Plain Language for Lawyers

Plain Language for Lawyers Author Michele M. Asprey
ISBN-10 1862874646
Release 2003-01
Pages 330
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Seven years have passed since the publication of the 2nd edition of Plain Language for Lawyers. In that time plain language has taken off in leaps and bounds. Michele M Asprey has comprehensively revised and updated Plain Language for Lawyers for this 3rd edition. The book now covers the significant developments in plain language and the law since 1996. There are 2 new chapters, one on writing email and writing for the internet, and the other on designing documents intended to be read on the computer screen. Chapter 3 (Why plain language?) has been expanded and divided into 2 chapters: Chapter 3 - Why plain language? And Chapter 4 - Plain language around the world, reflecting the many developments in plain language on the international scene



Plain Language for Lawyers

Plain Language for Lawyers Author Michele M. Asprey
ISBN-10 1862877750
Release 2010
Pages 355
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The idea that lawyers can - and should - write in plain language is not new. There have always been plain language lawyers. There just arenâe(tm)t enough of them. The plain language movement in Australia has been with us for decades. Plain language has been taught in law schools in Australia for almost 20 years. But still too many lawyers donâe(tm)t write in language that clients, and other readers, can understand. Plain Language for Lawyers can help. Over the 18 years it has been in print and it has established itself in Australia and overseas as a comprehensive, entertaining and enormously useful text. It includes international references, contains practical advice, and can be read and enjoyed by anyone who is interested in plain language in the law. The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated. All cases, legislation and text references have been updated to 2009 Recent international developments in plain language are included Chapter 12, on the principles of legal interpretation, has been completely rewritten to cover the latest case law Chapter 13, the plain language vocabulary, has been extended Chapter 14, on email and the internet, has been updated, and includes the latest on defamation law Chapter 15 and 16, which cover document design for both print and the computer screen, have both been revised to include the latest research findings on typography, and the way we read and comprehend on-line material The global financial crisis has shown how complex legal and financial documents can conceal dangers for readers who donâe(tm)t understand the legal risks of modern financial products. Now, more than ever, it is time for Plain Language for Lawyers.



Plain Language for Lawyers

Plain Language for Lawyers Author
ISBN-10 1862877866
Release 2010
Pages 363
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A comprehensive, entertaining and enormously useful text. It includes international references, contains practical advice, and can be read and enjoyed by anyone who is interested in plain language in the law.



Lifting the Fog of Legalese

Lifting the Fog of Legalese Author Joseph Kimble
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105064102630
Release 2006
Pages 199
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"Professor Joseph Kimble, a leading expert on plain language, has collected in this one book many of his published essays. They will interest and inform judges, lawyers, law students, legal scholars, and anyone else who engages in legal writing."--BOOK JACKET.



Plain English for Lawyers

Plain English for Lawyers Author Richard Wydick
ISBN-10 0890892989
Release 1995-01-01
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Plain English for Lawyers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Plain English for Lawyers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Plain English for Lawyers book for free.



Plain Language Pleadings

Plain Language Pleadings Author Carol Ann Wilson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105061746132
Release 1996
Pages 221
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"Legal writing is a mess," says the author, and quotes from the leaders of the plain language for lawyers movement. From her "Funeral for Legalese" through her "Editing Checklist," Carol Ann Wilson convinces her readers that lawyers should rid their writing of legalese and that lawyers' assistants can help. "The LA who can draft pleadings is valuable to the lawyer and to the legal profession." And those pleadings should be "concise, powerful, and communicative."



How to write plain English

How to write plain English Author Rudolf Franz Flesch
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038169556
Release 1979-08
Pages 126
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Tackling the obfuscation inherent in legal language, Flesch isolates the elements in legal writing that make most documents beyond the layman's comprehension and offers remedies for each obstacle to easy reading and understanding



Writing for Dollars Writing to Please

Writing for Dollars  Writing to Please Author Joseph Kimble
ISBN-10 1611631912
Release 2012
Pages 167
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This book seeks to change public and legal writing—by making the ultimate case for plain language. The book gathers a large body of evidence for two related truths: using plain language can save businesses and government agencies a ton of money, and plain language serves and satisfies readers in every possible way. The book also debunks the ten biggest myths about plain writing. And it looks back on 40 highlights in plain-language history. Professor Joseph Kimble is a leading international expert on this subject. Here is the book that sums up his important work. His message is vital to every government writer, business writer, and attorney.



Clarity for Lawyers

Clarity for Lawyers Author Mark Adler
ISBN-10 185328985X
Release 2007
Pages 200
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Guiding the reader through the pitfalls of legal writing, Adler explains how to prevent ambiguity and mistakes, therefore saving time and getting the message across effectively.



Legal Language

Legal Language Author Peter M. Tiersma
ISBN-10 0226803031
Release 2000-05-15
Pages 314
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This history of legal language slices through the polysyllabic thicket of legalese. The text shows to what extent legalese is simply a product of its past and demonstrates that arcane vocabulary is not an inevitable feature of our legal system.



