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Month: August 2020

EFFECTIVE CLOSING ARGUMENT

EFFECTIVE CLOSING ARGUMENT

I rarely publish guest articles or blog posts from other people, but I thought this was a good summary of the fundamentals regarding closing argument. I felt the enthusiasm of this aspiring lawyer Kevin Moore should be acknowledged, so here it is for your consideration. . Kevin is a 23-year-old writer and aspiring lawyer who lives, studies and works in NYC. His interest in the law stems from his passion to help the less fortunate, and he hopes to eventually…

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LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

LUVERA ON ADVOCACY IS NOW AVAILABLE

My wife Lita and I practiced together as plaintiff trial lawyers for over forty years. We’ve written a book about plaintiff trial advocacy which is being published by Trial Guides, a legal media company that focuses on civil plaintiff publications. In addition to the nation’s leading trial lawyers its products are used by the U.S. Department of Justice, the ACLU, the AAJ and multiple law schools. We are pleased to have them as our publisher. TRIAL GUIDES______________________________________________________ This book is…

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COMMUNICATE LIKE EARNEST HEMMINGWAY

COMMUNICATE LIKE EARNEST HEMMINGWAY

. Recently an outstanding plaintiff’s attorney shared the report of an obituary about a talented reporter and writer Pete Hamill. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/nyregion/pete-hamill-dead.html The key to Hamill’s writing skill was noted in the obituary where it reported: “He idolized Hemingway.” Hemmingway’s writing style was brevity and simplicity with powerful words that dispensed with adjectives and got straight to the point. . There is much lawyers can learn from Hemingway’s writing style. Lawyers are afflicted with the curse of lacking an awareness of…

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