The Counselor at Law A Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling

Author: Robert F. Cochran, Jr.
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 163281675X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This eBook takes a collaborative approach to legal interviewing and counseling. It suggests that clients will be best served when lawyers and clients work together to resolve problems. Under a collaborative decision-making model, the client controls most decisions, but the lawyer structures the process and provides advice in a manner that is likely to yield wise decisions. The Counselor-at-Law explores the major approaches to legal interviewing and counseling and outlines the available research on the psychology and the sociology of clients and lawyers. This eBook explores communication and decision-making theory, memory and recall, power and submission, personality types, and ethics. From this base, the authors construct a model of interviewing and counseling based on the techniques that are effective in real-life encounters. They also include psychological type theory and explain how it can be used to improve a lawyer's communication, interviewing, and counseling skills. This innovative casebook provides students with a template for effective legal interviewing and counseling. The most effective legal counselors are the ones instilled with respect for the client, cognizant of building rapport, aware of the psychological dynamics of the lawyer-client relationship, and equipped with technical communication skills to gather information without sacrificing rapport. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

A Practical Approach to Client Interviewing Counseling and Decision Making For Clinical Programs and Practical Skills Courses

Author: G. Nicholas Herman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327178353
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a practical approach to client interviewing, counseling, and decision-making. These are practical skills, not theoretical ones. Thus, the overall pedagogical approach taken by the text is to explain to students what to do and how to do it when engaging in interviewing, counseling, and decision-making with a client. This accords with the growing trend in law schools to de-emphasize heuristic theory in teaching practical skills and, instead, to teach those skills in simulated "real-life" contexts. Based on the guidance and techniques provided in the text, students will best learn the skills of interviewing and counseling by applying them in various role plays contained in the Teacher's Manual or through other role plays developed by their professor. Three other features of this book are worthy of mention: • The book is deliberately designed to be short -- to "get to the point," without unnecessary palaver. • The book provides an extensive discussion of the most pertinent provisions of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct relating to client interviewing, counseling, and decision-making. • The book discusses interviewing witnesses and counseling in certain special contexts, including counseling about settlement, counseling through the writing of opinion letters, counseling the client as a deponent, and counseling the criminal defendant.

Legal Counseling Negotiating and Mediating A Practical Approach

Author: G. Nicholas Herman
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327177748
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a comprehensive descriptive and prescriptive treatment of legal counseling, interviewing, and negotiation (including mediation and plea-bargaining). As reflected in the title, the book takes "a practical approach" to these skills, so students can learn specifically how to engage in effective counseling and negotiating. The book also emphasizes pertinent ethical and legal considerations in connection with counseling clients and negotiating settlements. The authors discuss leading "theoretical approaches" to the extent those approaches can be meaningfully applied in practice. The overall effect is to emphasize that blend of theory, practice, ethics, and law that is most meaningful in the sense of having real-life application to effective client representation. The Appendices to the book provide numerous negotiation and mediation, including plea-bargaining, role-plays. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Evidence and the Advocate A Contextual Approach to Learning Evidence

Author: Christopher W. Behan
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327175044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Evidence and the Advocate teaches each rule of evidence using a three pronged approach: (1) a treatise-like explanation of the rule, its purposes, exceptions and foundations; (2) cases, discussion questions and hypothetical problems related to the rule; and (3) an application section in which the students must prepare a courtroom exercise putting the rule into action. This approach forms a teaching template for each rule of evidence. Each application exercise stands alone and has been designed to illuminate the rule being taught. The application exercises range from simple form-of-question drills to full-fledged evidentiary hearings. Some require minimal preparation, and others require significant out-of-class research and preparation. In the exercises, students serve as attorneys, witnesses, judges, and, in the more involved exercises, as a court of appeals. The exercises build on each other. The initial exercises focus on fundamental advocacy skills such as conducting a direct examination or laying the foundation for an exhibit. Later exercises incorporate these foundational skills for more complicated tasks such as writing a motion, impeaching a witness, or conducting a Daubert hearing on the reliability of expert testimony.

Juris Types

Author: Martha M. Peters
Publisher: Center for Applications of
ISBN: 9780935652802
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the first book of its kind, Juris Types presents a comprehensive guide for utilizing the Myers-Briggs personality types for successfully completing law school. Type and law experts Martha M. Peters and Don Peters present a clear understanding of how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, administered to many incoming law students throughout the country, holds clues for developing optimal study habits and techniques for approaching exams. You will discover step-by-step study habits for each of the sixteen types as well as a general introduction to the theories of psychological type. The book includes a CD-ROM with exercises that appear at the end of each chapter.