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Writing And Drafting In Legal Practice

Author : Paul Rylance
ISBN : 9780199589890
Genre : Law
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A comprehensive guide to writing and drafting from the first stage of preparation to the final edit. Features checklists, worked examples and chapters on using email, and designed to accompany readers from vocational study through to their qualification as solicitors as well as throughout the early years of practice.
Category: Law

Legal Writing And Drafting

Author : Paul Rylance
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060976573
Genre : Law
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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 havenot 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 clearEnglish 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: Law

Writing For Law Practice

Author : Elizabeth Fajans
ISBN : 1609304446
Genre : Law
File Size : 67.70 MB
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Writing for Law Practice 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. The organization of this text is both realistic and helpful to student and teacher. Part One focuses on pleadings and motions, where concept is primary and expression secondary. Part Two covers letters, memos, trial and appellate briefs, and judicial opinions, which require clarity and perseverance as well as creativity. Part Three covers contracts, legislation, and wills, where conceptualization is inextricable from clear and precise expression. Among the advantages of this organization is that it gives the teacher much flexibility in course design. New features of the third edition include new content in Part One reflecting the effect of recent Supreme Court decisions on federal and state pleading practice and the impact of social media on civil litigation; new content in Part Two on e-mail memoranda of law; and new content in Part Three on document design for electronic communication, on drafting federal regulations, and on non-disclosure agreements. In addition, there is a new casefile on child custody rights under international law and exercises and assignments throughout. Finally, the teacher's manual contains supplementary material on depositions and interrogatories. Writing for Law Practice is intended for both “Advanced Writing” and “Introduction to Drafting” courses. Because “drafting” is a term without a single, universally agreed-upon meaning, “drafting” courses do not all cover the same documents. 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.
Category: Law

Professional Writing For Lawyers

Author : Margaret Z. Johns
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060370215
Genre : Law
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This book introduces law students and young lawyers to the various forms of legal writing. Unlike other books, it integrates legal ethics and professional responsibilities into the field of legal writing. Providing an ethical context introduces the reader to the responsibilities attached to every document a lawyer authors. For example, in order to write a client letter, a lawyer needs to understand the duties of candor and confidentially as well as the duty to explain the law so that the client can make informed decisions. Integrating the ethical context of everyday law practice, Johns teaches the reader to grapple with the difficulty of explaining the law clearly to lay people. This ethical context is provided for all the other writing exercises, for, in practice, the lawyer's professional responsibilities must guide the drafting of every document. Professional Writing for Lawyers prepares the reader for law practice, stressing the need for ethical responsibility, civility, and professionalism in the practice of law.
Category: Law

Drafting Legal Documents

Author : Barbara Child
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044584675
Genre : Law
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This edition is designed to accommodate either a focus on individual documents one at a time or a focus on transferable skills. Revised and expanded chapters on the skills of using clients and documents as resources; drafting with flexible language; avoiding inadvertent ambiguity; defining terms and naming concepts; and making stylistic choices.
Category: Law

Lawyers Skills

Author : Julian Webb
ISBN : 9780198787693
Genre : Law
File Size : 84.37 MB
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Lawyers' Skills helps students develop the legal skills required for successful practice in the modern solicitor's firm. The book equips students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skills areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research, and advocacy. Guidance is also provided on a range of other professional skills which should be mastered before going into practice, including effective time management, negotiation, and email etiquette. The inclusion of realistic examples from practice, tasks, and reflective exercises emphasizes the interactive nature of skills as a subject and encourages students to develop, practise, and refine their legal skills. Chapter summaries, diagrams, and self-test questions are also featured througout and provide additional learning support to students. The text is essential reading for all LPC students and is also a useful source of reference for newly-qualified practitioners.
Category: Law

Garner On Language And Writing

Author : Bryan A. Garner
ISBN : 1604424451
Genre : Law
File Size : 33.14 MB
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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.
Category: Law

Basic Legal Writing For Paralegals

Author : Hope Viner Samborn
ISBN : 9780735578586
Genre : Law
File Size : 21.67 MB
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Third Edition provides - complete coverage of legal writing, effective use of the process approach combined with a student-friendly format, a helpful overview of the legal system, straightforward descriptions of the writing process,thorough explanation and examples of the IRAC method,comprehensive pedagogical tools and helpful and up to date appendices.
Category: Law

Lawyers Skills

Author : Julian S. Webb
ISBN : 0191810525
Genre : Practice of law
File Size : 21.58 MB
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'Lawyers' Skills' helps students develop the legal skills required for successful practice in the modern solicitors' firm. The book equips students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skills areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research, and advocacy, enabling students to develop, practise, and refine the legal skills they will depend on throughout their professional career.
Category: Practice of law

Modern Legal Drafting

Author : Peter Butt
ISBN : 1139459406
Genre : Law
File Size : 66.48 MB
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In the second edition of this highly regarded text, the authors show how and why traditional legal language has developed the peculiar characteristics that make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. Incorporating recent research and case law, the book provides a critical examination of case law and the rules of interpretation. Detailed case studies illustrate how obtuse or outdated words, phrases and concepts can be rewritten, reworked or removed altogether. Particularly useful is the step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style, using examples from four types of common legal documents: leases, company constitutions, wills and conveyances. Readers will gain an appreciation of the historical influences on drafting practice and the use of legal terminology. They will learn about the current moves to reform legal language, and receive clear instruction on how to make their writing clearer and their legal documents more useful.
Category: Law

