Motion Practice: Oral Argument and Persuasion

How to brief persuasively, present your facts effectively, cite check and bluebook citations, and strategies for preparing to appear before a judge.

This track qualifies for CLE. Select a jurisdiction for details.

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    Citations and Bluebooking

    Checklist for substantive review of legal authorities in a brief, format of legal and record citations, common mistakes, and when in the drafting process to prevent errors.

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    Oral Arguments

    Rules, norms, and tips for arguing a motion before a judge; and tips for preparing for an oral argument.

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    Tips for Persuasive Writing

    How to write a brief persuasively, including achieving the right tone, style, and language. Also includes how to present your facts effectively and target your audience.