Making Your Case

Making Your Case

Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.

Author: Antonin Scalia

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 0314184716

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 552

Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.
Categories: Law

Garner s Modern English Usage

Garner s Modern English Usage

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491499

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 826

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.
Categories: Reference

Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition

Legal Writing in Plain English  Second Edition

In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226031392

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 453

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.
Categories: Law

Brief Writing Masterclass

Brief Writing Masterclass

345 Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, Thomson/West, 2008, 30. 346 Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, Thomson/West, 2008, 30.

Author: Chinua Asuzu

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 9781482878011

Category: Law

Page: 572

View: 423

An advocate submits a brief to a court or tribunal to persuade it to decide the cause or matter in favor of the advocates client or position. The key word is persuade. Too often, advocates forget this and write to please themselves. They write to themselves instead of to the court. They write in chest-thumping prose and style. Advocates will do well to keep in mind that in advocacy, persuasion is all that matters. This book teaches persuasive written advocacy. It shows advocatesof all ranks, in all jurisdictions, in all proceedings, before all courts or tribunalshow to prepare and present winning and winsome arguments. Because of its emphasis on winning, the books pedagogy blends law, linguistics, logic, psychology, rhetoric, and semantics.
Categories: Law

Readings in Persuasion

Readings in Persuasion

Language Excerpt from Stephen E. Smith, The Poetry of Persuasion: Early Literary Theory and Its Advice to Legal Writers ... Tone Excerpt from Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges Excerpt from ...

Author: Linda H. Edwards

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454821540

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 674

An innovative and riveting look at briefs from a highly respected author that can be used a primary text in an advanced legal writing class or as a secondary text in a basic legal writing course. The chapters can be taken in any order. In the first part of the book, individual chapters cover advanced legal writing topics such as rhetoric, voice, emotion, metaphor, and narrative. The second part of the book introduces famous cases, with the story of each case. Chapter introductions provide interesting insights, such as historical context, the story of the case and of the litigation of it, information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides, what the courts decided, and, where relevant, about what has happened since. Compelling content makes it easy to engage students while photos throughout enliven the text. Features: Highly respected author Flexibility can be used as core text in advanced legal writing with other materials secondary text in a basic legal writing course chapters can be taken in any order High-interest, engaging content Each chapter focuses on important legal writing topics rhetoric voice emotion metaphor narrative Features famous case Chapter introductions with compelling insights historical context the story of the case and its litigation information about the lawyers who wrote the briefs on both sides what the courts decided what has happened since Full-text cases and briefs offered on a companion website Photos that enliven the text
Categories: Law

Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195382754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

View: 963

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Legal Process

American Legal Process

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (2008) Many lawyers view oral argument as just a formality, especially in courts that make a practice of reading the briefs in advance. Sure, it gives counsel a chance to show off before ...

Author: Bradley S. Shannon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454899754

Category: Law

Page: 792

View: 101

There have long been a number of “introduction to law” textbooks (primarily aimed at non-American lawyers) and, more recently, textbooks dealing with legislation and regulation. American Legal Process is perhaps the only work since the creation of Henry M. Hart, Jr. & Albert M. Sacks’ iconic legal process materials to include extended discussions not only of those topics, but also of the judicial process. The Second Edition represents a continuation of and improvement on the first edition. There is no other law textbook quite like it. New to the 2nd Edition: Reorganization along the lines of the three branches of the U.S. government (legislative, executive, and judicial) and Articles I, II, and III of the U.S. Constitution An increase in the number of chapters from four to 13 (including an introductory chapter) to enhance readability and comprehension New/expanded discussions of current topics in Legal Process, including amicus curiae practice; the use of cameras in the courtroom; corpus linguistics; decisional methodology; sua sponte decision making; and the use of foreign law Professors and students will benefit from: Increases in content through an expanded use of notes Plain, readable text; very straightforward presentation Fascinating subject matter
Categories: Law

Motion Practice

Motion Practice

ANTONIN SCALIA & BRYAN A. GARNER, MAKING YOUR CASE: THE ART OF PERSUADING JUDGES (2007). WILLIAM STRUNK & E.B. WHITE, THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (3d ed. 1979). Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Forensic Persuasion,7W ASH .&L EE L. REV. 123 (1950).

Author: David F. Herr

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454871491

Category: Motions (Law)

Page: 1268

View: 853

This comprehensive guide not only analyzes every applicable rule of civil procedure, but also gives you practice-proven techniques for evaluating what motions will work most effectively in each of your cases. From early pretrial motions dealing with complaints and jurisdiction to appellate motion practice for both victor and vanquished, Motion Practice, Seventh Edition shows you both what is permissible and what is advisable in such aspects of motion practice as: Formal requirements Strategic uses Use of supporting documents Effective advocacy Persuasive oral argument Ethical issues The authors include a table of deadlines affecting motions, along with sample forms and illustrative trial examples.
Categories: Motions (Law)

The Rules of Golf in Plain English

The Rules of Golf in Plain English

Offers a complete reworking and updating of the Rules of Golf--which, through numerous contributors and revisions since 1744, had become difficult to read and stylistically inconsistent--into a modern, readable version. Original.

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226458156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 492

Offers a complete reworking and updating of the Rules of Golf--which, through numerous contributors and revisions since 1744, had become difficult to read and stylistically inconsistent--into a modern, readable version. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Writing for Litigation

Writing for Litigation

If following the movant's order will detract from your strongest arguments, you may reorder the arguments so that your best points come ... Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges 17 (2008). 11.

Author: Kamela Bridges

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543809190

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 609

Writing for Litigation, Second Edition, explains and shows students how to draft litigation documents like a lawyer. Because litigation practice can’t be boiled down to just a few forms, this text provides drafting instruction for the full range of documents used in litigation practice. Authors Kamela Bridges and Wayne Schiess systematically address how audience, purpose, strategy, and ethics factor into the content and tone of effective legal writing at every stage of a case—from client engagement letters to motions, discovery, affidavits, and jury instructions. Students will develop an understanding of the tone and content appropriate to their strategic objectives and their audience. The authors’ backgrounds in legal practice shed light on lawyering skills in Practice Tips throughout the text. New to the Second Edition: Discussion of the ethical principles that govern each type of document, tied to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility Text and examples that reflect the trend toward electronic filing of documents Revised treatment of discovery issues that reflect changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Sample e-mail letters to a client and opposing counsel How to communicate professionally with text messages Updated cover and page design that offer a new, modern look and more reader-friendly experience Professors and students will benefit from: Broad coverage of both common documents such as pleadings, discovery requests, and motions; and of ancillary documents such as demand letters, client communications, and affidavits Practical tips and advice on strategic legal drafting, writing unambiguously, and diversity sensitivity Clear guidance to the component parts of each type of document A complete set of sample documents in the Appendix
Categories: Law