Thinking Like a Writer

A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing

Author: Stephen V. Armstrong,Timothy P. Terrell

Publisher: Practising Law Inst

ISBN: 9781402411281

Category: Law

Page: 427

View: 2797

Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.
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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Author: John C. Dernbach,Richard V. Singleton,Cathleen S. Wharton,Catherine J. Wasson,Joan M. Ruhtenberg

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887923

Category: Law

Page: 512

View: 8308

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

Author: Tom Goldstein,Jethro K. Lieberman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

View: 1690

This eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Complete with usage notes that address lawyers' most common errors, this well-organized book is both an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised second edition contains a set of editing exercises (and a suggested revision key with explanations) to test your skill. This book is a definitive guide to becoming a better writer—and a better lawyer.
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The Behavior of Federal Judges

A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice

Author: Lee Epstein,William M Landes,Richard A Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674067320

Category: Law

Page: 446

View: 9044

Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.
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Illinois Bar Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

View: 6166

Vols. 28- include reports and proceedings of the 64th- (1940- ) annual meetings formerly issued as the association's Annual report.
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Lost words

the economic, ethical and professional effects of bad legal writing

Author: American Bar Association. Meeting,American Bar Association. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Legal Writing Committee,American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 64

View: 3186

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The Michigan Bar Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

View: 6633

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Legal Writing in Plain English

A Text with Exercises

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226284187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 457

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful-unfortunately, these adjectives rarely describe legal writing, whether in the form of briefs, opinions, contracts, or statutes. In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking—a skill inseparable from good writing. Replete with common sense and wit, the book draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through more than a decade of teaching in the field. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. Meanwhile, Garner explores important aspects of document design. Basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section reinforce the book's principles. (An answer key to basic exercises is included in the book; answers to intermediate and advanced exercises are provided in a separate Instructor's Manual, free of charge to instructors.) Appendixes include a comprehensive punctuation guide with advice and examples, and four model documents. Today more than ever before, legal professionals cannot afford to ignore the trend toward clear language shorn of jargon. Clients demand it, and courts reward it. Despite the age-old tradition of poor writing in law, Legal Writing in Plain English shows how legal writers can unshackle themselves. Legal Writing in Plain English includes: *Tips on generating thoughts, organizing them, and creating outlines. *Sound advice on expressing your ideas clearly and powerfully. *Dozens of real-life writing examples to illustrate writing problems and solutions. *Exercises to reinforce principles of good writing (also available on the Internet). *Helpful guidance on page layout. *A punctuation guide that shows the correct uses of every punctuation mark. *Model legal documents that demonstrate the power of plain English.
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7242

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Author: Fiona Boyle

Publisher: Cavendish Publishing

ISBN: 1843146614

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 357

This guide places the theory and practice of lawyering skills in an accessible and practical context. The book looks at how skills are taught and assessed both on undergraduate and vocational courses, and helps students to see skills as an integral element of law.
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Beyond Diversity 101

Navigating the New Opportunities

Author: Sharon Y. Bowen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Discrimination

Page: N.A

View: 2910

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Thinking Like Your Editor

How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction-- and Get it Published

Author: Susan Rabiner,Alfred Fortunato

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393038927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 6049

Filled with insider and trade secrets, explains how to tailor academic writing to a general readership without losing ideas and offers tips on how to get a book published.
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The Business of law

a handbook on how to manage law firms

Author: Larry Smith,Emily Couric

Publisher: Aspen Law & Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 707

View: 1553

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Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

Author: Colin Swatridge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019165180X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 6255

How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion? This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may strengthen your claims, and how to come to a strong conclusion. Engagingly written and featuring useful summaries at the end of each chapter, this new book offers easily transferable practical advice on assessing the arguments of others and putting forward effective arguments of your own. The book's strength lies in its clear guidance and the use of real-life arguments - both contemporary and historical - and real-life essay questions from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. These interesting, relevant, and often entertaining, examples are used not to illustrate, but to make essential points about what can be learnt, what techniques can be borrowed, and what pitfalls to avoid in the area of analytical thinking and writing. The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills (e.g. journalists, lawyers, researchers, politicians) as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.
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Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age

How to Locate and Evaluate Information Sources

Author: Leslie Foster Stebbins

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580997

Category: Computers

Page: 202

View: 8264

One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.
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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 7503

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
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Selling and Communication Skills for Lawyers

A Fresh Approach to Marketing Your Practice

Author: Joey Asher,Kenneth F. Oettle

Publisher: ALM Publishing

ISBN: 9781588521231

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 4857

Designed for lawyers seeking to improve and strengthen their client relationships, this guide offers strategies for effectively communicating with clients. Top lawyers offer their own strategies for speaking and presenting themselves in a way that pleases clients and cultivates their practice. The importance of empathizing with a client's position is stressed and explained, as is creating a long-term business plan for a practice. How to conduct an efficient meeting, tips for creating an interactive legal presentation, and the ethical issues of selling and marketing a firm are also addressed.
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Legal Writing by Design

A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos

Author: Teresa J. Reid Rambo,Leanne J. Pflaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608599

Category: Law

Page: 684

View: 6314

The second edition of Legal Writing by Design remains unique in demonstrating how to transform thoughts into writing by explaining the link between thinking and writing. It doesn't just tell the reader to ""argue by analogy"" or to ""apply the rule"" — it explains the design of the thinking involved in those processes and shows how to transform that design into writing.Through easily understandable hypotheticals, outlines, graphics, exercises, and writing samples, many garnered during the authors' combined forty-plus years of teaching legal writing and appellate advocacy to law students, Legal Writing by Design comprehensively demonstrates how to transform ideas into exceptional writing. It demystifies the writing process by explaining the design of (1) deductive and inductive reasoning, (2) analogical thinking, and (3) relevancy. Once that design is understood, writing becomes easy.Writing with liberal doses of humor, the authors provide clearly readable charts, examples, and templates throughout this second edition. All chapters include a chapter review, and many also provide writing prompts. In addition to chapters explaining the fundamentals of writing legal memos and briefs, Legal Writing by Design contains sections on (1) clear and effective writing; (2) the appellate process, including an easily understandable explanation of standards of review; (3) oral argument techniques and practice; (4) the writing and editing process; (5) case briefing; and (6) professionalism in the practice of law. Exercises corresponding to the principles explained are included throughout most chapters.Successfully used for over ten years by thousands of law school students, Legal Writing by Design is the perfect tool for anyone — attorneys, legal assistants, pro se litigants, undergraduate students, or the public — who seeks the ideal way to analyze issues, to write clearly, and to write persuasively.
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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Writing

Author: Steve Gladis

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 9780874254792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 9661

Whether you're a manager in charge of a group of writers, or a person interested in just improving his or her writing skills, The Manager's Pocket Guide to Effective Writing will help you write better using easy, practical, how-to steps that will guide you towards more effective writing, which will, in turn, allow you to make a better impression on others.
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The African American Law School Survival Guide

Information, Advice, and Strategies to Prepare You for the Challenges of the Law School Experience

Author: Evangeline M. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American law students

Page: 658

View: 7737

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