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Advocacy in Practice, 6th edition (cased edition)
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Advocacy in Practice, 6th edition (cased edition)

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To be published Nov 2015 (LexisNexis) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780409342284. Hard Cover.

Glissan, J L

For 30 years Advocacy in Practice has been the authoritative and reliable guide to the art of advocacy.

This highly esteemed work, now in its 30th year of publication, has once again been written by the authoritative and well-respected author James L Glissan, QC, and provides useful and practical checklists for examination, cross and address. It also details when and what objections may be taken, and constructive hints and techniques for dealing with difficult witnesses, opponents and judges.

In addition to the classic cross-examinations from great advocates of the past, there is a new chapter on extra curial advocacy, advice on managing evidence, written advocacy (including submissions, orders, affidavits, UCPR rules), Courtroom technology and AVL issues and tactics

Included by popular request the author’s original comic piece entitled ‘The Five Ages of the Bar.’


     •     Authoritative author
     •     Concise practical hints and advice
     •     Examples and checklists


James L Glissan QC is a highly respected author and lecturer in advocacy and trial procedure. Mr Glissan was called to The Bar in 1971 and was appointed Queens Counsel in 1985. He served as a Public Defender for several years followed by a period as an Acting District Court Judge. Mr Glissan practices in criminal law, administrative law, building and construction law, industrial and employment law, medical and professional negligence and defamation law. He is also is a mediator and grade arbitrator.

Table of Contents

     1.     Basic Techniques of Advocacy
     2.     Preparation and Case Analysis
     3.     Opening
     4.     Examination
     5.     Cross Examination
     6.     Re-Examination, Rebuttal and Reply
     7.     Objections
     8.     Closing Address
     9.     Appeals
   10.     Etiquette and Ethics
   11.     Elements
   12.     Sample Cross Examinations
   13.     Extra-Curial Advocacy


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