Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers

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Contents

Introduction
2
The Dimensions of Advocacy
6
You Must Dress Appropriately
10
The Mandatory Rules of Advocacy
24
Advocacy as Theater
38
Beware of Getting Too Close to the Witness
60
The Psychology of Advocacy
61
The Psychology of Advocacy
64
The Examination of Witnesses
96
Never Forget You Are
106
Direct Examination
114
CrossExamination
128
Be as Brief as You Can Be
134
ReDirect Examination
154
Final Argument
160
Written Advocacy
168

The Materials of Advocacy Are Fragile
65
Be Likeable
66
Aim to Create Sympathy between You and Your Factfinder
67
Newtons Rule
69
Include the Factfinder in or the Rule of the First Person Plural
73
Prepare Them
74
Always Aim to Be the Honest Guide
75
Dont Ask the Factfinder to Believe the Unbelievable
76
Make Sure that You Always Come Across as Being Absolutely Fair
77
Take Great Care Getting Your Jury out of Court for Bench Conferences
78
Demonstrate Your Competence to Your Judge as Early as Possible
79
Good Legal Writing Is Easy
174
Use Headings
182
Paper Is the Basic Material Used for Written
189
Advocacy in the Age of High Technology
196
Chapter 12
197
Conclusion
202
Appendices
205
How to Succeed as a Lawyer
217
Appendices Index
229
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