The Appellate Clerk's Guide to Effective Legal Writing
Duration: 67 minutes
Who better to provide helpful insights on improving your legal writing than a former Law Clerk with the United States Court of Appeals? Taught by Daniel Alterbaum, a law clerk who served with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, this course highlights and explains winning persuasive legal writing techniques for appellate briefs and other pleadings using an effective analytical approach best described as “working backwards.” This course further provides a useful framework for understanding what arguments you should make and what to avoid in complaints, motions for summary judgment, or appellate briefs and concludes by offering a few key questions that you should always ask yourself while drafting documents for either trial or appellate courts.
This course will focus on improving your persuasive writing for the complaint, the motion for summary judgment, and the appellate brief. Daniel Alterbaum will:
- Offer and discuss an analytic approach to crafting documents effectively
- Povide numerous examples of effective and ineffective writing
- Discuss advantageous oral advocacy styles
- Offer best practices to utilize while drafting documents for a trial or appellate court
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