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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A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

Author: Morley D. Glicken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742559486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals helps students and professionals in the human services learn to improve their writing by explaining the process and rules of writing in non-technical and practical ways. Effective use of APA Style, how to write research reports, client assessments and evaluations, and how to avoid common writing mistakes, among other topics, are explained in clear, concise prose. The book will appeal to students and professionals who struggle with writing and is a necessary resource book for writers in human services who suffer the consequences of poor writing.
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Divergent Paths

The Academy and the Judiciary

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915615

Category: Law

Page: 430

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Judges and legal scholars talk past one another, if they have any conversation at all. Academics criticize judicial decisions in theoretical terms, which leads many judges to dismiss academic discourse as divorced from reality. Richard Posner reflects on the causes and consequences of this widening gap and what can be done to close it.
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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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