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Surrey Inns of Court - Direct Examination

  • Thursday, November 04, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
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Attention all lawyers called 6 years or less and practicing in the New West/ Surrey/ Fraser Region:  You DO NOT WANT TO MISS this opportunity!

Partnering with a faculty roster of local judges and experienced counsel, we are pleased to announce that the Surrey “Inns of Court" mentoring program will hold its next session on Thursday, Nov 4, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Building on the success of our Cross Examination session back in April, Defence Counsel, Marvin Stern* and Crown Counsel, Shelene Rail** will tackle and discuss one of the most underrated yet demanding aspects of court room practice:  Direct- Examination.  We will continue with the fact pattern introduced back in April and have lined up "professional" actors: the Honourable Judge Kathryn Ferriss and Crown Counsel Mike Fortino as "witnesses"!

While we are meeting online, we intend to keep things relaxed and plan to have time for questions and conversation over the material and demonstration.  

Two brand new 2022 Criminal Codes (1 Martins & 1 Tremeears) will be given away to deserving attendees!

A Zoom invite  will be emailed to registrants along with the fact pattern and materials prior to the event.

This webinar qualifies for 1.5 hours of CPD credit toward your annual Law Society requirements. 

While this event is free, if you practice in the Surrey area, we ask that you consider joining the SBA!

* Marvin Stern was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1980, worked for the Crown in Manitoba from 1980 - 1983, and Crown in the Vancouver Region From 1984 -1988.  Since 1988 Marv has practiced Criminal Law in Surrey.  He is currently at Stern Shapray Criminal Lawyers with a focus on drug cases, criminal driving offences and sexual assault cases.

** Shelene Rail was called to the Bar in BC in 1990, spent 8 months at Braidwood McKenzie and then joined the Fraser Region Crown in 1991.  After a few short stints in Bail Court, she has been trial Crown for 30 years.  Her experience includes, prosecuting homicides, sex assaults, home invasions and files involving vulnerable, hostile or disreputable witnesses.

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