Legal Writing in a Nutshell

Legal Writing in a Nutshell is the lawyer's handbook for writing more plainly, precisely, efficiently, and effectively. Provides keys to organizing legal memoranda and briefs; to crafting clear and concise sentences; to using legal language accurately; to proper use of grammar and punctuation; and to writing persuasively using classical rhetorical techniques. Describes a method for analyzing an individual writing style and improving it, including a sample analysis. Includes new material on Plain English and new samples of legal memoranda and briefs to illustrate effective writing techniques.