The Mindful Legal Writer

The Mindful Legal Writer
  • Author : Heidi K. Brown
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2016-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781454879626

The Mindful Legal Writer Book Review:

Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Mindful Legal Writer

The Mindful Legal Writer
  • Author : Heidi K. Brown
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2016-02-09
  • ISBN : 1454836199

The Mindful Legal Writer Book Review:

The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing is designed to provide practical real-life context for the role of persuasive legal writing in authentic law practice. Students need to understand WHY lawyers write the way they do, and HOW the students own work product will be useful in real life by a supervising attorney, client, or judge. This book encapsulates ways to inject passion into teaching and learning persuasive legal writing, with the goal of empowering students to take ownership of their writing craft. The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Persuasive Writing offers best practices for presenting a legal argument in a logical, engaging, and ethical manner no matter what the assignment. Once students have mastered these fundamentals, they can learn how to add their own artistic flair.

Objective Legal Writing

Objective Legal Writing
  • Author : Heidi K. Brown
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishers
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-01-26
  • ISBN : 1454836180

Objective Legal Writing Book Review:

The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive Writing by Professor Heidi K. Brown, who has 15 years of experience in the law firm world and 7 years of teaching legal writing, focuses on predictive legal analysis. It offers law students and junior lawyers a step-by-step approach to learning the scientific framework of written predictive legal analysis, while at the same time encouraging them to consider the artistic nature of communicating through the written word. This book also proposes that students consider the basics of the concept of mindfulness in the legal writing context a recent movement in legal education to encourage law students to be fully conscious and aware of one s actions and surroundings, and pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment (according to mindfulness advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn) in order to be a better legal counselor to clients.

The Introverted Lawyer

The Introverted Lawyer
  • Author : Heidi K. Brown
  • Publisher : Ankerwycke
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-08-01
  • ISBN : 1634257723

The Introverted Lawyer Book Review:

A stereotype bias exists in law school and legal practice favoring the garrulous extrovert. While loquacious law students, professors, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic Method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can become sidelined. Introverted, shy, or socially anxious law students and lawyers often question their place in the legal arena, though research reveals they offer much-needed gifts to the profession, including active listening, empathy, contemplative analysis, and impactful writing. As legal education and law practice adjust to economic shifts and changing client mindsets, this is a prime opportunity for the legal community to make room for subtler voices. The Introverted Lawyer invites that dialogue into the legal profession. This book explains the differences among introversion, shyness, and social anxiety and how each manifests in the legal context; describes how the extrovert bias in law school and practice detrimentally can impact quiet individuals, fueling enhanced anxiety in a vocation already fraught with mental health issues; explores how quiet law students and lawyers offer greatly needed proficiencies to the legal profession; and finally, presents a seven-step process to help introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals amplify their authentic lawyer voices, capitalize on their natural strengths, and diminish unwarranted stress. The Introverted Lawyer provides practical, tangible steps for individual growth, as well as a sound platform to enable caring professors, law office mentors, and bar association representatives to educate themselves, their students, and developing lawyers about this important and often overlooked issue.

Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility

Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility
  • Author : Scott L. Rogers,Jan L. Jacobowitz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 155
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0977345548

Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility Book Review:

In Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility-A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum, Scott Rogers and Jan Jacobowitz share with readers their methodology for weaving together mindfulness and professional responsibility in the classroom. Readers are offered a glimpse into their popular University of Miami School of Law course, Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, and its creative curriculum that draws upon the application of traditional professional responsibility issues in the context of social media. Intended to introduce teachers to mindfulness practices and offer a method of integrating it into their classrooms, the book's largest section contains numerous mindfulness demonstrations, exercises, and insights. These exercises, derived from the Jurisight(r) program created by Scott Rogers to teach mindfulness to law students and lawyers, are easy to follow and specifically adapted to the professional responsibility context. To illuminate the context in which these teachings are shared, readers are offered an overview of the practice of mindfulness, a look at the neuroscience research exploring its benefits, and an historical look at mindfulness in legal education. The book is a terrific read for anyone interested in innovative education. Due to the breath of the book's mindfulness content, readers will find its to serve not only as a vehicle for enhancing the educational process, but also as a critical component in decision making and as an important life skil

The Mindful Way through Depression

The Mindful Way through Depression
  • Author : J. Mark G. Williams,John D. Teasdale,Zindel V. Segal,Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 273
  • Relase : 2012-06-04
  • ISBN : 9781462508013

The Mindful Way through Depression Book Review:

If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web. See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

The Indigo Book

The Indigo Book
  • Author : Christopher Jon Sprigman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 201
  • Relase : 2016-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781892628022

The Indigo Book Book Review:

This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.

