Plain Language for Lawyers
Seven years have passed since the publication of the 2nd edition of Plain Language for Lawyers. In that time plain language has taken off in leaps and bounds. Michele M Asprey has comprehensively revised and updated Plain Language for Lawyers for this 3rd edition. The book now covers the significant developments in plain language and the law since 1996. There are 2 new chapters, one on writing email and writing for the internet, and the other on designing documents intended to be read on the computer screen. Chapter 3 (Why plain language?) has been expanded and divided into 2 chapters: Chapter 3 - Why plain language? And Chapter 4 - Plain language around the world, reflecting the many developments in plain language on the international scene
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What about the rules of legal interpretation?
A plain language vocabulary
Email and the internet
Document design basics
Designing documents for the computer screen
Testing your writing
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