Please note that this program is only open to participants of the April 29 plenary session Motions Advocacy
Participants of the Motions Advocacy plenary session are also eligible to join us for our hands-on skills workshop, which will be held fully remotely. The workshop is your chance to practise and refine your motion advocacy skills in a supportive environment. You will make submissions on behalf of either the moving or responding party and 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 note that the workshop requires advance preparation based on a mock case file, which will be provided to you in advance of the workshop.
*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.
Simon Bieber, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP
Hilary Book, Book Law
Scott Fairley, Dooley Lucenti
Sheldon Hamilton, Smart & Biggar LLP
Marc Kestenberg, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
Rikin R Morzaria, Ontario Securities Commission
Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi, Pallet Valo LLP
Brent Olthuis, Hunter Litigation Chambers
Mark Ross, Ross Nasseri LLP
Cynthia Spry, Babin Bessner Spry LLP
Jason Squire, Lerners LLP
Thomas Sutton, McCarthy Tétrault
Maureen Whelton, Stevenson Whelton LLP
Excellent insight from judges and faculty
"The insight from judges and experienced faculty into what works and what doesn’t when bringing and opposing a motion was excellent!"
Opportunity to get on my feet
"The workshop was fantastic. I really appreciated the opportunity to get on my feet! The instructors gave me very practical tips and had very helpful constructive comments."
Great for growth as a junior lawyer
"Getting to practise advocacy skills in a congenial low-risk environment is great for growth as a junior lawyer. This was a very rewarding learning experience."
Plenary and Workshop:
TAS Members: $299.25 + Tax (*Discounted Rate) | $399.00 + Tax (Regular)
Non-members: $449.25 + Tax (*Discounted Rate) | $599.00 + Tax (Regular)
*Discounted Rate: The Advocates' Society is pleased to offer a 25% discount on this program for all lawyers who practise as sole practitioners or in firms smaller than 5 lawyers, and government lawyers (including lawyers who work for legal aid clinics).
TAS Members save up to $100 on half-day programs and up to $200 on programs with a skills workshop. Join us today.