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Learning Lawyer's Skills

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ISBN13: 9780406700605
ISBN: 0406700605
Published: September 1989
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work, along with its companion volume, ""Access to Legal Education and the Legal Professions"", has been sponsored by the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA). The contributors have provided examples of materials and teaching plans currently in use in their own jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth.;The materials collected here represent just some of the full array of lawyers' skills and include, interviewing, counselling (advising), writing, drafting, negotiation, mediation, advocacy, planning, research, investigation and fact-handling. In addition to the contributors, each of the editors has contributed an essay dealing with broader aspects of direct learning and teaching of professional skills.

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Contents:
Taking skills seriously, William Twining; lawyers' skills - educational skills, Karl Mackie; communication skills for lawyers - a teaching programme, Mary Holmes and Judith Maxwell; interviewing and counselling, David Cruickshank and Andrew Pirie; writing a legal opinion, Susan Blake; introduction to teaching materials on drafting, Stephen Nathanson; drafting a legal document, Susan Blake; trusts/contracts, Christopher Allen; negotiation skills, David Cruickshank and Stephen Nathanson; negotiation skills, Neville Carter; analysis of evidence, Terence Anderson and William Twining; introduction to advocacy, Laurence Robson; skills guides, David Cruickshank; learning legal skills - research, development and evaluation - the future prospects, Neil Gold.