The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing, Spiral bound Version

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Author: William H. Putman, JD
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9781401865979
ISBN 10: 1401865976
Copyright: 2006

Price: $39.95

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The Pocket Guide to Legal Writing is designed as a desk book for use by practicing paralegals, legal assistants, attorneys, and students. It is a reference book that allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered writing questions concerning the following subjects: sentence and paragraph drafting, word selection and usage, spelling, numbers, grammar, punctuation, legal citation, legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs. It also includes a chapter on the location of various non fee-based internet and other computer based legal research sources. In addition is a chapter discussing the various time deadlines under federal rules of civil and criminal procedure. The book is color coded so information may be easily located and designed to lie flat on a desk next to a computer. It is written in a non technical manner and designed so that it is easy to understand and use by anyone working in a law office. It includes checklist for use in conjunction with the various types of legal writing.


  • Information is easy to understand and access
  • A chapter on the legal writing
  • A separate chapter on legal citation
  • A chapter on law related web sites
  • Detailed instructions on drafting legal correspondence, legal research memoranda, and court briefs

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