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Workshop – Trial Advocacy Workshop 2023 (CPD 372)

November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm CST

Qualifies for 20 CPD hours, 3 of which qualify for Ethics

Registration deadline: Sep 28, 2023.
Limited to 32 registrants.
Venue – TCU Place, 35 – 22nd Street, Saskatoon.

Once the workshop is full, please contact cpd@lawsociety.sk.ca to be added to the waiting list.

Preference given to lawyers with 15 years of less experience at the Bar. Questions regarding year admitted to the bar, number of trials as lead and as associate counsel to be completed with registration. For additional information, please view the brochure.

The Trial Advocacy Workshop returns for 2023. No matter what your level of trial experience or ability, you will benefit from the opportunity to access the knowledge and expertise of our faculty of trial judges and accomplished courtroom practitioners. Develop exceptional advocacy skills and receive constructive feedback in a small group setting. Learn from your own performances, that of the other participants, and the faculty demonstrations. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Workshop Features include:

  • -Work in small groups: Faculty-to-student ratio of 13 instructors to 32 students
  • -Learn without the burn: Concentrated practice of your advocacy skills in a supportive non-threatening environment
  • -Faculty of experienced judges and lawyers: Access the skills and knowledge of experienced trial judges and some of Saskatchewan’s finest courtroom practitioners
  • New and improved curriculum: Exercises will be drawn from two case files, one civil and one criminal. The exercises will develop your skills in direct and cross-examination, use of exhibits, witness impeachment, re-examination, demonstrative evidence, and opening and closing statements
  • -Faculty critique and constructive suggestions: After each skills performance, you will receive constructive feedback from your instructors. Learn from your own performance and those of other participants. Demonstrations by instructors will provide you with the opportunity to observe effective advocacy skills.
  • -Video: Review your video performances for additional feedback
  • -Textbook included: An Advocacy Primer, 4th edition

Guest Speaker
Michelle Ouellette, K.C. (McKercher LLP, Saskatoon)

Justice R.W. Danyliuk (Court of King’s Bench, Saskatoon)
Justice K.L. Zerr (Court of King’s Bench, Saskatoon)
Judge H.M. Harradence (Provincial Court, Prince Albert)
Judge B. Hendrickson (Provincial Court, Moose Jaw)
Judge M.A. Segu (Provincial Court, Meadow Lake)
Leslie Sullivan, K.C. (Court Appointed Counsel Program, Saskatoon)
Greg Walen, K.C. (retired from Scharfstein LLP, Saskatoon)
Brian Banilevic, K.C. (retired from McDougall Gauley LLP, Regina)
Ron Parchomchuk, K.C. (Parchomchuk Sherdahl Hunter, Prince Albert)
Erin Kleisinger, K.C. (McDougall Gauley LLP, Regina)
Amanda Quayle, K.C. (McDougall Gauley LLP, Regina)
Cynthia Alexander (Ministry of Justice, Moose Jaw)
Jackie Lane (Ministry of Justice, Regina)

The cancellation deadline is Oct 18. Once the workshop is full, please contact cpd@lawsociety.sk.ca to be added to the waiting list.


November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am CST
November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm CST
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Continuing Professional Development
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TCU Place
35 22 Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0C8 Canada
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