Advocacy has always been considered an art for which one's talents can improve over the course of one's practice.
An in-depth 3-day training that provides you with useful tips and tools towards advancement.
It is possible to quickly improve or perfect one's abilities through proper training using a "learn by doing" approach in a class setting. This 3 day program will provide you with concrete suggestions and proven techniques to allow you to gain confidence and develop your trial skills.
This basic trial advocacy course will give participants the opportunity to learn new skills, perfect techniques they may already be using,
and evaluate their own progress. In this 3 day course, in addition to all topics covered in the 2 day basic advocacy course, participants
will also partake in drills prior to examinations and cross-examinations in order to practice skills taught in the theoretical portions of
the program and eliminate bad habits. This course also highlights body language and how to use your voice and inflection. Unlike the 2 day
course, this course will also cover final argument
- Participants will need to develop their case theory (in preparation for the course)
- Use of exhibits in the course of trial : why, when and how
- Use of prior inconsistent statements
- Topics covered will also include: direct examination, cross-examination, and rehabilitation of the witness on re-examination - rules to follow and the final argument
- Participants will each be assigned the role of counsel for plaintiffs or defendants and will also assume the roles of the parties for whom they are acting and provide testimony, thereby allowing each participant to understand what it is to be a witness and to "feel" the differences which questioning techniques can allow
- Each performance will be recorded allowing each participant to analyze his or her own performance with the guidance of the instructor
- Feedback is provided tactfully and respectfully on each performance, taking into account the participant's level of experience and expertise. Participants will be required to wear their gowns.
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- Courses are available in English and French
- Course materials must be read prior to class and there is work which will be required at home between day 1 and day 2 of the program
- Schedule of activities will be provided in advance with course materials
- Continental style breakfast, 2 health breaks and lunch are included
All of our courses are given at4, Notre-Dame Street East, 2nd floor, Montreal (Québec) H2Y 1B7
Just steps from the courthouse!