Inoculation in Direct Exams |

Inoculation in Direct Exams

Watch the two minute teaser above before purchasing this video.

To purchase this video please click “Add to Cart”.

Login to watch this video if you have a subscription. Learn more about subscriptions.
Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.5
30 minutes
Substantive: 0.25
15 minutes
John Hollander
The Advocacy Club
45 minutes
$89.00 plus tax
Jurisdictional Information

In this session, participants will learn the techniques to best present the weakest parts of the testimony of their witnesses.


John Hollander

John Hollander joined MBC Law's predecessor firm in 2001 and is a member of the firm's Financial Loss Recovery and Wills and Estates Law practice groups.

He has practiced law in Ottawa since 1978, primarily as a civil litigator and trial counsel.  John has conducted a great many civil trials throughout Eastern Ontario and has appeared many times in the Ontario appellate courts. He has presented at the prestigious Canadian Institute in Toronto and three times at the Civil Litigation Conference conducted by the County of Carleton Law Association. He has taught the intensive Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Ottawa's Common Law Program since January 2012.

In November 2005, John was selected as one of ten members of the newly formed Investor Advisory Committee established by the Ontario Securities Commission. During his two-year term he helped identify and address issues affecting investors.

John is responsible for the mentoring and advocacy training programs at MBC. He also includes young lawyers from other firms in his innovative Advocacy Club, which fosters both skills and collegiality. Several times each year, he trains junior litigators and articling students from several different firms. These introductory sessions introduce participants to essential advocacy skills from interview and case analysis to direct, discovery and cross-examination.  As part of the Advocacy Club, John presents more advanced sessions that train junior lawyers to deal with many advocacy subjects, including presentation techniques, discovery, mediation, case analysis, use of themes, tactical cross-examination, expert witnesses and negotiation. Club graduates now participate in the presentation of the sessions to their colleagues.

In 2016, John started to interview senior litigators about advocacy techniques and professionalism issues. He has recently started to include more junior lawyers in his web of guests. Listen to his podcasts at

Share this Page