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Call for Volunteer Witnesses: 37th Annual Intensive Advocacy

Are you interested in gaining valuable trial experience as a witness? We are looking for volunteers to act as witnesses in our upcoming 37th Annual Intensive Advocacy program in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

About the Program

37th Annual Intensive Advocacy LESA designed the Intensive Advocacy program to hone critical advocacy skills. This week-long interactive program culminates in a moot criminal trial, civil trial, or administrative hearing on Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Calgary Courts Centre.

Program participants will conduct moot trials or hearings before Alberta justices, judges, and administrative tribunal members, who will then provide participants with feedback.

The Role

Volunteer witnesses play the role of a character in one of the criminal, civil, or administrative fact patterns. Witnesses also give evidence on the witness stand under direct examination and cross-examination. Participant lawyers will brief all volunteers on their role prior to Saturday, June 15, then act as a witness during the actual moot trials and hearings. This program offers an excellent opportunity for law students, articling students, and lawyers to observe the trial or hearing process and gain valuable insight into the experience and perspective of a witness.

Contact

If you are interested in volunteering as a witness for the Intensive Advocacy moot trials and hearings, or for more information, please contact kathy.fortier@lesa.org.