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Author Buckley, Marie P.

Title The lawyer's essential guide to writing : proven tools and techniques / Marie Buckley.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, c2011.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    808.06634 BUC    Available
Description xiii, 261 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Note "With tips for transactional attorneys by Ilissa K. Povich"--P. [ii].
Bibliography Includes a usage and punctuations guide, bibliographical references (p. 245-250), and index.
Contents Why writing matters -- Winning the battle for your readers' attention -- The three essential principles for powerful writing -- Plain English and other tricks to help you sound human -- The question of voice and tone -- The transition from academic to professional writing -- Understanding the big picture -- Research : finding and understanding the cases -- Organizing your research for efficient writing -- Beyond research : seeing the big picture in the cases -- Brainstorming -- The process of writing and overcoming writer's block -- Honesty and authorship -- The distinction between a memorandum and a brief -- Using structure to lead from the top -- Memorandum structure -- The story or facts -- The issue -- The conclusion or brief answer -- Substantive headings in the analysis or argument -- The analysis or argument : general thoughts -- Talking about cases and other authority -- The truth about transitions -- Tell your reader what to do next -- Citations -- Deep editing -- Proofreading and finalizing your work -- Using design as a writing tool -- Working with junior colleagues -- Tips for transactional attorneys / Ilissa K. Povich -- Letters -- E-mail -- Blogging -- Housekeeping -- The nutshell summary of this book.
Subject Legal composition.
Law -- United States -- Language.
Added Author Povich, Ilissa K.
American Bar Association. Section of Law Practice Management.
ISBN 9781616329655 (pbk.)
1616329653 (pbk.)

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