Nutshell: Legal Writing

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Nutshell: Legal Writing


One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: common units of legal writing: questions, facts, rules and analysis; relationship between legal reasoning and writing; inductive/deductive process; large-scale organization principles; law office memoranda; persuasive writing techniques; trial practice and trial advocacy court memoranda and appellate briefs; four organizational formats for discussion; sections of memoranda and briefs with examples of analogizing/distinguishing cases; synthesizing rule from cases and statutory analysis; client letters; use of word processing techniques in legal writing; paragraph and sentence structure for clarity; readability; grammar and language mechanics; and choice of legal language.

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