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Tips and Techniques for Effectively Communicating with the Courts: Hon. Denny Chin Provides Perspective
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Course ID: DV111010

Credits: 2.5 MCLE Credits
2.5 MCLE Credits: 2.5 Skills; Non-transitional


Hon. Denny Chin, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2d Circuit
Barry Leiwant, Attorney in Charge, Federal Defenders
Anjan Sahni, Terrorism and Interna­tional Narcotics Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY

Program Chair and Moderator:
Mark B. Rosen, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Learn from Judge Chin the ins and outs of communicating with courts and crafting documents in a manner that will help you obtain the desired results. Learn from the prosecution and defense techniques that have proven successful when appearing before the court. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The importance of written communication

  • Informality vs. proper deference to the court

  • The importance of first impressions

  • Getting started

  • Forms, court rules and judges' rules

  • Appearance documents

  • "Boilerplate" language and clauses

  • Openings and Closings

  • Dealing with the facts effectively

  • Dealing with the law

  • Use of quotes, dicta vs holdings, letter briefs, hyperbole and professionalism

Original Tape Date: November 10, 2010

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