Elements Of Legal Style

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Item#: 9780195141627
Edition 02
Author Garner, Bryan
Cover Hardback
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With expanded coverage in this new edition, The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections, many more examples, and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style--what it is and how to attain it. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of
Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices. Garner
also provides abundant examples from the best legal writers of yesterday and today, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Clarence Darrow, Frank Easter
ook, and Antonin Scalia.
If you want to make your writing clearer, more precise, more persuasive, and above all more stylish, The Elements of Legal Style offers the surest--and the most enjoyable--means to that end.

Review Quotes
\"Publishers each year spew out writing books for law students by the dozen. Forget them. This is the best. We had not believed that this classic work could be substantially improved. The inimitable Mr. Garner has proven this belief wrong, and happily so.\"-ABA Appellate Practice Journal

\"Provides expanded coverage of appropriate legal prose and common errors in legal language....This book speaks not only to lawyers but to other writers as well, urging them to use style to develop persuasion, description, or analysis. Highly Recommended.\"--Li
ary Journal

"Belongs on every lawyer's shelf of essential writing aids."--New York Law Journal "Well worth the price."--Appellate Practice Journal "A vital resource for anyone who wants to write clear and powerful legal prose."--Detroit Legal News "A hard-hitting book....Garner offers such articulate and
well-reasoned advise that I feel guilty for all the lawyer jokes I've told over the years."--Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

"If lawyers all followed the advice that Garner gives here, the rest of us would probably be able to understand legal documents written on our behalf. Besides being a good all-purpose primer on style and usage (it recalls but is much more comprehensive than Strunk and White's Elements of
Style), this book discusses legalisms from absolve to withal."--Copy Editor

\"An excellent reference manual.\"--Bimonthly Review of Law Books

Praise for the first edition:

\"Garner has given to the legal profession [an] extraordinary book....Invaluable.\"--South Dakota Law Review

"Bryan Garner...is rapidly becoming--if he's not there already--America's foremost authority on language and the law."--Barrister