Ontario Superior Court of Justice Trials

Trial Lawyer Podcast: Opening Statements with Jim Hassell

On the Record, Episode 4 is our first interview and we kick the interviews off talking about opening statements.

Michael Hassell has the honour of interviewing his father Jim Hassell.

Jim is recently retired from Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP, where he has 4 decades of experience in labour relations and employment law.  Jim conducted hundreds of arbitrations and also has experience as decision-maker on boards of arbitration, thus he brings the perspective of counsel and arbitrator.

Episode 4 stresses the importance of opening statements, the use of story telling, how to structure an opening and keeping it brief.

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Jim Hassell

Jim Hassell, father, lawyer

Thanks Dad!