Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy / Edition 2

Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy / Edition 2

by Michael R. Fontham, David W. Miller, 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

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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• new sections on harmless error and changes to Rule 32 and the status of unpublished opinions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 include developments in electronic research
• New design enhances the accessibility of the text

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735562301
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Persuasive Legal Writing
• Getting Started
• Writing Persuasively
• Writing for Clairty
• Editing
• Finding and Applying the Law

Part II Oral Argument
• Preparing for Oral Argument
• Presenting the Oral Argument

Part III Trial Proceedings
• Preparing Memoranda for the Trial Courts

Part IV Handling Appeals and Writs
• Taking an Appeal
• Applying the Standard of Review
• Preparing Appellate Briefs and Oral Argument
• Preparing Writ Applications, Petitions for Rehearing and Appellate Motions

Appendix I Problem: Olsen v. State of Arcadia

Appendix II Example of an Appellate Brief

Appendix III Example of a Petition for Certiorari

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