Legal Drafting

Author : Thomas R. Haggard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063708569
Genre : Law
File Size : 27.84 MB
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This text provides a comprehensive and flexible teaching instrument for any course in legal drafting. It contains text, examples, and exercises that deal with both contract and statutory drafting-making the text suitable for a general drafting course, or one that focuses on either of the two more specialized forms of a drafted document. Most of the chapters contain exercises that test students' knowledge of and ability to apply the materials. They also contain further drafting exercises that involve drafting or revising either specific provisions or entire contracts and statutes.
Category: Law

Skills For Lawyers

Author : Annabel Elkington
ISBN : 1905391196
Genre : Law
File Size : 65.41 MB
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The practice of law requires not only an understanding of the law but also the skills necessary to put that knowledge into practice. Using helpful real-life examples and practical hints and tips, this text is designed to help prospective practitioners develop the fundamental skills essential to their future careers, namely: writing and drafting; legal research; interviewing and advising clients; negotiation; and, advocacy. This new edition of Skills for Lawyers is essential preparatory reading for the Legal Practice Course. It will also prove invaluable in later years for the trainee and qualified lawyer who want to monitor their own development and who need to evaluate others.
Category: Law

The Legal Writing Handbook

Author : Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN : 0735585164
Genre : Law
File Size : 29.77 MB
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Students and professors will welcome this new edition of the only text for legal writing and research that covers all three key components of the first-year course -- research, writing, and analysis. These distinctive features earned THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK its popularity: comprehensive coverage of analysis, writing, and research teaches a state of the art approach to legal research, with an emphasis on electronic research uses a process approach to lead students from pre-writing to drafting, editing, and the final draft begins with the basics of the legal system, introducing students to how to read and analyze statutes and cases, then takes students through the process of writing an objective memorandum and trial and appellate briefs offers resources to help students become more effective writers, including extensive guidance on effective legal style, grammar, and mechanics demonstrates concepts through the use of examples provides grammar and rhetorical/cultural information designed specifically for law students for whom English is a second language broad coverage makes the book easy to adapt for two-, three-, or four-semester programs provides numerous exercises in an accompanying Practice Book to help students master research and writing skills the comprehensive Teacher¿s Manual and Teaching Materials website includes teaching guidance, handouts, and sample lessons and diagnostic test (also available online) for pinpointing writing problems Through painstaking editing, the Fourth Edition incorporates new material without increasing the length of the book: a reorganized and updated presentation of research reflects the changes in practice. Exhibits are now included on CD with the book, for easy reference. a new section on legal reading the section on writing memos includes new examples and an additional chapter on writing more sophisticated memos the increased use of Practice Pointers and Questions reflects the latest research on active learning, while the emphasis on teaching underlying structures applies research on transfer of learning new, short sections raise issues relating to professionalism and the role of lawyers the chapter on effective paragraphs and the sections on Legal Writing for English-as-a-Second-Language Students and on bias-free and gender-neutral language are all thoroughly updated new material offers advice on how to avoid procrastination and other writing obstacles An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at http://www.aspenlawschool.com/oates_enquist
Category: Law

Contract Drafting

Author : Lenné Eidson Espenschied
ISBN : 1604427957
Genre : Law
File Size : 56.83 MB
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Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.
Category: Law

Expert Legal Writing

Author : Terri LeClercq
ISBN : 9780292778030
Genre : Law
File Size : 30.50 MB
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For ten years, Terri LeClercq's "Legal Writing" column in the Texas Bar Journal has helped polish the prose of lawyers and law students, judges and clerks, paralegals, writing instructors, and legal secretaries. This book collects all the advice she has given in her columns into one authoritative guide for expert legal writing. LeClercq covers everything a legal writer needs to know, from the mechanics of grammar and punctuation to the finer points of style, organization, and clarity of meaning. With her practical, readable, and often humorous advice, those who prepare legal documents can rid their prose of mind-numbing "legalese" and write with the clarity and precision that characterize the very best legal writing.
Category: Law

Drafting

Author : David Emmet
ISBN : 9780199657339
Genre : Law
File Size : 22.91 MB
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For the trainee barrister, drafting is one of the most unfamiliar and difficult skills. This manual is a comprehensive course in drafting, providing all the necessary information alongside practical exercises to help the reader practise and master the skill of drafting.
Category: Law

Legal Drafting In A Nutshell

Author : Thomas R. Haggard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063691575
Genre : Law
File Size : 84.50 MB
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Haggard's Legal Drafting in a Nutshell provides guidelines for producing documents that serve the client's needs, solve existing problems, and prevent future problems. Authoritative coverage overviews the general drafting process and offers tips on getting started. Provides guidelines for drafting within the law and choosing the proper concept. Also identifies ambiguities, definitions, and drafting ethics.
Category: Law

Guthrie S Guide To Better Legal Writing

Author : Neil Guthrie
ISBN : 1552214729
Genre : Electronic books
File Size : 52.47 MB
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Guthrie's Guide to Better Legal Writing won't solve all your problems, but it will help you make your prose clear, correct, and compelling. The focus is on communicating more effectively in e-mail, letters, memos, blog posts, client updates, and social media, but there are some pointers on contractual drafting and written advocacy as well.
Category: Electronic books