The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing / Edition 1

The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing / Edition 1

by William H. Putman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1401865976

ISBN-13: 9781401865979

Pub. Date: 08/05/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing is designed as a desk book for use by practicing paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, and students. It is a reference book that allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered writing questions concerning the following subjects: sentence and paragraph drafting, word selection and usage, spelling,

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The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing is designed as a desk book for use by practicing paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, and students. It is a reference book that allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered writing questions concerning the following subjects: sentence and paragraph drafting, word selection and usage, spelling, numbers, grammar, punctuation, legal citation, legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. It also includes a chapter on the location of various non fee-based internet and other computer based legal research sources. There is a chapter that presents a collection of general considerations involved in legal writing, including a detailed discussion of the legal writing process (an organized approach to legal research, analysis, and writing that helps you develop writing skills and makes legal writing easier) and guidelines to follow when engaging in the process. The book is color coded so information may be easily located and designed to lie flat on a desk next to a computer. It is written in a non technical manner and designed so that it is easy to understand and use by anyone working in a law office. It includes checklist for use in conjunction with the various types of legal writing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401865979
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/05/2005
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
539,020
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sentences and Paragraphs. Chapter 2: Word Selection and Usage, Spelling, and Numbers. Chapter 3: Grammar. Chapter 4: Punctuation. Chapter 5: Legal Citation. Chapter 6: Computer and Internet Research Websites. Chapter 7: Preparing to Write—The Legal Writing Process. Chapter 8: Legal Correspondence. Chapter 9: The Legal Research Memorandum. Chapter 10: Court Briefs. Appendix A: Correspondence. Appendix B: Legal Research Memorandum. Appendix C: Court Briefs. Glossary. Index.

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