New Book Includes 11 Women Among Nation's Top Advocates

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A new book features the work of 11 superstar female lawyers as models of persuasive writing.

"The first work I’ve seen profiling
'top' legal performers that gives minorities
and women their due."

The ranks of the nation's top litigators have long been dominated by men.

Recognizing that times have changed, a new book from Oxford University Press features the work of such big-name women as Kathleen Sullivan, Mary Jo White, and Elena Kagan.

"This is the first work I’ve seen profiling 'top' legal performers that gives minorities and women their due, says reviewer Gaye Mara, publisher of PD Quarterly.

The book, entitled Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates, features bite-sized examples touching on everything from eBay to Guantanamo. Point Made offers a sneak peak at the work of first-rate Supreme Court advocates, headline-making plaintiffs’ attorneys, and hard-hitting trial lawyers and thought leaders.

Writing like these top lawyers is “more science than art,” says Guberman, who has worked with thousands of attorneys and judges all over the world. His book unearths 50 proven techniques that can make anyone's writing soar.

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to create written or oral presentations that are clear and persuasive," says Nell Minow. “I love this book,” says Ron Marmer, the new chair of the ABA’s Section of Litigation. “A tour de force,” says Tom Goldstein. “A must for the library of veteran litigators and aspiring moot court competitors,” says Supreme Court advocate Stephen Shapiro. “An indispensable tool,” says Yale Law School Professor Dan Kahan.

More information about Point Made, including a sample chapter and a list of all 50 advocates, is available at


How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates
Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-539487-0 (pbk. : alk. Paper) • Price: $19.95
Ellen Callinan
E-mail: ellen (at) LegalWritingPro (dot) com

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