Practical Legal Skills is an established and respected handbook for those engaged in legal training at all levels. Written by an expert author team, this book covers the practical skills of lawyering, including interviewing, advising, advocacy, writing and drafting, and negotiation and mediation. The fourth edition also explores the ethical risks faced by clinical students and practitioners, and discusses the ethics, values and professional responsibilities surrounding the decisions lawyers make. Exercises throughout allow readers to practise the full range of skills required in every-day legal work. Clear and concise, Practical Legal Skills is the essential guide for preparing skilled and ethical lawyers in a rapidly changing environment of practice. New to this edition New chapter 'Keeping Out of Trouble' explores ethical methods and promotes ethical awareness, piloting a technique to assist law students and lawyers to identify the alternative ethical approach to problem solving Expanded coverage of alternative dispute resolution, therapeutic jurisprudence, multidisciplinary and collaborative legal practice.