Lawyers, would you like the opportunity to receive honest, personalized feedback on your courtroom work from senior counsel and judges? An upcoming workshop offers the chance to practise on your feet in a real courtroom and take your advocacy skills to the next level.
The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC) will present its 19th Annual Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop at the BC Provincial Court in Vancouver from July 5-7, 2018. The BC Provincial Court has been a strong champion of this workshop for the past 18 years, with judges acting as faculty and encouraging lawyers to hone their skills and contribute to a high standard of advocacy in BC’s courtrooms.
In this eNews, CLEBC’s Teresa Sheward describes the unique program.
“Unlike any other course offered at CLEBC, at this three-day workshop 17 judges and numerous senior counsel will provide the ultimate mentoring experience by helping you elevate your advocacy skills in a relaxed, safe environment. Within a practical and hands-on framework, you will refine your skills and learn how to influence the people that matter at trial. This is a rare chance to experiment and make mistakes without cost to your client or reputation.
Under the leadership of workshop chairs Madam Justice Catherine A. Murray and Andrew I. Nathanson, and the guidance of distinguished judges and lawyers acting as team leaders and guest instructors, you will:
The feedback from previous lawyers who have participated in this workshop has been resoundingly positive and is a testament to the value of this experience:
So, if you are a civil or criminal litigator, or want to be, join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance your courtroom skills and confidence. They say there is no substitute for experience… but this is it! For more information or to register, visit http://www.cle.bc.ca/1529. Bursaries are available for qualified applicants.”