Winning on Appeal has been adopted by top-flight law schools for appellate advocacy courses. It also has become a popular desk reference on how to write an effective brief and deliver a persuasive oral argument. In the second edition, Ruggero J. Aldisert, a forty-year veteran of the federal appeals bench, fundamentally reorganizes the book. By creating twenty-five chapters in place of the previous seventeen, Aldisert creates a wonderfully instructive how-to manual for the appellate advocate and a must volume for those who select appellate advocates.
Throughout Winning on Appeal, nineteen current chief justices of state courts, nine chief judges of U.S. Courts of Appeals, more than twenty U.S. Circuit judges, and state appellate judges contribute their thoughts on how to write a brief and how to argue a case-information that is not available in any other publication or resource. Judge Aldisert draws the perfect roadmap for the attorney who wants to win on appeal.
With 35 years on the appellate bench, Judge Aldisert has a huge network of friends in judicial and appellate practitioner ranks - people who now provide quotable guidance throughout his book, in one or a few sentences, on everything from perfecting the written argument to pet peeves, from vignettes on being persuasive to a "compendium of advice" on what makes a brief effective.