The Institute also provides public legal education through advocacy training programs, conferences and forums related to legal skills and other continuing legal education services offered to the legal community and the public across Canada.
As part of its legal education program, the Institute is pleased to make available the following key texts on advocacy:
The Honourable Ian Binnie, A Survivors Guide to Advocacy in the Supreme Court of Canada
Kenneth L. Campbell, Preparing the Factum
The Honourable Louise Charron, The Governing Principle in Writing a Factum: Write for Your Reader
The Honourable John I. Laskin, Forget the Wind Up and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing More Persuasive Factums
The Honourable Renee M. Pomerance, Appellate Advocacy: Presenting the Oral Argument
"Our advocacy on behalf of our client was improved to the benefit of both the Court and our client."
"The opportunity to practice our pleadings before experienced counsel who have an intimate knowledge of the Supreme Court was invaluable."
"I found the exercise extremely useful and would recommend it to anyone going to the Supreme Court."
"The process of the mock hearing as well as the many very useful and helpful comments allowed me to focus in on my argument."
"The Institute increases the effectiveness and the quality of advocacy before the Court, and ultimately improves access to justice for all Canadians."