well we deserved a bit of slack time. now it's time to get back to work.
I highlight the book like I am going to brief even if I don't brief it and use a canned one (primarily for contracts and con law). I do retype the canned brief for comprehension and because Lewis would slam me.
have you been to 4lawschool.com
they have lots of briefs.
BTW, I am impressed with the relationship you have with your attorney AND your attorney. Sounds like a good one. Did he go to NSL?
No, I put much more into my conversations than any law school work.
I have come to the conclusion -- at least for the time being -- that I should write my own briefs. If I read a canned brief, it just won't stick in my brain. Things I read don't stay in my brain without extra effort.
If I read a case and dig through it for the info needed for a brief, it sticks to my grey matter (ewwwww. what an image.) better.
Truth be told, I've wasted more time over the last couple weeks than I've used. I think if I reintroduce some discipline into my routine, I'll be able to brief and understand the cases better.