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The elements of legal writing

  • 124 Pages
  • 2.68 MB
  • English
Macmillan Pub. Co., Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International , New York, Toronto, New York
Legal composi
StatementMartha Faulk, Irving M. Mehler.
ContributionsMehler, Irving M.
LC ClassificationsKF250 .F38 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 124 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1425229M
ISBN 100025370456
LC Control Number93036202

Elements of Legal Writing: A Guide to the Principles of Writing Clear, Concise, by. Martha Faulk (Author) › Visit Amazon's Martha Faulk Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and by: 3. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other by: Elements of Legal Writing book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Filled with before-and-after examples and illustrations from the 4/5(8). Elements of Legal Writing. This book focuses on 10 principles of legal writing: clear writing, diction, tone, grammar, syntax, punctuation, capitalization, paragraph construction, organization & format.

Each principle is then broken into easy to understand rules for legal writing. This book is a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of legal prose, which is a special kind of writing with its own rhetorical emphasis.

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Specifically aimed at those whose vocation involves discourses governed by legal logic, this practical guide articulates the basic components and formats found in good legal writing. In addition to covering legal definition and research, this book also includes examples Price: $ The elements of legal writing.

[Martha Faulk; Irving M Mehler] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Martha Faulk; Irving M Mehler. Find more information about: ISBN:   The aim of his book is to help lawyers do the same.

Garner based his The Elements of Legal Style on Strunk and Whites The Elements of Style. The latter is for the general writer, which may include journalists, novelists, or screenwriters; the former is for the. Easy reading follows difficult writing/5.

is a platform for academics to share research papers. Much has been written about legal writing: basic how-to-books and books that aim to enhance your brief writing skills or help you write concisely and accurately.

[4] As practicing lawyers, you have gone beyond the academic approach offered in law school legal writing classes and appreciate that writing as a lawyer is not about saying something. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices.

Garner also provides abundant examples from The elements of legal writing book best legal writers /5(3). The Seven Writing Strategies of Highly Effective Trial Judges, by Ross Guberman Blog (with hat tip to Raymond Ward, the (new) legal writer blog!) This post hits on all of the key elements of great.

The Elements of Legal Writing A Guide to the Principles of Writing Clear, Concise, and Persuasive Legal Documents by Martha Faulk, Irving M. Mehler Published May 1, by Longman. If you feel your legal writing could use some work, by all means, purchase this book; if you're confident in your legal writing, and you're just looking for that little boost, you probably won't find it here.

By way of explanation, here are chapters in this book: 1) Punctuation/5(63). THE ELEMENTS OF LEGAL STYLE Mark P. Painter* In Decemberright after I was elected to the appellate court in Ohio, Bryan Garner came to Cincinnati to give his legal writing seminar.

Garner was not quite yet the guru of all American writing, which he surely is now, but was already preeminent in legal : Mark P.

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Painter. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and.

Writing chart notes, scientific articles, or even parts of textbooks does not prepare one for the type of writing one must do when performing legal work. Scientific-technical writing, legal writing, or the best-selling novel all require different writing styles.

Garner's book must be a help to law students based on other reviews but Reviews: Elements of Legal Writing by Faulk, Martha and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Elements of Legal Writing by Faulk, Martha - AbeBooks.

Anyone who has ever had to write any business document will find "The Elements of Business Writing" the single most effective tool for producing clear, concise, and persuasive prose. Equally useful to executives and support staff, it shows how to: write clearly and powerfully; rid writing of jargon and pompous language; organize material effectively; and avoid errors in spelling, grammar, and usage/5(24).

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New York: Macmillan Pub. Co.,© principles of law – what the law is trying to do in response to particular issues – rather than the rote memorisation of rules and cases.

This means you may need to read passages or chapters in the guide (and the relevant suggested reading materials) several times in order to understand the principles of law.

Kantianism, Postmodernism and Critical Legal Thought presents a challenging alternative theory of legal philosophy. The central thesis of the book suggests an accommodation between three of the most influential contemporary theories of law, Kantianism, postmodernism and critical legal thought. Praise for The Elements of Legal Style: “Publishers each year spew out writing books for law students by the dozen.

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This is the best.” — The ABA Appellate Practice Journal “Garner upholds the spirit of Strunk & White and advances the cause of good writing in a field in which it is sorely lacking.” — Harvard Law Review. The Legal Writing Center at the City University of New York School of Law offers a ton of great online resources to help with all sorts of legal writings, including tips for drafting client letters, law office memorandums and briefs to the court.

Specifically regarding legal writing, Judge Easterbrook opines that the following books should be present on every attorney’s bookshelf: 1. “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges,” by Antonin Scalia & Bryan Garner. “The Elements of Style,” by William Strunk & E. White.

“The Elements of Legal Style,” by Bryan. Book. As has been true of all editions released sinceit is also indexed to the The Bluebook and the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation.

Importantly, however, it documents the many respects in which contemporary legal writing, very often following guidelines set out in court rules or style guides, diverges from the citation formats specified.

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One of the most important of these skills is legal writing. The existing literature on legal writing contains various rules and sugges-tions as to how legal writers can improve their writing skills. Yet it lacks an adequate theoretical account of the fundamental nature of good legal by: 3.

First introduced to Bryan A. Garner at one of his brief writing seminar, several years ago, I have since been a loyal reader of his works. This book is (1) a reference book, (2) an invaluable resource, (3) more than just a grammar or style book ever thought of being, (4) chocked full of historical information and legal literary quotes, (5) presented in a humorous and accessible manner, and (6 Reviews: Legal Writing Websites & Blogs.

The Legal Writing Institute is a "non-profit organization dedicated to improving legal writing by providing a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research." Holds an annual summer conference. Publishes a journal (Legal Writing), newsletter, conference bibliographies, and a brochure on plagiarism.

Bryan Andrew Garner (born ) is an American lawyer, lexicographer, and teacher who has written more than two dozen books about English usage and style as well as advocacy. He also wrote two books with Justice Antonin Scalia: Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges () and Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts ().

The founder and president of LawProse Inc., he. The Elements (Ancient Greek: Στοιχεῖα Stoicheia) is a mathematical treatise consisting of 13 books attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt c.

BC. It is a collection of definitions, postulates, propositions (theorems and constructions), and mathematical proofs of the books cover plane and solid Euclidean geometry Missing: Legal Writing.This basic guidebook to legal writing focuses on the concepts of legal writing, elements of the office memorandum and briefs.

Samples in the appendices of the book include a memorandum, the defendant's brief to the trial court, the plaintiff's brief to the trial court, trial court decision, and the appellant and appellee's brief.As part of the ongoing celebration of the Legal Writing In-stitute’s 25th anniversary, the Editors of the Legal Writing Jour-nal and the Mercer Law Review organized a day-long symposium to reflect on the history and look toward the future of both LWI and the discipline of legal writing.