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Overview

In Chambers is a refreshingly brief and focused book that addresses the key concepts and basic skills clerks and externs need to have on day one. It explains rudimentary tasks, such as reading a docket sheet and working with a case file, and offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions. Sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts are identified for specific topics, and a helpful note-taking system is provided. Standards of review are covered in detail, including the standard for mixed questions of fact and law. Useful checklists are provided as well for drafting documents. Exercises at the end of chapters evaluate the reader’s comprehension and application of the materials. The text of In Chambers is informed by the author's own experience as a judicial clerk as well as her involvement with the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law. Supplements that accompany the book make this a hard-working teaching and learning package. They include a Website, with additional lengthy material such as a case file, PowerPoint slides for class use, and a Teacher’s Manual with proposed answers to the exercises as well as pedagogical suggestions.

Features:

• Addresses key concepts and basic skills that clerks and externs need to have on day one
Explains rudimentary tasks

• reading a docket sheet
• working with a case file

• Offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions
• Identifies sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts in specific areas
• Provides a helpful note-taking system
• Explains standards of review in detail

• includes standard for mixed questions of fact and law

• Includes checklists for drafting documents
• Features chapter-ending exercises

• evaluate the reader’s comprehension
• apply materials to real situations

• Informed by author's experience

• served as a judicial clerk
• involved in the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law

Supplements

Website with lengthy material such as a case file
PowerPoint slides for class use
Teacher’s Manual

• proposed answers to the exercises
• pedagogical suggestions



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735588745
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Examples & Explanations Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 64,299
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Introduction: What Do Judicial Clerks Do?

Chapter 1. Basic Information to Get You Started

Chapter 2. Civil Litigation Process

Chapter 3. Criminal Process

Chapter 4. Professionalism and Ethics for Judicial Clerks

Chapter 5. Research Process

Chapter 6. Standards of Review

Chapter 7. Writing Techniques to Utilize When Drafting Documents for the Court

Chapter 8. Drafting a Judicial Opinion

Chapter 9. Drafting a Bench Memorandum

Chapter 10. Drafting Jury Instructions

Chapter 11. Legal Citation

Chapter 12 Applying for a Clerkship

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