Expert Legal Writing

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Lynn N. Hughes
Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Judge

LeClercq can be read generally for an education or consulted specifically for an answer. In either case, her short and readable articles are practical aids to maintaining your intelligibility and, frankly, your credibility.

Mark Weiss
Mark Weiss, Senior Administrative Law Judge

Drop what you're doing and get a copy of Terri LeClercq's book. Read it, absorb it, and use it daily. Your writing and your thinking will improve. Ms. LeClercq will rid you of the dense, hidebound jargon you were taught in law school, and introduce you to the wonderful world of clarity and brevity.

Lynn N. Hughes
LeClercq can be read generally for an education or consulted specifically for an answer. In either case, her short and readable articles are practical aids to maintaining your intelligibility and, frankly, your credibility.
Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Judge
Mark Weiss
Drop what you're doing and get a copy of Terri LeClercq's book. Read it, absorb it, and use it daily. Your writing and your thinking will improve. Ms. LeClercq will rid you of the dense, hidebound jargon you were taught in law school, and introduce you to the wonderful world of clarity and brevity.
Mark Weiss, Senior Administrative Law Judge
Lynn N. Hughes
LeClercq can be read generally for an education or consulted specifically for an answer. In either case, her short and readable articles are practical aids to maintaining your intelligibility and, frankly, your credibility.
Mark Weiss
Drop what you’re doing and get a copy of Terri LeClercq’s book. Read it, absorb it, and use it daily. Your writing and your thinking will improve. Ms. LeClercq will rid you of the dense, hidebound jargon you were taught in law school, and introduce you to the wonderful world of clarity and brevity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292746879
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.47 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Introduction: Getting and Keeping a Competitive Edge
Pt. II Manipulating Legal Sentences: First Aid
Pt. III Manipulating Legal Organization: Structure Is Meaning
Pt. IV Manipulating Words: Bigger Isn't Better
Pt. V Punctuating for Clarity: The Poetry of Punctuation
Pt. VI Advice and References: So Go Be an Expert
Index
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