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Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts
     

Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts

by Michael R. Fontham, David W. Miller, Michael Vitiello
 

This effective text offers in-depth and detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial court motions practice. Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts, Second Edition, guides the reader through the process of preparing forceful arguments ¿ finding the law, organizing the presentation, writing clearly and persuasively

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This effective text offers in-depth and detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial court motions practice. Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts, Second Edition, guides the reader through the process of preparing forceful arguments ¿ finding the law, organizing the presentation, writing clearly and persuasively, and planning for oral argument.

The strengths of this classroom-tested text include:

  • step-by-step guide to organizing, preparing, and presenting winning written and oral arguments
  • detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice with an emphasis on the how important it is to consider of the judge's time and perspective when preparing an argument
  • liberal use of concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file throughout the book, along with extensive advice for editing
  • accompanying Case File published each year—designed to put in practice the principles advocated throughout the text, case files are sophisticated, realistic litigation problems and are designed to allow instructors a great deal of flexibility. Each case file is accompanied by its own Teacher's Manual
  • detailed Teacher's Manual, including lectures, sample exercises, and sample syllabi

    Updated and fine tuned, the Second Edition includes:

  • recent developments, including electronic filing and video conference oral arguments
  • a streamlined Chapter Six (Preparing for Oral Argument) making the presentation more student-friendly
  • new sections on harmless error and changes to Rule 32 and the status of unpublished opinions
  • updated chapter on research to includedevelopments in electronic research
  • New design enhances the accessibility of the text

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780735563940
    Publisher:
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Publication date:
    01/01/2007
    Pages:
    460

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