Half Title Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
1: About the Authors.
2: General Overview.
3: Approaching the Subject.
4: What Is Legislative Drafting?.
5: The Drafting Process Itself.
6: The First Stage: Preparing to Put Pen to Paper.
7: Defining the Problem and Its Solution.
8: Searching Out the Collateral Questions.
9: Organizing the Bill.
10: Writing the Bill: Preliminary Considerations.
11: The Mechanics of Good Writing.
12: The Roman Rule, Modified.
14: Writing the Provisions of a Prototypical Bill.
15: General Considerations.
16: The Introductory Provisions.
17: The Central Provisions.
18: The Caboose.
19: Writing Amendatory Provisions.
20: General Considerations.
21: The Basic Amendatory Tools.
22: Amendatory Form and Style.
23: Organization of Amendments.
24: Amendatory Cautions.
25: Style, Form, and Usage Generally.
26: General Considerations.
27: Breakdown, Designation, and Headings of Subdivisions.
28: Grammatical Considerations.
29: Word Usage in General.
30: Devices Especially Suited for Coping with Complexity.
31: References to Statutory Provisions.
32: References to Nonstatutory Provisions.
33: Dealing with Effective Dates.
34: Other Usages and Considerations.
35: The Role of the Courts.
36: Statutory Construction.
37: Significant Case Law for the Drafter.
38: The Uniquely Federal Forms and Styles.
39: Typography and Typographical Terminology.
40: Locations and Forms of Existing Federal Law.
41: Legislative Vehicles in Congress.
42: Federal Drafting Styles.
43: Federal Parliamentary Considerations.
44: State and Regulatory Drafting Considerations.
45: Drafters of Nonfederal Law.
46: Considerations in Drafting Regulations.
A Quick Guide to The Legislative Drafter's Desk Reference.
List of Cases Cited.