Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2011
Smithers Courthouse, Smithers
Times: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, BOTH DAYS
Who should attend: Litigators at all levels of advocacy experience.
Limited enrolment! Register early to avoid disappointment!
Learning level: All levels
Coming to you in Smithers! Tough training. Irreplaceable skills. The Practice for Perfection road show!
Develop your skills and enhance your courtroom confidence. One-on-one feedback from seasoned counsel and judges will ensure that civil and criminal counsel at all levels develop winning advocacy skills. You will learn from the insights of a team of colleagues, leading lawyers, and judges. In a safe environment you’ll be taught how to influence the people that matter. Space is limited!
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“I believe that great advocates are largely made and not simply born to the task. That being so, one can learn a significant amount by hearing from experienced advocates, watching them in action, and practicing oneself before a highly talented faculty. To that end, this intensive course is the perfect answer.”
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman — Supreme Court of BC
“The art of advocacy is about effective persuasion, and effective persuasion is providing clients with access to justice. For eleven years I have had the pleasure of working with young and not so young lawyers in BC. It is invigorating and inspiring to watch lawyers dedicate themselves to improving their ability to effectively represent clients. The instructors in this course represent a wonderful cross-section of the best advocates in BC as well as judges from our courts who say that they learn as much from the “students” as the students learn from them. One of the real benefits of this course has been to build an ever-growing core of lawyers dedicated to advocacy as an art, and as an important part of the legal profession’s commitment to improving access to justice.”
The Honourable Madam Justice M. Marvyn Koenigsberg — Supreme Court of BC
“The Advocacy Workshop provides a unique learning environment in which criminal and civil litigators can enhance their advocacy skills.”
The Honourable Chief Judge Thomas J. Crabtree — Provincial Court of BC
“Not only did it give me a better base for trial work but it gave me a new enthusiasm for the practice of law.”
A past participant
“I have volunteered for this course because there is almost instant gratification in seeing immediate improvement in the advocacy skills in the participants. I feel that what we do makes a “difference” in a non-threatening, practical, and highly useful approach.”
A past instructor
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 15 hours (a minimum of 2 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
The Honourable Madam Justice M. Marvyn Koenigsberg — Supreme Court of British Columbia, Smithers
Sandra A. Cunningham, QC — Crown Counsel, Vancouver
EARLY BIRD (Register by June 17, 2011 and SAVE)
After June 17, 2011
Registration includes workshop materials, lunch on both days, and a copy of the CLEBC publication British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook—Third Edition. Note: You will continue to receive a print copy of the materials at the course. In addition, you will receive an email with a link to the online version of the materials approximately one day before the course.
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