Advocacy in the 21st Century Committee

The Committee shall continue to develop the College’s expertise and suggested approaches to the significant issues that will affect the administration of justice and the Rule of Law in a post-pandemic world, including developments that will enhance the just, speedy and inexpensive resolution of disputes.   These efforts will include (1) gathering information from sources in Canada and the United States, and identifying “best practices” and evolving court rules, such as those related to technological and case management modifications to the court systems of both nations, particularly those related to the discovery and trial aspects of criminal and civil cases, and oral arguments in the appellate courts; and (2) updating, as appropriate, the interim guidance documents prepared by the Task Force on Advocacy in the 21st Century. 

The latest work completed by the Committee is available below.

Guidelines and Other Papers Created by the Committee

Committee Members

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John A. Day

Chair

Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

Brentwood, TN

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Roslyn J. Levine, Q.C.

Vice Chair

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James O. Broccoletti

Member

Zoby, Broccoletti & Normile, PC

Norfolk, VA

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Joe R. Caldwell, Jr.

Member

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC

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Mona T. Duckett, Q.C.

Member

Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson

Edmonton, AB

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Sandra A. Forbes

Member

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Toronto, ON

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Nancy Gertner

Member

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

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Brian J. Gover

Member

Stockwoods LLP

Toronto, ON

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Jefferson M. Gray

Member

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

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Melinda Haag

Member

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

San Francisco, CA

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David C. Harris

Member

Court of Appeal for British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

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Nan M. Horvat

Member

Polk County Attorney's Office-Justice Center

Des Moines, IA

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Barbara M. G. Lynn

Member

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dallas, TX

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Frank Marrocco

Member

Superior Court of Justice

Toronto, ON

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Sharon L. McCarthy

Member

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP

New York, NY

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Kathryn N. Nester

Member

Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.

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Claire J. Rauscher

Member

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Charlotte, NC

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Catherine M. Recker

Member

Welsh & Recker, P.C.

Philadelphia, PA

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Lou Anna Red Corn

Member

Office of the Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney

Lexington, KY

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Paul Mark Sandler

Member

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler

Baltimore, MD

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Leon F. Spies

Member

Spies & Pavelich Attorneys At Law

Iowa City, IA

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Sylvia H. Walbolt

Member

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Tampa, FL

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Douglas R. Young

Member

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Jack Zouhary

Member

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Toledo, OH

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Cheryl A. Bush

Regent

Bush Seyferth PLLC

Troy, MI