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Author: Nancy L Schultz; Louis J Sirico, Jr.
Publisher: Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Schultz, Nancy L.
Legal writing and other lawyering skills.
Newark, NJ : LexisNexis, 2004
(OCoLC)755267889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy L Schultz; Louis J Sirico, Jr.
ISBN: 0820559962 9780820559964 0820561355 9780820561356
OCLC Number: 56368196
Description: xxi, 716, 11 pages : forms ; 24 cm + teacher's manual (249 pages ; 28 cm)
Contents: 1. Overview --
2. Learning about the legal system --
3. Research strategy --
4. How to brief a case --
5. Introdction to legal analysis --
6. Purpose, context, and structure --
7. Make your main themes stand out --
8. Help the reader to understand you --
9. Meeting the client --
10. Introduction to the memo --
11. The memo: heading, issue, and conclusion --
12. Practice with drafting memos: heading, issues, and conclusions --
13. The memo: facts and discussion --
14. Practice with memos: facts and discussion --
15. Writing the client opinion letter --
16. Practice with client letters --
17. Advising the client --
18. Negotiating --
19. Drafting settlement agreements --
20. Drafting pleadings --
21. Praceice with pleadings --
22. Discovery --
23. Writing persuasively --
24. Writing pre-trial motions --
25. Drafting jury instructions --
26. Introduction to writing briefs --
27. Appellate process and standard of review --
28. The appellate brief: the introductory parts --
29. The appellate brief: statement of facts; summary of argument --
30. Practice in writing the statement of facts and summary of argument --
31. The appellate brief: argument and conclusion --
32. Practice writing the argument in an appellate brief --
33. Basic principles of oral communication --
34. The appellate argument --
35. Practice with oral arguments.
Responsibility: by Nancy L. Schultz, Louis J. Sirico, Jr.

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