Megan Savard, Savard Foy LLP
Michael Watson, Gowling WLG
Find out how to develop and execute a successful cross-examination from leading litigators and judges across the county.
The plenary program will be held on March 23 and the learning-by-doing skills workshop
will be held on March 24. There are two registration options: (1) plenary + workshop or (2) plenary only (see below for more information).
Plenary Details | Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
Cross-examination is a rigorous discipline that requires practise, reflection and more practise. This annual program will teach you how to take and keep control of witness testimony. Learn how to develop and execute a successful cross-examination from leading litigators and distinguished judges. Make this program an essential component of your advocacy skills toolkit.
Workshop Details | Thursday, March 24, 2022, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)
- Planning an Effective Cross-Examination
- Specific Cross-Examination Techniques: Demonstration and Commentary
- Impeachment: Demonstration and Commentary
- The Performance Piece: Developing Your Own Style, and Knowing When to Use It
- View from the Bench: Strategies for Effective Cross-Examination
Participants of the plenary session are also eligible to join us for our hands-on skills workshop. The workshop is your chance to practise and refine your cross-examination skills in a supportive environment. You will get practical, individualized feedback from our trained instructors. You will also learn from your peers as you work through the interactive exercises in small groups. Please also note that the workshop requires advance preparation based on a mock case file, which will be provided to you in advance of the workshop.
Registration includes electronic materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
Please review the system requirements to view a Zoom event here.