Drafting Legal Documents: Principles and Practices
This edition is designed to accommodate either a focus on individual documents one at a time or a focus on transferable skills. Revised and expanded chapters on the skills of using clients and documents as resources; drafting with flexible language; avoiding inadvertent ambiguity; defining terms and naming concepts; and making stylistic choices.
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Checklist for Drafting Motions
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affidavit affirmative defenses agree agreement alarm system allegations ambiguity amended ANNOTATED SAMPLE answer application appropriate attorney attorney's beneficiary bequests bill Board cause of action Civil Procedure claim client codicil complaint condominium construction contract contractor corporation Counterclaimant County court covenants cross-claims damages declaration defendant defendant's definitions deny document DONOFREY drafter Drafting Assignment employees facts filed GEORGE BRYANT headings hereby homesite housekeeping provisions injury introductory clause JANICE ANDREWS JARDON jurisdiction landlord lawyer lease Legal Drafting legalese legislation lexical definitions liability lines litigation matter means ment motion negative pregnant notice ordinance owner parties payment Personal Representative plain language plain language movement Plaintiff pleading premises PRIETO purpose recitals redraft reference release replevin response rules sentence specific statement statute stipulative definitions structure summary judgment swimming pool tenant testator tion violation words writing