Sep 19, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - 15th Annual Masters’ Motions for Licensing Candidates
361 University Avenue, Courthouse Library
Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1T3

15th Annual Masters’ Motions for Licensing Candidates

Professionalism is required in any legal matter, but is especially apparent when appearing on motions. This program is a primer aimed at Licensing Candidates as they begin arguing Masters' Motions. It contains lessons on professionalism, ethics and practice management, and will cover the following topics:

  • Avoiding motions: why you want to and how to go about it;
  • Preparing written materials: start by considering what it is you want and draft your notice of motion to reflect that; ensure you understand the legal tests that apply so your evidentiary record addresses each point; and present the current state of the law fairly;
  • Service before filing: how to avoid pitfalls so your motion is not adjourned because it was not served on time;
  • The oral presentation: how to make a compelling and convincing argument, without deviating from the evidence or the applicable law, in a manner that ensures you are heard; and
  • Civility in the courtroom.


Master Joan Haberman
Master Linda Abrams
Master Charles Wiebe


Mark Gannage, TLA Board Director and Education Committee Chair


Emond Publishing will provide free copies of the Comprehensive Bar Exam Preparation Manual to Licensing Candidates/Articling Students who attend this program.

This 68-page manual will guide you through the licensing exam preparation process from start to finish, from building a study schedule and developing effective study aids through to practicing your exam-writing strategy before exam day. Equip yourself for success on the licensing exams with thorough preparation and expert advice.

Program details

Thursday, September 19, 2019

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Registration at 4:15 p.m.)

TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

Registration Fee:

Members $45.00 + HST 

Non-Members $75.00 + HST 

This program is reserved for Licensing Candidates and Articling students only.

TLA members received a discounted rate. Licensing Candidates may join TLA for free. Register online first as a Licensing Candidate. Then register for the program.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

No refunds after September 12, 2019. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be applied to all cancellations.

Space is limited, no walk-ins.

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors:

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