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Supreme Court of Canada Manual: Practice and Advocacy
By: Eugene Meehan, Q.C., LL.B., LL.M., LL.B., D.C.L, Jeffrey Beedell, B.A., LL.B., M.E.S, Marie-France Major, B.Sc., LL.B., B.C.L., J.S.D
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Original Contributors: Karen M. Cuddy, John H. Currie, Norman Fera, Jacqueline V. Loignon, The late Honourable Ronald Martland, Q.C. and Kenneth S. Purchase Gain expert insight from the perspectives of both the Bar and Bench on:
  • The procedure for each type of motion, such as motions to admit new evidence, to stay and to quash, motions relating to applications for leave
  • What to expect during the actual hearing
  • The Supreme Court Act and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada - annotated with summaries, case law, practice points and cross-references
  • Amending information for each section, Rule, form and tariff
Also included are completed precedents to prepare documents for filing. This service includes all of the decisions you need to make an impact in court, including:
  • An annual "Year in Review" summary of all S.C.C. appeals and leaves to appeal granted
  • Statutory forms and selected judgments from Lang Michener's compilation of every unreported interlocutory chambers judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada going back almost 20 years.
About the Author
Eugene Meehan, Q.C.: Litigation partner at Supreme Advocacy LLP, Ottawa. He works with other lawyers in taking cases in all areas of the law to the Supreme Court of Canada (both Leave to Appeal and Appeal). Appeared as counsel and co-counsel before the SCC. Holds four degrees in law: University of Edinburgh (LL.B.), McGill University (LL.M.), University of Ottawa (LL.B.) and Doctor of Civil Law from McGill University (D.C.L.). A practising member of six Bars: Ontario, Alberta, N.W.T., Yukon, Nunavut and is licenced to practise law in the state of Arizona, U.S.A. Appointed Queen's Counsel 1999, National President of the Canadian Bar Association 1999-2000, and Executive Legal Officer to the Supreme Court of Canada 1990-1992. Eugene Meehan can be reached at

Jeffrey Beedell, B.A., LL.B., M.E.S., is a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in their Ottawa office’s Supreme Court Advocacy Group. He is described in the press as a "veteran Supreme Court watcher" having worked with the Registrar and Supreme Court staff on the 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2017 Rules amendments, the Court's e-filing initiative, and the use of electronic materials at the Court.

Marie-France Major, B.Sc., LL.B., B.C.L., J.S.D., clerked for Justice LaForest at the Supreme Court of Canada from 1989-1990. She is a partner at Lang Michener's Supreme Court Advocacy Group and provides advice and agency services to clients regarding leave to appeal applications, responses, factums and motions concerning appeals before the Supreme Court.