Clear and Precise Writing Skills for Today's Lawyer Fourth Edition - Book & eBook

Clear and Precise Writing Skills for Today's Lawyer Fourth Edition - Book & eBook

By Narrelle Morris, Rosaline Tan


$136.00* RRP

Date: 05/10/2021

Code: 42824631

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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Many students begin a law course believing "real" lawyers write in legalese. Clear and precise Writing Skills for Today's Lawyer, encourages law students and lawyers to use plain English techniques in the language, structure, content, style, and presentation of their writing.

This edition has been updated to reflect changes since the 3rd edition was published in 2010:

  • Chapter 5 on document preparation will be completely re-written;
  • There will be coverage of the ramifications of ineffective and poor writing, specifically with reference to the precise legal practitioners' obligations in the various conduct rules, inlcuding the new uniform professional legislation;
  • New chapter on the type of writing that is done for internal use, rather than focussing on writing for external parties such as the client and the courts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Plain English?

2. Planning Your Document

3. Avoiding Legalese

4. Discriminatory language

5. Document presentation

6. Examples of Legal Writing: Letters, Emails and Research Memoranda

7. Writing for clients with literacy problems

8. The finishing touch




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