The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference

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Aspen Publishers, 2005 - Law - 307 pages
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Now there is a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference text for legal writers who want to refresh or refine their knowledge of mechanics and style. Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference contains all the information fledgling legal writers need, In an extremely accessible format. These features make Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers a useful companion to any legal writing text: brief and accessible reference concentrates on mechanics and style focus on the rules of grammar, style, and usage, with examples and coverage targeted To The needs of legal writers by an author with years of experience teaching legal writing and beginning legal writers important section on Legal Documents offers tips and strategies to improve legal writing, As well as samples of a letter, memorandum, trial brief, appellate brief, and a transactional document numerous helpful examples of both good and bad writing practical approach assists students in solving common problems and dilemmas, such as substitutions for 'legalese,' lists of commonly used legal idioms, spelling help, advice on organization And The legal writing process, a description of common legal blunders, proofreading, and document design small trim size, comb binding, clear organization, two-color printing, and helpful design elements that highlight important information make the book easy to carry and consult helpful appendices include Citation Form with both Bluebook and ALWD examples, English as a Second Language, Glossary of Terms, and Glossary of Usage CD-ROM with supplemental exercises is available for instructors who want additional exercises for class use Packed with information designed to encourage the novice legal writer, The text also includes: websites for each topic Tips and Strategies in each chapter to highlight key topics Challenge Exercises in each chapter that allow readers to test their mastery of the material Brief Table of Contents on the inside front cover and Writing Checklist on the inside back cover for fast reference

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About the author (2005)

Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of nine textbooks in the paralegal field and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.

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