Comments from Retreat Participants
I attended the Advocacy Club retreat as an observer. It is obvious, by the way the club members handled themselves, that they are receiving excellent training. The open dialogue on an important topic to the law profession (how to ensure young litigators receive proper training) was refreshing. This is a group of young lawyers who are clearly very interested in advancing themselves in the profession and who are taking positive, proactive steps in that regard.
Laurie A. Tucker, Lawyer
As a former long-term Bar Ad and Licensing Exam Instructor, current Deputy Judge (Ottawa Small Claims Court), and Contract Instructor for the Department of Law at Carleton University, I am acutely aware of the very pressing need for practical and meaningful instruction in the civil litigation process, in practice management, in legal ethical issues, and in the process of just surviving (and thriving) as a young lawyer. The Advocacy Club, and John Hollander in particular, are to be commended for so ably filling this void in legal education.
David Dwoskin, Lawyer