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The Legal Writing Handbook

The Legal Writing Handbook Author Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN-10 9781454845591
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 948
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The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, continues in the tradition that has made it a resounding success and a leading text for almost two decades, offering a complete teaching package with everything a student needs for the legal writing course. Features: Updated with the goal of making students practice ready. New chapter on writing e-memos, that is, shorter, less formal memos that might be embedded in an email. Exercises added to the research chapters Expanded chapter on letters that discusses both opinion letters and demand letters.



The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook Author Andrea B. Yelin
ISBN-10 9780735567382
Release 2009
Pages 595
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Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegalsoffers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching.A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths: comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesThoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features: new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.



The Legal Writing Handbook

The Legal Writing Handbook Author Oates
ISBN-10 1454847190
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 234
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The Practice Book is the ideal accompaniment to The Legal Writing Handbook. This comprehensive supplement contains the following: Hundreds of class-tested exercises to help students practice their skills while reinforcing their understanding of the material An accessible format with perforated pages that make it easy to use for both class assignments and individual study An answer key for all the exercises, cross-referenced to The Legal Writing Handbook, Sixth Edition, including short explanations about why a given answer is recommended Exercises for English-as-a-second-language issues Key topics covered in THE LEGAL WRITING HANDBOOK: PRACTICE BOOK: Paragraph length Topic and concluding sentences Active/passive voice Transitions Creating emphasis Conciseness Fragments Grammar Punctuation



Just Writing

Just Writing Author Anne Enquist
ISBN-10 9781454888079
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 448
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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.



Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers Author Deborah E. Bouchoux
ISBN-10 9781454888109
Release 2017-02-05
Pages 400
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.



Just Research

Just Research Author Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN-10 9781454888048
Release 2017-02-05
Pages 176
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Just Research provides students with the information and skills that will enable them to do thorough and cost-effective research as soon as they enter into practice. Highly respected authors Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist describe the sources that can be used to research the most common types of legal issues, for example, issues governed by state statutes and regulations, issues governed by federal statutes and regulations, issues governed by local law, and issued governed by common law.



The Handbook for the New Legal Writer

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer Author Jill Barton
ISBN-10 9781454847489
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 336
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The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the two-semester 1L legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today's millennial law students. The focus of this new coursebook is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents. The authors provide practical instruction on the basic writing and research tasks an attorney does daily. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, and legal research and citation using a "handbook" format, which allows easy access to key information. It also provide the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice.



Legal Research Analysis and Writing

Legal Research  Analysis  and Writing Author William Putman
ISBN-10 9781133591900
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 704
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Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard’s online, and Westlaw’s KeyCite. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Just Memos

Just Memos Author Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN-10 1454894342
Release 2018
Pages 288
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Just Memos, adapted from The Legal Writing Handbook, provides focused coverage on the proper way to write a legal memorandum. The authors explain the features unique to memo writing and how to effectively execute these features in practice. Helpful examples are included throughout the book, including both simple and more complex memoranda to give students insight into the expectations for the finished product. Like the authors' other texts, the authors provide a straightforward, step-by-step approach that is easy for students to understand. Key Features: Expanded chapters on case and statutory interpretation A new chapter on the difference between mandatory and persuasive authority Reorganized, more reader-friendly chapter on writing the discussion section, and expanded chapter that reviews other types of analysis Unique coverage of memo writing by itself, for students who need extra guidance, or for professors who want to add extra coverage to their current legal writing text Information designed to help undergraduates make the transition from different types of academic writing to legal writing, and to help foreign students and foreign lawyers understand the rhetorical preferences of United States lawyers



Legal Writing

Legal Writing Author Richard K. Neumann Jr.
ISBN-10 9781454860068
Release 2015-02-04
Pages 448
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Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book



Just Briefs

Just Briefs Author Laurel Currie Oates
ISBN-10 1454805544
Release 2013
Pages 284
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From the distinguished authors of the popular Legal Writing Handbook, Fourth Edition, comes this clear and focused treatment of briefs, in the authors'effective step-by-step writing style. Developed from the coverage on briefs from the authors' successful Legal Writing Handbook, this text includes: focused coverage on how to write briefs helpful examples of trial and appellate briefs how to present an effective oral argument straightforward, step-by-step exposition Designed to complement any comprehensive legal writing coursebook, Just Briefs, Second Edition, provides clear and focused coverage of the writing techniques unique to creating effective briefs.



