The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well

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University of California Press, 2003 M01 13 - 287 páginas
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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Journalist Goldstein and law professor/journalist Lieberman examine the most common usage and style mistakes which make legal writing one of the most criticized forms of technical writing. The text is ... Leer comentario completo

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THE PROCESS OF WRITING
35
MANAGING YOUR PROSE
77
NOTES
199
USAGE NOTES
209
AN EDITING CHECKLIST
229
EDITING EXERCISES
237
SUGGESTED REVISIONS TO EDITING EXERCISES
241
REFERENCE WORKS
249
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
257
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
267
INDEX
269
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Tom Goldstein is former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and author of Killing the Messenger: 100 Years of Media Criticism (1989) and The News at Any Cost: How Journalists Compromise Their Ethics to Shape the News (1985). Jethro K. Lieberman is Associate Dean, Professor of Law, and Director of the Writing Program at New York Law School, as well as Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is the coauthor of The Lawyer's Craft: An Introduction to Legal Analysis, Writing, Research, and Advocacy (2002) and author of A Practical Companion to the Constitution: How the Supreme Court Has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning (California, 1999).

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