Persuading Trial Court Judges

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Persuading Trial Court Judges
Persuading Trial Court Judges

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Course Description

Writing effective motions can make or break your case. In this program, Randall Christison takes viewers through a number of examples and exercises illustrating common mistakes in writing and tips for persuading judges. By attending, you will learn how to: • Present a written argument using effective introductions; • Recognize over-wordy and succinct written argument; • Write an argument meeting trial judge expectations; • Present a written argument using effective topic headings; and • Present a written argument using effective fact statements. About the Speaker Randall Christison has practiced law for over 35 years, focusing on civil litigation and on training lawyers. He has handled scores of trials, around 200 appeals, and has been AV-rated for 25 years. He has authored books on law practice for CEB, as well as a number of articles on professional training and lawyers’ writing skills. In addition, he has been a faculty member of the California judges’ college, the National Association of Attorneys General trial college, and an invited speaker for a number of national organizations (even the American Meteorological Society). He has also produced the Civilgram, a newsletter analyzing recent case law, for 20 years. Before attending law school, he served as a submarine officer. He is also an active member of the community, including Judge pro tem, mediator, and arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, State and County Bar Associations, and the Better Business Bureau.

Length: 49min

Member Reviews

Energetic, Interesting, Informative!
- Ray F.
A cle that should be watched every year as a reminder to us all
- Judie M R.
Wonderfully, positively and very professionally presented. Loved it!
- Alexey B.
Wonderful lecture
- YoungKi R.
Excellent. For any attorney who files or opposes a motion for summary judgment, a must see.
- Rebecca K.
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Meet the Lecturer(s)

Randall Christison

Randall Christison has practiced law for over 35 years, focusing on civil litigation and on training lawyers. He has handled scores of trials, around 200 appeals, and has been AV-rated for 25 years. He has authored books on law practice for CEB, as well as a number of articles on professional training and lawyers’ writing skills. In addition, he has been a faculty member of the California judges’ college, the National Association of Attorneys General trial college, and an invited speaker for a number of national organizations (even the American Meteorological Society). He has also produced the Civilgram, a newsletter analyzing recent case law, for 20 years. Before attending law school, he served as a submarine officer. He is also an active member of the community, including Judge pro tem, mediator, and arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, State and County Bar Associations, and the Better Business Bureau.

randychristison@yahoo.com

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