Plain Language for Lawyers

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Federation Press, 2003 - Law - 330 pages
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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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Contents

What is this book about?
1
What is plain language?
11
Why plain language?
26
Plain language around the world
60
Fundamentals
79
Structure
92
Words
116
Grammatical structures to avoid
136
What about the rules of legal interpretation?
205
A plain language vocabulary
219
Email and the internet
227
Document design basics
242
Designing documents for the computer screen
270
Testing your writing
288
Any questions?
306
Thank you
313

Legal affectations and other nasty habits
162
Overused words and formulas
182
big problems
187

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Law as Culture
Kathy Laster
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