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Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

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ISBN-10: 073554588X

ISBN-13: 9780735545885

Edition: 2005

Authors: Deborah E. Bouchoux

List price: $32.95
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Now there is a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference text for legal writers who want to refresh or refine their knowledge of mechanics and style. Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference contains all the information fledgling legal writers need, in an extremely accessible format.These features make Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers a useful companion to any legal writing text:brief and accessible reference concentrates on mechanics and stylefocus on the rules of grammar, style, and usage, with examples and coverage targeted to the needs of legal writers by an author with years of experience teaching legal writing and beginning legal writersimportant section on Legal Documents offers tips and strategies to improve legal writing, as well as samples of a letter, memorandum, trial brief, appellate brief, and a transactional documentnumerous helpful examples of both good and bad writingpractical approach assists students in solving common problems and dilemmas, such as substitutions for 'legalese,' lists of commonly used legal idioms, spelling help, advice on organization and the legal writing process, a description of common legal blunders, proofreading, and document designsmall trim size, comb binding, clear organization, two-color printing, and helpful design elements that highlight important information make the book easy to carry and consulthelpful appendices include Citation Form with both Bluebook and ALWD examples, English as a Second Language, Glossary of Terms, and Glossary of UsageCD-ROM with supplemental exercises is available for instructors who want additional exercises for class usePacked with information designed to encourage the novice legal writer, the text also includes:websites for each topicTips and Strategies in each chapter to highlight key topicsChallenge Exercises in each chapter that allow readers to test their mastery of the materialBrief Table of Contents on the inside front cover and Writing Checklist on the inside back cover for fast reference
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 307
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Contents
Foreword
Help for Writers
Acknowledgments
The Mechanics of Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
Grammar
Punctuation
Spelling
Features of Effective Legal Writing and Organization
Features of Effective Legal Writing
Organization and the Writing Process
Legal Documents, Legal Conventions, and Common Legal Writing Blunders
Legal Correspondence
Legal Memoranda
Legal Briefs
Pleadings and Transactional Documents
Legal Conventions and Legal Writing Blunders
Postwriting Steps and Document Design
Postwriting Steps
Document Design
Citation Form
English as a Second Language
Sample Appellate Court Brief
Answer Keys to Challenges
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Usage
Index