Pleading Your Case: Complaints and Responses
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When you think of pleading your client's case, you undoubtedly envision delivering a stirring oral argument in front of a judge or a jury. While that is certainly the endgame in litigation, it is not the beginning. Complaints and answers are called "pleadings" for a reason: they are the initial explanation that you craft as a lawyer to explain your client's position. But where do you begin? Pleading Your Case offers an insightful, humorous and practical approach to pleadings. Veteran litigator Janet S. Kole walks you through the steps of drafting a complaint or response and provides helpful tips and strategies to make your pleadings more effective. Pleadings do not need to be dry. They can and should convey your fervent belief in your client's cause. Pleading Your Case is your first step to crafting a complaint or response that effectively tells your client's story.