Letters for Lawyers

Letters for Lawyers Author Garry Barnsley
ISBN-10 186287333X
Release 2000-01
Pages 210
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Book + CD available as a package or individuallyEvery letter that you write creates a permanent record of the information it contains. Accordingly, it is important to ensure that it accurately reflects your ideas and communicates in a way that satisfies the needs of your reader. Letters also convey an image of the writer and of his or her competence and professionalism. Clearly, it is in your interest to use your letters to create a positive impression.de Groot and Maxwell, Legal Letter Writing, 1994Here's to plain language and clear understanding.Kaspar Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) to Sam Slade (Humphrey Bogart), proposing a toast, in The Maltese Falcon.Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.Sir Winston ChurchillBroadcast address, 9 February 1941Words are a lawyer's tools of trade. Precedents are the templates used to leverage the lawyer's skills and letters are the basic tools of legal practice. Yet often we put much more effort and sophistication into our computerised delivery systems than into our precedents. It takes time and skill to write letters that are concise and plain but also comprehensive and it is hard to find time to keep your letters up-to-date.This book of letters will test the legal profession's interest in practical tools to do the job by offering templates for that deceptively commonplace legal task called conveyancing.The letters are written by a lawyer keen on plain language and have been refined over 30 years of daily application. They can save you time, make you money and let you sleep more soundly at night by providing you and your staff with inbuilt checklists. They can help you build your reputation with your clients for thoroughness and clarity, while evincing and adding to the value of your services.



Modern Legal Drafting

Modern Legal Drafting Author Peter Butt
ISBN-10 9781107292680
Release 2013-03-28
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Modern Legal Drafting provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to drafting legal documents in effective, plain English. Peter Butt, a leading expert in the field, has fully revised and updated the text for this new edition. It combines a practical focus with the legal principles that underpin the use of plain language in law. This dual practical and academic approach distinguishes it from other books in the field. It includes expanded material on the techniques for achieving a style that is both clear and legally sound. It also includes new material on the challenges and merits of drafting in plain language, and provides many before-and-after examples to help both practising lawyers and students develop their skills. It takes an international approach, drawing upon case law and statutes from England, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.



English As a Legal Language

English As a Legal Language Author Christine Rossini
ISBN-10 9041196803
Release 1998-09-18
Pages 320
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"English as a Legal Language is a lawyer's plain language guide to English legal terminology. Anyone who finds it difficult to express legal terms in English simply looks under the general heading to find the relevant terms and their usage. This book can also be used to find explanations of words from a translating dictionary. Further, it is structured as a thesaurus, organized according to topic with an alphabetical index. More and more, lawyers need the English language. But attempts to convert the language to meet one's own purpose often result in misconceptions. English legal language has its roots in the Anglo-American legal tradition and the non-native speaking lawyer may have difficulty understanding a word choice in English without also seeing how it fits into legal thinking and relates to other words in the subject area as a whole. "English as a Legal Language offers a comparative lexicon of US and UK legal systems, with references to European legal systems. Special features of this work include: - The vocabulary of an entire area of law in each section; - A verb section which provides guidance on substantives, adjectives, adverbs, phrases, usage, as well as sample sentences and clues about typical mistakes; and - An index which gives an alphabetical rendition of the topically ordered definitions - essential for words that have multiple definitions. All lawyers working in English, and especially continental European lawyers, will find this book indispensable in their practices. The book is also of prime interest to business people, accountants, translators, legal secretaries and students. It will enable all practitioners and academics to express complex ideas inEnglish, to understand the intricacies of English as a legal language, and to avoid the potential mishaps, when language barriers prevent a true meeting of minds.



Nolo s Plain English Law Dictionary

Nolo s Plain English Law Dictionary Author Gerald Hill Attorney
ISBN-10 9781413315493
Release 2009-05-11
Pages 477
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Learn the language of the law, without the legalese! Open the average law dictionary and chances are you'll feel more confused than before you read a word. Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary is different. From "abrogate" to "zero tape", we've cut down on the Latin and defined common (and some not-so-common) terms you can really use to understand and access the law. Set aside those dusty, outdated law dictionaries! Written for the 21st century, this essential reference contains complete definitions of the legal terms you need today. If you're a law student, paralegal, accountant, small business owner or librarian -- anyone whose work or life touches the law -- this fully up-to-date A to Z guide puts access to the law into your hands. Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary contains 3,800 plain-English legal definitions, including many newly coined terms you'll find online and off, such as "typosquatting" and "patent troll". Of course, if you need definitions for legal standards -- even when they're in Latin -- you'll find those here too. Plus, find a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America for your reference in the pages following the complete list of definitions.



Lawyers Should Use Plain Language

Lawyers Should Use Plain Language Author Carol M. Bast
ISBN-10 OCLC:964522618
Release 1995
Pages 67
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Lawyers Should Use Plain Language has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lawyers Should Use Plain Language also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lawyers Should Use Plain Language book for free.



Legal Writing in Plain English

Legal Writing in Plain English Author Bryan A. Garner
ISBN-10 0226284174
Release 2001-06-24
Pages 227
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An concise reference to legal writing offers tips on organizing ideas and expressing ideas clearly, with dozens of samples from the real world to illustrate the main points. Original.



Hereof Thereof and Everywhereof

Hereof  Thereof  and Everywhereof Author Howard Darmstadter
ISBN-10 159031977X
Release 2008
Pages 239
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This update of Howard Darmstadter's witty, accessible guide to legal drafting reminds practitioners how best to choose their words, to compose clear and succinct sentences, to lay out their documents, and to decide which documents best serve a given scenario. This book may be unconventional, but it is a vital element of any lawyer's library.