Engage in our, award winning, animated advocacy course, Preparing for Examination-in-Chief.

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ACLEA Award StickerLearning-by-AnimationTM is an international award winner! The Advocates’ Society received ACLEA’s top prize of the John Day Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, coming first overall in the technology category for "Preparing for Examination-in-Chief" Learning-by-AnimationTM course.

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CPD Credits
Ontario: Eligible CPD Hours: 1.25 CPD Hours (0.5 Professionalism; 0.75 Substantive)
Alberta: Eligible for inclusion as a CPD learning activity in the Law Society of Alberta’s mandatory annual CPD plan.
Nova Scotia: Registrants can count their attendance at this program toward their annual professional development plan.
BC: The Advocates’ Society is a pre-approved CPD provider with The Law Society of British Columbia. This program is available for up to 1.25 CPD credits.
Quebec: This training activity has been approved by the Barreau du Québec for 1.25 hours of continuing professional development.

Participants of this program may claim their LawPro Credit by selecting “approved online interactive CPD program”.

Topics Include:

  • Purpose of Examination-in-Chief
  • Leading vs. Open-Ended Questions
  • Techniques of Effective Storytelling
  • Addressing Ethical Dilemmas
  • Preparing Your Witnesses for Examination-in-Chief
  • Working with Exhibits
  • Purpose of Re-Examination


  • Thank you! I really enjoyed this module and find this style of learning extremely useful!
  • I really enjoyed this online interactive learning. Thank you!
  • I loved the characters and how the program was simplified into concrete, digestible steps. I actually feel more comfortable performing an examination in chief.
Minimum Technical Requirements
In order to maximize your user experience please ensure you have a laptop or PC, a high-speed internet connection and one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 5+, Safari 4+, Google Chrome and Edge.

Please note that if your organization does not allow Flash or disabled JavaScript this course will not be able to function.

If using a Tablet, increase your user experience by downloading and installing the Articulate App for free from the App Store or Google Play.