Jagged Rocks of Wisdom - the Memo: Mastering the Legal Memorandum

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Partners Pub Group
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This is the second in a planned series of four Jagged Rocks of Wisdom guidebooks for new attorneys. The first book, Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney, focused on issues of professional deportment and training.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
Lessons From the First Bookp. xxi
The Rules
Proofreadp. 1
Answer The Questionp. 5
Answer The Real Questionp. 9
Understand The Context: One Size Does Not Fit Allp. 13
Understand The Facts... Even The Ones You Don't Knowp. 19
Understand The Deadline: the Real Deadlinep. 23
Get On With It Alreadyp. 29
Finish The Research-"Almost Done" Is Far From Finishedp. 33
Become Bilingual: Learn Legalesep. 37
Don't Give Me A Headachep. 41
Citations-Not Just For Bluebooks Anymorep. 47
Know When To Quote 'Em, Know When To Notp. 53
Cut The Fluffp. 57
Impress Mr. Spockp. 61
Write For Your Audience, Not For Yourselfp. 65
Take A Standp. 69
Put A Bow On Itp. 73
Understand Your Own Memop. 79
Great Memo-Now Fix Itp. 83
You Are The Expertp. 87
Have Fun!p. 91
About the Authorp. 93
Indexp. 95
Other Booksp. 97
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