Adam Lamparello, writing for Appellate Advocacy blog gives some reminders on to increase the persuasive value of your arguments.
1. Keep it simple, talk like a normal human being, and get out of the weeds.
2. Address the court’s questions and concerns.
3. Acknowledge weaknesses in your argument.
4. Be passionate and emotional (when appropriate).
It’s important, as an advocate, to show that you care. For example, Camille Vasquez’s cross-examination of Amber Heard demonstrated that Vasquez believed strongly that Heard was lying and that Depp had been defamed. In essence, believing in your argument increases the persuasive value of what you say.
5. Be likable and relatable.
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