Legal Writing

Mastering Clarity and Persuasion

Overview

What should a lawyer think about before putting pen to paper? How should lawyers organize their documents? What makes them persuasive? This handbook provides examples and exercises to guide the reader through the process of learning how to communicate persuasively. The chapters deal with such overarching topics as legal writing as a case of project management, general principles of legal writing, and specific good and bad habits.

Table of Contents

Preface: Legal Writing: Use of This Handbook
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Role of Legal Writing in a Lawyer’s Practice
Chapter 1: How to Get Started
Chapter 2: Legal Writing as Project Management
Chapter 3: General Principles of Legal Writing
Chapter 4: Specific Tips: What to Do
Chapter 5: Specific Legal Writing Tips: What to Avoid
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Index
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