Today's DJ has several articles of appellate note:
- Preparation is Over, It's Time for Oral Argument, an installment in Moskovitz On Appeals, about your opening lines; your state of mind; staying in the moment; listening carefully, answering questions, and keeping case law discussion to a minimum. (Similar advice is offered here: Oral Argument for Young Lawyers.)
- Client Care 2, part of the Lessons Learned series by David Balabanian, about how its essential to always understand precisely who your real client is; learn precisely what the client actually wants; be cost-effective with expenses.
- Excellent Legal Analysis. Now Make it 40% Shorter, by Dechert LLP's Jeff Fisher, advising legal writers to avoid passive voice; use simple language and avoid jargon; use active verbs; don't noun-ify verbs; and minimize adverbs, adjectives and redundant words.