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The Powerful Performance: Effective Advocacy Skills for Lawyers

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Dramatically improve your performance as a lawyer using the skills and techniques of an actor

Friday, June 3, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All sessions will be held at the CLEBC Boardroom, 500 – 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Who should attend: All lawyers who want to increase their effectiveness, from those newly called who want to improve their confidence and self-possession, to seasoned practitioners who want to enhance their skill set.

Limited Enrolment. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Learning level: All levels

This course is designed to teach lawyers how to be more natural, believable, and self-possessed, and to implement simple, concrete techniques that will maximize your performance at trial, in mediation, in arbitration, and in any legal argument. These skills will enable you to take your case beyond the traditional approach to trial advocacy, and give you the critical persuasive edge. You will learn by doing as each participant will be given the opportunity to make a presentation and receive one-on-one feedback and helpful techniques for improving. By the end of the session you will possess the skills to make you a better lawyer—a lawyer who will win more arguments by making a positive connection with clients, jurors, and judges!

After taking this course you will be able to...

  • use confidence to combat nerves and increase your presence in the room
  • use your voice with more power and sophistication
  • shape your presentations into commanding and engaging performances
  • engage in authentic and persuasive contact with your audience in any work setting

Here's what past participants had to say about the course:

“Katrina has changed my life, career and personal outlook forever. She is a phenomenal teacher.”
Sanjana Khaira, Sanjana Khaira Law Corporation

“Terrific—the incorporation of theory and critique through role playing was invaluable. I learned several tips that I can incorporate in my presentation/submission effectively and immediately.”

“Absolutely amazing. I was pleasantly surprised at how valuable the public speaking techniques were. There was an amazing improvement in all participants in one day! Katrina Dunn is a phenomenal instructor.”
Shelly Braun, Intact Insurance Company

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours. If you attend the course plus the lunch optional session, you will obtain a minimum of 1 hour of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management and a total of 7 CPD hours.

Course Instructor
Katrina Dunn — Course Creator and Lead Instructor, Touchstone Training, and Artistic Director, Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver

EARLY BIRD (Register by the dates listed below and SAVE)

For the course on May 5, register by April 7, 2016

For the course on June 3, register by May 6, 2016

Live Course: Regular $735 | Student $400

After the "register by" dates
Live Course: Regular $810 | Student $435

Registration includes a PRINT COPY of the workshop materials and lunch. The materials will NOT be distributed electronically.

Unable to attend without financial support? To learn more about CLEBC's Bursary Program click here and for our Easy Pay Plan click here.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Katrina Verweel

This course has no current sessions.

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