Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Write Stuff

The LA Law Library will be hosting GMSR appellate lawyers Cindy Tobisman and David Hackett's MCLE presentation:

The Write Stuff: How to Win Your Case With a Compelling Style

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

This class will cover effective written advocacy, including rhetorical tips and tricks, and provide practical guidance for persuading courts. Many motions and virtually all appeals are decided on the papers. Find out how to make yours more compelling.
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  • The importance of the introduction
  • Briefing do’s and don’ts
  • How the little things – structure and composition – can make a big difference
  • What lawyers can learn about rhetoric from non-legal writers
  • How reading recreationally improves writing

Speaking of great writing, Beds has provided another entry for our First-Line Contest, here:
Appellant [] has gone so far as to return from the dead to sue respondent [] for assault and homicide. Unfortunately for [Appellant], the alleged incidents occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The most recent event, the one causing May’s death, occurred in 1992.