A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634259644
Category: Law
Page: 584
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"This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. [The author] highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate...reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples."--

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614388036
Category: Law
Page: 477
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A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Third Edition is a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuates it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the U.S. and internationally. This manual's focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.

Drafting Contracts

How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do
Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454829052
Category: Law
Page: 576
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An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Contract Drafting

Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice
Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427950
Category: Law
Page: 311
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Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.

Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate


Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: ALM Publishing
ISBN: 9781588521057
Category: Law
Page: 675
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This resource educates lawyers and business professionals on how to draft "boilerplate" provisions, a legal term that refers to the standardized, one-size-fits-all provisions that generally appear at the end of a contract. Each chapter tackles one of 20 provisions and analyzes why it is important, the key legal and business issues raised, and how to draft the provision to suit a particular transaction. This analysis not only helps readers better understand how to draft these provisions in their contracts, but also helps them better understand the other party's proposed provision.

Basic Contract Drafting Assignments

A Narrative Approach
Author: Sue Payne
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454831766
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Basic Contract Drafting Assignments: A Narrative Approach is a unique supplement of contract drafting exercises designed to be used with any contracts or drafting course book. Instructors who want to incorporate drafting exercises into the classroom experience will find an invaluable asset in his supplement, which provides students with the tools necessary to develop skills that can be applied to various types of advanced transactional work. Divided into four interest-catching sequences, this concise paperback takes a narrative approach, and gives students the opportunity to learn by doing: The first assignment in each sequence introduces the clients, their businesses, and their needs. In the second and third assignments those clients evolve and grow, and their business needs change. Each sequence features assignments of varying lengths and types, including gathering information, interviewing the client, outlining the issues that need to be considered from both sides of the table, and drafting the necessary memos, letters, and final contract. The assignments focus on methodologies in four areas: How to conceptualize in writing the parties rights, duties, risks, and protections. How to organize a contract on both the macro and the micro levels. How to draft for clarity and enforceability. How to express boilerplate terms. Additional resources for students and instructors include: Entertaining and informative appendices, among them What Deal Lawyers Say to Each Other: A Dictionary of Contract Negotiation and Drafting Slang Ten Tips for Interviewing a Client about a Transaction Decoding the Comments on Student Contracts: Some Samples with Illustrations Basic Contract Drafting Assignments will augment and enhance any book you are currently using by providing a wealth exercises that will help students learn real-world drafting techniques and skills.

The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses

A Practical Approach
Author: Nancy S. Kim
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783479434
Category: Law
Page: 224
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This accessible textbook helps students learn essential transactional skills by explaining the meaning and purpose of common contract clauses and exploring some potential pitfalls associated with their use. Nancy Kim utilizes select case summaries and contract clause examples to illustrate doctrinal concepts and how they may affect a transaction. The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses will prove to be an invaluable resource in the classroom, as it will support law students in becoming preventive lawyers by teaching them how to preempt problems, reduce risks and add value to transactions.

The Elements of Contract Drafting with Questions and Clauses for Consideration


Author: George W. Kuney
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314266040
Category: Law
Page: 300
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This book is a practical, brief, to-the-point text covering the fundamental working parts of a contract and how one should be prepared. It provides an overview of the issues and processes involved in drafting contracts and transactional documents. It enables students to analyze the basic structure of contracts and other deal documents and develop the macro and micro techniques used to efficiently create those documents with precision and clarity. It provides the principles necessary for an understanding of the common structures of transactional documents and their provisions that can then be applied to specific transactions. Beyond structural drafting, this book also covers some of the substantive laws that may affect contracts. This book provides a standard structure that is ideal for a two- to three-credit-hour course taught by full-time or adjunct faculty.

Working with Contracts

What Law School Doesn't Teach You
Author: Charles M. Fox
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
ISBN: 9781402410604
Category: Law
Page: 314
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Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients' goals.

Just Writing

Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer
Author: Anne Enquist,Laurel Currie Oates,Jeremy Francis
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888075
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199826629
Category: Law
Page: 528
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Good legal writing wins court cases. It its first edition, The Winning Brief proved that the key to writing well is understanding the judicial readership. Now, in a revised and updated version of this modern classic, Bryan A. Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections. Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. In Garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak," he warns-and demonstrates how to do just that. Beginning each tip with a set of quotable quotes from experts, he then gives masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, The Winning Brief also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs. Constantly collecting material from his seminars and polling judges for their preferences, the second edition delivers the same solid guidelines with even more supporting evidence. Including for the first time sections on the ever-changing rules of acceptable legal writing, Garner's new edition keeps even the most seasoned lawyers on their toes and writing briefs that win cases. An invaluable resource for attorneys, law clerks, judges, paralegals, law students and their teachers, The Winning Brief has the qualities that make all of Garner's books so popular: authority, accessibility, and page after page of techniques that work. If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf--it should be open on your desk.

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts


Author: Mark Anderson,Victor Warner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784512664
Category: Commercial law
Page: 378
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Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is the 'one-stop-shop' for practical contractual matters, making it essential reading for anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.This book includes:- A guide to the common legal issues in negotiating and drafting contracts- An explanation of the structure and content of a commercial contract- Good and bad practice in drafting (and in using clear, modern English)- The meaning and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon- The formalities for creating and signing contracts- Guidance on the interpretation of contracts- Steps to take, and what to check for in a contract to eliminate errors (including lists of what to check for in different situations)- Practical measures to protect documents from unwanted alteration, to remove metadata and sensitive information and to secure documents- Drafting and legal issues when contracting with consumersThe Fourth Edition has been fully updated to take account of important court decisions regarding the interpretation of contracts and changes in consumer legislation.Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Fourth Edition is for everyone who wishes to understand, or has to negotiate or draft, a commercial contract. This includes commercial lawyers, contract managers, in-house lawyers, lawyers in private practice, LPC course tutors and law and business students.

One L

The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429939560
Category: Law
Page: 337
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One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent, one of the best-selling and most talked about books of 1987. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are. In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.

The Redbook

A Manual on Legal Style
Author: Bryan A. Garner,Jeff Newman,Tiger Jackson
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314168917
Category: Law
Page: 510
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers, answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style -- both rules and exceptions. It also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design. Features: * Cautions on use of 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms, along with their everyday English translations * Details rules for 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts * Explains the correct usage of more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers * Gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters and demand letters, research memos, and contracts * Provides model documents of all types of legal documents and pleadings Reviews 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts

The Tech Contracts Handbook


Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634251785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.

Cloud Computing Law


Author: Christopher Millard
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199671670
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Building on innovative research undertaken by the 'Cloud Legal Project' at Queen Mary, University of London, this work analyses the key legal and regulatory issues relevant to cloud computing under European and English law.