WRITING FOR THE LEGAL AUDIENCE SECOND EDITION

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Legal Writing In Plain English Second Edition

Author : Bryan A. Garner
ISBN : 9780226031392
Genre : Law
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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.
Category: Law

Legal Nurse Consulting

Author : Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC
ISBN : 0849314186
Genre : Law
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Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice: Entry into the Specialty Certification Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting Elements of Triage for Medical Malpractice Evaluating Nursing Home Cases Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases ERISA and HMO Litigation The LNC as Case Manager Report Preparation Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses The Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence Marketing Growing a Business Business Ethics Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting.
Category: Law

American Legal English 2nd Edition

Author : Debra Lee
ISBN : 9780472032068
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Students can becomve familiar with legal syntax and legal vocabulary in this introduction to basic legal information and the U.S. legal system.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science Second Edition

Author : Miriam Drake
ISBN : 0824720784
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 86.39 MB
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A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Author : Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN : 0735568561
Genre : Law
File Size : 55.9 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. Accessible and user-friendly, this complete reference book features: grammar, style, and usage presented in a clear, complete, and succinct format numerous helpful examples that illustrate strong and effective legal writing as well as common errors to avoid a special Legal Documents section that offers tips and strategies for writing letters, memoranda, and briefs (both trial and appellate) a comb binding and conveniently compact size a clear organization and uncluttered, two-color page design that highlights important information website resources listed for every topic Tips and Strategies in each chapter that hone in on key topics Challenge Exercises through which students can test their knowledge quick-reference Table of Contents on the inside front cover and a quick-reference Style Sheet on the inside back cover helpful appendices that include Citation Form (using both Bluebook and ALWD examples), a sample appellate brief, and a section for ESL users CD-ROM available to instructors with additional exercises Updated throughout, the revised Second Edition includes: many new examples current website references throughout new sample documents, including new legal memorandum, trial court brief, and all new case brief expanded information on preparing Tables of Authorities additional supplemental exercises on the instructor's CD-ROM The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, Second Edition, is the complete and easy-to-use legal writing reference that provides comprehensive coverage in a surprisingly compact format.
Category: Law

Legal Writing And Analysis

Author : Michael D. Murray
ISBN : IND:30000124872288
Genre : Law
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The Murray and DeSanctis titles are designed for the current generation of law students whose familiarity and comfort with on-line and computer-based learning create a demand for teaching resources that take advantage of that familiarity and comfort level.Legal Writing and Analysis provides a process-based text covering all aspects of first year legal analysis and objective legal writing topics. It employs the TREAT paradigm and the doctrine of explanatory synthesis, designed with reference to rhetorical theory to maximize the effectiveness of audience-directed legal writing. Paired with the book is an electronic, computer-based version of the text that adds links to on-line databases and internet-based resources and supplements the text with pop-up definitions from Black's Law Dictionary. The electronic version of the text is searchable and highly portable, with internal and external navigation links, making them more valuable for use in class and out. The interactive text employs a layout that departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of callout text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other useful information for law students.
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Academic Reading Second Edition

Author : Janet Giltrow
ISBN : 1551113937
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This reader has been designed to accompany Giltrow’s Academic Writing, one of the key principles of which is that there is a close connection between the processes of reading and of writing academic prose. Each reading is preceded by introductory commentary, questions, and suggestions for discussion, and the book also includes a brief general introduction. As with Giltrow’s Academic Writing, her Academic Reading is a challenging text. At its core are examples of actual academic writing of the sort that students must learn to deal with daily, and to write themselves. As newcomers to the scholarly community, students can find that community’s ways of reading and writing mysterious, unpredictable and intimidating. Academic Reading demystifies the scholarly genres, shedding light on their discursive conventions. Throughout, Academic Reading respects the student writer; it engages the reader's interest without ever condescending, and it avoids entirely the arbitrary and the dogmatic. The second edition is expanded to include twenty-one selections, nineteen of which come from scholarly publications, and more than half of which are new to this edition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Your Client S Story

Author : Ruth Anne Robbins
ISBN : 9781543803709
Genre : Law
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Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing centers on the foundations of advocating for a client, with a focus on ways to persuade the reader to grant the relief each client seeks. That sets it apart from other legal writing textbooks, which mainly organize around parts of an appellate brief. Organized to reflect the client-advocacy process that results in written documents, the text begins with meeting the client, moves to investigating the facts, and then provides guidance on analyzing and choosing the appropriate persuasive strategy. The material is rooted in concepts of narrative theory, brain science, and cognitive psychology. The book is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style to guide students through an explanation that classical rhetoric and modern persuasion theory provide the foundation for memorable legal writing. Coverage includes both the trial and appellate levels. By focusing on the process of persuasion, Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing creates strong connections between the first-year objectives and the upper-level skills, externship, and clinic courses. Editable versions of the sample briefs appear in the appendices so that professors can tailor them to individual needs. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on logical fallacies, unique among legal coursebooks, categorizing and describing 16 common logical fallacies, providing examples and guidance on how to spot and avoid them A new chapter on reasoning with facts (inferential reasoning), covering fact synthesis, weight of facts, and drawing negative inferences from the absence of critical facts Expanded coverage of how to write a powerful conclusion to your brief Professors and students will benefit from: This book focuses on the question, “How can the lawyer persuade the audience through legal writing?” rather than “What does a brief look like?” This book puts the facts first. It is the only text on the market to devote several chapters to factual research, fact synthesis, and reasoning with facts. The client-centered focus makes this textbook unique in the legal writing market. By learning how to effectively tell “Your Client’s Story,” this book helps students stay grounded in client-based advocacy. The book includes more extensive coverage of visual design than competing books, including a discussion of visualized legal reasoning. The authors have individually and collective written germinal legal scholarship about legal narrative and legal document design. The authors are all prior presidents of the Legal Writing Institute. One of them is the co-editor-in-chief of the legal journal devoted to publishing persuasive-writing articles for practicing attorneys.
Category: Law