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Advocacy & Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice Guides

This guide provides links and descriptions to many of the library's resources related to advocacy and dispute resolution, including trial advocacy, client counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, evidence and professional responsibility.

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Advocacy on Appeal, 3rd ed. KF 9050.C59 2008 10th fl.   A smaller source that provides a quick overview of the appellate process from start to finish.

Appellate Advocacy in a Nutshell, 2nd ed. KF 9050.Z9 H668 1998 10th flThis work is designed to assist the advocate in formulating arguments, oral or written, before appellate courts. The book addresses the appellate process, the nature and characteristics of various kinds of arguments and how different levels of review and the kind of case before the court influence the arguments to be advanced.

Effective Appellate Advocacy.  KF 9050.A7 W64 2004 10th fl.  Prepared by the Litigation section of the American Bar Association.

How to Handle an Appeal, 4th edKF 9050.L42 1999 10th fl.  PLI’s How to Handle an Appeal gives useful adviceat every stage of the process — from preserving points for appeals and perfecting appeals, to drafting persuasive briefs and delivering compelling oral arguments, to protecting clients’ interests after the decisions.

The How-to-Win Appeal Manual, KF 9050.F56 2008 10th fl.  Gives the reader a judge's-eye-view of the appellate process: what works and why, what hinders effective advocacy, and how you can better represent your clients on appeal.

A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy,  KF 251.B42 (Herzog Course Reserve).  Recognized by instructors nationwide as the book that shows students how to get from a blank page to a finished product,  Two copies of this book have been placed on course reserve for Herzog competition. 

Professional Judgment on Appeal: bringing and opposing appeals, 2nd edKF9050.W57 2009 10th fl.  Professional Judgment on Appeal focuses on the need for lawyers to separate winning appeals from losing appeals and advise clients accordingly. Every client wants to know three things: How long will it take? How much will it cost? What can be won (reversal, new trial, remittitur, etc.) and what are the chances of success? This book is intended to aid the lawyer in answering the ultimate question in every case: Can this appeal succeed and on what grounds? The second part of the book addresses mistakes and misconduct since a large and growing body of case law imposes or threatens costs, fees, and fines for willful or event-negligent misconduct by appellate counsel.