Appellate Advocacy Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Nov. 30, 2020

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ONLINE MEETING: Handling Questions from the Bench and Other Tips for Effective Oral Advocacy
This meeting is being hosted by the Appellate Advocacy Section.

Speaker(s): Justice Mary V. Newbury, Court of Appeal
Justice David Franklin Tysoe, Court of Appeal
Julia Lockhart, Partner, Nathanson, Schacter & Thompson LLP
Time: Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:30pm - 2:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.5 hours

Please join the CBABC Appellate Advocacy Section for an engaging lunch hour discussion about answering questions from the bench, and other tips for effective oral advocacy. Questions from the bench can be intimidating, particularly for more junior counsel, but provide critically important opportunities for counsel to address the court's concerns and reinforce why their position is correct. In this discussion, our panelists will give you their insight into how counsel can capitalize on these opportunities and take their oral advocacy to the next level - and what to do when you don't know the answer or there is no good answer.

Justices Newbury and Tysoe of the Court of Appeal will give us the view from the bench and Julia Lockhart, a partner at Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP and experienced appellate lawyer, will give us the perspective from the podium. 

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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