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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 and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
December 18, 2017
Running Time


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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