In Chambers A Guide for Judicial Clerks and Externs

ISBN-10: 1454802898

ISBN-13: 9781454802891

Edition: 2012

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In Chambers is a refreshingly brief and focused book that addresses thekey concepts and basic skills clerks and externs need to have on day one. Itexplains rudimentary tasks, such as reading a docket sheet and working with acase file, and offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions.Sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts are identified forspecific topics, and a helpful note-taking system is provided. Standards ofreview are covered in detail, including the standard for mixed questions offact and law. Useful checklists are provided as well for drafting documents.Exercises at the end of chapters evaluate the reader’s comprehension andapplication of the materials. The text of In Chambers is informed bythe author's own experience as a judicial clerk as well as her involvementwith the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and MercerUniversity School of Law. Supplements that accompany the book make this ahard-working teaching and learning package. They include a Website, withadditional lengthy material such as a case file, PowerPoint slides for classuse, and a Teacher’s Manual with proposed answers to the exercises as well aspedagogical suggestions.Features:Addresses key concepts and basic skills that clerks and externs need tohave on day oneExplains rudimentary tasksreading a docket sheetworking with a case fileOffers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructionsIdentifies sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts inspecific areasProvides a helpful note-taking systemExplains standards of review in detailincludes standard for mixed questions of fact and lawIncludes checklists for drafting documentsFeatures chapter-ending exercisesevaluate the reader’s comprehensionapply materials to real situationsInformed by author's experienceserved as a judicial clerkinvolved in the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and MercerUniversity School of LawSupplementsWebsite with lengthy material such as a case filePowerPoint slides for class useTeacher’s Manualproposed answers to the exercisespedagogical suggestions
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Summary of Contents
Introduction: What Do Judicial Clerks Do?
Basic Information to Get You Started
Civil Litigation Process
Criminal Process
Professionalism and Ethics for Judicial Clerks
Research Process
Standards of Review
Writing Techniques to Utilize When Drafting Documents for the Court
Drafting a Judicial Opinion
Drafting a Bench Memorandum
Drafting Jury Instructions
Legal Citation
Applying for a Clerkship
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