Jennifer E. Brevorka, Henein Hutchison LLP
Yashoda Ranganathan, Ministry of the Attorney General, Constitutional Law Branch
A second chair does it all: tracks the deadlines, organizes the documents, preps the witnesses, and manages the other people on the file. It is a stressful job, and requires excellent organization and communication. A good second chair is crucial to a team's success at hearings, arbitration, or trial. And for most lawyers, assuming the role of first chair in trial or an arbitration comes only after mastering the responsibilities of a second chair.
In this new program, leading litigators and judges will share their top tips and strategies for becoming an effective second chair - both before and during trial, and for managing deadlines, your stress level, and your first chair.
You will learn how to:
- Establish roles and expectations from the beginning of a file
- Develop an effective trial action plan
- Work with witnesses and prepare them for trial
- Maximize your role at the counsel table and know when to step in
- Impress judges in the courtroom
Join us on October 6 and find out how to successfully support a file from start to finish as second chair. Walk away with the confidence you need to excel in this role and transition to first chair.
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.
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