Mark Hiller co-presented a session at the North Carolina Bar Association's annual Appellate Section CLE. This year's theme was "Effective Appellate Litigation: Improving Your Practice in State and Federal Courts of Appeals," and Hiller's presentation focused on issue framing.
How do you turn a dry legal argument into a compelling story that grabs the judge's attention? What does it mean for an argument to have a "theme"? This CLE focused on the elusive yet critical skill of issue framing, offering practical guidance. While often referred to in the context of appellate brief writing, issue framing can strengthen written and oral advocacy in any court, and even outside the courtroom.