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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735568563
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: The Mechanics of Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling

Chapter 1. Grammar
Chapter 2. Punctuation
Chapter 3. Spelling

Section II. Features of Effective Legal Writing and Organization

Chapter 4. Features of Effective Legal Writing
Chapter 5. Organization and the Legal Writing Process

Section III. Legal Documents, Legal Conventions, and Legal Writing Blunders

Chapter 6. Legal Correspondence
Chapter 7. Legal Memoranda
Chapter 8. Legal Briefs
Chapter 9. Pleadings and Transactional Documents
Chapter 10. Legal Conventions and Legal Blunders

Section IV. Postwriting Steps and Document Design

Chapter 11. Postwriting StepsChapter 12. Document Design

Appendix A. Citation Form
Appendix B English as a Second Language
Appendix C Sample Appellate Court Brief
Appendix D Answer Keys to Challenges
Appendix E Glossary of Terms
Appendix F Glossary of Usage
Appendix G Sample Case Brief

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