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Legal writing and other lawyering skills
Schultz, Nancy L.

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5th ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Aspen Publishers, c2010.
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xxiii, 415 p. : forms ; 26 cm. + teacher's manual.
Overview -- Learning about the legal system -- Research strategy -- How to brief a case -- Introduction to legal analysis -- Purpose, context, and structure -- Make your main themes stand out -- Help the reader to understand you -- Meeting the client -- Introduction to the memo -- The memo : heading, issue, and conclusion -- Practice with drafting memos : headings, issues, and conclusions -- The memo : facts and discussion -- Practice with memos : facts and discussion -- Writing the client opinion letter -- Practice with client letters -- Advising the client -- Negotiation -- Communicating electronically -- Drafting pleadings -- Practice with pleadings -- Writing persuasively -- Writing pretrial motions -- Introduction to writing briefs -- Appellate process and standard of review -- The appellate brief : the introductory parts -- The appellate brief : statement of facts ; summary of argument -- Practice in writing the statement of facts and summary of argument -- The appellate brief : argument and conclusion -- Basic principles of oral communication -- The appellate argument.
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