Law and Authors

Law and Authors
  • Author : Jacqueline D. Lipton
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780520972247

Law and Authors Book Review:

This accessible, reader-friendly handbook will be an invaluable resource for authors, agents, and editors in navigating the legal landscape of the contemporary publishing industry. Drawing on a wealth of experience in legal scholarship and publishing, Jacqueline D. Lipton provides a useful legal guide for writers whatever their levels of expertise or categories of work (fiction, nonfiction, or academic). Through case studies and hypothetical examples, Law and Authors addresses issues of copyright law, including explanations of fair use and the public domain; trademark and branding concerns for those embarking on a publishing career; laws that impact the ways that authors might use social media and marketing promotions; and privacy and defamation questions that writers may face. Although the book focuses on American law, it highlights key areas where laws in other countries differ from those in the United States. Law and Authors will prepare every writer for the inevitable and the unexpected.

Lawyering from the Inside Out

Lawyering from the Inside Out
  • Author : Nathalie Martin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2018-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781107147478

Lawyering from the Inside Out Book Review:

Through mindfulness and emotional intelligence, lawyers can improve focus, productivity, interpersonal skills, and find greater meaning in life.

Creating Character

Creating Character
  • Author : William Bernhardt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 2020-04-02
  • ISBN : 1087876605

Creating Character Book Review:

All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt. How can you use characters to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This book explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story.

Academic Legal Writing

Academic Legal Writing
  • Author : Eugene Volokh
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 262
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 158778792X

Academic Legal Writing Book Review:

Designed to help law students write and publish articles, Academic Legal Writing provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works. With supporting documents available on http://volokh.com/writing, the book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Associations second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff.Summary of Contents" ChaptersI. Law Review Articles and Student Notes: The BasicsA. The Initial Step: Choosing a ClaimB. Organizing the ArticleC. Turning Practical Work into ArticlesD. Budgeting Your TimeE. Deciding What to Set AsideF. Choosing a TitleG. SummaryII. Seminar Term Papers: The BasicsA. Introduction: Comparing Seminar Term Papers and Academic ArticlesB. Figuring out What Your Instructor ExpectsC. Finding a TopicD. Budgeting Your TimeE. Turning the Paper into a Publishable ArticleIII. ResearchA. Identifying Sample Cases and IncidentsB. Understanding the LawC. Knowing When to Start WritingIV. WritingA. There Are No Lazy Readers-Only Busy ReadersB. Go Through Many DraftsC. If You See No Red Marks on a Paragraph, Go over It AgainD. If You Need to Reread Something to Understand It, Rewrite ItE. Read the Draft With "New Eyes"F. Finish the First Draft Quickly/Defeat Writer's Block by Skipping AroundG. React Effectively to Editing SuggestionsH. Use Subsection HeadingsI. Use a Table of ContentsJ. Note Down All Your IdeasK. Things to Look for: LogicL. Things to Look for: WritingM. ProofreadingN. Editing: Two ExercisesV. Using Evidence CorrectlyA. Read, Quote, and Cite the Original SourceB. Check the Studies on Which You RelyC. Compromise WiselyD. Be Careful with the Terms You UseE. Try to Avoid Foreseeable MisunderstandingsF. Understand Your SourceG. Handle Survey Evidence CorrectlyH. Be Explicit About Your AssumptionsI. Make Sure Your Comparisons Make SenseJ. A Source-Checking ExerciseK. SummaryVI. Cite-Checking Others' ArticlesA. Recommendations for Cite-CheckersB. Recommendations for Law Review EditorsVII. Publishing and PublicizingA. Consider Publishing Outside Your SchoolB. Working with Law Journal EditorsC. Publicizing the Article Before It's PublishedD. Publicizing the Published ArticleE. Planning the Next ArticleVIII. Entering Writing CompetitionsA. Why You Should Do ThisB. Competitions That Don't Offer PublicationC. Competitions That Guarantee PublicationD. Competitions That Offer a Chance for PublicationE. Competitions That Solicit Published PiecesF. Competitions That Solicit Unpublished PiecesIX. Getting On Law ReviewA. What Is a Law ReviewB. Why Be on a Law Review?C. Which Law Review?D. "Making Law Review"E. Writing On: BackgroundF. Writing On: A Timeline for After You StartG. Special Suggestions for Case NotesH. The Personal StatementX. Academic EthicsA. Avoiding PlagiarismB. Being CandidC. Being Fair and Polite to Your AdversariesD. Being Fair to the Law Review Editors Who Publish Your ArticleE. Preserving ConfidentialityF. Treating Sources FairlyG. Making Data Available" Conclusion" AppendixesI. Clumsy Words and PhrasesA. Needlessly Formal WordsB. CircumlocutionsC. RedundanciesII. Answers to ExercisesA. Editing ExerciseB. Understanding Your SourceC. USA Today Survey ReportD. Drunk Driving StudyE. Source-Checking ExerciseIII. Sample Cover LettersA. For Sending and Article to Law ReviewsB. For Sending a Reprint to Potential ReadersC. For Sending a Reprint to Potential Readers on Whose Work You Substantially Rely

