Writing Persuasive Legal Documents: Free PD session for CBA Members

  • May 25, 2018

Save the date! The CBA-PEI Civil Litigation Section is hosting a PD session on July 19, 2018. CBA members attend for free!

Further details on registration and the event schedule will follow at a later date.

Writing Persuasive Legal Documents

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This is a free professional development session for CBA members only .

The PEI Branch of the Canadian Bar Association is pleased to provide its members with extra value to their membership and no better way to say thank you than through free substantive professional development. 


Delta Prince Edward by Marriott

18 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE


12:30 pm: Registration & Coffee

1:00 pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks

4:30 pm: Reception/Social Hour To Follow

This program has been approved for 3.0 Hours of Law Society of Prince Edward Island CPD.

Program Chairs:

Janet Clark, Stewart McKelvey; Civil Litigation Section Chair PEI Branch

Kevin J. Kiley, McInnes Cooper; PEI Branch Vice-President

Program Speakers:

The Honourable John K. Mitchell, Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal

The Honourable Terri A. MacPherson, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

Caroline Mandell, Legal Writing Coach

Writing strategically is as important as oral advocacy. It is part of the foundation of solving and winning legal disputes. All lawyers, new and seasoned, should sharpen this skill since it is used daily, whether it be with letters to opposing counsel, research memorandums or factums. Time is always of the essence in the legal world and the better skilled you are at writing legal documents, the quicker this task will be, making you a more effective and efficient lawyer. Our stellar faculty will teach you how to write in a tactical and winning way while moving beyond the reliance on boilerplate precedents. Learn what the court expects, what works and what doesn't, and get expert guidance on how to write and win in a practical, strategic, and focused way. Join us for this highly practical program and learn from the experts.