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An Advocate Persuades, Second Edition

by Joan Malmud Rocklin, Robert B. Rocklin, Christine Coughlin, Sandy Patrick

2022, 496 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-5310-1910-5


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An Advocate Persuades

by Joan Malmud Rocklin, Robert B. Rocklin, Christine Coughlin, Sandy Patrick

Tags: Appellate Advocacy, Courts, First Year, Lawyering Skills/Study Aids, Legal Research, Legal Writing

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ISBN 978-1-61163-150-0
eISBN 978-1-61163-916-2

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An Advocate Persuades introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor A Lawyer Writes, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument.

With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, An Advocate Persuades explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, An Advocate Persuades communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.

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