Looking for trial practice experience? Need mentoring and advice to help take your advocacy skills to the next level? We’re bringing our acclaimed Do A Trial! program to Ottawa for the first time in 2020. This program offers the unique opportunity to test your trial skills in a real courtroom before a live judge. You will work with an assigned co-counsel under the guidance of an experienced coach to develop trial strategy, prepare and examine witnesses, and deliver persuasive opening and closing statements. Judges and leading litigators will provide you with invaluable feedback in real-time throughout the program.

This program has been postponed due to COVID-19

Lead Instructors:
John Buhlman, WeirFoulds LLP
Laura Stewart, Gowling WLG

The Honourable Justice Sylvia Corthorn, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Justice James E. McNamara, Superior Court of Justice
The Honourable Justice W. Vincent Clifford, Ontario Court of Justice
The Honourable Justice Normal D. Boxall, Ontario Court of Justice 
Kirsten Crain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Peter Cronyn, Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
Mathew Johnson, Department of Justice
Andrew Lenz, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDouall LLP
Kellie Stewart, Barnes, Sammon LLP
Susanne Sviergula, Cavanagh LLP
Tara Sweeney, Soloway Wright LLP

Eligible CPD Hours:
2.0 Professionalism; 6.0 Substantive

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Ottawa Courthouse 161 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON

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