Aspen Publishing

Writing for Litigation, Second Edition

Kamela Bridges, Wayne Schiess


  • ISBN: 9781543809190

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  • Description

    Writing for Litigation, Second Edition, explains and shows students how to draft litigation documents like a lawyer. Because litigation practice can’t be boiled down to just a few forms, this text provides drafting instruction for the full range of documents used in litigation practice.  Authors Kamela Bridges and Wayne Schiess systematically address how audience, purpose, strategy, and ethics factor into the content and tone of effective legal writing at every stage of a case—from client engagement letters to motions, discovery, affidavits, and jury instructions.  Students will develop an understanding of the tone and content appropriate to their strategic objectives and their audience. The authors’ backgrounds in legal practice shed light on lawyering skills in Practice Tips throughout the text.  

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 11/11/2019
    Copyright Year: 2020
    Pages: 272
    Print: 9781543809190

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  • Author Information

    Wayne Schiess

    Mr. Schiess teaches legal writing, legal drafting, and plain English at University of Texas at Austin. He is also a frequent seminar speaker on those subjects. He has published more than a dozen articles on practical legal-writing skills, plus four books. His blog on legal writing was named one of the ABA Journal's top 100 law-related blogs for 2007. He graduated from Cornell Law School, practiced law for three years at the Texas firm of Baker Botts, and in 1992 joined the faculty at Texas.

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    Kamela Bridges

    Ms. Bridges teaches legal writing at University of Texas at Austin. Her courses include Legal Research & Writing, Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation.
    Prior to joining the faculty in 2000, Ms. Bridges was a partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (now known as Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell). Her practice focused on civil litigation and appellate law.

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