A Lawyer Writes

A Lawyer Writes

The book uses graphics and visual samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments.

Author: Christine Nero Coughlin

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105064266617

Category: Law

Page: 312

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Whether you are starting law school or preparing to start the practice of law, you need to learn the essential skills and theory of your trade. A Lawyer Writes puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and visual samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its reader in a straightforward manner, A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.
Categories: Law

The Mindful Legal Writer

The Mindful Legal Writer

Helene S. Schapo, Marilyn R. Walter, Elizabeth Fajans, Writing and Analysis in the Law (Foundation Press, 5th ed.). ○ Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud, Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (Carolina ...

Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454879626

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.
Categories: Law

Preparing for Practice

Preparing for Practice

Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year: Case Files Set C Amy Vorenberg ... Adapted from Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick, A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis (2008). 3.

Author: Amy Vorenberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454885689

Category: Law

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: Law

Bioethics Public Moral Argument and Social Responsibility

Bioethics  Public Moral Argument  and Social Responsibility

Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 14: 131. Coughlin, C., Malmud, J. & Patrick, S. (2008). A lawyer writes: A practical guide to legal analysis. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. Demarco, J. & Ford, P. (2006).

Author: Nancy M.P. King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136619793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility explores the role of democratically oriented argument in promoting public understanding and discussion of the benefits and burdens of biotechnological progress. The contributors examine moral and policy controversies surrounding biomedical technologies and their place in American society, beginning with an examination of discourse and moral authority in democracy, and addressing a set of issues that include: dignity in health care; the social responsibilities of scientists, journalists, and scholars; and the language of genetics and moral responsibility.
Categories: Philosophy

Off and Running

Off and Running

Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including and"ethics alertand" boxes, are integrated throughout the text.

Author: Angela C. Arey

Publisher: Aspen Publishing

ISBN: 1454836156

Category: Law

Page: 0

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Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Using a single, classroom-tested fact pattern, the authors demonstrate in concrete steps how a first-year associate might approach a legal problem. Students practice these steps and skills on other fact patterns, as they read about this fictional associate. Using this fresh approach and a plain-English writing style, the authors introduce essential concepts and skills related to objective legal writing and legal research, with a particular emphasis on the professional and ethical representation of clients. Students learn how to think like a lawyer. Features: Fully integrated coursebook for first semester of 1L LRW course. Integrates research, analysis, and writing. Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including and"ethics alertand" boxes, are integrated throughout the text. Presents one classroom-tested fact pattern to demonstrate how to i.d. the issues in the fact pattern, use legal resources to research those issues, and use the research results to write documents such as an objective memorandum and a client letter. Professors may assign different fact patterns, set in other jurisdictions, to have students demonstrate their skills. They may also assign a closed-universe problem during the early weeks of the semester. Other chapters cover an overview of the U.S. legal system, the basics of grammar, punctuation and style; how to use e-mail effectively; and incorporating LW principles into litigation and transactional documents. Book takes a streamlined approach, focusing on the essentials and using plain English, in order to remain accessible to students
Categories: Law

Methods in Medical Ethics

Methods in Medical Ethics

Christine Coughlin,Joan Malmud, and Sandy Patrick,A Lawyer Writes:A Practical Guide to LegalAnalysis (Carolina Academic Press, 2008). Susan Herskowitz, Legal Research Made Easy, 4th ed. (Sphinx Publishing, 2005).

Author: Jeremy Sugarman MD, MPH, MA

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589016231

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Medical ethics draws upon methods from a wide array of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, epidemiology, health services research, history, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. In this influential book, outstanding scholars in medical ethics bring these many methods together in one place to be systematically described, critiqued, and challenged. Newly revised and updated chapters in this second edition include philosophy, religion and theology, virtue and professionalism, casuistry and clinical ethics, law, history, qualitative research, ethnography, quantitative surveys, experimental methods, and economics and decision science. This second edition also includes new chapters on literature and sociology, as well as a second chapter on philosophy which expands the range of philosophical methods discussed to include gender ethics, communitarianism, and discourse ethics. In each of these chapters, contributors provide descriptions of the methods, critiques, and notes on resources and training. Methods in Medical Ethics is a valuable resource for scholars, teachers, editors, and students in any of the disciplines that have contributed to the field. As a textbook and reference for graduate students and scholars in medical ethics, it offers a rich understanding of the complexities involved in the rigorous investigation of moral questions in medical practice and research.
Categories: Medical

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Post - conflict property restitution : the approach in Kosovo and lessons learned for future international ... THE SECRET OF LAW : a legal anthropological perspective . ... A lawyer writes : a practical guide to legal analysis .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105134444236

Category: Bibliography

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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Although the practice of law requires a combination of negotiation, counseling, research, and advocacy skills, there is one skill upon which all others depend: The good lawyer, the craftsperson, must be able to write effectively.

Author: John C. Dernbach

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543825244

Category: Law

Page: 573

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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method provides complete coverage and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. Discussion, examples, and practice exercises teach students how to apply the concepts of legal writing and legal method to a written analysis or oral argument. The text not only provides a complete foundation for classroom instruction, but also supports independent study and review. Graduates will want to keep this text within reach as they enter legal practice. New to the Seventh Edition: Restructured format to emphasize common themes Consolidated and streamlined chapters that are even more accessible to both professor and students Expanded appendix on email communications Professors and student will benefit from: Accessible introductions that outline and explain legal method Examples of both effective and ineffective approaches to all of the topics covered Focused exercises to develop and practice the skills addressed in each chapter In-depth instruction on reading and understanding both statutes and caselaw synthesizing cases and statutes applying the law to specific facts organizing and drafting a legal analysis the principles of objective writing for memoranda, client communications, and judicial opinion writing the principles of persuasive writing, including structuring an effective argument and writing for the court drafting traditional and shorter “summary of the law” memoranda drafting opinion letters drafting both trial and appellate court briefs Guidelines for using electronic communication for legal memoranda and correspondence—when it is appropriate, and strategies for effective communication in legal writing and practice Integrated treatment of ethics and professional conduct A sample case file in the appendices with memos in both traditional and email format, client letters, and trial and appellate court briefs
Categories: Law

New Mexico Law Review

New Mexico Law Review

PRATT , supra note 37 , at 167 ; see also CHRISTINE COUGHLIN ET AL . , A LAWYER WRITES : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LEGAL ANALYSIS 13 ( “ Legal writing is really about committing to paper something much more complex - legal thinking .

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ISBN: UFL:30031002132883

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

block: most lawyers in practice believe they write effectively. ... The Office for the Supervision of Solicitors lists poor communication as a primary cause of consumer dissatisfaction with legal services, and many complaints to the Bar ...

Author: Fiona Boyle

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 9781843146612

Category: Law

Page: 380

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This guide places the theory and practice of lawyering skills in an accessible and practical context. The book looks at how skills are taught and assessed both on undergraduate and vocational courses, and helps students to see skills as an integral element of law.
Categories: Law