A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis
Whether you are starting law school or preparing to start the practice of law, you need to learn the essential skills and theory of your trade. A Lawyer Writes puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney tasked with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. The book uses graphics and visual samples to demonstrate the variety of ways in which attorneys write effectively, showing best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its reader in a straightforward manner, A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.
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How Attorneys Communicate
Sources and Systems of the Law
Reading for Comprehension
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