Lawyers' Skills 2011-12

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Lawyers' Skills helps students develop the legal skills required for successful practice in the modern solicitors' firm. The book equips students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skills areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research and advocacy. Guidance is also provided on a range of other professional skills which should be mastered before going into practice, including effective time management, negotiation and email etiquette. The inclusion of realistic examples from practice, tasks and reflective exercises reflects the interactive nature of skills as a subject and encourages students to develop, practice, and refine their legal skills. Chapter summaries, diagrams and self-test questions are also featured througout and provide additional learning support to students. The text is essential reading for all LPC students and is also a useful source of reference for practitioners wishing to refresh their legal skills. Online Resource Centre Student Resources These include a bank of realistic sample documentation designed to highlight legal writing and drafting in action across a range of legal documents, and references to further reading for those wishing to delve deeper into the subject area. Lecturer Resources A test bank of multiple choice questions is available to registered adopters and can be used to assess students' understanding of topics covered in the book. The test bank can be uploaded to an institution's own virtual learning environment and can be fully customized to match the structure and content of individual courses.

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1 Introduction
2 Interviewing and advising
3 Legal writing
4 Drafting legal documents
5 Legal research
6 Practical problemsolving
7 Negotiation
8 Advocacy and the solicitor
9 Managing your workload
10 Continuing your learning
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About the author (2011)

Julian Webb is Professor of Legal Education at the University of Warwick.

Caroline Maughan is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England

Mike Maughan is a former Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Gloucestershire Business School.

Marcus Keppel-Palmer is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England.
Andy Boon is the Dean of the School of Law at Westminster.

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