This guide provides links to and descriptions of the Library's best and most popular appellate advocacy resources . It includes resources on state and federal rules, brief writing, oral argument, and appellate practice before state and federal courts.
The texts below contain extensive if not exclusive treatment of oral argument. Many of the general texts on appellate advocacy also cover oral argument, so don't overlook those. The texts below are listed in alphabetical order.
1. Your body -- 2. Your brain -- 3. Your voice -- 4. How to practice -- 5. Applying your skills at trial -- Appendix 1. Speaker's checklist -- Appendix 2. Video self-review checklist -- Appendix 3. Essential delivery skills while sitting for arbitration -- Appendix 4. Essential delivery skills to argue a motion or appeal.
This book is another of the texts that serve as course books for appellate advocacy classes. The authors, a retired judge and a veteran trial lawyer, lead the reader through each step of the legal writing and oral argument process highlighting and addressing the nuances of trial practice as only a veteran judge and lawyer can.
This book is designed for practitioners and law students who want to be refreshed on the basics of effective lawyering: fundamentals that they most likely learned in the first year of law school, but perhaps have forgotten. The book provides the reader with a series of checklists to turn to when undertaking a writing project or preparing for oral argument.
This book is described as a reliable guide to the preparation and presentation of oral arguments before the Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Its topics include: approaches to openings, transitions from difficult questions to affirmative points, hypothetical questions, closing the argument, and maximizing rebuttal time. It includes time-saving checklists and model arguments.
The author has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly explained, and then illustrated with quotations from a dazzling array of sources, ancient and modern.