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Good advocacy ‘exceptionally’ important to Supreme Court’s incoming judge Martin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:03 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Litigators take note: the Supreme Court of Canada’s latest nominee says she sets great store by incisive legal advocacy that helps her to do her job.

SCC nominee Sheilah Martin (right), seen in Ottawa with Commons Justice Committee chair Anthony Housefather Dec. 5“I find oral argument fascinating and very persuasive,” said Justice Sheilah Martin a former University of Calgary law dean, who spent nine years in private practice as a constitutional and criminal litigator whose cases sometimes rose to the lofty heights of her new workplace....