The Elements of Legal Style


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195141627
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 268
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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.

The Elements of Legal Style


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 236
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Offers advice on a variety of expository writing concerns, including grammar, clarity, and persuasive rhetoric

The Elements of Legal Writing


Author: Martha Faulk,Irving M. Mehler
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780028608396
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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Offers practical advice on writing clearly, discusses diction, tone, and grammar, and reviews punctuation, syntax, capitalization, and format

Elements of Style


Author: William Strunk Jr.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329199634
Category: Education
Page: 56
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This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in a brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook.

Making Your Case

The Art of Persuading Judges
Author: Antonin Scalia,Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Legalworks
ISBN: 9780314184719
Category: Law
Page: 245
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Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142365
Category: Law
Page: 953
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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.

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 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.

Legal Writing in Plain English

A Text with Exercises
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226284182
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 227
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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful-unfortunately, these adjectives rarely describe legal writing, whether in the form of briefs, opinions, contracts, or statutes. In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking—a skill inseparable from good writing. Replete with common sense and wit, the book draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through more than a decade of teaching in the field. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. Meanwhile, Garner explores important aspects of document design. Basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section reinforce the book's principles. (An answer key to basic exercises is included in the book; answers to intermediate and advanced exercises are provided in a separate Instructor's Manual, free of charge to instructors.) Appendixes include a comprehensive punctuation guide with advice and examples, and four model documents. Today more than ever before, legal professionals cannot afford to ignore the trend toward clear language shorn of jargon. Clients demand it, and courts reward it. Despite the age-old tradition of poor writing in law, Legal Writing in Plain English shows how legal writers can unshackle themselves. Legal Writing in Plain English includes: *Tips on generating thoughts, organizing them, and creating outlines. *Sound advice on expressing your ideas clearly and powerfully. *Dozens of real-life writing examples to illustrate writing problems and solutions. *Exercises to reinforce principles of good writing (also available on the Internet). *Helpful guidance on page layout. *A punctuation guide that shows the correct uses of every punctuation mark. *Model legal documents that demonstrate the power of plain English.

Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424454
Category: Law
Page: 839
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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition

A Text with Exercises
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022603139X
Category: Law
Page: 256
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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

Thinking Like a Writer

A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing
Author: Stephen V. Armstrong,Timothy P. Terrell
Publisher: Practising Law Inst
ISBN: 9781402411281
Category: Law
Page: 427
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Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing gives you the specialized knowledge and techniques to draft clear and compelling legal documents, no matter how complicated the issues involved.

Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195384202
Category: Law
Page: 991
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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

Point Made

How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
Author: Ross Guberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199943850
Category: Law
Page: 352
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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226188850
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 552
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Few people today can write with the same authority on the English language as Bryan A. Garner. In this comprehensive work, he expands his popular and much-consulted chapter from the Chicago Manual of Style to cover not only grammar and usage but also syntax, word formation, and punctuation. The book offers advice and explanations for what constitutes standard literary Englishthe forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the languagealong with some historical context for understanding the development of these forms. Special features include a discussion of how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, coverage of both traditional sentence diagramming and contemporary transformational grammar, and several dozen Google Ngrams illustrating how the usage of specific terms has evolved over the centuries of printed English books. The book concludes with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested readings. It is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner s several decades of study of the English language."

Garner's Modern American Usage


Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195382757
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 942
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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

The Elements of Legal Prose


Author: Norma Procopiow
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 196
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The Elements of Legal Prose offers a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of legal prose, a special kind of writing with its own rhetorical emphasis. Specifically aimed at those whose vocation involves discourses governed by legal logic, this practical guide articulates the basic components and formats found in good legal writing. The Elements of Legal Prose approaches legal writing as a step-by-step process. In addition to covering legal definition and research, this book also includes discussions of style and ethics in this genre, as well as guidance for students applying to law school. The Elements of Legal Prose sets out quickly the special ways of thought and writing which must cover, in readable prose, a subject matter in which anything incomplete or inexact may have very serious consequences.

Elements of Indigenous Style

A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples
Author: Gregory Younging
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 1550597167
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
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Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. This guide features: - Twenty-two succinct style principles. - Advice on culturally appropriate publishing practices, including how to collaborate with Indigenous Peoples, when and how to seek the advice of Elders, and how to respect Indigenous Oral Traditions and Traditional Knowledge. - Terminology to use and to avoid. - Advice on specific editing issues, such as biased language, capitalization, and quoting from historical sources and archives. - Case studies of projects that illustrate best practices.