Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts

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Persuasive Oral and Written Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts offers detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial-court motions practice. It takes the reader from start to finish through the processes of writing, editing, and presenting effective written arguments, and also preparing and delivering persuasive oral arguments.

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Overview

Persuasive Oral and Written Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts offers detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial-court motions practice. It takes the reader from start to finish through the processes of writing, editing, and presenting effective written arguments, and also preparing and delivering persuasive oral arguments.

To familiarize prospective lawyers with essential skills and concepts, this title includes:

  • a step-by-step guide to preparing and editing effective written and oral arguments
  • special attention to the distinct requirements of trial and appellate courts
  • a detailed focus on the procedural requirements for preserving issues, taking appeals, and seeking appellate review

The authors draw on their experience in teaching and practice to focus on what students need to learn. They offer:

  • extensive examples for legal writing and editing - the text demonstrates what it describes
  • practical advice on oral argument in appellate and trial settings
  • an emphasis on the judge's perspective, which needs to be considered when preparing an argument
  • checklists in every chapter for easy reference and review
  • a detailed Teacher's Manual
  • an annual companion supplement offering a fully developed litigation problem

Crafted for classroom effectiveness, yet rooted in the practical realities of lawyering, Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts deserves your careful consideration for adoption.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735524507
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 433
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Persuasive Legal Writing 1
Ch. 1 Organizing the Written Presentation 3
Ch. 2 Writing for Clarity 17
Ch. 3 Writing Persuasively 49
Ch. 4 Editing 105
Ch. 5 Finding and Applying the Law 129
Pt. II Oral Argument 147
Ch. 6 Preparing for Oral Argument 149
Ch. 7 Presenting the Oral Argument 179
Pt. III Trial Proceedings 213
Ch. 8 Preparing Memoranda for the Trial Court and Research Memoranda 215
Pt. IV Handling Appeals and Writs 231
Ch. 9 Taking an Appeal 233
Ch. 10 Applying the Standard of Review 263
Ch. 11 Preparing Appellate Briefs and Oral Argument 281
Ch. 12 Preparing Writ Applications, Petitions for Rehearing, and Appellate Motions 317
App. I Problem: Olsen v. State of Arcadia 337
App. II Example of an Appellate Brief 349
App. III Example of a Petition for Certiorari 405
Index 423
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