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xviii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • What this book is about
  • Professionalism
  • Lawyering for and with the client
  • Lawyering as problem solving
  • Communications skills
  • Multicultural lawyering
  • Observation, memory, facts, and evidence
  • Interviewing the client
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • How we organize and think about facts
  • The legal elements model of organizing facts
  • The chronology model of organizing facts
  • The story model of organizing facts
  • Selecting a model for presentation of the case
  • Strengthening the persuasiveness of your facts
  • Investigating the facts
  • Responding to your adversary's facts
  • What happens when a lawyer counsels a client
  • An example of counseling : the plant closing
  • Preparing for counseling : structuring the options
  • The counseling meeting with the client
  • Overcoming special problems in counseling
  • How negotiation works
  • Negotiation preparation : assessing the parties
  • Developing a negotiation strategy
  • Styles and rituals
  • Following through on your plan
  • Negotiation tactics.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-622-01, LAW-922-01, LAW-922-01, LAW-922A-01
xx, 775 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Preface to the Third Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue (Tip 1) -- Composing in an Orderly, Sensible Way (Tips 2-10) -- Conveying the Big Picture (Tips 11-19) -- Marching Forward Through Sound Paragraphs (Tips 20-26) -- Editing for Brisk, Uncluttered Sentences (Tips 27-43) -- Choosing the Best Words (Tips 44-56) -- Punctuating for Clarity and Impact (Tips 57-62) -- Becoming Proficient in Designing Text (Tips 63-69) -- Sidestepping Some Common Quirks (Tips 70-84) -- Capitalizing on Little-Used Persuasive Strategies (Tips 85-91) -- Hitting Your Stride as a Brief-Writer (Tips 92-100) -- Appendix A: A before-and-after makeover of a motion to dismiss -- Appendix B: A petition for discretionary review -- Appendix C: A remarkable appellee's brief -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199378357 20160618
It its first two editions The Winning Brief explained the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use tips, proving that the key to writing well is to understand the judicial readership. This third edition of Bryan A. Garner's modern classic delivers the same invaluable guidelines with even more supporting evidence. Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. In Garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak, " he warns - and demonstrates how to do just that. Every tip begins with a set of quotable quotes from experts, followed by Garner's masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, Garner shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. In this much-expanded third edition, Garner has perfected the text with nine new tips, hundreds of new examples, and amplified explanations throughout-all in his trademark style. Among the new sections are tips on understanding judges' reading habits, answering opponents' arguments, writing effective reply briefs, using authorities persuasively, and organizing arguments based on statutes and contracts. Quotable quotes, which Garner carefully assembled after years of wide reading and close study, have been expanded and improved throughout the book. There is also a new appendix on a remarkable brief that some consider the best ever written ("a beautiful marriage of rhetorical skill, thorough research, and humane lawyering"). Perhaps the biggest change to this edition is that every tip now ends with a summary checklist that recaps and crystalizes the subpoints just covered, with further ideas for improvement. Garner conceived these checklists in part as a way to help readers approach his book as a set of 100 tutorials. Reviewing and practicing each tip will offer brief-writers a degree of mastery that more cavalier colleagues will find difficult to equal. An invaluable resource for attorneys, law clerks, judges, paralegals, law students and their teachers, The Winning Brief has the qualities that make all of Garner's books so popular: authority, accessibility, and page after page of techniques that work. If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf-it should be open on your desk.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199378357 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
xxvii, 869 p. : forms ; 26 cm.
