Events

Mentorship Event for Family and Criminal Lawyers 

Register here to join us for the inaugural Help a Junior event, An Evening of Learning and Mentorship for Family and Criminal Counsel.

To be held July 16, 2018 from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Vancouver Courthouse Library, 800 Smithe Street.

Agenda

Entire Group - Columbia Room

4:30 - 4:40 - Welcome from Representative of the Musqueam Nation
4:40 - 5:00 - Trial advocacy tips from the bench with Madam Justice DeWitt-Van Oosten
5:00 - 5:20 - Trial advocacy tips from the bench from Acting Chief Judge Gillespie
5:20 - 5:30 - Explanation of breakout groups by Megan Vis-Dunbar

Breakouts & 1-1 Meetings
5:30 - 5:50

Columbia Room - The value of good defence-crown relations with Aamna Afsar and Mark Gervin.
Fraser Room - Family law mediation with Salima Samnani and Zahara Jimale

5:50 - 6:10

Columbia Room - Client management skills with Mark Gervin.
Fraser Room - A day in the life of the judge with Mr Justice Bowden

6:10 - 6:30

Thompson Room - Working for Crown Counsel with Louisa Winn
Fraser Room - Legal Writing: How to assist your judge with quality written submissions by Madam Justice Duncan

6:30 - 7:30

Wine & Cheese Social

Mentors who will be on hand for 1-1 meetings:

  • Zahara Jimale
  • Salima Samnani
  • Karin Blok
  • Martin Peters
  • Garth Barriere
  • Edward Wong

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Send any questions or comments to training@courthouselibrary.ca