The Legal English Manual: Handbook for Professional Legal Language and Practical Skills, Edition 2

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This practical handbook provides a comprehensive overview of professional legal language and practical skills. Prepared by native English-speaking lawyers, the book includes professional legal English terminology, practice-oriented examples and sample documents for use in your daily practice. Structured to provide a legal focus, a language focus as well as a practical focus, it helps you apply your professional legal expertise competently in various English-language situations.
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Kathrin Weston Walsh (Editor) * US attorney licensed in the District of Columbia and Colorado. * J.D., M.A. (Duke University School of Law, Dartmouth College) * Professional Legal English Language Program Director and Coach for Lawbility, Zurich, Switzerland * Lecturer in Legal English, University of Lucerne, Switzerland * Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP and Holme Roberts and Owen LLP (now Bryan Cave LLP)
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Publisher
Lawbility Ltd.
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Published on
Mar 19, 2018
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Pages
285
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ISBN
9783952473740
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Law / Legal Writing
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The publisher of the successful practical handbook The Legal English Manual (ISBN 978-3-9524737-4-0, www.legalenglishexperts.com) is back with two new course books, which Lawbility has developed and applied in their Professional Legal English & Practical Skills Training since 2010: The Legal English Course Book Volume One/ Volume Two. The practical self-study material and the interactive lessons teach professional business language skills and legal terminology for its application in real-life situations. Besides that, you will be efficiently and professionally preparing yourself for the "PLEPS" Legal English Exam. Volume One contains professional language training including relevant grammar, along with practice examples, as well as an exam preparation for crash courses. Volume Two is an intensified continuation of Volume One. The team of authors is made up of Lawbility Legal English Coaches and internationally practicing lawyers, who functioned as linguists, legal experts and practitioners and have given the body of work its three emphases, namely a language focus (with examples of professional language), a legal focus (with a reference section for legal terminology) and a practical focus (application examples for professional situations). Target group Lawyers and legal practitioners who use legal English in their daily professional life, lawyers, legal employees and students in (further) education, legal specialist translators, lecturers and legal English teachers at universities and colleges. Content Volume One (10 Modules): *Professional Language in Negotiations, Presentations & Meetings *Practice Examples for Correspondence & Editing: Contracts, Letters, E-Mails, Reports, Minutes *"PLEPS" Exam Preparation Advantages at a Glance: *Course material from tried and tested legal English course concept *Teaches oral and written professional languages competences *Suitable for self-study and group lessons through different forms of training including solutions *Suitable for use in legal English courses at universities, in law firms and legal departments *Teacher's Handbook with useful methodical tips and Train The Trainer offers for lecturers available upon request (contact@lawbility.ch) Date of release Volume Two: Summer 2018

Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one
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The book begins by describing the difference between educational
cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school
culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which
more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to
explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such
perplexing situations.


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teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how
legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book
contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond
conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides
of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above
all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of
uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student
can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.


In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can
substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote
the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable
guide to translating learning into better exam performance.


“This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for
law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the
money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School  “Finally
a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master
these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they
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With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In FCC v. Fox, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture." Each chapter of Point Made focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks," "Talk to Yourself," "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply. In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
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