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Your client's story : persuasive legal writing / Ruth Anne Robbins, Steve Johansen, Ken Chestek.

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Author/Creator:
Robbins, Ruth Anne.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
New York : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Meeting the client
  • Understanding persuasion
  • Story as a tool for persuasion
  • Thinking about the audience
  • Investigating the facts
  • Understanding the client's problem in its legal context
  • Representing your client, the protagonist
  • Telling the client's story : plot, conflict, and story types
  • Starting to write : shadow stories and working drafts of the facts section
  • Working with the law, part 1 : interpreting statutes
  • Working with the law, part 2 : creating policy arguments
  • Working with the law, part 3 : managing adverse material
  • Writing and organizing the working draft of the argument
  • Revising the argument : finding your client's point of view
  • Revising the story : polishing the statement of facts
  • Making a first impression : the preliminary statement
  • Finishing up : the other parts of a brief
  • Creating ethos : tone and branding by good visual design
  • Persuading in person : oral argument.
Contributor:
Johansen, Steve.
Chestek, Ken.
Series:
Aspen coursebook series.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781454805489
145480548X

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