The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style

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West Group, Jan 1, 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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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

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19
2Capitalization
45
20
56
3Italics Boldface and Underlines
59
4Document Design
65
5Numbers
75
6Typographic Symbols
83
7Spelling
87
8Citations
105
9Footnotes
117
Stuffy Words and Legalese
157
Troublesome Words
181
Pleadings
311
Contracts
361
Copyright

About the author (2002)

Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor-in-chief of "Black's Law Dictionary", Garner is the author of several best-selling books, including "Garner's""Modern American Usage" and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts" and "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges".

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