Advocacy for Paralegals, 3rd Edition
, JoAnn Kurtz
Designed to help students confidently prepare and present a case before a court or tribunal, Advocacy for Paralegals, 3rd Edition guides paralegal students through each stage of the litigation process, including pre-trial preparations, opening statements, examinations of witnesses, and closing arguments.
Three hypothetical fact situations introduce students to the essential advocacy skills required in Small Claims Court, Provincial Offences Court, and the Landlord and Tenant Board. Using these cases as examples, students will learn to develop a theory of a case, conduct effective witness interviews, introduce exhibits into evidence, and cross-examine witnesses.
The third edition provides more comprehensive coverage of the virtual courtroom experience, including electronic document processes, virtual hearing requests, and special considerations for remote trials and hearings. It also includes expanded discussion on the theory of a case, interviewing techniques, expert witnesses, and objections. Revised end-of-chapter exercises, discussions questions, and sample documents encourage students to practice their oral advocacy skills.