PACKAGED WEBCAST PROGRAMS: "Your First Civil Trial" and "Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case" 

Mar. 4-24, 2021

OBA Young Lawyers Division PROGRAM

Your First Civil Trial
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:30 PM (ET)

While your first civil trial can be both exciting and frightening, you would not want to lose it because of a lack of preparation, knowledge or basic advocacy skills. Nor should you simply approach your first trial as a learning experience, hope for a good outcome, and expect better results next time around. Understanding fundamental trial preparation and trial techniques is crucial. Attend this program and allow our faculty of prominent litigators to demystify the civil trial process and experience for you. You will hear their time-tested strategies and practical advice on the core topics you need to know. Tremendously popular in past years, this is a “must not miss” program for newer litigators and advocates. Register now to secure your spot and learn the essentials for mastering your first civil trial from the opening statement to the closing argument. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ranjan Das, Berkow Youd Lev-Farrell Das LLP
Nabeel Sera, Barrister & Solicitor


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Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

A good discovery will help you prepare your client for trial and understand your opponent’s case. A great discovery will force your opponent to settle, and at the very least, set you up for a less stressful and better organized trial. Get practical tips from the pros on how to be great (if not divine) at this half-day program on key elements such as preparation, e-discovery, credibility, and undertakings, with particular focus on virtual discoveries in the time of COVID-19. Whether you are a new lawyer preparing for your first discovery, or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your technique, this program will help you hone your skills.


Nidhi Punyarthi, Legal Counsel - Litigation and Administrative Law, City of Brampton
Ivan Merrow, Glaholt Bowles LLP


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Program Details

Program & Date: Your First Civil Trial
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Divine Discoveries: Building a Great Case
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Agenda: Program: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Program: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


CBA Member: $252* | CBA Student Member: $125* | Non-Member: $456*

(includes e-materials access) *plus applicable taxes

Due to the pandemic, OBA program materials are currently available in digital format only until further notice. If you are interested in purchasing hardcopy materials, please email and the Publications Coordinator will contact you once we are able to print and ship the materials.


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    Group rates Available:

    2 - 4 registrants = 10% discount
    5 - 9 registrants = 15% discount
    10 - 19 registrants = 20% discount
    20+ = 25% discount

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