The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing

The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing Author William H. Putman
ISBN-10 9781285607306
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 256
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The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing is designed as a desk book for use by practicing paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, and students. It is a reference book that allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered writing questions concerning the following subjects: sentence and paragraph drafting, word selection and usage, spelling, numbers, grammar, punctuation, legal citation, legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. It also includes a chapter on the location of various non fee-based internet and other computer based legal research sources. In addition is a chapter discussing the various time deadlines under federal rules of civil and criminal procedure. The book is color coded so information may be easily located and designed to lie flat on a desk next to a computer. It is written in a non technical manner and designed so that it is easy to understand and use by anyone working in a law office. It includes checklist for use in conjunction with the various types of legal writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Estates in Land and Future Interests

Estates in Land and Future Interests Author John Makdisi
ISBN-10 9781454895350
Release 2017-12
Pages 448
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Proven effective, Estates in Land and Future Interests, Seventh Edition provides an accessible and systematic presentation of the classifications and rules of estates and future interests law. Clear explanations, along with comprehensive problem sets in each chapter, cover all of the rules as they are applied in practice. Students will master this complex area of Property Law by applying the rules and assigning classifications to the hypothetical problems in this practice-based workbook. New to the Seventh Edition: Endnotes with case support for most of the law in the text. Correction of ambivalencies and errors in the sixth edition. Features: Comprehensive problem sets for each chapter (600 problems total) with fully explained and analyzed answers in every chapter provide more effective learning than can hornbooks or other study guides. A skeletal, systematized account of the common law in its modern-day form. Dynamic learning philosophy helping students focus first on the classifications of estates and future interests, then on the rules governing these classifications, and then the Rule against Perpetuities. The book explains the rules and provides problems and answers that carefully lead students from one difficult step to the next, each step building on the ones that went before. Ideal for students in both first-year Property as well as Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Coverage of all the important rules as they are applied today with the goal of providing an integrated understanding in preference to a historical foundation.



Legal Writing for Legal Readers

Legal Writing for Legal Readers Author Mary Beth Beazley
ISBN-10 9781454850540
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 191
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Applying the perspective of the reader to the craft of writing, Legal Writing for Legal Readers teaches the differences between strong and weak legal writing by letting students read examples of both. Students discover how productive it can be to read a well-articulated argument, as compared to one that is illogical and ill conceived. We aren t always able to identify our own faults as writers but as readers, we can see clearly the merits of both the argument and its presentation. The authors sidebars and annotations highlight why one writer fails while another succeeds. Students realize the significance of their own behavior as readers and how that behavior should dictate their writing decisions. As readers, students learn to recognize the specific elements of analysis and structure that make legal writing effective. As writers, they will make better and more informed choices, when they think about it from a reader s perspective. Using the student s own experience as a reader to shed light on what makes legal writing succeed or fail, Legal Writing for Leal Readers features: A range of both strong and weak legal documents, selected to illustrate legal writing concepts Broad coverage that includes memos and briefs, as well as complaints, correspondence, and criminal motions Sidebar comments from the authors that provide context and insight Annotations that incorporate cognitive and behavioral theories to explain why some approaches work better than others Authors with a wealth of experience, in both teaching and practice



ALWD Citation Manual

ALWD Citation Manual Author Darby Dickerson
ISBN-10 0735589305
Release 2010
Pages 661
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ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, now in its Fourth Edition, upholds a single and consistent system of citation for all forms of legal writing. Clearly and attractively presented in an easy-to-use format, edited by Darby Dickerson, a leading authority on American legal citation, the ALWD Citation Manual is simply an outstanding teaching tool. Endorsed by the Association of Legal Writing Directors, (ALWD), a nationwide society of legal writing program directors, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, features: a single, consistent, logical system of citation that can be used for any type of legal document complete coverage of the citation rules that includes: - basic citation - citation for primary and secondary sources - citation of electronic sources - how to incorporate citations into documents - how to quote material and edit quotes properly - court-specific citation formats, commonly used abbreviations, and a sample legal memorandum with proper citation in the Appendices two-color page design that flags key points and highlights examples Fast Formatsquick guides for double-checking citations and Sidebars with facts and tips for avoiding common problems diagrams and charts that illustrate citation style at a glance The Fourth Edition provides: facsimiles of research sources that a first-year law student would use, annotated with the elements in each citation and a sample citation for each flexible citation options for (1) the United States as a party to a suit and (2) using contractions in abbreviations new rules addressing citation of interdisciplinary sources (e.g., plays, concerts, operas) and new technology (e.g., Twitter, e-readers, YouTube video) updated examples throughout the text expanded list of law reviews in Appendix 5 A new Wire-O binding in the Fourth Edition offers greater durability and makes the pages open perfectly flat for ease of use. Self-stick tabs now included in the book encourage students to flag frequently referenced pages for added convenience. Indispensable by design, the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation, Fourth Edition, keeps on getting better



Scholarly Writing for Law Students

Scholarly Writing for Law Students Author Elizabeth Fajans
ISBN-10 1683282078
Release 2017-03-24
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This book fills an important niche in legal-writing literature by teaching law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law-review competitions and how to have their work recognized. It helps novices and more experienced scholars alike to write papers with a minimum of anxiety and a maximum of creativity. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming topics and theses, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. It covers both traditional doctrinal topics and newer areas like empirical studies. There are also chapters on footnotes, avoiding plagiarism, law review practice, and dissemination of student work through publication and submission to national writing competitions. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses, and a rubric for evaluating and editing scholarly papers and articles.



Point Made

Point Made Author Ross Guberman
ISBN-10 9780199943852
Release 2014-04
Pages 352
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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.