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Plain English For Lawyers

Author : Richard Wydick
ISBN : 0890892989
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Plain English For Lawyers

Author : Richard C. Wydick
ISBN : 0890895619
Genre : Legal composition
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Plain English For Lawyers

Author : Richard Thomas
ISBN : 0948231572
Genre : Information science
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Legal Writing In Plain English

Author : Bryan A. Garner
ISBN : 9780226284187
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70. 33 MB
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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.

Plain Language For Lawyers

Author : Michele M. Asprey
ISBN : 1862874646
Genre : Law
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Seven years have passed since the publication of the 2nd edition of Plain Language for Lawyers. In that time plain language has taken off in leaps and bounds. Michele M Asprey has comprehensively revised and updated Plain Language for Lawyers for this 3rd edition. The book now covers the significant developments in plain language and the law since 1996. There are 2 new chapters, one on writing email and writing for the internet, and the other on designing documents intended to be read on the computer screen. Chapter 3 (Why plain language?) has been expanded and divided into 2 chapters: Chapter 3 - Why plain language? And Chapter 4 - Plain language around the world, reflecting the many developments in plain language on the international scene

Teacher S Manual For Plain English For Lawyers Second Edition

Author : Richard C. Wydick
ISBN : OCLC:80385557
Genre : Legal composition
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How To Write Plain English

Author : Rudolf Franz Flesch
ISBN : UOM:39015038169556
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Tackling the obfuscation inherent in legal language, Flesch isolates the elements in legal writing that make most documents beyond the layman's comprehension and offers remedies for each obstacle to easy reading and understanding

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