Advocates and Advocacy. The Best of The Advocates' Journal, 2005-2018
- Irwin Law Inc.
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- Stephen Grant
It's been 13 years since The Advocates' Society published Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: The Best of The Advocates' Society Journal 1982–2004, recalling the classical lynchpins of rhetoric. Advocates and Advocacy picks up where Ethos, Pathos, and Logos left off, covering 2005 to 2018, now with contributors from across the country. Have things changed? The digital age is undeniably pervasive, for better or worse. Advocacy continues unabated but has morphed into different forms and forums, especially with the rise of the regulatory society. Advocates now grapple with privacy, electronic communications, artificial intelligence and, in practice, the expansion of summary judgment. The delivery speed of legal information is nothing short of astonishing. Cases and commentary show up instantly on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. To the next generation of advocates, our older ways will seem archaic, but that's for then. As one sees in this volume, the clarity and cogency of our current writing on advocacy – print or electronic – remains solid. I have collected here a selection of the best of the Journal, grouped into topics for ease of reference, from storytelling to humour with personal reflections in between.
- Advocates as storytellers
- The power of context
- The trial advocate as storyteller: The art and science of persuasion
- The charm of the narrator: The overlooked commonality between novelist and advocate
- The only way to be paid well as an actor: Why I became a lawyer
- Did opposing counsel get your GOTE?
- Personal Reflection. Advocacy at the crossroads
- Experts, science and the like
- Science in the courtroom: The mouse that roared
- Cross-examining the opposing expert
- The independent expert witness: How did we get here?
- Asking ourselves the Moneyball question about expert evidence
- What irreproducible results mean for the law of scientific evidence
- Personal Reflection. The advocate's calling