Essential Lawyering Skills

Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis

Author: Stefan H. Krieger,Richard K. Neumann Jr.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860871

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 4701

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

Essential Lawyering Skills

Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis

Author: Stefan H. Krieger,Richard K. Neumann

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454830986

Category: Law

Page: 424

View: 2886

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

Essential Lawyering Skills

Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis

Author: Stefan H. Krieger,Richard K. Neumann

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9780735599963

Category: Law

Page: 393

View: 1325

Authored by a team of experienced scholars, Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis offers a readable and concise introduction to these indispensable legal skills. Using straightforward, concise, and practical explanations, the Third Edition takes a more concrete approach than competing texts and focuses on providing students with real-life examples and cases. An abundance of solid features make this text a dependable choice for your classroom: an experienced author team draws upon many years of teaching and writing about lawyering skills complete coverage of the essential skills, problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis, ensures a comprehensive approach exceptional coverage of fact analysis (not found in other texts) and the persuasive value of facts charts illustrate how to organize facts and fact patterns plenty of examples promote interest, accessibility, and place topics in context ethical concerns are discussed throughout the book, where appropriate The Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to provide students with the latest information: introduces new topics to counseling and negotiation, including decision theory and financial analysis of proposed agreements introduces new topics to negotiation, including creativity in generating options, drafting deals, and transactional bargaining provides additional material on narrative theory and legal storytelling includes a bound-in CD-ROM with a case file and planning exercises for counseling, fact analysis, and negotiation offers a fully updated Teacher's Manual that includes new and revised exercises

Transactional Lawyering Skills

Client Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation

Author: Richard K. Neumann

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454822325

Category: Law

Page: 151

View: 8047

The highly respected author of Transactional Lawyering Skills has written and co-written some of the top-selling books in the field. Designed to supplement Contract Drafting and Transactional Skills courses, his concise, straightforward explanation of professionalism covers working with transaction clients; problem-solving and problem-prevention; and transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. Professional responsibility issues are fully integrated throughout the material. Going beyond simple theory, the text provides a succinct explanation of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the mechanics of transactional lawyering. Transactional Lawyering Skills can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course. Features concise, straightforward explanations of professionalism working with transaction clients problem-solving and problem-prevention transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation highly respected author has written/co-written top-selling books in the field integrated coverage of professional responsibility issues clear and succinct discussion of lawyer-client relationship covers the mechanics of transactional lawyering goes beyond simple theory can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course

Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills

Author: Nancy Lusignan Schultz

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454846593

Category: Law

Page: 415

View: 3905

With a consistent emphasis on precision and good organization, this text teaches students how to draft memoranda, opinion letters, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents, as well as communications skills including client counseling, negotiating, and presenting oral arguments. Features: An expanded chapter on trial briefs, including pretrial motion briefs A new chapter on communicating by email A new chapter on time management A new chapter on mediation and related documents.

Legal Drafting by Design

A Unified Approach

Author: Richard K. Neumann,Richard K. Neumann Jr.,J. Lyn Entrikin

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454841397

Category: Law

Page: 608

View: 4855

Designed for upper-level survey legal drafting courses, this groundbreaking text explains drafting using a common vocabulary that applies to any legal document based on a fundamental rule structure, including statutes and other forms of public drafting as well as contracts and other forms of private drafting. This unified drafting approach gives students a common denominator approach to drafting all kinds of legal documents. In addition, students can use the techniques they’ve learned to deconstruct, interpret, and revise any kind of legal document composed of rules. This common-sense approach of teaching/learning a single vocabulary and set of skills to use in drafting any rules-based legal document is an innovative model for U.S. legal drafting courses, though it has been used in other countries for decades. Key Features: A unified approach that teaches students the general skills of drafting rules of law—duties, discretionary authority, and declarations, including their conditions in legal tests. Practice applying those skills to drafting a range of documents, including contracts, statutes, regulations, and other. Coverage of how courts interpret the rules and how to draft anticipating what the courts will do. An understanding of how law governs human behavior through the rules that students learn to draft. A wide range of classroom exercises on the detail of drafting. Additional drafting assignments, for use in and out of class, that help students learn how to use the rules and to accomplish clients’ goals.

