Advanced Arbitration and Labour Board Advocacy – NEW Course

June 06, 2023 at 9:30 AM -
June 07, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre | Lunch will be provided

After taking the VDLC Advocacy Skills course over the past 3 or 4 years, many students have inquired whether an advanced course could be offered. It’s in response to those requests that  we’re offering this advanced course.

We are restricting the course to those who have taken a basic advocacy course with the VDLC, or with their union or another organization. Alternatively, we would welcome those who have actual experience as counsel representing their union before the Labour Board or in an arbitration.

The course will focus on these six key areas of advocacy: preparing for the hearing; examination in chief; cross-examination; re-direct; rebuttal evidence; closing argument. All students will have an opportunity to practice those skills through the two days in mock hearing settings.

Facilitator: Leo McGrady, Koskie Glavin Gordon
Leo McGrady specializes in labour law, human rights, class actions, intellectual property, and libel law, all on behalf of     unions and employees. Leo has taught advocacy skills at the Faculty of Law, UBC, and in the Labour Studies Program at   Capilano University. He has been counsel on several thousands of trials, hearings and appeals throughout his career.