Joan Rataic Lang

"Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with articling students and Masters' motions. Sept. 27, 4-7 pm

Our "Build a Better Articling Student" series continues with Articling Students and Masters' Motions. September 27, 4-7 p.m.

Professionalism is required in any legal matter, but is especially apparent when appearing on motions. This Nutshell is a primer aimed to benefit articling students as they begin arguing Masters' Motions, and it's an effective and simple way to boost their confidence by letting them know what to expect and, in turn, what is to be expected of them. A skilled Master will offer practical insights into professionalism, ethics and practice management, relating to:

  • Motion Avoidance: why you want to avoid motions and how to go about it
  • Preparing break through written materials that fuel your argument
  • Service before filing: how to avoid pitfalls
  • Mastering your oral presentation through brevity and managing nerves
  • Civility in the courtroom to offer - and gain - respect.

Master Joan Haberman, first appointed as a Case Management Master in November 1998, will be the evening's speaker, sharing her considerable wisdom and experience. We have been fortunate to welcome her seasoned insights at past Nutshells, and students always enjoy her sharp humour and practical advice.

Following the event will be a Wine & Cheese soiree, where attendees can mingle and continue the discussion. This event has always filled up very quickly and numbers are limited, so please register your students as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

In the meantime, please be sure to check out other Nutshell seminars, for lawyers and students, available this fall at or visit our Facebook & LinkedIn page.

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