Citations with the tag: LEGAL composition
Results 1 - 50
- Contract News: BRIEFS.
// Horticulture Week; 2/12/2010, p14
The article offers news briefs related to business contracts in Great Britain.
- The art of persuasive legal writing.
McElhaney, James W. // ABA Journal; Jan1996, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p76
Discusses persuasive legal writing. Having something to say; Thinking first before writing; Telling the story; Making sense out of the law; Making every point a good one; Making writing stand out.
- Romancing the verb.
Lewis, Daniel B. // ABA Journal; Feb86, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p94
Advises lawyers on the use of verbs in persuasive writing. Definition of verbs; Tenses and moods of verbs; Use of verbs; Use of the forms of the verb 'to be'; Preference for the active over the passive voice; Switch to an active voice.
- Write On.
Mills, Jeffrey H. // ABA Journal; Sep90, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p92
Discusses an option taken by U.S. lawyers and law firms, that is, to hire a professional writer, to do their writing for them. Consequences of bad writing by lawyers; Functions of a professional staff writer; Aspects of legal writing and technical writing; Concerns about hiring a writer to do...
- Hereinunder, how to write legalese.
Romm, Ethel Grodzins // ABA Journal; Jan1985, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p146
Offers advice on how to write a legal communication. Choice of words; Use of plain English and prepositional phrases; Length of sentences and paragraphs.
- Editors' Note.
Romm, Ethel Grodzins // Verdict; Winter2010, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p3
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Larry Rosenberg on legal brief writing, one by Rosenberg and Debra Satinoff Clayman on crime or fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege and another one by Cynthia Cohen on juror interviews.
- Comma sense.
Romm, Ethel Grodzins // ABA Journal; Dec84, Vol. 70 Issue 12, p132
Focuses on the proper use of punctuation marks in legal composition. Punctuation errors in contracts; Strategies for using commas; Usage of extra clauses.
- THE WRITE STUFF.
Marcotte, Paul // ABA Journal; Sep86, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p34
Reports on U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes' order for one attorney to rewrite his pleadings. Argument that too much legal writing is unnecessarily obtuse; Hughes' emphasis on clear writing in his speeches to the Houston, Texas bar and in law school lectures.
- READY, SET...WAIT!
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Jan1988, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p122
Recommends persuasive writing styles in legal literature. Causes of bad prose; Steps on writing an appellate brief.
- THE WORD ON THE STREET.
Garner, Bryan A. // ABA Journal; Dec88, Vol. 74 Issue 12, p105
Examines how certain pairs of words used in the English language could affect legal composition. Meanings of similar words; Confusion caused by similar words; Effects of the interchanging of word pairs.
- Friends with agendas.
Wohl, Alexander // ABA Journal; Nov96, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p46
Discusses the reasons for the steady increase in amicus curiae briefs submission, which originally intended to provide a court with impartial legal information that was beyond its notice or expertise. Selective distortion of amicus briefs; Recognition of Court decisions' profound implications...
Berger, Linda // Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors; Fall2009, Vol. 6, preceding p1
A preface to the "Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors" is presented.
- Persuasion: An Annotated Bibliography.
Stanchi, Kathryn // Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors; Fall2009, Vol. 6, p75
The sources cited within this issue are presented including "Lay Lawyering," by Gerald P. Lopez, "The Structure of Judicial Opinions," by John Leubsdorf and "Minding the Law," by Jerome Bruner and Anthony Amsterdam.
- Metro Briefs.
Stanchi, Kathryn // New York Amsterdam News; 6/17/2010, Vol. 101 Issue 25, p3
The article offers information on several reports including the legislation of microstamping for semiautomatic guns, the defeat of Divine Allah in a runoff election for the North Ward City Council seat, and the rally of the New Black Panther Party against Newark Police Department's decision to...
- Stalking language: Hunting for the right words.
Romm, Ethel Grodzins // ABA Journal; Jul85, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p122
Recommends persuasive writing styles in legal literature. Strategies for writing effectively; Use of reference books; Implications on lawyers and legal writing.
- VOGUE WORDS ARE CHOKING OUT PROSE.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Aug86, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p82
Recommends persuasive writing styles in legal literature. Suggestions to avoid the use of vogue words and phrases; Points to remember in legal literature; Revisions to a written statute.
- GOOD WORDS FOR WRITING.
McElhaney, James W. // ABA Journal; May2002, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p50
Offers tips on professional writing and speaking for lawyers. Avoidance of unnecessary issues and inconsistent arguments; Focus on adjectives and adverbs; List of words and phrases to be avoided.
- Keeping your balance.
Romm, Ethel Grodzins // ABA Journal; Mar1985, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p125
Provides tips on how lawyers can achieve balance in legal composition. Avoiding wordy sentence construction; Parallel construction of sentences; Constant practice in legal writing.
