Meet our team
A lawyer since 1978 in Ottawa, Canada , John founded the Advocacy Club in 2007 to train junior lawyers in the arts of civil advocacy. John also teaches analysis and advocacy techniques to students at the University of Ottawa's school of common law. He has introduced experiential courses, in which he uses the Advocacy Club methodology to train upper-year law students to become junior associates in litigation practices.
Prior to graduating from the Faculty of Law from the University of Ottawa, Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies, from Carleton University, and a diploma in Television Broadcasting from Algonquin College. Vanessa brings an exceptional amount of media expertise to the table, after spending over a decade producing national prime-time television programming for HGTV, Food Network, and Gusto TV. Vanessa also gained extensive business relations while managing international programming sales and acquisitions from various broadcasters around the world.
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PRESENTATION & DEMONSTRATIONS
Each video contains presentations from a leading instructor and unrehearsed demonstrations of the techniques by junior lawyers, accompanied by immediate feedback. Homework encourages participants to try the techniques on their own.
We leverage the direction and production skills of professional videographers.
Practical. Actionable. Affordable. Recognized as substantive CPD by the Law Society of Ontario, check with your Bar Association or Law Society for how to claim credits from the courses available here.
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