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Essential Lawyering Skills


Essential Lawyering Skills

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/02/2020
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishing

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The Sixth Edition of Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis continues to emphasize the role of the attorney in the lawyer-client relationship. Widely respected practitioners and teachers, the authors’ introductions, visual aids, and realistic examples illuminate the basic mechanics of these key skills. Case situations and problem-solving scenarios engage students in developing essential lawyering skills that mirror legal practice.The topic of professional responsibility is integrated throughout.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • New co-author Renée Hutchins brings her new perspective to the course
  • Updated and improved design makes the material more accessible for today’s student
  • Increased coverage of negotiation in the plea-bargaining context
  • Updated examination of the use of electronic media in fact analysis and negotiation

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • An emphasis on practice and the mechanics of negotiation and persuasion, rather than on theory
  • Complete coverage of problem solving, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and fact analysis
  • Remarkably clear and penetrating discussion of the persuasive value of facts, supported by useful visual aids
  • Generous use of interesting examples that place topics in context
  • Integrated coverage of professional responsibility where appropriate
  • Experienced authors, who draw upon many years of teaching and writing about lawyering skills

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