- Persuasive Writing.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Jan1987, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p90
Discusses several indicators of poor legal composition skills among lawyers. Use of quasi-malapropisms; Use of the specialized lingo of the law profession; Stating the obvious in legal literature.
- '...AND WRITE IN ENGLISH, PLEASE!'
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Apr87, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p90
Discusses common mistakes in legal composition. Incoherent sentences; Wordiness; Policy implications on lawyers and law firms.
- "The Therapeutic Function of Testamentary Formality.".
Glover, Mark; Budge, G. Scott // Trusts & Estates; Mar2013, Vol. 152 Issue 3, p58
A review of the article "The Therapeutic Function of Testamentary Formality" by Mark Glover on the production and execution of wills, which appeared in the "University of Kansas Law Review" in 2012, is presented.
- Law schools must teach legal writing.
Glover, Mark; Budge, G. Scott // American Bar Association Journal; Oct80, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p1304
Comments on several articles from the February 1980 issue of 'Albany Law Review' about the teaching of legal writing by law schools. Reasons for the need to re-examine the teaching of legal writing; Opposition of legal educators on the teaching of legal writing; Importance of the teaching of...
- Watchdog Watch.
Glover, Mark; Budge, G. Scott // Public Finance; Jun2013, Issue 6, p18
The article offers Great Britain news briefs as of June 2013 related to regulation and inspection. Publication of the legislation "The Local Audit and Accountability Bill" abolish the Audit Commission. The National Audit Office has warned that the Whitehall savings are unlikely to be...
- say what?
Leche, Paul // Policy & Practice (19426828); Jun2008, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p35
The author reflects on the mistakes in legal writing in the U.S. He criticizes the writing ability in the lawsuit settlement document drafted by a young legal scribe. He points out that spelling and the proper usage of words are becoming less important for young people. The author also commented...
- Announcing the 1997 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
Leche, Paul // Defense Counsel Journal; Jan1997, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p13
Presents rules and qualifications for the 1997 International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest. Includes eligibility; Subject matter of articles; Authorship and publication requirements; Judging standards.
Leche, Paul // Tennessee Bar Journal; Aug2007, Vol. 43 Issue 8, p5
The article presents several news briefs related to justice administration in Tennessee. The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted several changes on several of its procedures effective July 1, 2007. According to a study, the state spends more in prosecuting the indigent than defending them. The...
Leche, Paul // ABA Journal; Jan1984, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p38
Focuses on memorable remarks and quotes dealing with issues affecting lawyers. Proliferation of legal writing; Suppression of information by the government; Inherent element of invidiousness in any affirmative action program.
- The English language in sex-neutral.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Jun86, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p89
Provides tips on the marked-unmarked usage of language in legal composition. Defenses against alleged sexism in legal composition; Sex-neutral nature of the English language; Policy implications on lawyers and law firms.
Younger, Irving // Xtra (Toronto); 1/15/2009, Issue 632, p17
This section offers news briefs related to the gay community including the court appearance made by Mark Scott, who was charged with assaulting two Oshawa lesbians in front of their children and the deal being offered by the Toronto Marlboros junior hockey team with the Canadian Gay Shinny...
- Win your case with good legal writing.
Castle, Linda L. // ABA Journal; Jun85, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p129
Summarizes an article on drafting lawsuit papers previously published i the periodical 'Thomas Cooley Law Review.' Style in legal writing; Elimination of archaic legalese from lawsuit papers.
- THE TRIAL MEMO-DON'T TRY A CASE WITHOUT IT.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Sep86, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p98
Presents recommendations for lawyers on writing a trial memorandum. Outline of the kind of trial memorandum that is useful to a judge; Short paragraph telling the judge how the case arose; Listing of witnesses in the order in which a lawyer plans to call them; Identification of...
- CHAINS REQUIRED.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Nov87, Vol. 73 Issue 11, p131
Deals with issues in legal writing. Three forms of legal reasoning commonly encountered in legal writing; Art of using language for the purpose of persuasion.
- JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE.
Younger, Irving // ABA Journal; Feb88, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p104
Presents suggestions for writing an appellate brief. Writing of the statement of facts first; Selection of telling facts to be included in the brief; Use of headings and subheadings if the statement of facts is long or complex; Adoption of a tone that is appropriate to the occasion.
- At Issue.
Lavine, Douglas // American Bar Association Journal; Sep83, Vol. 69 Issue 9, p1192
Presents a version of the first chapters of the Book of Genesis, rewritten and condensed in a legalistic manner. Definition of terms; Procedural history.
- HOME WORK.
Lavine, Douglas // City Limits Magazine; May/Jun2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p58
The article presents several news briefs related to the prisons from the U.S. The Osborne Association furthers its founders' goal of a criminal justice system that restores to society the largest number of intelligent, forceful, honest citizens. The Developing Justice program utilizes an...
- SPEAKING FOR THE DEAD: VOICE IN LAST WILLS AND TESTAMENTS.
