Aspen Publishers Online, Dec 7, 2004 - Law - 1212 pages
This comprehensive guide not only analyzes every applicable rule of civil procedure, but also gives you practice-proven techniques for evaluating what motions will work most effectively in each of your cases. From early pretrial motions dealing with complaints and jurisdiction to appellate motion practice for both victor and vanquished, Motion Practice, Fourth Edition shows you both what is permissible and what is advisable in such aspects of motion practice as: Formal requirements Strategic uses Use of supporting documents Effective advocacy Persuasive oral argument Ethical issues The authors include a table of deadlines affecting motions, along with sample forms and illustrative trial examples.
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