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An Advocate Persuades
by , Sandy Patrick

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<p><em>An Advocate Persuades</em> introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor <em>A Lawyer Writes</em>, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument.</p><br /><p>With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website for this book is available. If you are a professor, you may request the link and login information by emailing meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p>
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<br /><p>Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>What's inside:</p><br /><br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><br /><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><br /><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><br /><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><br /><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)</li><br /><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li><br /></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><br /><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><br /><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><br /><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><br /><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon’s AWS offering)</li><br /><li>Blockchain’s use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)<br /></li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><br /><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><br /><li>ICOs’ status as securities</li><br /><li>The SEC’s STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><br /><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><br /><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><br /><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><br /><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><br /><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><br /><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><br /><li>Facebook and WhatsApp’s upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>Currency tokenization and China’s efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><br /><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><br /><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><br /><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><br /><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li><br /></ul><br />
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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With <em>Point Made</em>, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want.<br /><br />The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In <em>FCC v. Fox</em>, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture."<br /><br />Each chapter of <em>Point Made</em> focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks," "Talk to Yourself," "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply.<br /><br />In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.<br /><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.<br /><br /><br /> In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.<br /><br />
Your Client's Story: Persuasive Legal Writing (Aspen Select Serie...
by , Ken Chestek

Language

English

Pages

522

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p><em><strong>Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing</strong> </em>centers on the foundations of advocating for a client, with a focus on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks. That sets it apart from other legal writing textbooks, which mainly organize around parts of an appellate brief. Organized to reflect the client-advocacy process that results in written documents, the text begins with meeting the client, moves to investigating the facts, and then provides guidance on analyzing and choosing the appropriate persuasive strategy. The material is rooted in concepts of narrative theory, brain science, and cognitive psychology. The book is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style to guide students through an explanation that classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory provide the foundation for memorable legal writing. Coverage includes both the trial and appellate levels. By focusing on the process of persuasion, <em><strong>Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing </strong></em>creates strong connections between the first-year objectives and the upper-level skills, externship, and clinic courses. Editable versions of the sample briefs appear in the appendices so that professors can tailor them to individual needs.</p> <p><strong>New to the Second Edition: </strong></p> <ul> <li>A new chapter on logical fallacies, unique among legal coursebooks, categorizing and describing 16 common logical fallacies, providing examples and guidance on how to spot and avoid them</li> <li>A new chapter on reasoning with facts (inferential reasoning), covering fact synthesis, weight of facts, and drawing negative inferences from the absence of critical facts</li> <li>Expanded coverage of how to write a powerful conclusion to your brief</li> </ul> <p><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></p> <ul> <li>This book focuses on the question, “How can the lawyer persuade the audience through legal writing?” rather than “What does a brief look like?”</li> <li>This book puts the facts first. It is the only text on the market to devote several chapters to factual research, fact synthesis, and reasoning with facts.</li> <li>The client-centered focus makes this textbook unique in the legal writing market. By learning how to effectively tell “Your Client’s Story,” this book helps students stay grounded in client-based advocacy.</li> <li>The book includes more extensive coverage of visual design than competing books, including a discussion of visualized legal reasoning.</li> <li>The authors have individually and collective written germinal legal scholarship about legal narrative and legal document design. The authors are all prior presidents of the Legal Writing Institute. One of them is the co-editor-in-chief of the legal journal devoted to publishing persuasive-writing articles for practicing attorneys.</li> </ul>
The Liar: It takes one to catch one.
by Steve Cavanagh

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 18, 2017

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<p><b>***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018***</b></p><p><b>A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.</b><br /><b>A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.</b></p><p><b>'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin</b></p><p><b>'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham</b></p><p><b>* * * * *</b></p><p><b>WHO IS DEADLIER ...</b></p><p>Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can't rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.</p><p><b>THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH </b></p><p>Eddie Flynn knows what it's like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.</p><p><b>... OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?</b></p><p>However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed - and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth...?</p><p><b>* * * * *</b></p><p><b>An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh:</b></p><p>'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, <b>action-packed </b>and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . <b>highly intelligent, twist-laden</b> and <b>absolutely unputdownable</b>' <i>Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales</i></p><p>'What a <b>thriller</b>! Breathlessly <b>brilliant</b> and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson</p><p>'A cleverly constructed legal <b>thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery</b>. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' <i>S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood</i></p><p>'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A <b>superb</b> read with a main character destined to be one of the <b>most talked about in crime fiction</b>.' <i>Howard Linskey, author of The Search</i></p><p><b>*</b></p><p><b>If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:</b></p><p>1. The Defence<br />2. The Plea<br />3. The Liar<br />4. Thirteen</p><p>* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *</p>
Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-border Agreements Gove...
by , Peter K. Cramer

