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The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 156706695X
Genre : Legal composition
File Size : 50.5 MB
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Its effective process approach is the secret to THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK's enduring popularity. By teaching students to progress through necessary stages -- pre-writing, drafting, editing, to final draft -- the authors lead them, step by step, to mastery of skills they will use throughout their careers. Shortened and tightened, but just as effective... Responding to user feedback, the authors have shortened and streamlined their material to make the book more accessible and easier to teach. It retains its basic structure and helps students become effective researchers and writers. the first part of the book covers the basics of the legal system - analyzing statutes and cases, and supplies chapters on writing the objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefs. the second part of the book offers resources to help students become effective researchers and writers. The authors explain that legal writing is both simple and complex. Although students must learn to organize information into well-established formats, they also need to exercise cretivity, insight, and judgment. THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK brings together the three major components of effective legal writing-research, analysis, and writing - and disccus each from the most basic level to more sophisticated techniques. the book imparts the vital skills legal writers need to know: what matters most and what matters least what is effective what is persuasive what is extraneous and what is just plain irrelevant Changes in the Second Edition... a new section on style and grammar guidelines to aid students for whom English is a second language completely updated research section with more and better information on CALR more flexible coverage of persuasive writing treatment of the objective memorandum, divided into two chapters, with a new example that is easier to follow The Practice Book to accompany THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK provides numerous exercises for students to utilize the skills they have learned. the invaluable Teacher's Manual helps instructors use the text for maximum effectiveness for a variety of course lengths. Together, these supplements provide additional material to assist in the efforts of both students and teachers.
Category: Legal composition

The Legal Research And Writing Handbook

Author : Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN : 9781454897712
Genre : Law
File Size : 22.17 MB
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With clear explanations, examples, and visual aids, The Legal Research and Writing Handbook, Eighth Edition by Andrea Yelin and Hope Viner Samborn offers complete coverage of a complex subject in a student-friendly, accessible text. In this thoroughly updated new edition, the authors continue to keep pace with legal research, citation, and technology in today’s law firms. This practical text focuses on efficient research processes and techniques for both traditional and electronic sources, along with step-by-step instruction through each stage of the legal writing process, from prewriting strategies, to revising. The text is enhanced with examples and visual aids, expert writing and practice tips, hands-on exercises, ethics alerts, up-to-date web resources, and easy-to-navigate page design. Excellent exercises are provided to reinforce student learning. Key Features: Updated and expanded coverage of electronic resources reflecting how paralegals do research today Detailed discussion of how to use legal authorities in legal communications and how to synthesize them and present them to attorneys Examples, exhibits, practical tips, updated exercises, and web resources in every chapter Expanded discussion of e-mail and e-memos In-depth coverage of the IRAC method, as well as how to write legal memoranda and legal correspondence
Category: Law

Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9781454888109
Genre : Law
File Size : 78.6 MB
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.
Category: Law

The Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 9780735545885
Genre : Law
File Size : 80.90 MB
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"Concise and compact, the Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference, Second Edition, offers thorough coverage of proper legal writing technique and style to help students resolve questions and develop strong writing skills."--Publisher's website.
Category: Law

A Plain Language Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Christine Mowat
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062044297
Genre : Law
File Size : 65.23 MB
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"A Plain Language Handbook for Legal Writers" provides a practical, workshop-in-a-book approach to the techniques of clear writing. Designed for all legal professionals and law students, this book provides definitions of plain language by thoroughly reviewing the available literature. The handbook tackles such topics as the theoretical and ethical foundations of plain language, inclusive language, the testing of plain language documents, and the future of the international plain language movement. A Plain Language at Work section looks at wills, municipal bylaws, legislation, collective agreements, minutes of settlement, and consent forms. The book instructs on techniques leading to clear writing, exercises to help strengthen skills, and models for learning how to assess and write plain language documents.
Category: Law

Legal Writing And Drafting

Author : Paul Rylance
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060976573
Genre : Lawyers' writings
File Size : 32.25 MB
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Although the art of legal writing and drafting has been practised for as long as there have been laws and lawyers, it is only recently that the subject has been recognised as worthy of serious study. Traditional training methods which have been handed down from generation to generation have not served the profession well. Legal writing is often accused of suffering from lack of clarity owing to its lengthy intricate construction and antiquated forms of expression. People read legal writing not because they want to, but because they have to. Lawyers need to learn to write in good clear English that their clients understand. this book gives guidance in good practice to those just starting out on a legal career so that bad habits are eliminated from the outset rather than perpetuated.
Category: Lawyers' writings

The Grammar And Writing Handbook For Lawyers

Author : Lenné Eidson Espenschied
ISBN : 1616328827
Genre : Law
File Size : 65.46 MB
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The Grammar and Writing Handbook shows you precisely which rules need to be followed, how to choose the correct words, and the most effective way to structure every sentence to help you compose more persuasive, stronger material that's flawlessly written. The book includes a brief history of the English language, as well as comprehensive information on every thing from singular vs. plural, to composing a legal memorandum.
Category: Law

Effective Legal Writing

Author : Gertrude Block
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062034967
Genre : Law
File Size : 57.21 MB
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Law students and practicing lawyers will find this handbook to be an excellent guide-or refresher-to effective legal writing. You'll find topics ranging from such basics as grammar and meaning, to how to research, organize, and prepare a written document. Topics covered include legal writing style; writing case and appellate briefs; legal reasoning; and how to do your best in final examinations.
Category: Law

The Pre Writing Handbook For Law Students

Author : Laura P. Graham
ISBN : 161163184X
Genre : Law
File Size : 32.80 MB
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Intended primarily for use in the first few weeks of the first-semester legal writing course, The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide takes a systematic approach to the process of preparing to write legal memos, briefs, and other documents. The Handbook is designed to help students focus on and become competent in the process of legal analysis that precedes their work on a written product. The Handbook is uniquely designed to help students gauge their own progress as they work through the pre-writing process. The confidence students will gain from engaging in the pre-writing process outlined in the Handbook will translate into a smoother, more effective writing process and a better written product.Each chapter of the Handbook contains a number of useful features: - Frequent metacognitive “checkpoints”—text boxes that prompt students to pause or stop in their pre-writing work and assess their own efficiency and effectiveness.- Concrete examples of how the steps in the pre-writing process would work in the context of two recurring legal scenarios.- End-of-chapter recaps that summarize the desired results of the student's work during each step of the pre-writing process.- Independent Practice Exercises.
Category: Law