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Martha Stewart's Attorneys Needed these 'Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers,' Released By TheCapitol.Net

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- April 29, 2004 -- TheCapitol.Net today released a simple guide for attorneys who otherwise must learn these rules of advocacy through trial and, unfortunately, error.

The 264-page "Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers" is available at

Keith Evans' commentary on courtroom choreography will be treasured by veteran trial lawyers and a godsend for those new to advocacy. This book is a perfect gift for law school grads, a great training tool or "welcome aboard" present for new associates, and an essential reference for law schools and law firms.

Roxanne Barton Conlin, the first woman President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, said, "This is a remarkable compendium of useful advice presented in a straightforward, entertaining manner. If new advocates could have only one 'how to' book this would be it."

Steve Clymer, a mediator, arbitrator, and facilitator with ACCORD Dispute Resolution Services in Boulder, Colorado said "'Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers' contains valuable insights and practical lessons for anyone who advocates for a living, including mediators, facilitators, and others who may not readily admit to practicing the subtle art of advocacy."

Sample sections from the book are available online at

"The book is a valuable review for the old timers and an excellent primer for those who are starting the climb." said Jacob A. Stein, of Stein, Mitchell & Mezines in Washington, DC.

The author, Keith Evans, is the de Tocqueville of advocacy: a visitor who appreciates the beauty of American jurisprudence. He studied law at Cambridge, starting as a Barrister in 1963, and continuing as a trial lawyer in California from 1975 to 1996. A scholar of the Middle Temple Inn of Court in London and a distinguished professor of trial advocacy in both the U.S. and the U.K., Evans retired in 1998.

TheCapitol.Net is a privately held, non-partisan publishing and training company based in Alexandria, VA. TheCapitol.Net offers non-partisan media, legislative, budget and advocacy training for thousands of government and business leaders each year.  

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Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers
By Keith Evans
2004 ·  7 x 7-1/2  ·  264 pages  
Hardbound  ·  ISBN 1-58733-005-9  ·  LCCN 2003113147  ·  $35
Shipping/handling and VA sales tax extra.  


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