Sneddon, Karen J. // St. John's Law Review; Spring2011, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p683
The article focuses on the issues related to method of legal drafting of wills and testaments. As mentioned, a will memorializes the individual's personal wishes and hopes for individuals and entities that are important to the individual. It also throws light on the concepts of voice and persona...
- International Research in Children's Literature.
Sneddon, Karen J. // International Research in Children's Literature; Jul2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p123
The article presents news briefs regarding this journal. It states that 21st congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature would take place at Maastricht, Netherlands from August 17-21, 2013. It mentions that the contributors should refer to the journal's style guide...
Sneddon, Karen J. // Lawyer; 10/29/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 42, p80
The article offers news briefs related to the legal sector in Great Britain. The British government may find that there is a little spanner in the works related to its Fraud Bill which gives way through the Parliament. Ashurst's 132 equity partners will meet senior partner Geoffrey Green as part...
- Great Britain.
Sneddon, Karen J. // America; 7/26/1913, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p362
This section offers news briefs in Great Britain as of July 1913. Majority of the House of Lords rejected, for the second time, the Irish Home Rule Bill. After a motion to reject the bill to abolish plural voting at elections in the British Isles had been defeated, it passed its third reading in...
Sneddon, Karen J. // America; 7/26/1913, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p363
This section offers news briefs in Australia as of July 1913. The issue about a combined scheme of immigration for all Australia is to be discussed by the various governments in the continent. The demand for British Columbia fruit in New Zealand and Australia seems to have been greatly...
- Drafting the Arbitration Clause: A Primer on the Opportunities and the Pitfalls.
Sussman, Edna; Kummer, Victoria A. // Dispute Resolution Journal; Feb-Apr2012, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p30
The article presents a review of issues that should be considered prior to drafting effective arbitration clauses in contracts. Topics include the scope of the arbitration agreement, the 'do no harm' principle, and the selection of an arbitral forum. Information is provided on the selection of...
- Amicus Committee's Recent Activities and Call for Proposals.
Wolfe, Zachary // Guild Notes; Winter2006, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p6
The article reports that Amicus Curiae Committee of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has reactivated and call for proposals for court cases suitable for its brief in the U.S. The NLG's amicus brief gives opportunity for the organization to offer its perspective as a radical legal association....
- Movies Movies.
DeBenedictis, Don J. // ABA Journal; Aug90, Vol. 76 Issue 8, p20
Examines an antitrust opinion prepared by Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Movie titles hidden in the antitrust opinion; Wit and imaginative writing shown by Kozinski in the legal opinion; Policy implications on legal composition and the justice system.
- THE INSIDER.
Engquist, Erik; Michaud, Anne // Crain's New York Business; 8/15/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 33, p10
The article presents news briefs related to various issues in New York. New York City transit is taking bids from two manufacturers to supply 350 hybrid electric buses over the next two years. According to recently finalized deals released to the journal last week, the city expects to save an...
- Manners makyth man: The prose style of Justice Scalia.
Fried, Charles // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy; Spring93, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p529
Presents an essay on the writing style of Justice Antonin Scalia. Clarity; Forcefulness; Mastery of the English language; Highlights of Scalia's writings.
- Nurse May Pay A Dear Price For Defaulting On Student Loan.
Ryan, Barbara A. // RN; May2006, Vol. 69 Issue 5, Special section p56
Answers a question regarding the possible remedy in a case wherein a registered nurse is denied to have her student loan discharged based on her medical condition. Advantage of having an escape clause in the event of disability; Responsibility of counsel in the absence of such clause.
- ADVICE FROM APPELLATE JUDGES ON BRIEF WRITING.
Harris, Warren W. // Defense Counsel Journal; Apr2007, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p186
The article provides tips on brief-writing, given by appellate judges. The first tip is to be brief to preserve persuasive edge. Keeping it short also means focusing only on strong arguments. It is important to remember the value of clarity in expression. Credibility is also very important...
- THE AGENCY LAW ORIGINS OF THE NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE.
Natelson, Robert G. // Case Western Reserve Law Review; Winter2004, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p243
Looks into the agency law origins of the necessary and proper clause. Purpose of the Clause; Premise about the relative reliability of various kinds of historical evidence; Examination of the drafting history of the Clause at the federal constitutional convention; Details of the survey on the...
- AMICI CURIAE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS OF APPEALS: HOW FRIENDLY ARE THEY?
Harrington, John // Case Western Reserve Law Review; Spring2005, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p667
Reports on the need for the U.S. Courts of Appeals to consider certain changes to current rules and practices in order to limit undesirable amicus curiae participation. Limited value of the amicus curiae briefs in a majority of federal appellate cases: Effects of the potential for abusive...
- STORY LINE.
McElhaney, James W. // ABA Journal; Apr2006, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p26
The article presents a reprint of the article Briefs That Sing by James W. McElhaney, which appeared in the March 1997 issue of American Bar Association Journal. A winning legal brief is more than a stack of legal issues strung together under a group of different headings. It is not enough to...