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Making Your Case

Autor: Antonin Scalia
Publisher: West Legalworks
ISBN: 9780314184719
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Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.

Making Your Case

Autor: Antonin Scalia
Publisher: West Legalworks
ISBN: 9780314184719
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Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.

The Winning Brief 100 Tips For Persuasive Briefing In Trial And Appellate Courts

Autor: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199826629
File Size: 21,85 MB
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Good legal writing wins court cases. It its first edition, The Winning Brief proved that the key to writing well is understanding the judicial readership. Now, in a revised and updated version of this modern classic, Bryan A. Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections. Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. In Garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak," he warns-and demonstrates how to do just that. Beginning each tip with a set of quotable quotes from experts, he then gives masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, The Winning Brief also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs. Constantly collecting material from his seminars and polling judges for their preferences, the second edition delivers the same solid guidelines with even more supporting evidence. Including for the first time sections on the ever-changing rules of acceptable legal writing, Garner's new edition keeps even the most seasoned lawyers on their toes and writing briefs that win cases. An invaluable resource for attorneys, law clerks, judges, paralegals, law students and their teachers, The Winning Brief has the qualities that make all of Garner's books so popular: authority, accessibility, and page after page of techniques that work. If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf--it should be open on your desk.

Reading Law

Autor: Antonin Scalia
Publisher: West Group
ISBN: 9780314275554
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In this groundbreaking book, Scalia and Garner systematically explain all the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation in an engaging and informative style with hundreds of illustrations from actual cases. Is a burrito a sandwich? Is a corporation entitled to personal privacy? If you trade a gun for drugs, are you using a gun in a drug transaction? The authors grapple with these and dozens of equally curious questions while explaining the most principled, lucid, and reliable techniques for deriving meaning from authoritative texts. Meanwhile, the book takes up some of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence. What, exactly, is "textualism?" Why is "strict construction" a bad thing? What is the true doctrine of "originalism?" And which is more important: the spirit of the law, or the letter? The authors write with a well-argued point of view that is definitive yet nuanced, straightforward yet sophisticated.

Garner On Language And Writing

Autor: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN:
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Presents a collection of essays on such topics as style, persuasion, contractural and legislative drafting, writing in law practice, and judicial writing.

Point Made

Autor: Ross Guberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199943850
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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

Win Your Case

Autor: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429909013
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Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since l969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena-the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting-every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial-from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.

Scalia Dissents

Autor: Antonin Scalia
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596987006
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Brilliant. Colorful. Visionary. Tenacious. Witty. Since his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has been described as all of these things and for good reason. He is perhaps the best-known justice on the Supreme Court today and certainly the most controversial. Yet most Americans have probably not read even one of his several hundred Supreme Court opinions. In Scalia Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself. This volume—the first of its kind— showcases the quotable justice's take on many of today's most contentious constitutional debates. Scalia Dissents contains over a dozen of the justice's most compelling and controversial opinions. Ring also provides helpful background on the opinions and a primer on Justice Scalia's judicial philosophy. Scalia Dissents is the perfect book for readers who love scintillating prose and penetrating insight on the most important constitutional issues of our time.

Legal Writing In Plain English Second Edition

Autor: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022603139X
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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

A Matter Of Interpretation

Autor: Antonin Scalia
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691004006
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In a witty and trenchant essay, Justice Scalia urges judges to resist the temptation to use legislative intention and legislative history, admonishing them instead to focus on the text of the case itself. Includes responses by Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Ronald Dworkin, and Mary Ann Glendon.

The Elements Of Legal Style

Autor: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195141627
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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.

The Art Of Advocacy

Autor: Noah Messing
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454836288
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The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers presents more than 150 examples of masterful advocacy to show lawyers how to write winning motions and briefs. The book focuses on the strategic and substantive choices that top litigators make, drawing examples from important, timely, and controversial cases. Detailed annotations give readers insight into what makes each document so effective. In addition to presenting a host of storytelling, stylistic, and organizational strategies, the book's examples demonstrate how to build and rebut different types of arguments. The Appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including Karl Llewellyn's previously unpublished advice from 1957 about the art of advocacy, which one top law professor described as the "best advice on legal writing I've ever seen."

All S Fair

Autor: Cpt. Henry Landau
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787209318
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It was in 1934 that Henry Landau, Captain in the British Army’s RFA, first published his memoirs as a World War I spy master. All’s Fair: The Story of the British Secret Service tells an authentic, exciting, true story of spies and their dangerous work, revealed for the first time by a British Secret Service Agent... “It does not contain a dull page.”—New York Herald Tribune

Point Taken

Autor: Ross Guberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190268603
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In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method based on practical and provocative examples. Featuring numerous cases and opinions from 34 esteemed judges - from Learned Hand to Antonin Scalia - Point Taken, explores what it takes to turn "great judicial writing" into "great writing". Guberman provides a system for crafting effective and efficient openings to set the stage, covering the pros and cons of whether to resolve legal issues up front and whether to sacrifice taut syllogistic openings in the name of richness and nuance. Guberman offers strategies for pruning clutter, adding background, emphasizing key points, adopting a narrative voice, and guiding the reader through visual cues. The structure and flow of the legal analysis is targeted through a host of techniques for organizing the discussion at the macro level, using headings, marshaling authorities, including or avoiding footnotes, and finessing transitions. Guberman shares his style "Must Haves", a bounty of edits at the word and sentence level that add punch and interest, and that make opinions more vivid, varied, confident, and enjoyable. He also outlines his style "Nice to Haves", metaphors, similes, examples, analogies, allusions, and rhetorical figures. Finally, he addresses the thorny problem of dissents, extracting the best practices for dissents based on facts, doctrine, or policy. The appendix provides a helpful checklist of practice pointers along with biographies of the 34 featured judges.

The Curmudgeon S Guide To Practicing Law

Autor: Mark Herrmann
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316764
File Size: 24,98 MB
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A collection of essays on how to survive and thrive in a law firm, written for recent law school graduates, discusses the basics of law firm etiquette and the essentials of law practice, from conducting research and dressing for success to working with clients and staff and building a practice. Original.

Black S Law Dictionary

Autor: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Legalworks
ISBN:
File Size: 29,39 MB
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Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution.

Modern Trial Advocacy

Autor: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1601568274
File Size: 7,20 MB
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Now in its fourth edition, Modern Trial Advocacy: Canada is the first and last word in Canadian trial practice. This classic handbook, published by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, gives practitioners a detailed road map for conducting a trial. Expanding on the original text written by Steven Lubet for an American audience, experienced Toronto trial lawyers Cynthia Tape and Julie Rosenthal guide the beginning advocate in developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial. They explain how to present a case as a story – and powerfully and persuasively tell that story to the jury. Modern Trial Advocacy: Canada provides not only Canadian case law and statutes, but also valuable insight into the specific elements of Canadian litigation practice as itpresents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. This book offers a sophisticated, theory-driven approach to advocacy training that distinguishes it from other books in the field. The fourth edition has been updated with current citations to case law, statutes, and rules and the latest “best practices” for using technology in the courtroom.