Publications & Presentations

Selected Publications

  • Author, “The Advocate’s Purpose,” The Advocates’ Journal.
  • Author, “The Advocate’s Calling,” The Advocates’ Journal.
  • Co-Author, “Faire Appel en Cour Suprême : Permission, Mémoire, Plaidoirie” chapter, LegisPratique: Recours et procédure en appel, Montréal: LexisNexis Canada.
  • Author, “Lincoln and the Modern Practice of Law,” The Advocates’ Journal.
  • Co-Author, “Les Conflits d’intérêts de l’avocat : perspectives québécoises et canadiennes,” Droit de la personne: éthique et droit: nouveaux défis, Cowansville, Québec: Éditions Yvon Blais.
  • Author, “Summary Judgment Motions: Recent Judicial Developments,” Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) Spring Education Seminar.
  • Author, “Experts in Civil Litigation”: A Retrospective on Their Role and Independence with a View to Possible Reforms,” Annual Review of Civil Litigation, 169-202.
  • Author, “Experts on Experts,” CCLA Civil Litigation Update.
  • Facilitator, “Implications of the Chaoulli Judgment for the Health Insurance Sector,” Northwind Professional Institute’s Annual Health Insurance Strategic Forum.
  • Author, “Appeals, Judicial Review and Standard of Review,” Public Law reference materials, Bar Admission Course, Department of Education, Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Author, “The Norwich Pharmacal Principle and its Utility in Intellectual Property Litigation,” 24 Advocates’ Quarterly 301.
  • Author, “To Be or Not to Be an Advocate,” 13 Advocates’ Society Journal No. 19.
  • Author, “The Relevance of Comparative Law: A Critique of Alan Watson’s ‘The Making of the Civil Law’,” 40 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 115.


Selected Presentations

  • Co-Chair, Appellate Advocacy Program, Advocates’ Society.
  • Co-Chair, SCC Advocacy Program, University of Toronto.
  • Speaker/Author, “Oral Advocacy at the Supreme Court of Canada,” 11th Annual Spring Symposium, Advocates’ Society and American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Speaker/Author, “The New Administrative Law – Standards of Review: Are We There Yet” Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) Divisional Training Session.
  • Speaker/Author, “The Role of Legal Counsel in Policy and Decision-Making,” The Canadian Institute’s 6th Annual Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Conference.
  • Speaker/Author, “The Standard of Review Battle: Is Anyone Winning?” Osgoode Professional Development 2nd National Forum entitled “New Directions in Administrative Law and Practice”.
  • Speaker/Author, “The Chaoulli Decision: What Does it Mean For Canadians?” Canadian Bar Association Annual Meeting.
  • Speaker/Author, “Chaoulli and the Restructuring of Health Care in Canada,” Osgoode Professional Development One-Day National Summit.
  • Speaker, “Demystifying the Standard of Review,” Panel Discussion entitled “Making Sense of the Standard,” Osgoode Professional Development – New Directions in Administrative Law & Practice, The National Forum.
  • Speaker/Author, “Liability of Public Agencies,” Canadian Bar Association National Civil Litigation CLE Conference.
  • Speaker/Author, “Cross-Canada Year in Review: Key Administrative Law Decisions and Their Implications,” Canadian Institute’s 4th Annual Law Conference.
  • Speaker/Author, “On the Teaching and Learning of Advocacy: Some Personal and Informal Remarks,” The Advocates’ Society, Task Force on Advocacy.
  • Speaker/Author, “Tests for Judicial Review,” Civil Litigation Updated Conference.
  • Speaker/Author, “The Deemed Undertaking Rule,” Civil Litigation Updated Conference.