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Effective Communication for Lawyers

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Effective Communication for Lawyers

A Practical Guide

9781839106903 Edward Elgar Publishing
David Cowan, Assistant Professor, School of Law and Criminology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland and Associate Lecturer in Faculté de droit, Université Catholique de Lyon, France
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 690 3 Extent: 252 pp
Effective Communication for Lawyers is an essential guide to communicating in the radically and rapidly changing environment of professional law today. Offering a deep dive into understanding communication as behaviour, as well as practical tools and insights, it connects theory to practice in order to improve client communication, support the current transformation of legal work and prepare readers for future developments and disruptions in the legal professions.

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Effective Communication for Lawyers is an essential guide to communicating in the radically and rapidly changing environment of professional law today. The book offers a deep dive into understanding communication as behaviour, as well as practical tools and insights. It connects theory to practice in order to improve client communication, support the current transformation of legal work and prepare readers for future developments and disruptions in the legal profession.

Key Features:

• Introduces ‘The Dialogue Box’ and explains how to use this foundational communication tool in everyday legal work
• Provides a solid grounding in the theoretical context and expands the horizons of the relationship between law and communication
• Offers the reader a clear understanding of why they are communicating and enables effective use of various channels, tools and skills of communication

This book will be crucial reading for all practising lawyers, as well as arbitrators, mediators and negotiators. It will also be helpful for law students looking to develop their communication skills ahead of going into practice.
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‘This is a highly useful, clear and interesting read. David Cowan guides us through why great communication is such a vital skill for legal professionals but then, most importantly, he gives the tools which enable us to do this ourselves – impactfully and simply. An excellent contribution.’
– Christina Blacklaws, entrepreneur and innovator, Chair of LawTech UK and former President of the Law Society of England and Wales

‘If communication, as David suggests, is better understood as the activity of sharing, then I think we are all fortunate that he has shared with us his insights into effective communication in this invaluable book. As a practising lawyer, I would rank effective communication as the most valuable skill a lawyer can possess; one that we must continually develop. The Dialogue Box is an excellent practical tool which aids that development for everyone from the first year law student to the most seasoned practitioner.’
– Tara Doyle, Matheson, Dublin, Ireland

‘This book does much more than it says on the tin. As well as being a first-rate practical guide, it offers a deeply informed analysis of the changing nature of legal communications in a digital society. Wide-ranging, well-researched, and ambitious, it should be mandatory reading across the world of law.’
– Richard Susskind, President, Society for Computers and Law
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Dialogue and law – new horizons 2. Law as communication, communication as law PART I THE COMMUNICATING LAWYER 3. Emotional lawyering 4. Collaborative lawyering 5. Changing channel 6. Changing paradigms – confront or collaborate? PART II THE DIALOGUE BOX FOR LAWYERS 7. Introducing the Dialogue Box 8. The Intelligence Zon 9. The Emotion Zone 10. The Interpretation Zone 11. The Narrative Zone 12. Ready to dialogue? Index
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