This book explains fundamental lawyering skills, values, and relationships for students in skills, clinical, and related courses. The chapters thoroughly explore interviewing, counseling, negotiating, the business of lawyering, transactional work, investigations, pleadings, discovery, depositions, mediation, and dispute resolution planning. These materials prepare students for their professional lives, as a civil practitioner, transactional lawyer, litigator, in house counsel, or businessperson. The unique coverage enables students to become highly competent, responsible, and ethical lawyers. This Third Edition covers the theories, strategies, and tactics involved with effective client representation and provides examples and illustrations of successful lawyers engaged in the practice of law. New materials include the impact of social and legal network communications, innovative approaches to modern practice, and the effective use of electronically stored information and data. An original learning device Think Twice provides expansive commentary and insights into law practice.