A Practical Guide To Appellate Advocacy

Author: Mary Beth Beazley
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454847649
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: Law

A new edition of Beazley's accessible and successful coursebook for appellate advocacy. Features: New material on the impact technology is having on appellate advocacy, the research for which includes interviews with both judges and clerks Tips on time management Material on the narrative theory has been expanded and clarified with syllogisms that use narrative theory New discussions on avoiding plagiarism in law school and malpractice in practice that also note the differences between academic misconduct and professional misconduct when it comes to legal writing

Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts

Author: Michael R. Fontham
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454828860
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Law

While focused on the appellate setting, Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy is applicable to all legal writing and speaking, and includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other situations. Students are given a clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument, from the selection of a main theme, to the employment of research, language, and speaking skills that achieve a clear, persuasive legal message. Step-by-step, they learn to organize, prepare, and present winning written and oral arguments. Detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice shows how important it is to consider the judge’s time and perspective when preparing an argument. Concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file are liberally spread throughout the text along with extensive advice for editing Sophisticated, realistic litigation problems in the accompanying Case Files help put principles in practice and allow instructors a great deal of flexibility. Technological developments are explored, including electronic filing, video conference oral arguments, and electronic research. The revised Third Edition presents updated and expanded information on electronic filings as well as rule updates, especially local rule issues, and an updated, two-color design. Features: clear and practical guide to legal writing and oral argument the selection of a main message or theme employment of research, language, and speaking skills achieving a clear, persuasive legal message content is applicable to all legal writing and speaking includes practical guidance for advocacy in federal courts, trial courts, and other settings step-by-step guide to organizing, preparing, and presenting winning written and oral arguments detailed coverage of trial motion practice as well as appellate practice emphasizes consideration of the judge's time and perspective when preparing arguments liberal use of concrete examples based on a hypothetical case file, with extensive advice for editing accompanied by Case Files help put in practice the principles advocated throughout the text sophisticated, realistic litigation problems designed to allow instructors flexibility features technological developments--electronic filing, video conference, oral arguments, electronic research sections on harmless error, changes to Rule 32, and the status of unpublished opinions The revised Third Edition presents: updated and expanded information on electronic filings rule updates, especially local rule issues updated, two-color design

Trial Evidence

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735519986
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

When you add TRIAL EVIDENCE, Second Edition, to your students' trial practice materials, you give them essential exposure to the viewpoint of the trial judge. This practical, accessible paperback conveys a vivid and memorable picture of the real-life consequences of evidentiary strategies. The Second Edition preserves the distinctive characteristics that earned TRIAL EVIDENCE such a loyal following: authors Mauet and Wolfson draw on their formidable skills and extensive experience at the bar and bench to enliven the presentation reviews the effective use of evidence at trial and emphasizes practice, not theory plentiful examples throughout the book demonstrate actual evidentiary issues that arise both before and during trial special 'Law and Practice' sections state the law, then illustrate it with examples organization parallels the stages of a trial - opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, and closing arguments teacher's Manual helps instructors adapt the book to individual teaching approaches New and noteworthy features of the Second Edition include: an accompanying disk with more than 200 problems - independent of the book - that track the casebook chapters, with answers in the Teacher's Manual all the amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, scheduled to take effect 12/1/2000 a rewritten chapter on experts expanded to include significant Supreme Court decisions Join your colleagues nationwide who turn to the expert team of Mauet and Wolfson to demonstrate how successful trial lawyers factor the judge's perspective into the many decisions surrounding the strategic and tactical uses of evidence. Be sure to adopt TRIAL EVIDENCE, Second Edition, for your next course.