Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts

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Aspen Law & Business, 2002 - Law - 433 pages
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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.

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Contents

WRlTlNG FOR CLARlTY
17
WRlTING PERSUASIVELY
49
Responsive Arguments
50
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Fontham is a Partner in Stone, Pigman, Walther, Wittmann & Hutchinson, New Orleans. He is also Adjunct Faculty Member at Tulane University School of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center.

Vitiello is Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

David W. Miller is a retired naval officer, Department of Justice attorney and federal administrative law judge. The author of five other books, he lives in Springfield, Virginia.

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