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Basic legal writing for paralegals, 3d ed.


Basic legal writing for paralegals, 3d ed.

Samborn, Hope Viner and Andrea B. Yelin.

Wolters Kluwer


322 pages




Tailored to the specific needs of paralegal students, this text on effective legal writing offers a readable, accessible format, and guides the students through the writing process using the objective memo as a teaching tool. The text also introduces persuasive writing, and reviews the instruments and documents drafted by legal assistants. An overview of the legal system contextualizes the different types of writing covered in the text. A practical approach focuses on the paralegal's role in the law office, with many examples, exhibits, writing tips, exercises, and ethics alerts. Sections on grammar and organization, along with appendices on citation and sample legal memoranda, can serve for reference. Chapter summaries, key terms, and exercises are included. This third edition contains a revised chapter on case briefing, with additional exercises. The updated citation appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Bluebook and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and includes new citation exercises. Information on the authors is not given.

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