In the summer of 1990, near the end of his Supreme Court clerkship with Justice John Sopinka, Mark Gelowitz was asked to co-author a book Justice Sopinka wanted to write about appellate law and practice. Over the next couple of years, they built The Conduct of an Appeal, from scratch. There was nothing like it in Canadian legal literature at the time. The first edition of the book in 1993 completed a Sopinka trilogy that began with The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases in 1974 and continued with The Trial of an Action in 1981. These books, as they evolve in subsequent editions, remain as a tribute to Justice Sopinka’s important contributions to Canadian legal scholarship.
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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