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With a consistent emphasis on precision and good organization, Legal Writing and Other Lawyering Skills, Fifth Edition , shows students how to draft memoranda, opinion letters, pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735594029
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 415
  • Sales rank: 1,182,399
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Learning about the Legal System

Chapter 3. Research and Strategy

Chapter 4. How to Brief a Case

Chapter 5. Introduction to Legal Analysis

Chapter 6. Purpose, Context, and Structure

Chapter 7. Make Your Main Themes Stand Out

Chapter 8. Help the Reader to Understand You

Chapter 9. Meeting the Client

Chapter 10. Introduction to the Memo

Chapter 11. The Memo: Heading, Issue, and Conclusion

Chapter 12. Practice with Drafting Memos: Headings, Issues, and Conclusions

Chapter 13. The Memo: Facts and Discussion

Chapter 14. Practice with Memos: Facts and Discussion

Chapter 15. Writing the Client Opinion Letter

Chapter 16. Practice with Client Letters

Chapter 17. Advising the Client

Chapter 18. Negotiating

Chapter 19. Communicating Electronically

Chapter 20. Drafting Pleadings

Chapter 21. Practice with Pleadings

Chapter 22. Writing Persuasively

Chapter 23. Writing Pre-Trial Motions

Chapter 24. Introduction to Writing Briefs

Chapter 25. Appellate Process and Standard of Review

Chapter 26. The Appellate Brief: The Introductory Parts

Chapter 27. The Appellate Brief: Statement of Facts; Summary of Argument

Chapter 28. Practice in Writing the Statement of Facts and Summary of Argument

Chapter 29. The Appellate Brief: Argument and Conclusion

Chapter 30. Basic Principles of Oral Communication

Chapter 31. The Appellate Argument


I. Memoranda
II. Client Letters
III. Pleadings
IV. Grammar and Punctuation

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