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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 are able to craft skillful and persuasive written materials.

From OsgoodePD’s Practical Guide to Federal Court & Practice, drawing on concrete examples that raise the real-life challenges you will face in your Federal Court practice, this session will enhance your grasp of winning techniques.

  • The principles of clarity: focus, fl ow and structure
  • The tone of contemporary legal argument
  • How to create compelling and persuasive submissions
  • Providing context before details and how much detail to include
  • Key mistakes to avoid
  • Overview statements: the opportunity they present and how to write them


  • Mario Bellissimo, Bellissimo Law Group
  • David Cranton, Counsel, Immigration Law Section Justice Canada
  • Jacqueline Swaisland, Waldman & Associates

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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