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Legal Writing In a Nutshell / Edition 2
     

Legal Writing In a Nutshell / Edition 2

by Lynn B. Squires, Marjorie D. Rombauer, Katherine S. Kennedy, Marjorie Dick Rombauer, Katherine See Kennedy
 

ISBN-10: 031409900X

ISBN-13: 9780314099006

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: West Group

Legal Writing in a Nutshell is designed to be used both as a course text and as a reference handbook. As a text, it is suitable for research and writing courses or as a supplemental text in any law course for which writing is required. It offers practical guidance for organizing office memoranda and appellate briefs and for writing in both objective and argumental

Overview

Legal Writing in a Nutshell is designed to be used both as a course text and as a reference handbook. As a text, it is suitable for research and writing courses or as a supplemental text in any law course for which writing is required. It offers practical guidance for organizing office memoranda and appellate briefs and for writing in both objective and argumental styles.

As a handbook, Legal Writing in a Nutshell offers practical solutions to the writing problems commonly faced by law students and other legal writers. It suggests simple methods for solving common problems in sentence structures, paragraphing, and transitions. It includes a glossary of words commonly misused by legal writers and a review of rule of punctuation, grammar, and mechanics most commonly violated by law students and lawyers. The comprehensive table of contents and detailed index made the suggestions and rules easy to find.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314099006
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Series:
Nutshell Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 7.26(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Legal Writing
Chapter 2. Large-Scale Organization: An Overview
Chapter 3. Small-Scale Organization: Paragraph and Sentence Structure
Chapter 4. Transitions
Chapter 5. Language in the Legal Setting
Chapter 6. Punctuation, Grammar, and Mechanics
Chapter 7. The Law Office Memorandum
Chapter 8. The Discussion Section of the Office Memorandum: Four Organizational Formats
Chapter 9. The Art of Persuasive Writing
Chapter 10. Documents Prepared for the Court
Chapter 11. The Client Letter
Chapter 12. Legal Writing and Advanced Word Processing

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