Lawyering Skills and the Legal Process / Edition 2

Lawyering Skills and the Legal Process / Edition 2

by Caroline Maughan, Julian Webb
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521619505

ISBN-13: 9780521619509

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book develops students' understanding and practice of client interviewing, writing and drafting, negotiation and advocacy in the context of extensive research in the legal profession and the civil and criminal justice systems. It emphasizes the extent to which lawyering is a dynamic process, determined by a variety of legal, business and ethical considerations

Overview

This book develops students' understanding and practice of client interviewing, writing and drafting, negotiation and advocacy in the context of extensive research in the legal profession and the civil and criminal justice systems. It emphasizes the extent to which lawyering is a dynamic process, determined by a variety of legal, business and ethical considerations. It encourages students to develop a critical and reflective approach geared to developing their abilities to manage this dynamic environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521619509
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Law in Context Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Table of cases and legislation; Introduction; 1. Descent into the swamp; 2. Learning to live in the swamp; 3. Law talk and lay talk: lawyers as communicators; 4. You'll never work alone: group learning and group skills; 5. Interviewing: building the relationship and gaining participation; 6. The 'Good Lawyer': ethics and values in legal work; 7. Clarifying language: making sense of writing; 8. Manipulating language: drafting legal documents; 9. Handling conflict: negotiation; 10. Advocacy: case management and preparation; 11. Into court: the deepest swamp?; Further reading.

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