He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and advanced exercises in each section.
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing #ad - In this new edition, garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.
Accessible and witty, legal writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience.
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top AdvocatesOxford University Press #ad - Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. Ross guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. In fcc v.
. Circuit Judge. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? how to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art, " says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want.
The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, and David Boies. Arguing against allowing the fcc to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture.
Each chapter of point made focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. With point made, throws a life preserver to attorneys, Ross Guberman, legal writing expert, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose.
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates #ad - Fox, kathleen sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, for example, unintended consequences of finding for the other side the "Why Should I Care?" technique. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks, " "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, " "Talk to Yourself, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply.
Scalia and Garner's Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges#ad - From there the authors explain the art of brief writing, especially what to include and what to omit, so that you can induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments. In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things well: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two noted legal writers systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way.
The book covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. Finally, they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument.
Plain English for Lawyers, Sixth EditionCarolina Academic Press #ad - Lawyers and law students alike will enhance their written communication skills by reviewing the advice and practicing the techniques contained in this book. Christine nero coughlin, Wake Forest University School of Law. The sixth edition, including new chapter exercises, updates this classic text, now co-authored by Amy Sloan, while preserving all the approaches that make it such a standard in the field.
It remains in size only! a little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. In january 2005, the legal writing institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written Plain English for Lawyers. Edwards, boyd school of law, unlv“hurray for the sixth edition of Plain English for Lawyers! Professor Sloan has masterfully retained Professor Wydick’s rich tradition of providing easy-to-understand advice and helpful exercises to improve legal writing clarity.
Plain English for Lawyers, Sixth Edition #ad - Perhaps no single work has done more to improve the writing of lawyers and law students and to promote the modern trend toward a clear, plain style of legal writing. Probably the most popular legal text today…” — The New York Times, on an earlier edition“A survival kit for the profession. Plain english for lawyers has been a favorite of law students, lawyers, legal writing teachers, and judges for almost 40 years.
This new edition updates the timeless advice and exercises for which Plain English for Lawyers is so well known, and it also provides innovative ideas on design techniques that are particularly useful for electronic and digital communications. The legal writing institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research.
Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals Aspen College SeriesAspen Publishers #ad - The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, about the motions, not just read, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case. Pedagogical aids throughout the text, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions, charts, including bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, make the material much more accessible to students.
The instructor’s manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations. The successful, complete overview of the litigation process, balanced approach presents a clear, without bogging down in so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted.
Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals Aspen College Series #ad - Fundamentals of litigation for paralegals, 9E offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. The text’s clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course.
Features: updated with changes to federal rules of civil procedure short, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions in addition to review questions including true-false, and essays, edited cases added to each chapter, short answer, checklists, with answers and explanations, with questions, charts, for follow-up discussion on key topics Includes new developments in e-discovery Updated with new techniques for utilizing computerized litigation support systems in preparing cases for trial Updated internet research questions Coverage streamlined throughout Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class.
Garner's Modern English UsageOxford University Press #ad - No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2, 300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage GMEU-reflects usage lexicography at its finest.
No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. In this fourth edition, garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources.
Garner's Modern English Usage #ad - He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. Gmeu is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. Garner illustrates with actual examples, syntax, cited with chapter and verse, whether in word choice, punctuation, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, phrasing, or pronunciation.
Garner liberates english from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available.
Writing a Legal Memo University Casebook SeriesFoundation Press #ad - It focuses on the type of assignment that many young lawyers are given, which is to write a memo answering a specific legal question. It discusses each step in completing such an assignment, providing specific instructions and explanations. Students can also use this book as a reference when they begin practicing law.
This legal writing book is designed to help students learn and remember the basic elements of writing a legal memo.
Painless Grammar Barron's PainlessBarrons Educational Series #ad - Bonus online component: includes additional games to challenge students, a line match game, including Beat the Clock, and a word scramble. Titles in barron’s extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects, as they are taught at middle school and high school levels. Perfect for supporting common Core Standards, these books are written for students who find the subjects somewhat confusing, or just need a little extra help.
Combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, editing a school paper, and gives tips on email communication, and more. Most of these books take a lighthearted, and offer fun exercises including puzzles, games, humorous approach to their subjects, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve.
Basic Contract Law for Paralegals Aspen Paralegal SeriesAspen Publishers #ad - Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. Basic contract law for paralegals is a clear, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, comprehensive, specifically designed for paralegal students. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts.
A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, to discharge of obligations, and consideration, and remedies. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.
Basic Contract Law for Paralegals Aspen Paralegal Series #ad - Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, key terms, highlighted examples, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law.
The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate CourtsOxford University Press, USA #ad - Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, orderly, these tips add up to the most compelling, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak, " he warns-and demonstrates how to do just that.
If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf--it should be open on your desk. In garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. Constantly collecting material from his seminars and polling judges for their preferences, the second edition delivers the same solid guidelines with even more supporting evidence.
Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, The Winning Brief also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs.
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Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections.
Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery, Practice for Every Law Student, Second EditionCarolina Academic Press #ad - To request the sampler, click the “exam copy” button below and follow the prompts. The second edition adds eighteen bonus exercises, all of which are designed to be completed within about one class period. For problems with greater depth, professors can turn to the one-class wonders with pre-work. The main volume contains annotated answers to all even-numbered problems, so students can assess their own work; odd answers are reserved for the accompanying teacher's manual.
A print book may also be purchased with a professional discount the cost of which would be refunded upon adoption and notification. This new edition provides varied legal analysis exercises—with answers—that professors can assign either alone or as part of a series to refine students' analysis skills.
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