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39th Annual Intensive Advocacy (Calgary)
June 6, 2022 – June 11, 2022
Please Note: This course, and its waitlist, are now full. We anticipate offering this course again in June, 2023. Sign up for the LESA E-List to be notified when registration becomes available.
Dates: June 6 – 11, 2022
Venue: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Price: $3,495 + GST
Develop a confident, professional courtroom presence by exploring every aspect of trial and hearing work. LESA’s Intensive Advocacy course is an intense, learn-by-doing program that offers an incomparable opportunity to develop skills as an advocate. The course couples continual performance with rich performance feedback. With the aid of brief faculty lectures and faculty demonstrations, attendees perform drills and exercises designed to hone critical advocacy skills. The course focuses on four key competencies designed to help attendees develop and perfect their advocacy skills: case analysis, storytelling, evidence, and courtroom decorum. On the final day of the course, attendees integrate these competencies in a simulated trial or hearing.
“The course did an excellent job of simulating the rigors of a week of trial while also providing clear instruction that resulted in improvements and changes in advocacy skills that were extremely noticeable within a short period of time.” ~ 2021 Participant
*Please Note: Program formats and dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time of a program running. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all attendees, volunteers, and staff (and their families). We have instituted a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for this program. For more information, visit LESA.org/covid19
Judge S.L. Corbett, Provincial Court of Alberta
Judge J.L. Dixon, Provincial Court of Alberta
Mona T. Duckett QC, Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson
Tim Mavko, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
Justice R.E. Nation, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
Jennifer Ruttan, Ruttan Bates
William W. Shores QC, Shores Jardine LLP
Alexander Yiu, Ackroyd LLP
Neil Dobson, Alberta Department of Justice
Kaysi Fagan, Kaysi Fagan Professional Corporation
Danielle E. Green, Crown Prosecutors’ Office
Rod J.A. Gregory, Davidson Gregory Tralenberg
Carla L. MacPhail, Crown Prosecutors’ Office
Linda A. Maj, Department of Justice Canada
Laura A. Marr, Provincial Court of Alberta
Tom McCartney, Alberta Securities Commission
Robert D. McDonald QC, Bennett Jones LLP
Brent W. Mielke, MLT Aikins LLP
Judge K. Molle, Provincial Court of Alberta
Richard Muenz, Richard W. Muenz Law Office
Ryan K. O’Fee, O’Fee Law
Thomas P. O’Leary, Dentons Canada LLP
Darren J. Reed, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Roger Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Mylène D. Tiessen, Peacock Linder Halt & Mack
Andrew P. Wilson, JSS Barristers
Matthew Woodley, Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer LLP
LESA has secured a special rate for attendees of the 39th Annual Intensive Advocacy program at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary NW (2373 Banff Trail NW).
A special rate of $134.99 plus taxes per night for a “One King Bedroom Suite” is being offered until 6:00 pm MDT, May 5, 2022 or until the room block has been sold out. This room rate includes parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast. This property is less than a five minute drive from SAIT and is also on the C-Train line which stops at SAIT. The week of Intensive Advocacy is also the same week as the Global Petroleum Conference in Calgary and hotel rooms are in high demand. Please book your reservations early.
Please click here to contact the hotel directly to make your room reservation or call 587.390.6100 and mention the group name “Intensive Advocacy”.
Hotel reservation does not constitute registration in the program. Guests will be responsible for all room charges. Cancellation charges will apply after 6:00 PM five days prior to arrival.