An Advocacy Primer, 4th Edition
By: Lee Stuesser, B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., M.A., LL.B., LL.M.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-6716-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 520 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2015-11-20
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $135.00

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The book provides a complete, succinct and practical discussion of how to litigate effectively a civil or criminal matter through the trial process to appeal. With an emphasis on organization, the reader is given practical information on the preparation and litigation of a case, from the initial client interview, through the pre-trial process, to preparing and organizing for trial, conduct of the trial itself, and then the appeal process. At each stage, the author provides helpful tips and examples designed to build the kind of advocacy skills that lead to winning results. This fourth edition has updated the material and case law and provides more examples to assist in the conduct of both criminal and civil trials. New segments include:
  • Use of technology, including additional material on the use of electronic trial books, and a new section on the use of PowerPoint at trial.
  • Discovery planning
  • Police and third party disclosure obligations
  • Use of visual aids in closing submissions
  • Sequence of questioning
In addition, the sections on the competency of child witnesses and the admissibility of expert evidence have been significantly revised.
About the Author
Lee Stuesser, B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., M.A., LL.B., LL.M., was the Founding Dean of Law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University. He has taught trial advocacy, evidence and criminal law for almost thirty years both in Canada and in Australia. He has written extensively on these topics and is a frequent lecturer to judges, lawyers and students alike. He is also the author of An Advocacy Primer, 3rd Edition (2005), and of An Advocacy Primer, 4th Edition (2015), published by Carswell; and a co-author (with Mr. Justice David Paciocco) of The Law of Evidence.
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