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Ethos Pathos and Logos

Best of the Advocates' Society Journal 1982-2004

Edited by David Stockwood QC and David Spiro

For the past twenty-two years, The Advocates' Society Journal has played a unique role in legal education in Canada. As a publication dedicated to informing advocates, it has brought together the ideas of leading legal minds to provide experienced and insightful views on both advocacy and advocates. Indeed, the Journal has provided a veritable "how to" for the practice of advocacy before courts and tribunals. The twenty-four articles in this volume provide a sampling of the wisdom, the insights, the experience, and the humour that readers have come to expect from the pages of the Journal. The collection includes pieces by past and present justices of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as several eminent trial lawyers. It covers all aspects of the art of written and oral advocacy in both criminal and civil trials. The book is dedicated to the late David Sgayias Q.C., former Chief General Counsel of the Federal Department of Justice, and an outstanding counsel, author, and legal scholar.


David Sgayias, QC-An Appreciation
Justice W Ian Binnie
The Importance of Advocacy
The Honourable John D Arnup QC
The Many Faces of Advocacy
Justice John Sopinka
In Praise of Oral Advocacy
Justice W Ian Binnie
The Argument of a Case at Trial
Justice William J Anderson
The Conduct of a Non-jury Civil Trial
Justice William J Anderson
Oral Advocacy in Matters Argued before Superior Court Judges
Justice Robert A Blair
Advocacy in Jury Trials
John A McLeish
Stranger in a Strange Land: Advocacy Before Administrative Tribunals
David Stockwood QC
Winning Strategies in the Civil Jury Process
Roger G Oatley and Brennan Kahler
Appellate Advocacy
Justice John Sopinka
Appellate Advocacy
Justice Sydney L Robins
Forget the Windup and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing More Persuasive Factums
Justice John I Laskin
What Persuades (or What's Going On inside the Judge's Mind)
Justice John I Laskin
A Survivor's Guide to Advocacy in the Supreme Court of Canada
Justice Ian Binnie
Appellate Advocacy in an Abbreviated Setting
Justice George D Finlayson
Advocacy in Jurisprudential Appeals
Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella
The Wrong Stuff: How to Lose Appeals in the Court of Appeal
Justice Marvin Catzman
The Wrong Stuff: Tip # 8
Justice Marvin Catzman
Losing Tip # 9: Make your Factum Read Like War and Peace
Justice Marvin Catzman
Losing Tip # 10: When the Law Is Dead Against You
Justice Marvin Catzman
Losing Tip # 11: Distinguishing the Indistinguishable (and a Note on Alphabet Soup)
Justice Marvin Catzman
Losing Tip # 13: Never Discard a Hopeless Argument
Justice Marvin Catzman
Losing Tip #14: Openers and Closers
Justice Marvin Catzman

Published January 2005
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552210994
Australian RRP $66.00
International Price $60.00
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