Making Your Point: A Practical Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing

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ALM Media, Incorporated, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 350 pages
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Extracting pieces from four years of persuasive legal-writing columns featured in the New Jersey Law Journal, this compilation acts as a writer’s workshop by examining the typical mistakes writers make and the reasons they make them. Providing a complete legal-writing strategy—from forming proper composition and credibility to injecting perspective, emphasis, and flow—this collection pairs empirical writing training with end-of-column exercises to cement the lessons’ messages.

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Contents

Your Writing Is a Barometer of Your Thinking
8
Seek Feedback on Your Work for a Fresh Perspective
23
Footnotes Are Where the Horse Is Buried
43
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Kenneth F. Oettle is a partner at Sills Cummis Epstein & Gross P.C., where he also chairs the firm's writing program. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.

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