Professional Writing for Lawyers

Author: Margaret Z. Johns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594607882
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Professional Writing for Lawyers was originally designed to complement Richard Wydick's Plain English for Lawyers, but also can be used as a stand-alone legal writing text. Readers will learn to approach writing as a process of thinking, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing to produce a final draft. To help the reader understand this process, several examples are rewritten, integrating the principles of plain English that teach the reader to develop a clear, concise, and readable style.This second edition revises citations and legal references, maintaining the easy to read and quick reference value of the first edition."

Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer 2d

Author: Carl Pierce
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314290908
Format: PDF, Docs
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The condensed second edition of Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer introduces students to the legal and ethical issues they will encounter along their career paths. The law governing lawyers is presented at every career stage, from seeking admission to the bar, to acquiring clients and representing them in various practice areas, and then to the pursuit of mid-career opportunities and eventual retirement. In every chapter, students are placed in the role of lawyer and asked to solve realistic problems by applying professional conduct rules and other sources of law. The book's "Profiles of Attorney Professionalism" introduce students to positive lawyer role models.

The Creative Lawyer

Author: Michael F. Melcher
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318430
Format: PDF, Docs
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A high level of pay doesn't necessarily mean a high level of satisfaction. Written in a fun and inspirational way, this book will help lawyers find a way to happiness in their career and life. Starting with self examination, readers will be able to analyze their personal values and then create their own personal fulfillment plan. Create a step-by-step plan for life and career that will get you back on track with your personal definition of happiness with this important book.

The Young Lawyer s Jungle Book

Author: Thane Josef Messinger
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
ISBN: 9781888960198
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Professional Responsibility

Author: Nathan M. Crystal
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887311
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments and to develop a philosophy of lawyering, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Sixth Edition is adaptable to a host of teaching styles. Scores of realistic problems call on students to develop a cogent philosophy of lawyering as they master basic concepts and prepare for the MPRE.

Lawyers Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Author: Susan D. Carle
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772749
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility; they can serve as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Lawyers’ Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice broadens the discussion on legal ethics by first introducing the historical and theoretical background and then connecting it to real world issues while addressing lawyers' ethical obligations to work for social justice. The reader features differing critical approaches and opens up new avenues of ethical debate. While the literature included is diverse and interdisciplinary, it shares a vision of legal ethical inquiry as a means for changing power relations, empowering the disenfranchised, and advocating progressive social change. Through a combination of provocative selections, lively writing, concrete examples of cases and social movements, and incisive editorial commentary, Lawyers ’Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice defines the emergence of an exciting new field of critical legal ethics scholarship.

Professional Responsibility

Author: W. Bradley Wendel
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 073556244X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its Second Edition, Examples & Explanations: Professional Responsibility continues to be an appropriate ancillary source for students in any Professional Responsibility course. Not only does it utilize the proven pedagogy of the E&E series, but it is a completely comprehensive and well-balanced text. This problem-oriented guide is not a simple march through the Model Rules. Instead, it is structured around concepts, with rules and the generally applicable law introduced as needed. This edition retains the great features that made it a dependable source for students in its First Edition: covers the entire law governing lawyers includes agency, fiduciary duty, tort, contract, constitutional, and corporate and securities law. applies concepts and introduces the generally applicable law as needed, avoiding a narrow focus on the Model Rules supplements textual discussions with examples that work through progressively more complex issues uses both text and problems to break the analysis down into steps presents a balanced approach to controversial issues offers an accessible, conversational style draws examples from actual cases, so they are representative of the problems students can expect to encounter in practice incorporates the new sources of law (ABA's Ethics 2000 Initiative, Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act) organically, rather than as add-ons Carefully revised in its Second Edition, this fully up-to-date source: integrates carefully and thoughtfully updated cases, ethics opinions, and problems emphasizes the newest versions of the ABA rules, while retaining information about the older rules where necessary An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/wendel2

Lawyers Crossing Lines

Author: Michael L. Seigel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594606847
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lawyers Crossing Lines is a collection of true stories about lawyers from all segments of the legal profession who transgressed ethical boundaries. Most of them ended up being sanctioned by their state Bar, sued for malpractice, prosecuted, or some combination of all three. All of the cases are rich in detail, many are bizarre, and in a few the attorney's conduct is so outrageous as to stretch the reader¿s credulity. Each tale is followed by comments and questions designed to explore the issues in greater depth. This diminutive but captivating volume is intended as a supplemental text for students in professional responsibility courses at American law schools. It can also be used as the foundation for an advanced seminar in ethics. It is based on the proposition that, although the rules of professional responsibility are, of course, of supreme importance, sometimes the study of them can be monotonous and dry. More important, students -- none of whom have been in law practice and most of whom have never been out in the working world -- often find it hard to believe that the rules can be so easily and egregiously broken. These real world scenarios bring the ethical quandaries faced in everyday legal practice to life. The stories come from all segments of the legal profession and make fascinating and memorable reading. No other book on the market takes this narrative approach, making this an important and unique contribution to the field.

The Elements of Legal Style

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195141627
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.