The Elements of Legal Style

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195141627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.
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Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195384202

Category: Law

Page: 991

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.
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Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.
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The Elements of Legal Prose

Author: Norma Procopiow

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 196

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The Elements of Legal Prose offers a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of legal prose, a special kind of writing with its own rhetorical emphasis. Specifically aimed at those whose vocation involves discourses governed by legal logic, this practical guide articulates the basic components and formats found in good legal writing. The Elements of Legal Prose approaches legal writing as a step-by-step process. In addition to covering legal definition and research, this book also includes discussions of style and ethics in this genre, as well as guidance for students applying to law school. The Elements of Legal Prose sets out quickly the special ways of thought and writing which must cover, in readable prose, a subject matter in which anything incomplete or inexact may have very serious consequences.
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Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190491507

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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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.
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Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics

Author: Angela Schneeman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418053783

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics is a concise, comprehensive guide to the rules of ethics for paralegal students and working paralegals. Focusing on the key rules of ethics, the text reviews the rules of ethics that attorneys are subject to and how those rules may apply to paralegals. In addition, Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics includes useful information tailored specifically for paralegals, including tips for ethical behavior, real-world advice and ethical guidance provided by various paralegal associations. Topical areas address in this resource include providing competent diligent representation of the client; maintaining integrity and public respect for the legal profession; avoiding the unauthorized practice of law; confidentiality; conflicts of interest; fees and financial matters; advertising and solicitation. The easy-to-use format, including checklists, charts, tables, and FAQs in each chapter make Pocket Guide to Legal Ethics a quick reference book that students will want to take from the classroom to the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Black's law dictionary

Author: Henry Campbell Black,Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1738

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"Definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern....This comprehensive work is the standard U.S. law dictionary....Many entries inlcude references to cases or statutes. Appendixes include: Legal Maxims, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the text of the U.S. Constitution." Guide to Ref. Books.
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Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Author: Susan E. Provenzano,Sarah O. Schrup,Carter G. Phillips,Jeffrey T. Green

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876042

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Advanced Appellate Advocacy is a mastery textbook, designed to bridge students from second and third semester writing courses to appellate simulations and clinics that involve substantial writing projects. Because it offers a robust appellate education, conveying the creativity, strategy, and sophistication behind real appeals, the text can also serve as a handbook for new lawyers entering appellate practice. This textbook is a first-of-its kind collaboration among authors with decades of appellate practice and clinical and legal writing teaching among them. The author team includes Carter Phillips, one of the most highly rated Supreme Court advocates of our time. Advanced Appellate Advocacy also uses charts, diagrams, and reflection questions to engage readers, and practice pointers based on the authors' interviews with appellate specialists and their own practice experiences are sprinkled throughout the chapters. The text is enriched by an on-line companion that houses all of the text's exercises, additional briefs and working documents, and interviews with prominent appellate practitioners. Features: Organized to track the progress of an appeal, the text offers students explicit process-based guidance linked to each phase Going Beyond IRAC, the text teaches more flexible, sophisticated writing approaches, illustrating them with models from expert appellate briefs Includes charts, diagrams, examples, and reflection questions
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The Columbia Guide to Online Style

Author: Janice R. Walker,Todd Taylor

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506988

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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The Columbia Guide to Online Style is the standard resource for citing electronic and electronically accessed sources. It is also a critical style guide for creating documents electronically for submission for print or electronic publication. Updated and expanded, this guide now explains how to cite technologies such as Web logs and pod casts; provides more guidance on translating the elements of Columbia Online Style (COS) citations for use with existing print-based formats (such as MLA, APA, and Chicago); and features additional guidelines for producing online and print documents based on new standards of markup language and publication technologies. This edition also includes new bibliographic styles for humanities and scientific projects; examples of footnotes and endnotes for Chicago-style papers; greater detail regarding in-text and parenthetic reference and footnote styles; an added chapter on how to locate and evaluate sources for research in the electronic age; and new examples for citing full-text or full-image articles from online library databases, along with information on how to credit the source of graphics and multimedia files. Staying ahead of rapidly evolving technologies, The Columbia Guide to Online Style continues to be a vital tool for online researchers.
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Making Your Case

The Art of Persuading Judges

Author: Antonin Scalia,Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 9780314184719

Category: Law

Page: 245

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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.
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