Shaping The Battlefield II

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Providing A Strategy For Military Counsel When Litigating A Written Motion

Ms. Stewart has appeared before more than forty-five military judges of various service courts, and she has drafted and responded to hundreds of military motions since 2005. Ms. Stewart has earned respect, and more importantly, meaningful relief, for her clients through effective and zealous motions practice. Though some counsel may tout the philosophy not to file many motions or not to file motions at all, Ms. Stewart believes that motions, like voir dire, shape the battlefield of trials.

As a former JAG for the U.S. Army, Jocelyn C. Stewart prosecuted and defended Soldiers on active duty from 2004 to 2012. Since 2012, UCMJ attorney Stewart has been providing superior representation exclusively to service members in need across all military branches worldwide. Ms. Stewart is determined to provide the best legal counsel possible using unimpeachable tactics to protect each client’s career, reputation and freedom.

Shaping The Battlefield II: 
How To Litigate Motions in Military Practice

Successful litigation requires more than standing up at oral argument to regurgitate points already made in the written filing.  In order to win motions (or at least to put yourself in a position to have a chance and to preserve important issues in case of an appeal), you must know how to execute motions litigation.

In this book, Ms Stewart is providing the benefit to counsel of lessons she has learned in litigating hundreds of motions in a career that spans nearly two decades of military trial litigation and before dozens of military judges.

In the same way that she dissected her process of writing motions, Ms Stewart has dissected her own process in successful motions litigation and is providing this insight to benefit each of your clients and future clients in the form of this book.

What you’ll discover from this book…

  • Why Requesting An Article 39(A) Session
  • How To Prepare To Litigate The Motion
  • What Kinds Of Evidence To Use For The Motion
  • How To Call The Complainant As A Witness
  • How To Avoid Sworn Testimony At All Costs
  • How To Prepare For Oral Argument
  • Why Decorum Above All Else Matters
  • Why Regurgitating Your Written Pleading Is Not Recommended
  • The Importance of Anticipating Judicial Questions
    and much more.

Often, the most meaningful and effective defense motions are never litigated, but those motions leverage advantage from the government without litigation.

Read Shaping The Battlefield II: How To Litigate Motions in Military Practice

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