Writing And Drafting In Legal Practice

Author: Paul Rylance
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199589895
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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.

Legal Writing And Drafting

Author: Paul Rylance
Editor: Blackstone Press
Size: 20,73 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.

Garner On Language And Writing

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Editor: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424454
Size: 18,69 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.

Writing For Law Practice

Author: Elizabeth Fajans
Editor: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609304447
Size: 20,74 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.

Professional Writing For Lawyers

Author: Margaret Z. Johns
ISBN: 9780890898048
Size: 18,87 MB
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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.

Legal Usage In Drafting Corporate Agreements

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567204100
Size: 11,19 MB
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Surveys the conventions of language and structure in drafting corporate agreements.

Lawyers Skills

Author: Julian Webb
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199656444
Size: 19,55 MB
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Offering invaluable guidance on the key skills required on the LPC, Lawyers' Skills also features a number of tasks, examples and reflective exercises specifically designed to support students in developing, practising and refining the legal skills which are integral to the modern solicitors' practice.

Objective Legal Writing And Analysis

Author: Michael D. Murray
ISBN: 9781587789762
Size: 20,27 MB
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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 Research and Writing Across the Curriculum: Problems and Exercises applies writing across the curriculum and writing in the discipline principles to the study of law. It provides research and writing problems, drafting problems, and writing in the law discipline problems that will enable law students to develop the skills necessary to practice law. This book will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in projects to create the type of writing that is produced in law practice. The problems and exercises are an entry into the legal discourse community. They will be focused on measuring a student's ability to produce accurate documents that serve the purposes of the problems presented within the context of a specific area of law. Part I of the book presents writing across the curriculum and writing in the law discipline problems in each of the first year law school subject areas: contracts, torts, civil procedure, criminal law, property, and constitutional law. Parts II, III, and IV provide research exercises and writing problems for each topic of a first year legal research and writing course, and track the content of the other three books in Murray and DeSanctis's interactive legal research and writing series. Part V of the book takes the writing across the curriculum and writing in the law discipline experience to upper-division law school subjects of remedies, copyright, right of publicity, and advanced constitutional law - first amendment. Whether researched and written by themselves or in small groups, the problems in this book will simulate the practice of law and introduce students to the legal discourse of a new discipline. They will afford students a realistic chance to master the concepts and skills necessary for law practice. 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."--Publisher's website.

Conveyancing And Drafting

Author: E. S. Aidoo
Size: 14,84 MB
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Guthrie S Guide To Better Legal Writing

Author: Neil Guthrie
ISBN: 9781552214725
Size: 19,12 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.