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Clear and Effective Legal Writing
     

Clear and Effective Legal Writing

by Veda Charrow
 

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With examples drawn from legal writing and student papers, this guide walks students through the writing process and helps them refine their skills in exercises throughout the book. The Second Edition features a reorganized Part I, including three new chapters that help students gain proficiency in reading and analyzing legal materials so they can write more

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With examples drawn from legal writing and student papers, this guide walks students through the writing process and helps them refine their skills in exercises throughout the book. The Second Edition features a reorganized Part I, including three new chapters that help students gain proficiency in reading and analyzing legal materials so they can write more effectively. Part II includes a systematic approach to legal writing; understanding your context; getting organized; writing clearly; writing effectively; and reviewing and editing. Part III covers the process of writing a legal memorandum and an appellate court brief. This Second Edition includes two examples of memoranda, an interoffice memo and a memo of points and authority; a streamlined appendix that provides an overview of English sentence structure; and many enhanced writing exercises.

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Booknews
As one of the most effective ways to learn good legal writing is to be able to understand and analyze it well, this text emphasizes the analysis of legal language at the same time as it offers examples of good and bad writing. Topics of interest in the first section on analysis include the categories of legal writing, sources of law, the litigation process, and synthesizing the law from a series of cases. Then, after discussing the skills of legal writing, the authors explain how to write specific documents such as intraoffice memoranda, memoranda of points and authorities, and appellate briefs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316137546
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384

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