Guide to legal writing style

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Little, Brown, 1995 - Law - 198 pages
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In this concise, and easy-to-use paperback, veteran legal writing professor Terri LeClercq offers hundreds of practical pointers to help your students develop good legal writing skills. In four chapters, LeClercq covers all of the key areas essential to clear legal writing--from macro and micro organizational techniques to sentence structure, word choice, and punctuation.

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Contents

Organizing with Style
1
Creating Sentences with Style
29
Long Sentences
36
Add Signposts to Long Sentences
42
LeftHanded Sentences
50
ExcessiveIntrusive Quotations
58
Faulty Parallelism
64
Conclusion
70
Punctuating with Style
113
Grammar and Punctuation Reviews
137
Annotated Student Examples
143
STATEMENT OF FACTS 2
154
Decedents Conduct During the Course
165
Answers to Additional Exercises
175
Annotated Bibliography
193
Copyright

Choosing Words with Style
77

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About the author (1995)

LeClercq has taught writing and composition for many years, including fourteen years at the School of Law, University of Texas.

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