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11 01, 2013

WINNING AT MOOT COURT

By |January 11th, 2013|Appellate Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy Tips, Books, Moot Court, oratory|0 Comments

Handbook for Moot Court SuccessAn excellent handbook on how to win in moot court has been written by Judge Gerald Lebovits and his co-authors. Judge Lebovits knows his subject. As a law student, he won the moot court award for both best speaker and best brief. As a coach, his moot court teams have won [...]

23 05, 2011

APPELLATE STRATEGIES

By |May 23rd, 2011|Appellate Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy Tips|0 Comments

Bob Foster Examines Tactical and Strategic Issues on AppealFor years, Bob Foster was the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the California Attorney General’s Office, San Diego, California. In the book entitled The Appellate Prosecutor: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Bob Foster’s chapter on “Appellate Strategies” examines tactical and strategic issues involved in [...]

17 07, 2009

CREATIVE LEGAL OPINIONS

By |July 17th, 2009|Appellate Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy Tips, Humor, Writing|0 Comments

The Camel Cigarette Ad CaseCreative writing is a confection – a treat to read and a treat to experience. Two judges got creative in their opinions in the Camel cartoon case. In 1998, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company entered into a multi-billion dollar settlement with several states and as part of the settlement agreed not [...]

22 03, 2009

FIELDING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM THE BENCH

By |March 22nd, 2009|Appellate Advocacy|2 Comments

Appellate Advocacy Advice from Justice Paul AndersonConcrete advice on how to field tough questions from the appellate bench is provided by Justice Paul Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Chapter 16 of The Appellate Prosecutor book. Justice Anderson states:“Appellate judges enjoy asking questions. It is our lifeblood. It is how we seek to understand [...]

7 02, 2009

APPELLATE ADVOCACY: A PRACTICAL AND INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE BOOK

By |February 7th, 2009|Appellate Advocacy, Books|1 Comment

The Appellate Prosecutor: A Practical and Inspirational Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a book for appellate advocates, particularly those in attorney general’s and prosecutor’s offices.Judge Charles Moylan, thirty-year veteran of the appellate bench and renowned lecturer put it this way:"This work in my judgment will find an indispensable place on the desk, or at the [...]

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