Michael Ding, WeirFoulds LLP
Tayler R. Meagher, Bennett Jones LLP
Sebastian L. Pyzik, Woods S.e.n.c.r.l.
Kate Robertson, Markson Law Professional Corporation
The Advocates' Society, in conjunction with the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee, is pleased to present Ontario’s premier CLE and networking conference for lawyers one to ten years in practice – returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2018!
Join us in person at Blue Mountain Resort
on October 21 & 22
for a great retreat that only happens every other year! This Fall, we will make up for lost time and will explore strategies for advocates to reconnect, sharpen their advocacy skills, and seek out mentorship opportunities in today’s ever-evolving legal landscape.
OUR ROOM BLOCK HAS SOLD OUT! But other bookings at the resort are still available. See the Accommodations tab for more details.
Gain practical advice from senior practitioners and members of the Bench on how to maximize your confidence and excel as an advocate amidst unprecedented changes to our working and personal lives. Don't miss this unique opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, build support systems and learn from others’ experiences. Prepare to be inspired!
Friday CPD program: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday cocktail reception and dinner: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday CPD program: 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Register by September 19 to take advantage of our early bird rate!
You will learn:
- Core competencies for the modern-day litigator
- Strategies for jumping from second chair to first chair
- The art of advocating for yourself
- Tips from the Bench on effective advocacy
- How to create a culture of mentorship
- And more...
Registration fee includes lunch, cocktail reception and dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and educational materials which will be provided prior to the program. Registrants for the program may register one guest. Guest registration fee includes Friday lunch, cocktail reception and dinner, and Saturday breakfast; excludes attendance at the CPD portion of the conference.
*Conference to be held at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre, 242 Jozo Weider Blvd Blue Mountains, Ontario. Friday night accommodation is not included in the registration fee. See Accommodations tab for more details and to book your stay at Blue Mountain Resort.
Our faculty and staff depend on the attendance and engaged participation of our program registrants at our CPD programs. That said, we understand that, on occasion, professional or personal circumstances may arise that prevent you from attending a program for which you have registered.
To receive a full refund for your Fall Forum registration fee
, cancellation requests must be received by Friday, September 30
. Cancellation requests must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Cancellation requests will not be processed if they are received later than the above deadline. Registration transfers (between registrants) should be received at least two (2) business days before the program date to be processed.
Cancellation of your hotel room reservation must be made directly with Blue Mountain Resort. The Advocates' Society does not have control or take responsibility for any fees associated with hotel cancellation.
All in-person attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or presenting.
All health and safety protocols remain subject to change as public health measures in the Province of Ontario continue to evolve.
*Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, this program may need to be delivered entirely remotely. We will keep you informed.
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