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Featuring our award-winning Advocacy Toolkit!

CLEBC’s Toolkits provide you with online practice support and skill development. Each Toolkit contains video demonstrations, explanations, and commentary along with text resources such as practice tips, checklists, and precedents.

CLEBC’s award-winning Advocacy Toolkit is designed to assist lawyers with limited recent court experience. The Advocacy Toolkit follows a single fact pattern and features short videos demonstrating effective and ineffective examples of 10 essential oral advocacy skills. Each video is annotated with commentary and explanations on how to make a more effective oral presentation. The skills demonstrated include:

  • theory of the case
  • opening
  • chambers applications
  • examination for discovery
  • direct examination
  • cross-examination
  • refreshing memory
  • objections
  • impeaching the witness through prior inconsistent statement
  • closing