The Quebec Bar is looking for volunteers to take on the roles of witnesses during a mock trial that will take place at the end of a training seminar, Techniques de plaidoirie, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Sherbrooke courthouse.
The trial simulation is the final part of the seminar, which prepares lawyers for the various elements of trial and courtroom work. The mock trial is argued simultaneously by 14 separate teams. It brings a full week of professional training to a close, and provides an opportunity to apply the skills acquired during the seminar, which is led by over 40 experienced speakers.
This flagship program of the Quebec Bar will be honoured by the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., who will preside over one of the mock trials.
Members of the public who are passionate about court cases or who wish to better understand the workings of the justice system will have the opportunity to perfect their knowledge by playing the roles of witnesses, a press release from the Quebec Bar association explained. What’s at stake in the simulated case?
The surviving relatives of a deceased person want to benefit from the insurance policy of the deceased, but the insurer refuses to honor the claim, suggesting the deceased committed suicide.
Any community members interested in participating in the simulated trial can register on the Quebec Bar Association Barreau du Québec) page Séminaire sur les techniques de plaidoirie.