The Fine Art of Appellate Advocacy

The Fine Art of Appellate Advocacy

The Behavioral Psychology of Appellate Persuasion – James D. Ridgway I. Introduction What is the goal of appellate advocacy? The novice answer is “to win the case.” The expert answer is “to have the court say exactly what you want.” Leading an appellate court to...
What’s Involved in a Plea Agreement?

What’s Involved in a Plea Agreement?

Many people mix and match the term Plea Agreement with Cooperation, assuming they both go hand-in-hand.  However, that’s not always the case.  While cooperation will inevitably lead to a Plea Agreement, a Plea Agreement does not necessarily require cooperation. To...