This text provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students and legal scholars advice and practical tools for improving their written work. It offers insight into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and imporove editing skills. The book draws on real life examples and covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. The author also explores aspects of document design, and provides exercises in each section to reinforce the book's principles.
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Bryan A. Garner is the preseident of LawProse, Inc., a leading provider of continuing legal education in writing. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Southern Methodist University. His books include A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Securities Disclosure in Plain English, and The Winning Brief. He is also editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary.
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2001. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PrefaceIntroductionPart One: Principles for All Legal WritingFraming Your Thoughts1. Have something to sayand think it through.2. For maximal efficiency, plan your writing projects. Try nonlinear outlining.3. Order your material in a logical sequence. Use chronology when presenting facts. Keep related material together.4. Divide the document into sections, and divide sections into smaller parts as needed. Use informative headings for the sections and subsections.Phrasing Your Sentences5. Omit needless words.6. Keep your average sentence length about 20 words.7. Keep the subject, the verb, and the object togethertoward the beginning of the sentence.8. Prefer the active voice over the passive.9. Use parallel phrasing for parallel ideas.10. Avoid multiple negatives.11. End sentences emphatically.Choosing Your Words12. Learn to detest simplifiable jargon.13. Use strong, precise verbs. Minimize is, are, was,and were.14. Turn -ion words into verbs when you can.15. Simplify wordy phrases. Watch out for of.16. Avoid doublets and triplets.17. Refer to people and companies by name.18. Don't habitually use parenthetical shorthand names. Use them only when you really need them.19. Shun newfangled acronyms.20. Make everything you write speakable.Part Two: Principles Mainly for Analytical and Persuasive Writing21. Plan all three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the end.22. Use the "deep issue" to spill the beans on the first page.23. Summarize. Don't overparticularize.24. Introduce each paragraph with a topic sentence.25. Bridge between paragraphs.26. Vary the length of your paragraphs, but generally keep them short.27. Provide signposts along the way.28. Unclutter the text by moving citations into footnotes.29. Weave quotations deftly into your narrative.30. Be forthright in dealing with counterarguments.Part Three: Principles Mainly for Legal Drafting31. Draft for an ordinary reader, not for a mythical judge who might someday review the document.32. Organize provisions in order of descending importance.33. Minimize definitions. If you have more than just a few, put them in a schedule at the endnot at the beginning.34. Break down enumerations into parallel provisions. Put every list of subparts at the end of the sentencenever at the beginning or in the middle.35. Delete every shall.36. Don't use provisos.37. Replace and/orwherever it appears.38. Prefer the singular over the plural.39. Prefer numerals, not words, to denote amounts. Avoid word-numeral doublets.40. If you don't understand a form provisionor don't understand why it should be included in your documenttry diligently to gain that understanding. If you still can't understand it, cut it.Part Four: Principles for Document Design41. Use a readable typeface.42. Create ample white spaceand use it meaningfully.43. Highlight ideas with attention-getters such as bullets.44. Don't use all capitals, and avoid initial capitals.45. For a long document, make a table of contents.Part Five: Methods for Continued Improvement46. Embrace constructive criticism.47. Edit yourself systematically.48. Learn how to find reliable answers to questions of grammar and usage.49. Habitually gauge your own readerly likes and dislikes, as well as those of other readers.50. Remember that good writing makes the reader's job easy; bad writing makes it hard.Appendix A: How to PunctuateAppendix B: Four Model Documents1. Research Memorandum2. Motion3. Appellate Brief4. ContractKey to Basic ExercisesIndex. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226284182
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2013. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. 256 pages. Softcover. New book. LAW. Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerfulÑall too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner's Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. 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. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book's principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward. "Interspersed with rules of good writing is a revolutionary manifesto packaged in a plain gray wrapper. This book won't draw attention merely by sitting on your shelf, but if you put certain pieces of its advice in the next legal document you draft, you are sure to raise the eyebrows of any lawyer who reads it." --Trial "This magnificent book explains every major principle of plain legal writing in a way that no other book has ever done. Based on years of Garner's research and teaching, this book elevates the standard of what a legal-writing text can and should be. Get a copy for every law student, lawyer, and legislator that you know." --Mark E. Wojcik, John Marshall Law School "This easy-to-follow guide is useful both as a general course of instruction and as a targeted aid in solving particular legal writing problems." --Harvard Law Review "Garner's work is a significant improvement [over other books] . . . . Those who are willing to approach the book systematically and to complete the exercises will see dramatic improvements in their writing." --Law Library Journal "The importance of improving writing skills . . . is also the central theme of one of my favourite books of the year: Garner's Legal Writing in Plain English. Much more exciting than the title suggests, it leads the reader through a series of observations and exercises to develop a simple, clear and elegant writing style. My only regret is that it is written for a US market with corresponding examples. There is surely a need for a UK version, which should routinely be given to all law students, trainees and even some senior partners." --Sarah Greer | Times Higher Education Textbook Guide (UK) (Key Words: Writing, Law, Bryan A. Garner, Legal Studies, Reference Books, Bibliography). Second Edition. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing. book. Codice libro della libreria 80622X1
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0226284182
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226284182