This Brand New Book Is Designed to be a Concise Easy-To-Use Reference. It WILL Help Improve Your Legal Writing!
Effective Lawyering takes a unique approach to legal writing and oral argument. The book is suited for students, law professors, and practitioners looking for a concise guide on oral argument and a variety of different types of legal writing. The book is designed to complement more exhaustive texts assigned in first-year legal writing courses, upper division lawyering skill courses, and writing seminars.
The authors have tailored Effective Lawyering to the needs of advanced law students and new attorneys. Chapters include writing court briefs, appelate briefs, memos, letters/emails, and scholarly articles. The book emphasizes writing style, and describes ways to avoid recurring, yet frequently overlooked, writing problems. It also provides the reader with a series of checklists to turn to when undertaking a writing project or preparing for oral argument. This book is not for the novice who requires a comprehensive guide. Nor is it for the sophisticated writing expert looking for nuanced discussions about unusual topics. 8.5" x 5.5". 155 pages.
“Clear and concise writing is the hallmark of a good lawyer. Professors Parrish and Yokoyama provide sound practical advice to junior attorneys and law students. Effective Lawyering is invaluable for new attorneys.” Robert H. Philibosian, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, former Los Angeles County District Attorney and California Chief Deputy Attorney General
“My students simply do not have the time or the motivation to plunge into comprehensive writing books. I am confident, however, that they will use the concisely-framed rules, useful examples, and accessible check-lists that Effective Lawyering provides. Finally, we have a writing and advocacy book that will be kept close at hand!" Russell A. Miller, Professor of Law, University of Idaho Law School