The Right to be Heard: The Future of Advocacy in Post-Pandemic Canada
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, this program will be broadcast online only.
Join thought leaders from across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom as we consider the role of oral advocacy in a modern justice system. This one-of-a-kind Symposium presented by the Modern Advocacy Task Force will feature multi-disciplinary perspectives on access to justice and the role of oral, written, and virtual hearings in post-pandemic Canada. Join us for:
- An engaging debate on the importance of oral advocacy between Justice David Brown of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and Guy Pratte, President of The Advocates' Society.
- Perspectives on advocacy from El Jones, Halifax’s former Poet Laureate
- The role of oral hearings in a digital world with Professor Dame Hazel Genn of University College London
- A cross-Canadian judicial panel on oral advocacy
Peter J. Osborne, Lenczner Slaght, Task Force Chair
Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP, Task Force Vice-Chair
Katherine L. Kay, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Task Force Vice-Chair
Sheila Gibb, Epstein Cole LLP, Symposium Chair
- The Impact of Oral Advocacy: Empirical Analysis from the USA
- The Oral Tradition in Indigenous Justice
- In-person, Zoom or Written Hearings: Access to Justice Considerations
- The Human Psychology of Live versus Written Hearings
- The Role of Oral Hearings in a Digital World
- Perspectives from the Bench
Complimentary for members and non-members.
Eligible CPD Hours:
This program contains 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism content, 1 hour and 15 minutes of other Professionalism content, and 2 hours of Substantive content.
Please review the system requirements to view a Zoom webinar here.
This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
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