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Law Library Books of the Month
Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients through Bad News and Other Legal Remedies
By Marjorie Corman Aaron
Client Science is an intriguing look into the many psychological factors in communications between attorney and client, with advice in developing awareness of how these elements affect the ability to fully represent a client and to become a better lawyer. How to counsel a client towards a wise understanding of the legal realities and possible outcomes and to shape a productive representation is no easy task. After determining the best remedies or defenses to protect a client’s interests, the challenge is to communicate them clearly and obtain the client’s full psychological accord—particularly when attorneys' best efforts cannot get them what the clients wanted when they walked in the door. As the author says, “absent a strong lawyer-client relationship, a client may comprehend the lawyer’s words but reject their validity.”
Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents
By Matthew Butterick
Forward by Bryan A. Garner
We all know that appearance matters, and the appearance of legal documents is no exception. If you wouldn’t roll into court with rumpled clothing and mussed up hair, why would you submit similarly unkempt documents? Learn how to distinguish hyphens from dashes, the proper use of ampersands, why you should not “submit to the font of least resistance” (namely, Times New Roman), and what kerning is and why you need to use it. If these issues sound esoteric to you, the author will quickly convince you that typography is a tool that reinforces the goals of the text, and good lawyers use every tool at their disposal to advocate for a client. The book includes sample documents such as captions, motions, and memos, with clear instructions on how to draft them. With a good dose of humor sprinkled throughout, Typography for Lawyers is a readable “must read” for any professional.
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