41st Annual Intensive Advocacy (Calgary)
June 10, 2024 – June 15, 2024$3,595.00
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. This 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. This 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.
“This course definitely lived up to its name as intensive, but also its reputation for accelerating professional growth. It was a big investment of time and energy, but I don’t think I’ve ever grown so much as an advocate in a single week.” ~ 2023 Participant
*Please Note: Program formats and dates are subject to change. This program has limited enrollment.
Jennifer Ruttan, Ruttan Bates
Justice Rosemary E. Nation, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Justice Janet Dixon, Alberta Court of Justice
Justice Susan E. Pepper, Alberta Court of Justice
Mona T. Duckett KC, Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson
Tim Mavko, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
William (Bill) W. Shores KC, Shores Jardine LLP
Alexander Yiu, Ackroyd LLP
Justice Michele H. Hollins, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Justice Darren J. Reed, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
Justice Jeffrey B. Champion, Alberta Court of Justice
Bina Border, Crown Prosecutors’ Office
Danielle E. Green, Alberta Department of Justice
Robert D. McDonald KC, Bennett Jones LLP
Andrew Wilson KC, JSS Barristers
A special rate of $179.99 per night (plus taxes) has been secured for a king suite at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary NW – University Area. This rate includes parking, wi-fi, and breakfast. Attendees of the Intensive Advocacy course are responsible for their own accommodations and travel. Click here to reserve a room.
Alternatively, you can contact the hotel directly at 587-390-6100 and mention the group block LESA2024 to obtain this rate.
Reservations must be made by May 9, 2024. If the room block sells out before this date, the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and the best available rate.
Please Note: The Global Petroleum Show will be in Calgary during part of the week of Intensive Advocacy. Accommodations are difficult to find during this time. We recommend that you book your accommodations as soon as possible. Any changes or cancellations to your hotel reservation made after 6pm, 5 days prior to your arrival date are subject to a 1 night room and tax penalty.
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