Making Your Case with a Better Memory  

Nov. 17, 2022
Vancouver BC

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3


Thursday, November 17, 2022
Registration Check-in: 8:30-9:00am
Seminar Sessions: 9:00am - 4:00pm

As lawyers, we seldom leave home without our computers and smart phones. They are convenient, affordable, and most of all, come with a lot of memory. Unfortunately, one of the most powerful memory tools we own - our brain - is seldom plugged in and often fails. Brainfreeze? Memory lapse? Whatever you call it, thousands of attorneys have experienced it. The good news? You can do something about it.

Join nationally recognized memory training consultant Paul Mellor, Success Links, in a unique full day training program that will bolster your memory.  Learn techniques to improve your everyday practice. Mellor’s objective is to show how a trained memory can increase your efficiency and productivity in all aspects of law. He will help you lay a foundation for total recall. The benefits of improved memory are endless!

See Full Agenda below!


Registration Check-In & Continental Breakfast  |  8:30-9:00am

9:00-10:00am  |  Discovery Demonstration
Introduction with demonstration displays the lightning speed of a trained memory.  You will see the ease of remembering information from a discovery. Emphasis is placed on why we forget and how we remember.

10:00-10:15am  |  Morning Health Break

10:15am-12:00pm  |  How to Speak Without Notes to Jurors
Discover secrets on how to present a case without notes.  Learn step by step techniques on drafting your remarks, preparing your mind, and delivering a powerful presentation. To keep the jury in the palm of your hand, you’ll have to let go of your notes.

12:00-1:00pm  |  Lunch

1:00-2:15pm  |  Cross Examination with Confidence
Using the two-step formula in recall, you will acquire the skill in remembering to ask key questions during cross examination. Use of examples and illustrations help reinforce the proficiency when dealing with those on the witness stand.

2:15-2:30pm  |  Afternoon Health Break

2:30-4:00pm  |  Remember Names and Faces of Jurors in Trial, Clients in the Presentations, and in Other            Professional Settings
You will learn the FACIAL Formula to quickly remember a name.  Attention is placed on concentration techniques and focusing on recalling the name correctly.  Use of pictures and examples create a proven system in correctly matching a name to a face. You will learn how to remember first names, last names, and groups of people.

*Order of presentations may be subject to change.



About Paul Mellor
Paul Mellor, a finalist in the USA Memory Championship, remembered the names of over 90 people in less than 15 minutes, recalled in correct order over 100 single-digit numbers after a five-minute study, and recalled the exact order of a shuffled deck of playing cards after less than a three-and-a-half-minute review. 

His popular seminars have been presented to lawyers throughout the United States and Canada, including programs to the Ohio State Bar Association, State Bar of California, State Bar of Oregon, State Bar of Georgia, and multiple programs to CBA here in Vancouver. 

Paul Mellor’s memory seminars and conferences are highly interactive, very entertaining, and fast moving, proving that everyone can be more productive and efficient with a better memory. At the end of this conference, participants will take with them knowledge and application for retaining information.

  • “Engaging and entertaining”
  • “Dynamic. One of the best I’ve been to”
  • “Fully engaged speaker who was devoted to his audience”
  • “One of the most captivating seminars I’ve seen so far”




The CBABC acknowledges that the land from which we gather and host this conference from is the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present. 



By registering for this in-person program, registrants agree to follow and adhere to the health and safety protocols of the venue to reduce the risks of exposure to and transmission of COVID-19, and agree to cancel your attendance if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Participant General Acknowledgement
By registering, you agree that all materials related to this course are for the sole use of the registrant, and may not be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, translated, distributed, shared, modified, made available on a network or other website, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever without the prior express written permission of the Canadian Bar Association.

Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued, unless the registrant has to cancel because they have COVID symptoms. To cancel your attendance for any reason, please contact the PD Department at


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    12:00pm (PST)


    CBA Member: $450 (+GST)
    Non-Member: $650 (+GST)

    A Continental Breakfast, morning/afternoon health breaks, and lunch meals are included with your registration.


    Memory Skills for Lawyers: $20 (+GST)

    Whether or not you’re in the courtroom, a lawyer with a strong memory gains the edge. Techniques to train your brain to confidently recall information.


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