Motions Advocacy

Hear candid advice from experienced counsel and the bench on how to prepare oral and written submissions. Stay for the afternoon learning-by-doing skills workshop where you will get on your feet and make submissions in a mock motion.

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Program Chairs:
Maureen Whelton, Stevenson Whelton LLP
Cheryl M. Woodin, Bennett Jones LLP

Faculty Includes:
The Honourable Justice Breese Davies, Superior Court of Justice 
The Honourable Justice Freya Kristjanson, Superior Court of Justice  
The Honourable Justice Shaun O’Brien, Superior Court of Justice 
The Honourable Justice Paul B. Schabas, Superior Court of Justice 
The Honourable Master P. Tamara Sugunasiri, Superior Court of Justice 
Sarit E. Batner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Rebecca Jones, Lenczner Slaght
Jonathan Kulathungam, Teplitsky, Colson LLP 
Andrew Lewis, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP 
Amanda C. McLachlan, Bennett Jones LLP
Shara N. Roy, Lenczner Slaght 
James P. Sayce, Koskie Minsky LLP 

Topics Include:
  • What is effective advocacy in Motions Court?
  • Strategies for bringing different types of motions
  • Best practices for preparing motion materials
  • How to argue a motion – demonstration and discussion
  • Managing your client's expectations pre and post-motion

Eligible CPD Hours:
Morning Only: 1.25 Professionalism; 1.75 Substantive
Full Day: 2.5 Professionalism Hours; 4.0 Substantive

Webcast registrations and switches from in-person to webcast must be received no later than 3 business days in advance of the program.

Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program Icon Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program
3/3/2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Advocates' Society Education Centre 2700-250 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5B 2L7

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