The redbook: a manual on legal style

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West Group, 2002 - Law - 399 pages
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An indispensable aid for anyone who prepares legal documents ? including law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges ? Garner's The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style provides the comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. It gives detailed, authoritative advice on grammar, style, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal contexts. The Redbook focuses on the special needs of legal writers, emphasizing the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections cover editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, overall document design, and more. The Redbook also gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters, demand letters, research memos, and contracts. It explains the correct usage of and provides everyday English translations for more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers, 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts, 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts, and 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms.

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User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

If you're a law student and don't have this, you're stupid. If you're writing for law review and don't have this, you're just wasting time. Everyone else, move on, there's nothing for you here. Read full review

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Contents

Punctuation
3
2 Capitalization
45
3 Italics Boldface and Underlining
59
Document Design
65
Numbers
75
Typographic Symbols
83
7Spelling
87
Citations
105
Editing and Proofreading
279
Research Memos
285
Opinion Letters
297
16 Demand Letters
305
Pleadings
311
Motions
319
19 Appellate Briefs
331
Contracts
361

9 Footnotes
117
Grammar
123
11 Stuffy Words and Legalese
157
12 Troublesome Words
181
Word Index
371
General Index
391
Copyright