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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 style="font-size: 0.84em;">An Advocate Persuades</em> introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor <em style="font-size: 0.84em;">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>
A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (Aspen Coursebook Series)
by Mary Beth Beazley

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

September 14, 2018

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<p>Mary Beth Beazley’s highly regarded <em><strong>A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy</strong></em> is a comprehensive student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Written in an understandable, direct writing style, this concise paperback’s effective structure centers on a four-point approach to writing and breaks each point down into key elements that are then treated in-depth.</p> <p><strong>New to the Fifth Edition:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>New bullets at the end of each chapter reviewing major takeaways</li> <li>Expanded coverage of research advice in Chapter 3, including discussion on Boolean searches</li> <li>A new chapter on using statutes in briefs, covering</li> <li>Reading statutes effectively</li> <li>Making statutory interpretation arguments</li> <li>Research techniques for statutory interpretation arguments<br /> <br /><strong>Professors and students will benefit from:</strong></li> <li>Student-friendly writing that is easy to read and understand</li> <li>Annotated examples – both good and bad – that help students understand why certain methods are effective</li> <li>Chapters on effective use of cases and statutes that address common problems experienced by students</li> <li>Numerous formulas that make learning and remembering easy:</li> <li>Creac</li> <li>Formula for effective topic sentences</li> <li>Formula for effective case descriptions</li> <li>""Template"" formula for effective signals to the reader</li> </ul> <p><strong>Teaching materials include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Powerpoints with effective examples and teaching notes</li> <li>Self-grading guidelines and examples of self-grading of effective and ineffective legal writing</li> </ul>
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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<div><br /><div>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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><br /></div>
People of the State of California v. Phillip Spector: Case File (...
by Ann Murphy

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

June 29, 2010

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<b>People of the State of California v. Phillip Spector: Case File</b>, written by Ann Murphy who is a law professor with extensive trial practice experience, is an effective, short, skills-based book, meant to be used as a companion text in any evidence or trial advocacy class. Based on a high-interest, "celebrity" case, it is bound to capture student interest and engage students in the classroom while it illustrates the Federal Rules of Evidence.</p><p><b>This exciting case file features: </b></p><ul><li><b>A consistent fact pattern</b> that works through the Rules of Evidence and illustrates how the Rules work in the courtroom and the impact they have on the trial process</li><li><b>Numerous exhibits</b> that enliven the text</li><li><b>Well-crafted questions</b> that illuminate key points</li><li><b>Appendices that provide helpful reference material</b></li></ul><ol><li>How to Approach Evidence</li><li>Confrontation Clause--Post Crawford</li><li>Character Evidence Chart</li><li>Hearsay Helper</li><li>Spousal Privileges</li></ol><p></p>
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.
The Concept of Law (Clarendon Law Series)
by HLA Hart

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

October 25, 2012

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Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time.<br /><br />In this third edition, Leslie Green provides a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, clarifying misunderstandings of Hart's project and highlighting central tensions and problems in the work.
Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer
by Randall Kiser

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

July 31, 2017

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In this groundbreaking book, Randall Kiser presents a multi-disciplinary, practice-based introduction to the major soft skills for lawyers: self-awareness, self-development, social proficiency, wisdom, leadership, and professionalism. The work serves as both a map and a vehicle for developing the skills essential to self-knowledge and fulfillment, organizational respect and accomplishment, client satisfaction and appreciation, and professional improvement and distinction. It identifies the most important soft skills for attorneys, describes and applies hundreds of studies regarding psychology, law, and soft skills, and provides concrete steps and methods to improve soft skills. The book should be read by law students, attorneys, and anyone else interested in how lawyers should practice law.
Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation...
by , Richard K., Jr. 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>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>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>
Legal Analysis
by , Kathleen Elliott Vinson

Language

English

Pages

175

Publication Date

July 01, 2009

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The second edition of Legal Analysis, the Fundamental Skill, continues to teach students the critical skills of legal reasoning. This popular book is a practical and clear guide that explains the many ways lawyers analyze the law. The authors demystify legal analysis by examining the foundations and methodology of legal problem solving and by discussing the different levels of critical thinking necessary to develop effective legal arguments. The book emphasizes the importance of applying the law as opposed to relying excessively on formulaic methods of analysis. New to the second edition, the book examines rule-based reasoning and the implicit rule; deductive analysis and resolving statutory ambiguity; case-law reasoning and inductive analysis; the role of policy in legal argument; and the structure and variations of legal argument and CREAC. New examples and exercises are also included.
A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
by Kenneth A. Adams

Language

English

Pages

584

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><span>With A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Kenneth A. Adams has created a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the inertia and flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuate it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the United States and internationally.</span></p><p></p><p><span>This updated edition contains almost one hundred pages of new material addressing many topics, making it even more authoritative and essential. This manual’s focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Mr. Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.</span></p>

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