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    Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts:

    ISBN-10: 1454811137
    ISBN-13: 9781454811138
    Author(s): Michael R. Fontham, Michael Vitiello
    Description: This effective text offers in-depth and detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial court motions practice. Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts, Second Edition, guides the reader through the process of  More...
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    Publisher: Aspen Pub
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 496
    Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.134
    Language: English

    This effective text offers in-depth and detailed coverage of appellate practice as well as trial court motions practice. Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: In Trial and Appellate Courts, Second Edition, guides the reader through the process of preparing forceful arguments ¿ finding the law, organizing the presentation, writing clearly and persuasively, and planning for oral argument.The strengths of this classroom-tested text include:step-by-step guide to organizing, preparing, and presenting winning written and oral argumentsdetailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice with an emphasis on the how important it is to consider of the judge¿s time and perspective when preparing an argumentliberal use of concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file throughout the book, along with extensive advice for editingaccompanying Case File published each year -- designed to put in practice the principles advocated throughout the text, case files are sophisticated, realistic litigation problems and are designed to allow instructors a great deal of flexibility. Each case file is accompanied by its own Teacher¿s Manualdetailed Teacher¿s Manual, including lectures, sample exercises, and sample syllabiUpdated and fine tuned, the Second Edition includes:recent developments, including electronic filing and video conference oral argumentsa streamlined Chapter Six (Preparing for Oral Argument) making the presentation more student-friendlynew sections on harmless error and changes to Rule 32 and the status of unpublished opinionsupdated chapter on research to include developments in electronic researchNew design enhances the accessibility of the text

    Summary of Contents
    Persuasive Legal Writing
    Getting Started
    Writing Persuasively
    Writing for Clarity
    Editing
    Finding and Applying the Law
    Oral Argument
    Preparing for Oral Argument
    Presenting the Oral Argument
    Trial Proceedings
    Preparing Memoranda for the Trial Court and Research Memoranda
    Handling Appeals and Writs
    Taking an Appeal
    Applying the Standard of Review
    Preparing Appellate Briefs and Oral Argument
    Preparing Writ Applications, Petitions for Rehearing, and Appellate Motions
    Problem: Olsen v. State of Arcadia
    Example of an Appellate Brief
    Example of a Petition for Certiorari
    Index

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