Step-by-step practical analysis of written and oral arguments, with expert advice on preparation and presentation. Included are sample written briefs and oral arguments in products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and wrongful death actions. Arguments are compared, do's and don'ts are highlighted, and checklists are provided.
Author: John W. Davis
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2016-03-31
For weeks in 1902 it commanded headlines. All of Wyoming and much of the West followed the trial of Tom Horn for the murder of a fourteen-year-old boy. John W. Davis’s book, the only full-length account of the trial, places it in perspective as part of a larger struggle for control of Wyoming’s grazing land. Davis also portrays an enigmatic defendant who, more than a century after his conviction and hanging, perplexes us still. Tom Horn was one of the most fascinating figures in the history of the West. Employed as a Pinkerton and then as a range detective, he had a reputation as a loner and a braggart with a brutal approach to law enforcement even before he was accused of murdering young Willie Nickell. Cattlemen saw Horn as protecting their way of life, but most people in Wyoming saw him as a hired assassin, an instrument of oppression by cattle barons willing to use violent intimidation to protect their assets. The story began on July 18, 1901, when Willie Nickell was shot by a gunman lying in ambush; the killer was apparently after Willie’s father, who had brought sheep into the area. Six months later Tom Horn was arrested. The trial pitted the Laramie County district attorney against a crack team of defense lawyers hired by big cattlemen. Against all predictions, the jury found Horn guilty of first-degree murder. Despite appeals that went all the way to the state supreme court and the governor, Horn was hanged in Cheyenne in 1903. The trial and conviction of Tom Horn marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming. Davis, himself a trial lawyer, has mined court documents and newspaper articles to dissect the trial strategies of the participating attorneys. His detailed account illuminates a larger narrative of conflict between the power of wealth and the forces of law and order in the West.
Some practice points that new Canadian CFE's should know of as well coverage of certain areas of anti-fraud practice in Canada such as bankruptcy and creditor recovery, income and sales tax investigations, securities enforcement, as well as legal remedies and practicalities of procedure. Also contains the IIROC Rule 200 securities documentation specifications (for securities investigations) as well as CRA's Criminal Investigations Manual if you are contemplating a career therewith. To be read in addition to the ACFE Fraud Manual.
This title highlights practical and strategic concerns unique to the appellate process in Texas courts.(Standards and techniques of advocacy, arguments, interaction with opposing counsel and judges.)***Is a collaborative effort of 12 experienced appellate advocates, all members of Alexander Dubose, Jefferson & Townsend LLP, a firm comprised of only appellate counsel.***Includes a downloadable eBook with your print purchase, with hyperlinks to the full text of cases, statutes and other authoritative content.
Author: Robert L. Stern
Publisher: Bna Books
Release Date: 1989-03
This study describes and evaluates federal and state appellate rules and procedures, as well as current trends in the law. The author focuses on effective case preparation and organization, especially in the areas of brief writing and oral advocacy.