appellate history, legal strategy, oral arguments, appellate advocacy


In this Essay, Judge Pierce explores historical and modern attributes of appellate advocacy and provides insightful guidance on some relevant considerations for effective advocacy on the appellate level Judge Pierce discusses methods which advocates may utilize to improve their proficiency at brief writing and oral argument but also cautions advocates that the appellate process begins at the trial level in preserving issues for appeal Judge Pierce also reflects upon his experiences in over 21 years on the federal bench when examining some of the strategic, practical and ethical considerations, as well as persuasive methods, for successful appellate advocacy.

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