Writing persuasive briefs

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Little, Brown and Company, 1984 - Law - 289 pages
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This book supplies the practitioner with guidance in the techniques of legal writing and persuasion. The work stresses the importance of the judge as the audience in brief writing. Methods of preparation, drafting, revision, and editing of briefs are discussed.

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Contents

The Brief as the Primary Argument
2
The Plan of This Book
10
Concrete WordsMetaphor and Simile
19
Troublesome Pronouns
28
The Structure of the Sentence
39
Expression Through Order and Sequence
46
Organizing Paragraphs in Sequence
58
Complex Transitions
64
Choosing and Arranging the Facts
111
Persuasive Statement
118
Decisions and Findings Below
126
Order of Argument
133
Dealing With Opposing Arguments
141
Section Headings and Summary of Argument
149
Briefs in the Trial Court
157
Briefs in Courts of Last Resort
165

Headings and Subheadings
70
Equity and Social Policy
78
Persuasive Attitudes
84
Select and Discard
91
Choosing the Issues to Present
98
The Fair Statement
104
METHODS OF DRAFTING
173
Appendix A
189
Appendix B
251
Selected Bibliography
283
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