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Jul 27, 2023 Gary J. Wax
MAXIM-izing Results: How to Use Maxims of Jurisprudence to Persuade

A new ABTL Report article by GMSR’s Gary Wax provides tips for advocates on how to use the “Maxims of Jurisprudence” to persuade courts.

Gary’s article explains how Maxims of Jurisprudence can be wielded effectively to bolster legal arguments about what the “fair” result should be for your client.  He advises advocates not to shy away from invoking the maxims, as well as everyday proverbs, adages, and aphorisms—but suggests paraphrasing any Latin terms into English, to most effectively persuade the reader.

To read Gary’s article click HERE.

To read the entire Summer 2023 issue of ABTL Report, click HERE.

MAXIM-izing Results: How to use Maxims of Jurisprudence to Persuade