News & Events

News & Events

  • The role of written advocacy is more important than ever. Take your writing skills to new heights with this popular program on legal drafting. Hear from top litigators and judges on how you can improve your written argument and draft better pleadings, affidavits and factums.

    Event | The Advocates’ Society | Feb 22, 2023

  • Top Cases in Commercial Litigation is your source for important updates on notable commercial decisions and trends from across Canada in 2022. You will gain valuable insights on the most significant commercial cases from the Supreme Court of Canada, appellate courts and trial courts in the past year.

    Join our excellent faculty and the Commercial Litigation Practice Group on February 8, 2023 for this much anticipated annual program.

    Event | The Advocates’ Society | Feb 8, 2023

  • The ARIL Society is pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference will take place on Friday, February 3, 2023 in Calgary, Alberta at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre located on 136 8 Ave SE.

    Event | Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) | Feb 3, 2023

  • Join the Commercial Litigation Practice Group In-Person for our annual bench and bar reception. This popular event welcomes Commercial List judges and litigators of all vintages to trade the courtroom for collegiality and mingle in a relaxed, social setting. 

    Event | The Advocates’ Society | Jan 19, 2023

  • Join Torys LLP and Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP for the 8th annual panel discussion with the Commercial List judges who will provide insight and answer your questions on effective practice and advocacy for litigators called less than 10 years.

    Event | Nov 21, 2022

  • Join us in-person in Toronto on November 18 for the CBA Insolvency Law Conference. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from lawyers, trustees, bankers and judges from across Canada, and to reconnect with colleagues and friends.

    Event | Canadian Bar Association | Nov 18, 2022

  • In this popular skills-building program, seasoned litigators and judges will break down their most effective discovery techniques, providing you with the tools, tips and strategies you need to get the most out of your next discovery.

    Event | The Advocates’ Society | Nov 15, 2022

  • Your role as a civil litigator is a constant balancing act — from understanding your clients' needs and having the necessary skills to meet them, to navigating through varied proceedings in an in-person/remote hybrid way. Our presenters guide you through the essentials of client interactions, drafting, best practices for trial, and more. You also receive the latest developments, case updates, and practice management tips to successfully manage the changing landscape of today's civil litigation practice. When it comes to the fundamentals, this is the program for you.

    Event | Law Society of Ontario | Oct 4, 2022

  • Feeling a little rusty on the fundamentals or need an update on the law of evidence? This program lets you renew and refresh your knowledge in this key area. Our presenters consider admissibility vs. authenticity for trial evidence and discuss joint exhibit books' creation. You learn the latest on hearsay rules and nuances, get updates on expert evidence issues, and consider the effects of the passage of time on evidentiary submissions.

    Event | Law Society of Ontario | Oct 3, 2022

  • In this definitive course on direct and cross examination, leading litigators Tom Curry and Martha McCarthy tackle core advocacy skills with practical techniques honed through dozens of trials. Using real-world examples, they bring advanced techniques to life. Hear their stories, watch video examples, and hear about their methods.

    Event | The Advocates’ Society | Sep 23, 2022

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