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Advocacy resources

o   * Adair, G., On trial - advocacy skills law and practice, 2nd ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2004)
o   Bennett & Cascaden, Procedural Strategies for Litigators in British Columbia, 2nd ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2010)
o   Bilinsky, D., Amicus Attorney in One Hour for Lawyers ([Canada]: American Bar Association, 2000) [amicus curiae]
o   British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook, 3rd ed. (British Columbia: CLE, 2011)
o   Cromwell, T., Effective Written Advocacy (Aurora, Ont.: Canada Law Book, 2008)
o   Fancy, H., Demonstrative advocacy: understanding and constraining partiality in adjudication (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2008)
o   Lubet, S., Modern Trial Advocacy, Canada, 2nd ed. (New York: Nita, 2000)
o   Manes, Organized Advocacy: A Manual for the Litigation Practitioner (Toronto: Carswell, looseleaf)
o   McLeish & Oatley, The Oatley-McLeish Guide to Demonstrative Advocacy (Markham: LexisNexis, 2011)
o   Morton, Iacovelli & Steinberg, Procedural strategies for litigators, 2nd ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2007)
o   * Olah, P., The Art and Science of Advocacy (Scarborough: Carswell, looseleaf) (2 volumes)
o   Reid, J., The Effective Advocate: From Passion to Progress (Victoria: Four Points Press, 2007)
o   Renaud, G., Advocacy: a lawyer's playbook (Toronto: Carswell, 2006)
o   Roberts, D., A client's guide to litigation: understanding the litigation process (Vancouver: Pilot House, 2005)
o   Salhany, R., Cross-examination: the art of the advocate, 3rd ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2006)
o   Salhany, R. , Preparation and Presentation of a Civil Action (Markham: Butterworths, 2000)
o   * Sopinka et al., The Trial of an Action, 2nd ed. (Markham: Butterworths, 1998)
o   Stockwood, D., Civil Litigation: A Handbook, 5th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2004)
o   Stockwood & Spiro, Ethos, pathos and logos: the best of the Advocates' Society Journal 1980-2004 (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005) 
o   Stuesser, L., An Advocacy Primer, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2005)
o   Successful Trial Tactics (Vancouver: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2007)   
o   Harris, R., Before Trial: How to Prepare Your Case: What Should Be Done by Client, Solicitor & Counsel. (London: Waterlow Bros. & Layton, 1897)
o   Kee, C., The Art of Argument: A Guide to Mooting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006)
o   Ross, D., Advocacy, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
o   * American jurisprudence proof of facts, 3rd ed. (New York: Lawyers Co-operative, looseleaf)
o   * Baldwin, S., Art of Advocacy: Direct examination (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, 2004) (looseleaf)
o   * Baum, D., Art of Advocacy: Preparation of the Case (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Bright et al., Objections at Trial, 3rd ed. (Virginia: Lexis, 1998)
o   * Decof, L., Art of Advocacy: Opening Statements (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Kuhne, C., Convincing the judge: practical advice for litigators (American Bar Association, 2008)
o   * Lipson, Art of Advocacy: Demonstrative evidence (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Mauet, Casswell, & MacDonald, Fundamentals of trial techniques (New York: Aspen Law & Business, 1995)
o   * Miltz, A., Art of Advocacy: Discovery (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Pozner & Dodd, Cross-examination: science and techniques (New Jersey: LexisNexis, 2004)
o   Preparing for trial of the complex fidelity and surety case (San Francisco: ABA, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section 2008)
o   * Smith, L., Art of Advocacy: Summation (New Jersey: Matthew Bender, looseleaf)
o   Waites, R., Courtroom psychology and trial advocacy (Connecticut: ALM, 2003)
o   Wellman, F., Art of Cross-Examination: With the Cross-Examinations of Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases (Birmingham, Alabama: Legal Classics Library, 1983)
Representing yourself in Chambers in British Columbia
Legal writing website (American) that includes video interviews of judges discussing good advocacy techniques. Includes a video of Lord Denning.