Expert Legal Writing

ISBN-10: 0292746881

ISBN-13: 9780292746886

Edition: 1995

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For ten years, Terri LeClercq' "Legal Writing" column in the Texas Bar Journal has helped polish the prose of lawyers and law students, judges and clerks, paralegals, writing instructors, and legal secretaries. This book collects all the advice she has given in her columns into one authoritative guide for expert legal writing. LeClercq covers everything a legal writer needs to know, from the mechanics of grammar and punctuation to the finer points of style, organization, and clarity of meaning. With her practical, readable, and often humorous advice, those who prepare legal documents can rid their prose of mind-numbing "legalese" and write with the clarity and precision that characterize the very best legal writing.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Getting and Keeping a Competitive Edge-- Introduction
Writing like a Lawyer
Writing's a Touchy Subject
Focus on Density
Attorneys and Writer's Block
Min(d)ing the Field: Appellate Judges Speak Out
Manipulating Legal Sentences: First Aid
The Long Sentence
Left-Handed Sentences
Marshmallow Constructions
Cases and Citations Within the Text
Coordination and Subordination: Defining Relationships
Examining Other Professional Prose
Emulating the Pro's Prose: Stylistic Consciousness
Deliberate Sentence Structure
Beware of Ambiguous Modifiers
Manipulating Legal Organization: Structure Is Meaning
Organization and the Deductive Thrust
Organizational Advice for Successful Drafting
Quick Tricks for Organization
Manipulating Words: Bigger Isn't Better
Jargon: Manure, Margarine, and Moderation
Boilerplate: Empty Formalisms
Gender-Neutral Language
That's Not What I Meant
Punctuating for Clarity: The Poetry of Punctuation
Allowing Commas to Create Meaning
Sentence Punctuation Guide
"Quotation Marks?" She Queried-or, The Arbitrary Rules Surrounding Quotation Marks
That Sophisticated Semicolon
Compound Adjectives and Noun Strings
Advice and References: So Go Be an Expert
Testing Your Basics
Grammar Rules Versus Suggestions
Advice to Partners About Advice
Reference Books for Legal Writers
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