Spring Symposium Module 1: The Civil Advocate

Civility and professionalism are essential parts of your practice as an advocate - not only for your day-to-day practice and interactions with other counsel, but in the way that you frame your arguments and assist the Court during hearings.

At this micro-symposium, you’ll hear new perspectives on the time-honoured principles of civility and professionalism in litigation.  You’ll learn how to effectively respond to questions from the bench on appeal.  And you’ll hear from the newest member of the Supreme Court of Canada on his views on advocacy.  

Conference Chair:
Sonia Bjorkquist, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Conference Vice-Chairs:
Brian Gover, Stockwoods LLP
Guy J. Pratte, Ad. E., LSM, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Anne M. Turley, Department of Justice

Topics Include:
  • Fireside Chat with The Honourable Justice Nicholas Kasirer
  • Principles of Civility for Advocates: An Update
  • Demonstration & Discussion: Handling Questions from the Bench on Appeal
Faculty Includes:
The Honourable Justice Nicholas Kasirer, Supreme Court of Canada
The Honourable Justice David H. Doherty, Court of Appeal for Ontario
The Honourable Justice Mahmud Jamal, Court of Appeal for Ontario
Shantona Chaudhury, Pape Chaudhury LLP
Alexandra S. Clark, Ministry of the Attorney General – Crown Law Office Civil
Tom Curry, Lenczner Slaght
Peter H. Griffin, Lenczner Slaght
Megan E. Shortreed, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Eligible CPD Hours:
1.25 Professionalism; 0.75 Substantive

Presented by: The Advocates’ Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers

Module 2: The Skilled Advocate
Module 3: The Well-Informed Advocate
Register for all three Modules - Registrants choosing this option will receive an archive version of Module 1.

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4/29/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webcast Live Online, (ET)

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