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Pre-Trials for Young Lawyers: Virtual Chat with Justice Akbarali

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1 hour
Jasmine Akbarali
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Are you a young lawyer looking to sharpen your Civil Pre-Trial Conference advocacy skills? Join us for a Virtual Chat with Justice Akbarali of the Superior Court of Justice. During this interactive Zoom event, Justice Akbarali will share her tips and tricks and answer your questions on how to: 

  • Prepare your case appropriately in the months leading up to your Pre-Trial Conference;
  • Draft an effective Pre-Trial Conference Memorandum;
  • Identify and use effective strategies for success during Pre-Trial Conferences; and
  • Take advantage of any momentum created at the Pre-Trial Conference itself as you prepare your case for trial.


Madam Justice Jasmine Akbarali

Madam Justice Jasmine Akbarali received a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University with a major in French in 1991. She was the gold medalist of her law class at the University of Windsor in 1995. A former clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. She was previously a partner at Lerners LLP in Toronto where her practiced focused on appeals in a wide range of areas and included significant pro bono work. Madam Justice Akbarali received awards including the South Asian Bar Association’s Female Lawyer of the Year award in 2009, Lexpert’s Rising Star award and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s award for Excellence in Law. She previously served as a Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a director of the George Hull Centre for Children and Families, a full-service children’s mental health centre in Etobicoke. Madam Justice Akbarali was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in October, 2016.

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