Modern Law - Droit Moderne

Episode 23: Guy Pratte and the Art of Persuasion

Episode Summary

Yves Faguy speaks with prominent litigator Guy Pratte, CM, about his new podcast series, “The Art of Persuasion,” what it takes in this day and age to be convincing in court and politics, and what we can learn from our forbears.

Episode Notes

To most legal professionals, Guy Pratte doesn't need an introduction. He is a senior counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a highly sought-after lawyer with vast experience in commercial litigation, class actions, administrative and constitutional law, and public inquiries. 

He's a veteran of the Supreme Court of Canada, and courts of appeal in Ontario and Quebec, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a recipient of the OBA award of Excellence in Civil Litigation and is President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.

Last year he was named to the Order of Canada, in recognition of his contributions as a lawyer, notably to pro bono work. This year, he was appointed Chairperson of the National Arts Centre's Board of Trustees for a four-year term.  

His latest distinguished title is podcast host — of the series "The Art of Persuasion," available on BLG’s website and the usual platforms, in which Guy Pratte speaks with lawyers, politicians, actors, musicians, fashion designers, and doctors about how to persuade people in their trades.

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