Advocacy skills for difficult hearings

Recorded on October 26, 2022


[1:54:22] This webinar provides guidance from a lawyer and senior advocate working in administrative law on advocacy skills that will be useful in challenging hearings. The session will talk about issues such as: determining the best evidence to use and how to enter it; cross examinations; and how to best deal with impatient arbitrators.


Presentation materials (PDF download)


0:00 Introductions

01:48 Tips for effective advocacy

29:04 Tips for cross examination of a witness

1:08:09 Tips for direct examination of a witness

1:39:13 Tips for handling difficult decisionmakers



Danielle Sabelli, Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)

Michelle Beda, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre Society (TRAC)


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