Criminal Trial Advocacy

Criminal Trial Advocacy TAS LSUC

Have a criminal trial coming up? Do not miss the unique opportunity to hear from experienced trial counsel and members of the bench on core issues such as preparation, developing a trial strategy and leading your case, as well as advanced discussions of evidence, objections and difficult witnesses.

Criminal Trial Advocacy

Saturday, February 25, 2017
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:

David Butt, Barrister & Solicitor

Rita J. Maxwell, Ministry of the Attorney General

Keynote Speaker:

The Honourable Justice David WattCourt of Appeal for Ontario

Faculty Includes:

The Honourable Justice Susan E. Healey, Superior Court of Justice

The Honourable Justice William B. Horkins, Ontario Court of Justice
Robin Flumerfelt, Ministry of the Attorney General
Anil K. Kapoor, Kapoor Barristers
Brian P. McGuire, Ministry of the Attorney General - Crown Attorney’s Office

Samantha G. Peeris, Barrister & Solicitor
Heather Pringle, Barrister & Solicitor

Topics Include:

  • Practical Trial Preparation Tips
  • Effective Advocacy in the Courtroom
  • Bringing and Responding to Objections at Trial
  • Jury vs. Judge-alone Trials
  • Dealing with Difficult Counsel and Witnesses

Afternoon workshop materials will be distributed electronically prior to the program. Advance preparation is required for the afternoon skills workshop.

Accredited CPD

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

Morning Only: This program contains 0.75 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 2.25 Substantive Hours

Full Day: This program contains 2.0 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 4.5 Substantive Hours

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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