The Wilson Moot is committed to the education of law students on written and oral advocacy. This resources page has been created with this in mind.
Official Rules (2017)
The Hon. Justice Eleanore Cronk, “Lessons from Lewis Carrol on Excellence in Written Appellate Advocacy,” Canadian Lawyer Magazine, October 24, 2011, available from: <www.canadianlawyermag.com/3911/lessons-from-lewis-carrol-on-excellence-in-written-appellate-advocacy.html>.
The Hon. Justice Eleanore Cronk, “More Lessons in Excellence in Written Appellate Advocacy,” Canadian Lawyer Magazine, October 31, 2011, available from: <www.canadianlawyermag.com/3918/more-lessons-on-excellence-in-written-appellate-advocacy.html>.
The Hon. Justice John Laskin, “How to Write a Persuasive Factum: A Judge’s View,” Chapter 1 in Advocacy & Taxation in Canada (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2004).
The Hon. Justice John Laskin, “Forget the Wind Up and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing More Persuasive Factums,” Ontario Courts, Publications and Speeches, Archives, available from: <www.ontariocourts.on.ca/coa/en/ps/speeches/forget.htm>.
Eugene Meehan, Q.C., “Strategic Legal Writing: Preparing Persuasive Documents,” Lang Michener LLP, available from:
The Hon. Justice David Stratas, “Writing up the Facts and Winning Big: Some Secrets of the Best Writers of Legal Submissions,” Federal Court of Appeal, available from:
The Hon. Justice Ian Binnie, “In Praise of Oral Advocacy,” 21 Advocates’ Soc. J. No. 4, 3-18.
The Hon. Justice Marvin Catzman, “The Wrong Stuff: How to Lose Appeals in the Court of Appeal,” 19 Advocates Soc. J. No. 1, 1-5.
The Hon. Justice George Finlayson, “Appellate Advocacy in an Abbreviated Setting,” Ontario Courts, Publications and Speeches, Archives, available from: <http://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/ps/speeches/appellate.htm>.
John Sopinka and Mark Gelowitz, The Conduct of an Appeal, 2nd Ed. (Markham, ON: Butterworths Canada Ltd., 2000), and especially Chapter 9.