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Book
xxxii, 387 pages ; 21 cm
  • The theme
  • The tale
  • The meat
  • The words
  • The close.
With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art, " says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In FCC v. Fox, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture." Each chapter of Point Made focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles-"Brass Tacks, " "Talk to Yourself, " "Russian Doll"-deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply. In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199943852 20160616
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-02, LAW-7816-01, LAW-792-01
Book
xxi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Effective writing : the whole paper
  • Connections between paragraphs
  • Effective paragraphs
  • Connections between sentences
  • Effective sentences
  • Effective words
  • Eloquence
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Legal writing for English-as-a-second-language writers.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-224A-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
Book
xxvi, 274 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : literacy in the law
  • Focusing on your client's situation
  • Framing your legal research
  • Case law research
  • Research in enacted law
  • Research in legislative history materials
  • Research in administrative materials
  • Research in rules of procedure
  • International law and tribal law.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
Book
ix, 229 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • A short history of legal research
  • Fundamentals of case law
  • Fundamentals of statutory law
  • Fundamentals of administrative law
  • Fundamentals of secondary sources
  • Getting started on Westlaw
  • Retrieving documents by citation or title
  • Basics of Westlaw searching
  • Browsing documents
  • Searching case law databases
  • Searching statutory and regulatory databases
  • Searching court documents and related databases
  • Citation research
  • Using alert services
  • Secondary sources, news, and nonlegal materials
  • Printing and delivering documents
  • Customizing your search environment
  • The research process : conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03
Book
xvii, 147 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-718-01
Book
xvii, 268 p. ; 22 cm.
Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, The Elements of Legal Style (second edition) will be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195141627 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-718-01, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01
Book
viii, 93 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-219-01, LAW-219-02, LAW-219-03, LAW-7816-01, LAW-7827-01