Advocacy for Ontario Paralegals
There is more to advocacy than applying legal skills and knowledge. To effectively represent clients, a paralegal must understand how to navigate procedural rules, gather information, craft a theory of the case, and form a persuasive argument. Success or failure can turn on a paralegal’s ability to advocate before the adjudicator.
Advocacy for Ontario Paralegals prepares students to take on the role of an advocate. With a focus on small claims court, the Ontario Court of Justice, and administrative tribunal hearings, this book teaches students to represent clients resolutely and honourably within the limits of the law. It provides comprehensive coverage of the mandated competencies for advocacy, including:
* Interviewing clients and witnesses
* Developing a theory of the case
* Applying litigation strategy
* Conducting direct and cross-examination
* Making submissions on costs and sentence
With a focus on practical skills and advice, Advocacy for Ontario Paralegals prepares students to succeed in classroom mock trials and navigate Ontario’s courts and tribunals. Students will gain the ability to step out of the classroom and into the courtroom.