Practical Legal Writing for Legal Assistants / Edition 1

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Overview

This text is designed to cover all aspects of paralegal writing. It is intended not only as a text for paralegal instruction, but as a desk reference tool for practicing paralegals. It includes many practice examples and exercises in both the text and in the appendices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314061157
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/2/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 325,564
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Celia is a PACE Registered Paralegal, and is employed as a professional title opinion analyst in Oklahoma City, OK. She regularly conducts continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and paralegals for the Institute of Paralegal Education and member associations of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. Celia writes on a regular basis for several newsletters and listservs distributed to the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Rhode Island Paralegal Association, the Kansas Paralegal Association, and the Arkansas NFPA Member Association.

Robert Barr Smith, J.D. is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Director of the Law Center, Professor of Law, and Director of Legal Writing at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a retired Army Officer, a recipient of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Awards.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Communication Skills. Legal Writing- The Basics. Grammar, Punctuation and Capitalization. Correspondence and Internal Memorandums. Legal Research. Citation Form. Legal Analysis. Legal Memorandums. Drafting Briefs. Pleadings. Motions and supporting Briefs. Drafting Discovery Documents. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

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