Thinking Like a Writer

A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong,Timothy P. Terrell

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: 9781402411281

Category: Law

Page: 427

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Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.
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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Author: John C. Dernbach,Richard V. Singleton,Cathleen S. Wharton,Catherine J. Wasson,Joan M. Ruhtenberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887923

Category: Law

Page: 512

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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.
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Illinois Bar Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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Vols. 28- include reports and proceedings of the 64th- (1940- ) annual meetings formerly issued as the association's Annual report.
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The Behavior of Federal Judges

A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice

Author: Lee Epstein,William M Landes,Richard A Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674067320

Category: Law

Page: 446

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Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

Author: Tom Goldstein,Jethro K. Lieberman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Complete with usage notes that address lawyers' most common errors, this well-organized book is both an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised second edition contains a set of editing exercises (and a suggested revision key with explanations) to test your skill. This book is a definitive guide to becoming a better writer—and a better lawyer.
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Writing for Law Practice

Author: Elizabeth Fajans,Mary R. Falk,Helene S. Shapo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 593

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This law school text organizes documents into three sections that correspond to the three major modes of written communication in the law?Litigating,? ?Informing and Persuading,? and ?Rule-making? ? each with its own signature writing skills. Part One focuses on pleadings and motions, Part Two covers letters, briefs, and opinions, and Part Three covers contracts, legislation, and wills. It is intended for both ?Advanced Writing? and ?Introduction to Drafting? courses. However, this text treats a broad range of documents and a broad range of skills, and so it is suitable for all of these upper-level writing courses.
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Lost words

the economic, ethical and professional effects of bad legal writing

Author: American Bar Association. Meeting,American Bar Association. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Legal Writing Committee,American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 64

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Legal Writing in Plain English

A Text with Exercises

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226284187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful-unfortunately, these adjectives rarely describe legal writing, whether in the form of briefs, opinions, contracts, or statutes. In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking—a skill inseparable from good writing. Replete with common sense and wit, the book draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through more than a decade of teaching in the field. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. Meanwhile, Garner explores important aspects of document design. Basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section reinforce the book's principles. (An answer key to basic exercises is included in the book; answers to intermediate and advanced exercises are provided in a separate Instructor's Manual, free of charge to instructors.) Appendixes include a comprehensive punctuation guide with advice and examples, and four model documents. Today more than ever before, legal professionals cannot afford to ignore the trend toward clear language shorn of jargon. Clients demand it, and courts reward it. Despite the age-old tradition of poor writing in law, Legal Writing in Plain English shows how legal writers can unshackle themselves. Legal Writing in Plain English includes: *Tips on generating thoughts, organizing them, and creating outlines. *Sound advice on expressing your ideas clearly and powerfully. *Dozens of real-life writing examples to illustrate writing problems and solutions. *Exercises to reinforce principles of good writing (also available on the Internet). *Helpful guidance on page layout. *A punctuation guide that shows the correct uses of every punctuation mark. *Model legal documents that demonstrate the power of plain English.
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Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Author: Fiona Boyle

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843146614

Category: Law

Page: 380

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This guide places the theory and practice of lawyering skills in an accessible and practical context. The book looks at how skills are taught and assessed both on undergraduate and vocational courses, and helps students to see skills as an integral element of law.
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