Inns of Court Program - North 

Jun. 23, 2022
Edmonton AB


The Inns of Court is an evening of informal discussion and of "dining out" on topics of interest to junior barristers, and follows the English tradition of dining with senior practitioners and judges. This event will give Young Lawyers the opportunity to hear presentations by distinguished speakers on topics that are most important to those in the early years of practice. Attendees will be given the opportunity to dine with a member of the judiciary or bar having casual conversations, asking questions, as well as be regaled with their stories.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.

Reception and Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Presentation:  6:00 pm Sharp!
Dinner: 7:00 pm
(Dress: Business Attire) 

The Sandman International Hotel
(formerly known as Sutton Place Hotel) 
Winter Lake Room (2nd Floor)
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton

Wendy Young & Nerissa Young

The Honourable Madam Justice Debbie Yungwirth, The Honourable Madam Justice Bonnie Bokenfohr, The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Lema, and Frank Friesacher.

"Legal Research and Writing: The often disregarded and increasingly important keys to successful advocacy"
The evening will focus on legal research and effective written advocacy in a post-pandemic world. While oral advocacy and rhetoric in the courtroom have historically been, and remain, important skills for barristers, the up-front effort in legal research and in written submissions in chambers and at trial are fundamental to framing your client’s position and in the artful persuasion of both the court and of other counsel. The importance of written materials has become even more evident in the last few years given the sudden rise of virtual advocacy and the proliferation of electronic materials. Our speakers from the Bench and the Bar will reflect on the importance and impact of well-researched written materials in litigation and give practical tips to young lawyers on making pleadings, affidavits and written argument essential parts of their overall advocacy.

Cost: $75 (Includes GST. R#100760487) Payment can be made by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. 
To RSVP, click on the REGISTER NOW link above (top right of page). 
Please register by RSVP deadline of Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Space is limited to 20 attendees, first come first served. Participants should have been admitted to the Bar and are interested in pursuing a litigation practice. If sold out, email to be added to the waiting list.

(The Battle of Alberta continues as our friends in the South sold out their program in under one hour - 42 minutes to be exact. Not that we are interested in starting another battle but perhaps we can beat that time!)

Unless otherwise advised based on changing health information, masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will not be required for this event. In consideration of everyone attending, we do strongly encourage wearing a mask when possible.

The Edmonton Inns of Court Program is endorsed by the following:
| Court of Appeal of Alberta | Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta | Provincial Court of Alberta |
| Alberta Justice and Attorney General-Office of the Minister | Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association |
| Criminal Trial Lawyers Association| Integration - Justice Canada | Law Society of Alberta |


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    Thursday, June 23, 2022
    5:30 p.m. (MT)

    The Sandman International Hotel (formerly known as Sutton Place Hotel)
    Winter Lake Room (2nd Floor)
    10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton

    Open to all Young Lawyers (you do not have to be a CBA member)
    $75.00 including GST



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