  • pt. 1. Preparation for litigation
  • pt. 2. Pleading
  • pt. 3. Discovery practice
  • pt. 4. Pretrial motion practice
  • pt. 5. Settlement of litigation
  • Appendix A: Client deposition instructions
  • Appendix B: Tables of deadlines affecting motions
  • Appendix C: Case files.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 303 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Organizing your material
  • The rules of the road
  • The mechanics of editing
  • The art of argument
  • The role of narrative in argument
  • Writing the facts
  • Writing arguments
  • Writing trial and appellate briefs, as well as affidavits
  • Writing complaints and answers
  • Writing in discovery
  • Technical writing
  • Writing e-mail and letters
  • Writing memos
  • Drafting contracts and rules
  • Conclusion: The real damage of bad legal writing
  • Appendix: The sixteen rules of professionalism in legal writing.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-622-01, LAW-622-01, LAW-622-01
x, 235 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
"Taking Back Eden" is the gripping tale of an idea - that ordinary people have the right to go to court to defend their environment - told through the stories of lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United States in the 1960's, this idea is now traveling the planet, with impacts not just on imperiled environments but on systems of justice and democracy. It has brought people back into the question of governing the quality of their lives. Author Oliver Houck describes the sites under contention in their place and time, the people who rose up, their lawyers, strategies, obstacles, setbacks and victories. Written for general readers, students, and lawyers alike, "Taking Back Eden" tells the stories of a lone fisherman intent on protecting the Hudson River, a Philippine lawyer boarding illegal logging ships from the air, the Cree Indian Nation battling for its hunting grounds, and a civil rights attorney who set out to save the Taj Mahal. The cases turn on Shinto and Hindu religions, dictatorships in Greece and Chile, regime changes in Russia, and on a remarkable set of judges who saw a crisis and stepped up to meet it in similar ways. Spontaneously, without communication among each other, their protagonists created a new brand of law and hope for a more sustainable world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597266475 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
x, 341p. ; 24 cm.
"Cause Lawyers and Social Movements" seeks to reorient scholarship on cause lawyers, inviting scholars to think about cause lawyering from the perspective of those political activists with whom cause lawyers work and whom they seek to serve. It demonstrates that while all cause lawyering cuts against the grain of conventional understandings of legal practice and professionalism, social movement lawyering poses distinctively thorny problems. The editors and authors of this volume explore the following questions: What do cause lawyers do for, and to, social movements? How, when, and why do social movements turn to and use lawyers and legal strategies? Does their use of lawyers and legal strategies advance or constrain the achievement of their goals? And, how do movements shape the lawyers who serve them and how do lawyers shape the movements?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804753609 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 353 p. ; 26 cm.
  • The story of environmental law / Oliver A. Houck & Richard J. Lazarus
  • The story of Boomer : pollution and the common law / Daniel C. Farber
  • The story of Reserve Mining : managing scientific uncertainty in environmental regulation / John S. Applegate
  • The story of Calvert Cliffs : a court construes the National Environmental Policy Act to create a powerful cause of action / A. Dan Tarlock
  • The story of TVA v. Hill : a narrow escape for a broad new law / Holly Doremus
  • The story of the benzene case : judicially imposed regulatory reform through risk assessment / Thomas O. McGarity
  • The story of Chevron : environmental law and administrative discretion / Jody Freeman
  • The story of Laidlaw : standing and citizen enforcement / William W. Buzbee
  • The story of Lucas : environmental land use regulation between developers and the deep blue sea / Carol M. Rose
  • The story of SWANCC : federalism and the politics of locally unwanted land uses / Thomas W. Merrill
  • The story of American Trucking : the blockbuster that misfired / Christopher H. Schroeder.
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 169 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. + 1 instructor's manual (ix, 77 p. ; 25 cm.)
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 232 pages ; 21 cm
  • The first seven seconds
  • Television changed the rules
  • You are the message
  • Instincts and rules
  • Poor reception
  • The four essentials of a great communicator
  • The magic bullet
  • The double-edged sword
  • Beyond charisma : control of the atmosphere
  • An ounce of energy is worth a pound of technique
  • Lighten up, you're wearing everybody out
  • Okay, Ailes, fix me : the Ailes method/course
  • Even heroes get scared
  • "Making it" in grandma's eyes
  • Media tactics : scoring on defense
  • Epilogue
  • User's guide.
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)