Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy In Trial And Appellate Courts

Author: Michael R. Fontham
Editor: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454828862
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While focused on the appellate setting, Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy is applicable to all legal writing and speaking, and includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other situations. Students are given a clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument, from the selection of a main theme, to the employment of research, language, and speaking skills that achieve a clear, persuasive legal message. Step-by-step, they learn to organize, prepare, and present winning written and oral arguments. Detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice shows how important it is to consider the judge’s time and perspective when preparing an argument. Concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file are liberally spread throughout the text along with extensive advice for editing Sophisticated, realistic litigation problems in the accompanying Case Files help put principles in practice and allow instructors a great deal of flexibility. Technological developments are explored, including electronic filing, video conference oral arguments, and electronic research. The revised Third Edition presents updated and expanded information on electronic filings as well as rule updates, especially local rule issues, and an updated, two-color design. Features: clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument the selection of a main message or theme employment of research, language, and speaking skills achieving a clear, persuasive legal message content is applicable to all legal writing and speaking includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other settings 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 emphasizes consideration of the judge's time and perspective when preparing arguments liberal use of concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file, with extensive advice for editing accompanied by Case Files help put in practice the principles advocated throughout the text sophisticated, realistic litigation problems designed to allow instructors flexibility features technological developments--electronic filing, video conference, oral arguments, electronic research sections on harmless error, changes to Rule 32, and the status of unpublished opinions The revised Third Edition presents: updated and expanded information on electronic filings rule updates, especially local rule issues updated, two-color design

Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy In Trial And Appellate Courts

Author: Michael R. Fontham
Editor: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735524507
Size: 11,62 MB
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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. 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.

Teacher S Manual For Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy In Trial And Appellate Courts

Author: Fontham
Editor: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735524514
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Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy In Trial And Appellate Courts

Author: Michael R. Fontham
Editor: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735563940
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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.

Practicing Persuasive Written And Oral Advocacy

Author: David W. Miller
Editor: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735564220
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Prepared by the authors of Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy, Case File IV offers a complete set of court documents to supplement any persuasive legal writing, pre-trial practice, appellate advocacy, or moot court class. The case files are sophisticated, realistic litigation problems, designed to allow users a great deal of flexibility in their courses. It is carefully designed to help students put into practice the principles advocated throughout the aforementioned text, but can also be used to supplement any appellate advocacy book. Case File IV spotlights a variety of great features, including: Pre-trial motions and depositions, trial transcripts, and reaching the judicial opinion A basis for written and oral exercises, one or more memoranda and oral arguments before the district court, and briefs and oral arguments before the court of appeals A central legal issue around which the text is grounded, specifically the constitutionality of a state statute that forbids the adoption of children by couples of the same sex Subordinate issues, including a federal court's "supplemental" jurisdiction over a claim governed entirely by state law, the standards for admissibility of expert testimony based on social science studies of adoptive children, and a state's waiver of immunity from suit under the Eleventh Amendment An accompanying Teacher's Manual: describes various assignments that professors might give as an advocacy unit in a larger course, in a short course in appellate advocacy, or in a longer course in pretrial and appellate advocacy contains a "bench memorandum," analyzing the various legal issues for the benefit of those evaluating student work reproduces orders and opinions by the trial court to be released to students at appropriate times during the litigation

The Literate Lawyer

Author: Robert Barr Smith
Editor: Vandeplas Pub
ISBN:
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Not long ago, an appellate court fined a lawyer for filing an "incomprehensible brief." That negligence hurt the lawyer's wallet and reputation, but his carelessness hurt his client's case even more. Today, most of our law depends on the written word. A single error can tarnish the writer's image in the eyes of the court and make his or her writing less persuasive. In the end, the client suffers. Even the simplest error reduces the effectiveness of any brief or pleading. Spellcheck won't cure every ill; neither will a loyal and efficient secretary. This little book is dedicated to real legal writing, terse, persuasive, and accurate. It not only teaches brevity, clarity and power in writing, but lists the common pitfalls that infest so much legal writing and destroy the lawyer's meaning and the client's life. It includes tables of commonly misspelled and misused words and commonly confused prepositions. It lays out guidelines for persuasive brief-writing, deals with the letters lawyers regularly write - and some they shouldn't - with office memoranda, and with the basic rules of punchy, persuasive oral argument. It addresses the rules of grammar; the violations of those rules that instantly mark the writer as illiterate at best, and can destroy any amount of clever reasoning and knowledge of the law. It gives examples of how to write effectively . . . and some horrors that good lawyers must avoid. Most important, The Literate Lawyer shows the road to simple, common-sense persuasion, powerful, solid writing that makes the lawyer's point with strength and clarity. And wins cases. About the author: Robert Barr Smith is a Professor at the University of Oklahoma Law Center. He earned a BA in History and a Doctor of Laws from Stanford, and is a member of both the Oklahoma and California Bars. He came to the Law Center in 1982, after retiring from the United States Army as a Colonel. He designed the Law Center's writing, oral advocacy and research class, taught and directed it for fifteen years, served six years as Associate Dean for Academics, and taught trial and appellate advocacy, advanced brief writing, and paralegal writing courses.

Handbook Of Forensic Mental Health With Victims And Offenders

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101136
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.

Advanced Legal Writing And Oral Advocacy

Author: Michael D. Murray
Editor:
ISBN: 9781599413976
Size: 19,64 MB
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The Murray and DeSanctis titles are designed for the current generation of law students whose familiarity and comfort with on-line and computer-based learning create a demand for teaching resources that take advantage of that familiarity and comfort level. Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court is designed for second semester and upper-division advanced writing courses involving advocacy and oral argument at the trial and appellate levels and in moot court competitions. This book employs the TREAT paradigm and doctrine of explanatory synthesis to maximize the persuasive potential of appellate-level legal writing for actual practice and for moot court competitions. It is well suited for use as a primary text in an upper division appellate advocacy or advanced writing course or moot court program, or as a primary or supplemental text for first year legal writing courses that focus on appellate advocacy as the pedagogical model to teach legal writing skills. Paired with the book is an electronic, computer-based version of the text that adds links to on-line databases and internet-based resources and supplements the text with pop-up definitions from Black's Law Dictionary. The electronic version of the text is searchable and highly portable, with internal and external navigation links, making them more valuable for use in class and out. The interactive text employs a layout that departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of callout text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other useful information for law students.

The Winning Brief

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Does a good writing style help persuade judges? Bryan Garner makes a convincing case that it does. And he should know: in recent years, he has worked with judges all over the country to help them improve their writing of judicial opinions. He has polled judges both formally and informally to learn their preferences. And with his "deep issue" technique, he has even helped shape their preferences. This book is a compendium of Garner's 100 most important tips on brief-writing. Some are major points and some are minor ones. But each one matters because collectively they add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. Each tip begins with a set of quotable quotes - some of the most insightful comments that experts have ever made on persuasive writing. Then, Garner elaborates on the tip, usually with before-and-after examples. The book also showcases several full-length model briefs.

The Best 117 Law Schools

Author: Eric Owens
Editor: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764196
Size: 14,86 MB
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"Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."