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Appealing Trial Court Decisions: Resources for Doing It Yourself

Legal Research: How to Find the Law

Cohen, Morris L. and Kent C. Olson. Legal Research in a Nutshell, 11th ed. (West, 2013). Reference Collection KF240 .C54 2013.

Tessner, John, et al. Minnesota Legal Research Guide, 2d ed. (William S. Hein & Co., 2002). Reference Desk KFM5475 .S63 2002.

TO FIND MORE:In the online catalog, browse the subject heading: Legal Research, or try Legal Research with a geographic subheading, e.g. Legal Research -- Minnesota.

Legal Writing and Appellate Briefs

Aldisert, Ruggero. Winning on Appeal: Better Briefs & Oral Argument, 2d ed. (National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2003). KF9050 .A935 2003.

Bouchoux, Deborah E. The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: a Practical Reference. (Aspen Publishers, 2005). KF250 .B68 2005.
Appendix C, Sample Appellate Brief

Edwards, Linda H. Legal Writing and Analysis, 3rd ed. (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011) KF250 .E378 2011.
Appendix C, Sample Appellate Brief.

Fine, Ralph Adam. The How-to-Win Appeal Manual: Winning Appellate Advocacy in an Nutshell, 3rd ed. (JurisNet, 2012). KF9050 .F56 2012.

Fontham, Michael R. Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy in Trial and Appellate Courts. (Aspen Law & Business, 2002). KF251 .F658 2002.

Garner, Bryan. Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial & Appellate Courts, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2003). KF251 .G37 2003.

Kole, Janet, S. A brief guide to brief writing : demystifying the memorandum of law , 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2003). KF251 .K65 2013.

Re, Edward Domenic. Brief Writing & Oral Argument, 9th ed. (Oceana Publications, 2005). KF251 .R4 2005.

Shapo, Helene S. et al. Writing and Analysis in the Law, 4th ed. (Foundation Press, 1999). KF250 .S5 1999.
Appendix F, Sample Appellate Brief

Smith, Robert B. The Literate Lawyer: Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy, 3rd ed. (Michie Butterworth, 1995). KF250 .S63 1995.
Chapter VI, Briefs

TO FIND MORE: This is only a small sample of the books we have on legal writing. To see the broader variety of our collection, go to the online catalog and browse the subject heading: Legal Composition. Another subject heading to try is Legal Briefs.

Appellate Practice

Minnesota Court of Appeals Standards of Review (Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2011) Reference Desk KFM5955 .M52 2010.

Fine, Ralph Adam. The How-to-Win Appeal Manual: Winning Appellate Advocacy in a Nutshell, Rev. 3rd ed. (JurisNet, 2012). KF9050 .F56 2012.

Herr, David F. Appellate Rules Annotated (West Group) Reference Desk KFM5480.M53. (Vol. 3 Minnesota Practice).

McFarland, Douglas D. and William J. Keppel. Minnesota Civil Practice, 4th ed. (LexisNexis, 2008) Self Help Collection KFM5930.M3.

Scalia, Antonin and Bryan A. Garner. Making your case: the Art of Persuading Judges. (St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2008). KF8870 .S28 2008.

Annual Appellate Practice Institute. (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 20--). KFM5955.Z9 A666.

Wozniak D.D. and Cynthia L. Lehr. Avoiding Practice Errors before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. (Hamline Law Review, 1990). KFM5955 .W69 1990.

TO FIND MORE: This is only a small sample of the books we have on appellate practice. To see the broader variety of our collection, search the online catalog for the subject words: appellate procedure.


Minnesota State Law Library: Appealing a Trial Court Decision: Resources for Doing It Yourself

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