Just Writing

Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer

Author: Anne Enquist,Laurel Currie Oates,Jeremy Francis

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888075

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 1611

Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

Basic Contract Drafting Assignments

A Narrative Approach

Author: Sue Payne

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454831766

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 2257

Basic Contract Drafting Assignments: A Narrative Approach is a unique supplement of contract drafting exercises designed to be used with any contracts or drafting course book. Instructors who want to incorporate drafting exercises into the classroom experience will find an invaluable asset in his supplement, which provides students with the tools necessary to develop skills that can be applied to various types of advanced transactional work. Divided into four interest-catching sequences, this concise paperback takes a narrative approach, and gives students the opportunity to learn by doing: The first assignment in each sequence introduces the clients, their businesses, and their needs. In the second and third assignments those clients evolve and grow, and their business needs change. Each sequence features assignments of varying lengths and types, including gathering information, interviewing the client, outlining the issues that need to be considered from both sides of the table, and drafting the necessary memos, letters, and final contract. The assignments focus on methodologies in four areas: How to conceptualize in writing the parties rights, duties, risks, and protections. How to organize a contract on both the macro and the micro levels. How to draft for clarity and enforceability. How to express boilerplate terms. Additional resources for students and instructors include: Entertaining and informative appendices, among them What Deal Lawyers Say to Each Other: A Dictionary of Contract Negotiation and Drafting Slang Ten Tips for Interviewing a Client about a Transaction Decoding the Comments on Student Contracts: Some Samples with Illustrations Basic Contract Drafting Assignments will augment and enhance any book you are currently using by providing a wealth exercises that will help students learn real-world drafting techniques and skills.

Drafting Contracts

How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do

Author: Tina L. Stark

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454829052

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 6135

An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Pretrial Advocacy

Planning, Analysis, and Strategy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger,John B. Mitchell,Ronald H. Clark

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454870001

Category: Law

Page: 816

View: 1460

Pretrial Advocay: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation for both teachers and students. Pretrial Advocay covers both criminal and civil pretrial practice, with a focus on federal and state litigation. Professional responsibilty and civility are emphasized through the text. Checklists of skills, techniques, and ethics, which appear in each chapter, as well as 79 assignments, designed for student role-play performances, allow for greater student comprehension. Features New complete password-protected website (aspenadvocacybooks.com) containing: Streaming videos 79 assignments for role-play skills performances, such as drafting pleadings and taking and defending a deposition Drafting demand letters and mediation briefs with a step-by-step explanation of how to draft effective demand letters and mediation bries with examples Pleadings Chapter newly revised and enhanced Up-to-date Rules changes are incorporated

Putting Skills Into Practice

Legal Problem Solving and Writing for New Lawyers

Author: Daniel L. Barnett

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454818212

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 4999

Putting Skills Into Practice: Legal Problem Solving and Writing for New Lawyers is a concise new book that can be used either as the main text for an advanced legal writing course focused on preparing practice-ready documents, or as a reference for new associates. The author, Daniel L. Barnett of the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, has consulted at a variety of law firms. He has found that new lawyers often struggle to complete the projects they are assigned, often because they do not understand how to apply the skills and knowledge they acquired in law school. This step-by-step guide leads advanced legal writing students and new associates through the process of completing typical assignments. It begins with the essential legal process question of determining the law that applies to the issue at hand and then guides readers through sophisticated questions of how to handle unclear analysis in different types of legal documents.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Cases, Materials, and Problems

Author: Therese H. Maynard

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887249

Category: Law

Page: 1104

View: 309

A concise, accessible, practical, and student-friendly presentation of the mergers and acquisitions materials that law students need to know in order to hit the ground running in a transactional setting. Based on the fundamental precept that students taking the course are curious about the subject, but generally have limited familiarity with the business world of mergers and acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition introduces topics traditionally covered in the study of M&A law in terms that are accessible to the uninitiated law student, demystifying what is often an intimidating and overwhelmingly jargon-laden body of law.

