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.