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 15, 2013

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Written in a deliberate and concise manner, devoid of United States colloquialisms, <b>Drafting Contracts in Legal English: Cross-border Agreements Governed by U.S. Law</b> is designed for classroom use as well as self-study. Teaching a strategic approach and sequential steps to drafting contracts, the text includes examples and exercises based on cross-border agreements such as distribution agreements, licensing, franchises and equipment leases. Special drafting issues in cross-border agreements are also considered: choice of language clauses, choice of forum clauses, indemnification provisions, force majeure clauses, counterpart clauses, international alternative dispute resolution clauses, and the choice to opt in or out of the CISG. <p></p><p>By providing appropriate explanations of United States law, the text increases student comprehension as suggested drafting approaches are placed in legal context. This unique guide discusses the purpose of and provides drafting tips for contract parts, contract organization and formatting, basic contract provisions, letters of intent, and the craft of reviewing and revising contracts. End-of-chapter exercises test overall comprehension and apply drafting concepts presented in the chapter. To increase the non-native speakers lexical range, vocabulary is derived from a statistical analysis of thousands of authentic contracts.</p><p> To help with contract sentence structures that are challenging for non-native speakers, syntax structures are based on comparison to databases with authentic contracts. A glossary of contract terms is based on frequency counts from thousands of authentic contracts and usage in text, contextualized and cross-referenced with most common collocations.</p>
A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method (Aspen Course...
by , Joan M. Ruhtenberg

Language

English

Pages

591

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p><strong>A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method</strong> continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.  </p><p>The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and outline tool available through CasebookConnect.</p>
Plain English for Lawyers, Sixth Edition
by , Amy E. Sloan

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p> <i>Plain English for Lawyers </i>has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for almost 40 years. The sixth edition, now co-authored by Amy Sloan, updates this classic text, including new chapter exercises, while preserving all the approaches that make it such a standard in the field. It remains (in size only!) a little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. </p><br /><p>In January 2005, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em>. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all of the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Its membership also includes law teachers from other nations, English teachers, and practicing lawyers.</p><br /><p>The LWI award states: “<em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> … has become a classic. Perhaps no single work has done more to improve the writing of lawyers and law students and to promote the modern trend toward a clear, plain style of legal writing.”</p><br />“[P]robably the most popular legal text today…” —<em> The New York Times, </em>on an earlier edition<em><br /><br /></em><br /><br />“[A] survival kit for the profession. It should be on every lawyer's desk.” — <em>New Jersey Lawyer, </em>on an earlier edition<br /><br /><br /><br />“<em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is a classic that deserves a place on every lawyer's shelf. It is everything that a writing book should be — clear, concise, spirited, practical, accessible, and sound.” — <em>The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, </em>on the fourth edition<br /><br /><br /><br />“Wydick's <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is the most practical book of its kind, following in the fine tradition of Strunk and White's <em>The Elements of Style</em>.” —<em> The National Law Journal, </em>on an earlier edition<br /><br />“A classic updated for today’s students. Concise, clear, and comprehensive. It doesn't get any better than that.”—<em>Linda H. Edwards, Boyd School of Law, UNLV</em><br /><br />“Hurray for the sixth edition of <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em>! Professor Sloan has masterfully retained Professor Wydick’s rich tradition of providing easy-to-understand advice and helpful exercises to improve legal writing clarity. This new edition updates the timeless advice and exercises for which <em>Plain English for Lawyers</em> is so well known, and it also provides innovative ideas on design techniques that are particularly useful for electronic and digital communications. Lawyers and law students alike will enhance their written communication skills by reviewing the advice and practicing the techniques contained in this book.”—<em>Christine Nero Coughlin, Wake Forest University School of Law</em><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation...
by , Jr. Richard K. Neumann

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

February 13, 2015

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A readable and concise introduction to the essential skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis.<p></p><p>Features:</p><ul><li>Incorporates the latest research on:<ul><li>cognitive science research on fact analysis;</li><li>storytelling process; and</li><li> negotiation theory.</li></ul></li><li>Includes state-of-the-art techniques for fact investigation.</li><li>Plenty of examples promote interest, accessibility, and place topics in context.</li></ul><p></p>

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