Higher Education

Legal Writing, 2nd Edition

  • Steve Barber J.D. University of Evansville & Barber and Hamilton, resp.
  • ISBN-10: 0827375395  |  ISBN-13: 9780827375390
  • 396 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1993
  • © 1997 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $153.00

About

Overview

The importance of communication in the legal environment cannot be underestimated. Effectively using the written word in dealings with clients, legal adversaries, the court, and interoffice communication is vital to ensuring a successful legal career. This book introduces students to the legal thought process and outlines research strategies for effective writing. It provides a basic, but successful, plan in professional writing, focusing on the relationship between legal writing and the legal process.

Features and Benefits

  • checklists, tables, and procedure applications have been included to guide the reader through the process of writing
  • coverage of ethics and the legal implications of good legal writing helps avoid malpractice
  • numerous writing exercises incorporated into each chapter to reinforce critical writing skills

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to Legal Writing. The Law and Legal Thought Process. Research Strategies for Legal Writing. Legal Memoranda. Legal Briefs. Litigation Documents. Legal Correspondence. Transaction Documents. Structure in Legal Documents. Diseases of Legal Writing. Style: Polishing Your Writing. Editing. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

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The importance of communication in the legal environment cannot be underestimated. Effectively using the written word in dealings with clients, legal adversaries, the court, and interoffice communication is vital to ensuring a successful legal career. This book introduces students to the legal thought process and outlines research strategies for effective writing. It provides a basic, but successful, plan in professional writing, focusing on the relationship between legal writing and the legal process.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Barber J.D.

Steve Barber, J.D. is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana and partner in the law firm of Barber and Hamilton