A program offered by Osgoode Professional Development in the fall of 2009, "Advanced Questioning Techniques", will receive the 2009 Award of Professional Excellence in Programs (Small Organization) from the Association for Continuing Legal Education, which is an international organization for continuing legal education professionals.
The award is the top honour for programming and will be presented at the association’s 46th Annual Meeting in New York City on July 27. The award recognizes excellence in a number of criteria, including innovation, experiential learning, participant engagement and feedback.
"There are dozens of entries every year and it is truly an honour to have a program recognized in this way," said Victoria Watkins, director of Osgoode Professional Development.
Professor James Seckinger of the University of Notre Dame Law School was the lead instructor and developed the innovative techniques used in the program. Heather Gore, a program and business development lawyer at Osgoode Professional Development, worked with Seckinger to line up local litigators who served as faculty.
Ingga Talahatu, a continuing legal education program assistant for Osgoode Professional Development, along with the program’s marketing and operations teams were also key to its success.