The Conduct of an Appeal, 3rd Edition

This authoritative treatise on appellate practice, first authored by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Sopinka and veteran litigator Mark Gelowitz, has been in print since 1993, and is a reference source frequently used by civil litigation lawyers across Canada.
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"This book is essentially about the nuts and bolts of conducting an appeal. It is a quick guide for lawyers unfamiliar with the appellate process as well as for those who think they know the answers but are not quite sure. It is a comprehensive guide to the steps that are necessary, when to take them, and the considerations that should serve as guidance. ... Justice John Sopinka was uniquely well qualified to write about the Conduct of an Appeal. He was fortunate to find in Mark Gelowitz a younger collaborator with equally high standards of scholarship. Together they produced a book of great utility."


– From the Foreword, by Hon. Ian Binnie, Q.C., C.C., Formerly a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada


This authoritative treatise on appellate practice, first authored by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice John Sopinka and veteran litigator Mark Gelowitz, has been in print since 1993, and is a reference source frequently used by civil litigation lawyers across Canada. Ideal for both novice and seasoned litigators, this book helps practitioners avoid costly procedural errors when launching an appeal, and gives them valuable guidance on the procedural and jurisdictional aspects of preparing and presenting appeals.


Features of This New Edition

  • Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, this book updates case law, rules, and practices applicable to appellate courts.
  • Covers practices in provincial appellate courts, the Federal Courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Covers both civil and criminal appeals.
  • Contains a chapter on advocacy.

Why Should Lawyers Buy This Book?

  • The most current textbook available on appellate practice in Canada.
  • Because of its sheer breadth and depth of coverage of appellate practice, this book has no equal among other Canadian law textbooks in the market.
  • Provides expert discussion on all aspects of appellate law and practice.
  • Delivers professional guidance on how to prepare a proper record for appeal.
  • Clarifies grounds for appeal in criminal cases.

Who Should Read This Book

  • Litigators – A comprehensive reference source for every major aspect of appellate practice.
  • Judges – Clarifies complex procedural and jurisdictional issues.
  • Law libraries – Completes a reference collection on litigation and appellate practice.

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Table of contents

Foreword by Hon. Ian Binnie, Q.C., C.C., Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Preface
Table of Cases
PART I: APPEALS IN CIVIL MATTERS
Chapter 1: Appellate Jurisdiction in Civil Matters
Chapter 2: Appellate Powers in Civil Matters
PART II: APPEALS IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Chapter 3: Appellate Jurisdiction in Criminal Matters
Chapter 4: Appellate Powers in Criminal Matters
PART III: APPELLATE PROCEDURES
Chapter 5: Procedure in Ontario's Appellate Courts
Chapter 6: Procedure in the Federal Court of Canada
Chapter 7: Procedure in the Supreme Court of Canada
Chapter 8: Intervention on Appeal
PART IV: ADVOCACY ON APPEAL
Chapter 9: Preparing for and Presenting the Argument
Index