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NEW VERSION for 2017! Get inside the judges’ heads and learn what works and what doesn’t!

In this candid, 60-min online session, you’ll have the opportunity to hear what the Judges “really think”. You’ll learn their top tips and get practical guidance on how to ensure your case is the most persuasive it can be (and your professional reputation is not compromised). Topics include:

  • Civility in the courtroom — practical guidance on courtroom procedures and etiquette
  • Changing roles of counsel and judges to encourage resolution
  • Importance of preparation & civility
  • How to persuasively present your case – preparation, civility, dramatic flair
  • Influential written techniques
  • Technology in the courtroom – best practices
  • Strategies for responding to unruly behaviour & uncivil conduct
  • Judge vs. Jury – impact on how you present your case and yourself in court
  • Judges’ pet peeves – what are they? how do you avoid these?

This ‘can’t miss’ session, will give you valuable insights so you can effectively balance how to be an effective advocate, represent your client resolutely and not compromise your position with the decision makers.

Plus! You will receive 90-days access to the program archive. Register now…


  • The Hon. Justice Lucia Favret, Ontario Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Freya Kristjanson, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
  • The Hon. Justice Paul Rouleau, Ontario Court of Appeal
  • The Hon. Justice Darla Wilson, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 2 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 2 days notice, a $50 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Heather Gore Liddell at hgoreliddell@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

December 18, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST



Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Legal professionals from all levels of experience and practice areas
  • In-house counsel
  • Government counsel
  • Sole practitioners
  • Crown attorneys
  • Criminal defence lawyers
  • Articling students

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