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The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well
Author: Tom Goldstein

ISBN: 9780520288430
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 23 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Description:
This best-selling, eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Usage notes address lawyers' most common errors, and editing exercises (with a suggested revision key that includes detailed explanations) allow you to test your skills, making this an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers as well as a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised third edition contains examples of lawyers' original prose and provides a robust set of techniques that you can use to shorten, sharpen, and shape the words that constitute your livelihood.

New chapters in this edition cover such important topics as:

Getting to the point
Communicating digitally
Writing persuasively
Twenty-five common mistakes

About the Author

Tom Goldstein is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Media Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Jethro K. Lieberman is Martin...

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