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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Mona T. Duckett, K.C.


Dawson, Duckett, Garcia & Johnson

Edmonton, AB

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M. Bryan Slaughter

Vice Chair

Michie Hamlett, LLC

Charlottesville, VA

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James O. Broccoletti


Zoby, Broccoletti & Normile, PC

Norfolk, VA

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John A. Day


Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

Brentwood, TN

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Sandra A. Forbes


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Toronto, ON

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Nancy Gertner


Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

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Brian J. Gover


Stockwoods LLP

Toronto, ON

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Melinda Haag


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

San Francisco, CA

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David C. Harris


Court of Appeal for British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

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Nan M. Horvat


Polk County Attorney's Office-Justice Center

Des Moines, IA

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Roslyn J. Levine, K.C.


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Barbara M. G. Lynn


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dallas, TX

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Frank Marrocco


Superior Court of Justice

Toronto, ON

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Sharon L. McCarthy


Kostelanetz LLP

New York, NY

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Thomas M. Melsheimer


Winston & Strawn LLP

Dallas, TX

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Kathryn N. Nester


Nester Lewis PLLC

Salt Lake City, UT

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Guy J. Pratte


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Toronto, ON

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Claire J. Rauscher


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Charlotte, NC

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Lou Anna Red Corn


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Paul Mark Sandler


Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler

Baltimore, MD

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Leon F. Spies


Spies & Pavelich Attorneys At Law

Iowa City, IA

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Sylvia H. Walbolt


Carlton Fields, P.A.

Tallahassee, FL

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Douglas R. Young


Farella Braun + Martel LLP

San Francisco, CA

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Jack Zouhary


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Toledo, OH

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Cheryl A. Bush


Bush Seyferth PLLC

Troy, MI