Adapting Your Oral Advocacy Skills to Succeed in this New Era of Remote Proceedings 

Apr. 6, 2021

CBA Skilled Lawyer Series

Adapting Your Oral Advocacy Skills to Succeed in this New Era of Remote Proceedings

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET

The pandemic has brought about a rapid shift and modernization of the courts, with virtual litigation rapidly becoming standard across Canada. Lawyers must immediately update their oral advocacy skills for this new environment, including the ability to quickly problem solve and think outside the box, to meet the differing challenges of the virtual courtroom. Gain perspectives from a judge and join top litigators for indispensable guidance on how to competently advocate for your clients remotely.

  •  Setting up for success: essential checklists for technology, witness preparation and more
  • Putting together an E-Litigation Protocol: what procedural protocols you need to agree on from the outset
  • Junior and senior counsel teams: making the most of all skill sets in remote litigation
  • Preparing to deliver oral arguments using modern and innovative methods
  • Demonstrations: New approaches for effective virtual advocacy from counsel and the court


The Honourable Judge Reginald P. Harris, Provincial Court of British Columbia
Michelle Awad, QC, Partner, McInnes Cooper
Edwin G. Upenieks, Partner, Lawrences Lawyers
Jonah Waxman, Lawrences Lawyers
Gerald Chan, Stockwoods Barristers




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    April 6, 2021
    12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time


    CBA Members: $75
    CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $50
    CBA Student Members: $15
    Non-Members: $300
    Government: $150
    Plus applicable taxes

    This is the 5th program in the Litigation stream. You can purchase the full 8-webinar series at a package rate.


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