The Young Litigator: Tips on Rainmaking, Writing and Trial Practice

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Young lawyers entering into the practice of law can be overwhelmed by the amount of information they must obtain to create and maintain a productive and successful law practice. Most practicing attorneys know that the education received in law school is only a small portion of the knowledge that is needed, and needed as quickly as possible. This book is a compilation of articles from the ABA Section of Litigation, chosen by young practicing lawyers, that seeks to guide young litigators in their first days, months, and years in the practice of law. The articles are divided into three key areas: rainmaking; writing; and trial practice.

Topics include:

 • Using Online Social Networking Sites to Make it Rain
 •  Marketing Tips for the Time-Starved Lawyer
 • A Business Plan: Why Every Associate Should Have One
 •  48 Litigation Writing Rules
 •  Persuasive Brief Writing
 •  Writing a Winning Legal Argument
 •  A "How To" Guide to Trial Preparation
 •  What Judges Want
 •  Using the Lessons of Aristotle to Present Outstanding Legal Arguments
 •  And many more.

A litigator cannot fully succeed without the ability to gain and manage clients, write persuasively, and conduct a trial. Even in the world of decreasing jury trials, increasing ADR, and written communication by email or texting, these skills are essential. This engaging and instructive collection provides much-needed guidance for the young litigator.