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The Art of Memo Writing
How to Write a Brief Your Judge Will Actually Want to Read
Getting Creative and Persuasive With Your Arguments
Effective Use of Case Law
Concrete Strategies to Enhance Your Legal Writing
Memo and Brief Writing Mistakes I Made so You Don't Have to
Cara L. Santosuosso is an attorney with the Law Offices of Cara L. Santosuosso,LLC; where she focuses her practice on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of family law. She also assists clients in family law matters as a mediator and parenting coordinator. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Santosuosso served as an associate with another prominent area firm where she concentrated in civil and criminal litigation in the state and federal courts. She previously served as a judicial attorney in the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals, where she worked on cases dealing with administrative law, torts, labor and employment, product liability, medical malpractice, criminal law, and a host of other matters. Ms. Santosuosso also served in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the children and family services unit. She began her legal career in private practice. She earned her undergraduate degree from John Carroll University and her J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and has written and lectured on legal topics relating primarily to issues in family law. She is admitted to the bars of the state of Ohio and the federal courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Santosuosso is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, West Shore Bar Association, and the Justinian Forum.
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