1. The Artist

Artist'The Artist' uses the most expansionary mindset of our characters. Full of ideas, he jots ideas wildly and thinks creatively. He:

'think[s] up the largest number of reasonable alternatives [and] … look[s] below the surface of the facts and law for deeper possibilities and meaning.'75

When you think like 'The Artist', you 'do your best if you think with intellectual freedom and a tolerance for chaos'.76

The Artist works on Step 1 when he collects the facts, Step 3 when he identifies all the possible issues, Step 4 when he brainstorms keywords, Step 5 when he identifies all possible sources of information, and Step 8 when he thinks of all the reasons the judge should decide in his favor. In this Toolkit, a storm cloud represents The Artist's mindset.

75 Richard K Neumann, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Style, and Strategy(5th ed, 2005) 304 (referring to 'solution-generation').

76 Richard K Neumann, Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing: Structure, Style, and Strategy(5th ed, 2005) 304 (referring to 'solution-generation').

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