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At the heart of our CPD programming is 'learning-by-doing'. Our skill-based workshops offer you practical, hands-on learning in a safe and supportive environment with leading faculty who are trained by us. We ensure you are in good hands.

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As the voice of advocates, The Advocates' Society takes a stand on law and policy by intervening in court cases that impact the profession, and by making submissions on legislation and policy. Learn more about our advocacy initiatives here.

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Friends who argue. That’s who we are - and a collegial bar is a successful bar. Stay connected with your colleagues on both sides of the courtroom at our social events and discover the person behind your opponent.



TAS releases much-anticipated Modern Advocacy Task Force Final Report

Posted on 6/14/2021
Today, TAS’s Modern Advocacy Task Force releases The Right to be Heard: The Future of Advocacy in Canada. This Final Report is the result of a year of research, analysis, consultation, and deliberations regarding the Task Force’s recommendations...

BC Supreme Court Responds to TAS Efforts to Encourage Advocacy Opportunities for Junior Counsel

Posted on 3/3/2021
Further to a request from former BC Regional Advisory Committee Chair, now The Hon. Justice Simon Coval, to The Hon. Justice Ronald Skolrood in November 2020, seeking support from the Court to encourage advocacy opportunities for junior counsel...

A Conference to Mark the Retirement of the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella

Posted on 2/18/2021
To mark the retirement of the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella from the Supreme Court of Canada on July 1, 2021, the uOttawa Public Law Centre, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice...


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