In the Beginning: The Art of Crafting Preliminary Statements
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:05 PM
This presentation will discuss how to incorporate a narrative theme and legal theory of the case into a Preliminary Statement. We will look at examples from briefs and judicial opinions that illustrate how to concisely highlight the strengths of a client's case and low light its weaknesses, and then work with a hypothetical case to consider how to address the difficulties of drafting a preliminary statement when the client is unsympathetic or his/her case has weak facts or law. Using the analogy of a one minute presentation to a literary agent, we will consider how to set out key facts and law as briefly as possible, integrating logos, pathos and ethos into a short document.
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This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.5 hours of total CLE credit.
Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Instructor | Rutgers Law School
Rutgers Law School
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
CLE: NJ: 2.5 | NY: 2.5 | PA: 2.0