The Art of Advocacy

Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers

Author: Noah Messing

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454836288

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 8513

The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers presents more than 150 examples of masterful advocacy to show lawyers how to write winning motions and briefs. The book focuses on the strategic and substantive choices that top litigators make, drawing examples from important, timely, and controversial cases. Detailed annotations give readers insight into what makes each document so effective. In addition to presenting a host of storytelling, stylistic, and organizational strategies, the book's examples demonstrate how to build and rebut different types of arguments. The Appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including Karl Llewellyn's previously unpublished advice from 1957 about the art of advocacy, which one top law professor described as the "best advice on legal writing I've ever seen."

Preparing for Practice

Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year: Case Files Set C

Author: Amy Vorenberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454885688

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 1479

Preparing for Practice is a fresh approach to the 1L first semester legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to master the MPT section of the bar exam and learn legal analysis and writing from a practice perspective. The coursebook combines practice-oriented case files with theoretical content, eliminating the need for professors to create their own case files.

The Practice of Mediation

A Video-Integrated Text

Author: Douglas N. Frenkel,James H. Stark

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 1454870230

Category: Law

Page: 592

View: 4156

This widely-adopted, all-original book was the first in the field to combine complete analysis of the mediation process with integrated video case studies illustrating the full range of mediation skills. Engaging text is keyed to seven hours of online video, featuring three different cases, all based on actual disputes: a child custody case, a small claims consumer dispute, and a complex negligence suit. These unscripted mediations were conducted by mediators and lawyers with a variety of backgrounds and styles. The video includes an extended comparative example of facilitative and evaluative mediation of the same matter. The integration of text and video in The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text, Third Edition enriches students’ understanding and allows classroom and clinical instruction to proceed more rapidly and on a far more sophisticated level. New to the Third Edition: New end-of-chapter problems to aid assessment of student learning New or expanded coverage of biases and their impact on negotiators; pre-mediation contacts with parties; and increasing mediator use of caucuses to open the process Newly designed problems on the ethics of mediating New video clips on mediator influence and persuasion Professors and students will benefit from: Practice- and research-based analysis of negotiations and why they fail Contextualized model of the role and effective skills of the mediator, applicable across the entire range of disputes Exploration of fundamental norms of the process and, through real case problems, the ethics of mediating Video and case-based introduction to the role and skills of representing a client in mediation

Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.,J. Lyn Entrikin,Sheila Simon

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454860065

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 5550

Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book

Cross-Examination Handbook

Persuasion, Strategies, and Technique

Author: Ronald H. Clark,George R. Dekle Sr.,William S. Bailey

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454858788

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 7872

The Cross-Examination Handbook teaches students the skills and strategies behind planning and conducting a persuasive cross-examination. This book offers step-by-step instruction and outstanding examples from illustrative trials. Two criminal and two civil case files, along with role-play assignments, give students practice actually planning and executing a cross-examination.

The Education of a Lawyer

Essential Skills and Uncommon Advice for Building a Successful Career

Author: Gary Muldoon

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627227537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 1589

Derived from the author s decades of experience as a lawyer and teacher, the book is filled with stories and telling anecdotes. Some are hilarious, some are cautionary, but nearly all contain a nugget of practical insight that readers can apply to their own practice. Decidedly original and consistently entertaining, this book will make readers laugh, think, and nod in recognition. And most importantly, it will help readers to become better lawyers."

A Practical Guide To Appellate Advocacy

Author: Mary Beth Beazley

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847646

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 5817

A new edition of Beazley's accessible and successful coursebook for appellate advocacy. Features: New material on the impact technology is having on appellate advocacy, the research for which includes interviews with both judges and clerks Tips on time management Material on the narrative theory has been expanded and clarified with syllogisms that use narrative theory New discussions on avoiding plagiarism in law school and malpractice in practice that also note the differences between academic misconduct and professional misconduct when it comes to legal writing