Decoding Oral and Written speech

Athina Karamanlis Powers

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Whether you're a newbie lawyer or experienced one, you know that when you litigate or you write a letter to the opponent or even when you receive the letter or memorandum complaint, the first thing you do is read it. CAREFULLY! As an attorney, you are trained to decode the documents, transcripts or evidence you receive according to the law, using case law to support your position. Did you know that from the information encrypted in the document and the way that the opposing party states that information, you can have admissions? Of course, you know that...but what you don’t know is that if you count and crack the meaning behind the words in the preface, main theme and epilogue in the document, you can trace back fuzziness and avoidance of telling the whole truth, or even circumventing the truth. By editing the way you write your complaint, motion or memorandum, you can create a panoply of your arguments both on a linguistic and argumentative level. Many a time, your opponents will try and defend their stance by arguing against your words and sentences. So long as your wording is phrased correctly, you make your opponent's job even more difficult...and expensive. An expert can help you by reading the document and paying close attention to the temporal pronouns and verb tenses used, which are the primary components in arguing against your opponent and exposing what to avoid and what is dangerously revealing. You'd be surprised to know that with such skills on your side, you won't need to lie in a court document to win a case--just state what you want to say in a different form. Copyright Karamanlis Powers Law Offices , Visit our newspaper Profiling Fraud

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