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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTED BY THE CONFERENCE OF FRENCH SPEAKING COMMON LAW MEMBERS

CBA Legal Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
The Art of Pleading in French in Common Law Jurisdictions
(program presented in French)

Want to improve your performance pleading cases in French? If French is your second language, this is also your chance to enhance both your language and advocacy skills. In this interactive workshop you will learn the essential skills lawyers need to excel in the art of pleading in French. Learn how to prepare effective pre-trial proceedings and winning arguments. You will also discuss the unique challenges of preparing for trials in French in common law Canada.

Moderator

  • Pascale Giguère – Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Speakers

  • Daniel Boivin – Gowlings
  • Mark Power – Juristes Power Law
  • Honourable Judge James G. Walsh - Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newsletter

La Clef (August 2013)


Mandate

Mandate

The purpose of the Conference is:

  1. to make the Association, its Branches and its members aware of the practice of common law in French, identifying and making members aware of relevant tools and resources;
  2. to work with National and Branch Sections, Conferences and Standing Committees to promote the organization of meetings, continuing legal education and other programs in French;
  3. to organize common law programs and programming in French at meetings of the Association;
  4. to work with other organizations interested in common law in French;
  5. to examine the evolution of linguistic rights in Canada;
  6. to promote linguistic equality within the legal profession and the Association; and
  7. to publish a regular bulletin to inform those using the French language in the Canadian legal milieu. (03-07-M)

 

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