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Appearing in Federal Court poses unique challenges. The rules of the game are different than in other courts, and it’s critical to your client’s success that you present and argue your case powerfully.

From OsgoodePD’s Practical Guide to Federal Court & Practice, the opening statement is a crucial moment in a trial, setting the tone and establishing framework for your strategy. An effective closing argument is also critical, as your last opportunity to convince the trier of fact to return a verdict in your client’s favour. If you’re looking to maximize the impact of your oral advocacy in Federal Court, this is an essential session for you.

  • The art of oral advocacy on judicial review applications
  • The proper way to introduce exhibits
  • The importance of establishing credibility
  • Openings and closings: effective organization and structure
    – tips on maximizing their impact in relation to the overall strategy of your case

Multi-Viewer Purchase:

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


The video stream, including link to program materials 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. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Running Time


Date Recorded
February 25, 2015
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$99 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Legal practitioners engaged in Federal Court matters
  • Immigration and refugee lawyers (private-bar and government)
  • Paralegals in the immigration/refugee fields
  • Administrative law practitioners
  • Anyone else appearing in Federal Court

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