Civil Litigation Skills Certificate


The Advocates’ Society is Canada’s premier provider of advocacy skills training. The Society’s Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program can be earned by successfully completing five full day modules of the civil litigation curriculum within a three year period. Individuals who meet these requirements receive a certificate of completion evidencing their knowledge of core trial advocacy competencies.

Here is the listing of our 2017-2018 Skills Certificate Programs:

​Advanced Do a Trial

September 23, 2017

Handling Expert Evidence: Strategic Advice (Vancouver)
October 24, 2017

Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-in-chief (Calgary)
October 25, 2017

Mastering Winning Questioning Techniques (Edmonton)
October 26, 2017

Mastering Winning Discovery Techniques (Toronto & Ottawa)
October 30, 2017

Evidence for Litigators
November 22, 2017

Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-in-chief (Toronto)
December 15, 2017

Cross-examination: Strategies for Success
January 30, 2018

Motions Advocacy
February 7, 2018

Trial from A to Z
March 2, 2018

Legal Drafting for Litigators
March 27, 2018

Do a Trial!
April 14, 2018

From the Theory to the Courtroom: Opening and Closing Your Case
April 18, 2017

Costs Submissions Advocacy
May 15, 2018

Civil Trial Advocacy College (Calgary)
May 15, 2018

Chambers Advocacy (Edmonton)
May 17, 2018

Summary Judgment Motions
May 25, 2018

Objection, Your Honour!
June 5, 2018

Summer Trial Advocacy College
June 14 & 15, 2018

Examination-in-Chief Skills Workshop
August 15, 2018