Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP
Catherine Weiler, Ministry of the Attorney General
Appeal counsel are tasked with persuading an appellate court to intervene within the confines of very brief page and time limits. How can you make the most of every page of your factum and every minute of your oral argument? How can you efficiently handle tough questions from the bench and stay on track? What can you do to ensure you are engaging a quiet bench? Join us on October 19 to hear the answers to these questions and more.
Appellate Advocacy will provide you with key insights on how to capture and maintain the court's attention and give your client the best chance for success. Appellate judges and experienced appeal counsel will share invaluable guidance on how you can improve your facta drafting, hearing preparation, oral argument and more.
Our keynote presentation will feature an engaging and informative fireside chat with The Honourable Michael J. Moldaver.
You will gain:
- Tips for drafting a compelling appeal factum
- Best practices for preparing oral argument
- Views from the Bench on effective oral advocacy
All in-person attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or presenting.
health and safety protocols remain subject to change as public health
measures in the Province of Ontario continue to evolve.
*Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, this program may be delivered entirely online. We will keep you informed as public health regulations continue to evolve.