours (a minimum of 3 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
The Honourable Madam Justice Marvyn Koenigsberg — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Sandra A. Cunningham, QC — Crown Counsel, Vancouver
Catherine A. Murray, QC — Crown Counsel, Vancouver
Andrew I. Nathanson — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
EARLY BIRD (Register by June 7, 2017 and SAVE)
Live Course: $1,485
After June 7, 2017
Live Course: $1,650
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, complete with precedents on CD-ROM. This 504 page book, which regularly sells for $199, is included FREE with your registration. Lunch on each day is also included.
Unable to attend without financial support? Learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program and our Easy Pay Plan.
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