Advanced Legal Writing

Advanced Legal Writing
  • Author : Michael R. Smith
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishers
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105063162338

Advanced Legal Writing Book Review:

Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing is exceptionally well suited for use in upper level Legal Writing courses that focus on strategy.The author's distinctive approach: - emphasizes persuasive writing strategies and explores specific techniques for legal writers - combines theory with practicality by taking an interdisciplinary approach - avoids a "documents-based" approach, going beyond the trial or appellate brief to identify effective strategies for a broad range of documents and settings - follows a consistent format, offering for each writing strategy: - an explanation of its nature and characteristics - an account of the theoretical principles that explain their effectiveness - detailed "how-to" guidelines for students to use in their own writing - numerous examples of proper use of the strategy and exercises - consideration of ethical implications - a thorough Teacher's ManualThe book is divided into five main parts that cover: - literary references and their value in persuasive writing - the three basic processes of persuasion: logic and rational argument, emotional argument, and establishing credibility - rhetorical style - persuasive writing strategies based on psychology theory - the ethics and morality of persuasionBe sure to review Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing before you make an adoption decision for your course.

The Ohio Law Reporter

The Ohio Law Reporter
  • Author : Vinton Randall Shepard,Rowland Shepard
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1906
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924111617605

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Ohio Law Reporter

Ohio Law Reporter
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1906
  • ISBN : UOM:35112103279420

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Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors

Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5174875

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Untangling Fear in Lawyering

Untangling Fear in Lawyering
  • Author : Heidi K. Brown
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1641053526

Untangling Fear in Lawyering Book Review:

Untangling Fear in Lawyering is a practical resource for law students, lawyers, legal educators, and law practice mentors to eliminate unnecessary drivers of fear in our profession that impact learning, performance, and individual well-being.

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook
  • Author : Carole A. Bruno
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 114
  • Relase : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 1466471506

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook Book Review:

Author Carole A. Bruno announces the paperback release of the Paralegal Litigation Handbook, 2ed. is now available through CreateSpace as a paperback. Paralegal's Litigation Handbook, originally published by West Publishing Company, was adopted by more than 250 colleges and universities, and more than 50,000 copies were sold. The wide scope of the book begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, response of the defendant, and explains in action steps interviewing techniques, motions, investigations, discovery (including medical discovery), legal research and writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, and automated litigation support systems. “Carole's book [Paralegal's Litigation Handbook,] has been my 'Bible' throughout my career; I have given many copies away.”Honorable Brenda J. BickingDirector of Human ResourcesSchiffrin & Barroway, LLP[e]very item you can think of about litigation is in that book, (Carole) she has definitions, form templates, ideas for making work production faster, step-by-step instructions on what to do next and where go for resources and answers, etc... It sits on my desk like a dictionary..."Great resource!"

Mindful America

Mindful America
  • Author : Jeff Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 265
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780199827817

Mindful America Book Review:

Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.

The Redbook

The Redbook
  • Author : Bryan A. Garner,Jeff Newman,Tiger Jackson
  • Publisher : West Academic
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0314168915

The Redbook Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers, answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style -- both rules and exceptions. It also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design. Features: * Cautions on use of 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms, along with their everyday English translations * Details rules for 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts * Explains the correct usage of more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers * Gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters and demand letters, research memos, and contracts * Provides model documents of all types of legal documents and pleadings Reviews 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts

The Madras Law Times

The Madras Law Times
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1906
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HL2PUR

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