Leading Your Case

Scales of Justice   TAS

Opening Statements and Examination-in-chief


Learn how to set the stage and deliver an effective opening statement and ask the right questions during an examination-in-chief.


Leading Your Case:

Opening Statements and Examination-in-chief

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Advocates' Society Education Centre

250 Yonge St., Suite 2700

Toronto, ON.

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Live Webcast option available!

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Program Chairs:

Darryl A. Cruz, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Janice Wright, Wright Temelini LLP

Faculty Includes:

The Honourable Justice Todd L. Archibald, Superior Court of Justice

The Honourable Justice Michael F. Brown, Superior Court of Justice

The Honourable Justice James F. Diamond, Superior Court of Justice  
The Honourable Justice Darla A. Wilson, Superior Court of Justice  
The Honourable Justice Leslie C. Pringle, Ontario Court of Justice

Heather Hansen, C.S., Martha McCarthy & Company

Eric Hoaken, Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

Bonnie Roberts Jones, Groia & Company Professional Corporation

David F. O’Connor, Roy O’Connor LLP


Register for the morning only featuring presentations by noted faculty, and dynamic demonstrations. Or stay for the full day including afternoon skills workshop for hands-on exercises. Workshop materials will be distributed electronically prior to the program. Advance preparation is required for the afternoon skills workshop.


Accredited CPD

Morning Only: This program contains 1.0 Professionalism Hour and is eligible for up to 2.0 Substantive Hours.

Full Day: This program contains 2.25 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 4.25 Substantive Hours.

The Advocates' Society has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada.


Take advantage of the live webcast option that will allow you to interact live with the faculty. Webcast registration fee is per viewer, per program. Webcast registrations and switches from in-person to webcast must be received 5 business days in advance of the program.


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