Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates (eBook)

ISBN13: 9780199843718
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: eBook (ePub)
Price: Out of print
The amount of VAT charged may change depending on your location of use.

Once the order is confirmed an automated e-mail will be sent to you to allow you to download the eBook.

All eBooks are supplied firm sale and cannot be returned. If you believe there is a fault with your eBook then contact us on ebooks@wildy.com and we will help in resolving the issue. This does not affect your statutory rights.

This eBook is available in the following formats: ePub.

Need help with ebook formats?

Also available as

When attorneys begin their latest motion or brief, they face a predictable set of questions and concerns, including:-

  • how to start,
  • how to draft winning headings,
  • how to tell a story when the record is dry and dense,
  • how to neutralize bad facts,
  • how to be persuasive when recounting the governing law,
  • how to confront adverse authority,
  • how to analogize cases without drowning in detail,
  • how to distinguish authority without sounding defensive,
  • and how to make a brief interesting without seeming corny or coy.
The answers to these questions are more science than art, and the best advocates-from Thurgood Marshall to John Roberts-have far more in common with each another than with their less-adept contemporaries. In Point Made author Ross Guberman aims to break down the work of great advocates into a step-by-step writing strategy with practical examples.

Each chapter focuses on a fundamental challenge that briefwriters face, and includes an overview incorporating insight from judges, followed by specific practice pointers in checklist form and annotated examples of how prominent advocates have resolved the challenge in a variety of trial and appellate briefs.