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Legal drafting in plain language

by Dick, Robert C.

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Published by Carswell in Toronto .
Written in English


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Previous eds. published under title "Legal drafting".

Statementby Robert C. Dick.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21451467M
ISBN 100459553070
OCLC/WorldCa34008866

  Plain language is language that is clear and understandable – and as simple as the situation allows. Legal language that is plain poses special challenges, but is not impossible. Clearer, simpler writing – stripped of complexity but not of style – . Professor Kimble names Michele Asprey’s book Plain Language for Lawyers as one of the top publications in the history of plain language.. In Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please - The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law – Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, Professor Kimble lists Michele Asprey's book as number 7 on his list of the top .

Plain language writing texts for lawyers Butt P Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language (3 rd ed, Cambridge University Press, ). For a good discussion of “shall” and “must”, see Bryan Garner, A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2d ed. ), pages Subscribe to our mailing list Learn about upcoming events and get the latest news from the federal plain language community.

  When it comes to legal professionals, however, there are significant benefits to writing in plain English. Plain English improves clarity. Legal writers’ fondness for specialized, even archaic, language is often to the detriment of clear and concise communication. Consider this example from Garner’s “Legal Writing in Plain English”:Author: Richard Heinrich. exclusively on legal writing, legal drafting, legal citation, and plain language. His first book, Writing for the Legal Audience, will be published by Carolina Academic Press in January , and he is an associate editor for the Scribes Journal of Legal Writing. He is a graduate of Cornell.


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The best reason to get this book is that the author has great credentials. He has drafted at the state and city level for over 30 years. That kind of experience, when combined with a commitment to plain language, makes for a valuable and authoritative text. And the book is, indeed, clearly written and by: 3.

Publisher: Carswell Legal Pubns; 3rd edition (June 1, ) Language: English; ISBN ; ISBN ; Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds; Customer Reviews: Be the first to write a review; Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20, in Books (See Top in Books) # in LiteratureFormat: Hardcover.

Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section/5(80).

Legal Drafting in Plain Language This acclaimed publication examines the principles and techniques of plain language drafting in the preparation of documents.

The work addresses the special problems of legal language, and presents a code of 33 drafting rules designed to achieve both clarity and precision in legal drafting. Legal drafting in plain language.

Robert C. Dick. Carswell, Aug 1, - Law - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Language Law / Legal Writing Law Canada Language Law/ Canada/ Language Legal composition Literary Criticism / General: Export.

BASIC LEGAL DRAFTING offers down-to-earth instruction on how to draft well-organized and clearly articulated legal documents. A culmination of twenty-five years of teaching in the highly regarded Legal Drafting Program at the University of Florida College of Law, the book is designed to be used as a resource for law students and practicing attorneys, as well as a textbook for drafting /5(11).

The push for plain language drafting is, of course, nothing new. Joseph Kimble, Emeritus professor at WMU–Cooley Law School, has been writing on the topic for more than 30 has written.

The book's seven chapters cover an introduction to legal drafting, the process of legal drafting, careful writing, and drafting estate planning, contracts, pleadings, and legislation.

In addition, numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises in every chapter reinforce the skills your students need to draft provisions from scratch, edit existing provisions, and create entirely new. Complex legal drafting goes against the grain of a democratic and participatory society as it reduces accessibility of the law to the common man.

With the object of making laws simple and accessible to all, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy engineered this manual for plain language drafting. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to identify and demon.

strate various legal drafting concepts and techniques in order to. give the law student and legal practitioner a working knowledge of. the fundamental principles of legal : Peter Nash Swisher. Legal & Professional Writing & Drafting in Plain Language Paperback – 1 January by ICSI Publications (Author), ICSI (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1). This book shows how and why traditional legal language has developed some of the peculiar characteristics that sometimes make legal documents inaccessible to the end users.

It examines recent reforms in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and North America, and provides a step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style. Readers of this book will receive clear.

“Plain language law” is simply the techniques of plain language applied in a legal context. It involves applying to legal documents and statutes those same techniques that good writers use in normal prose.

It is effective writing, in a legal context. The Consumer Protection Act 68 of has brought legal drafting under the spotlight, in particular the need to use plain language in legal documents.

The Consumer Protection Act is not the only legislation that requires the use of plain language: The National Credit Act 34 of and the Companies Act 71 of also require the use of plain.

I was particularly intrigued by the discussion linking plain language writing to legal interpretation. Plain Language for Lawyers is the book you need on hand when faced with arguments about using “must” in prefernce to “shall”, or the need to avoid “and/or”, and other hoary chestnuts of drafting.

This acclaimed publication examines the principles and techniques of plain language drafting in the preparation of documents. The work addresses the special problems of legal language, and presents a code of 33 drafting rules designed to achieve both clarity and precision in legal : Robert C Dick.

Modern Legal Drafting provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to drafting legal documents in effective, plain English. Peter Butt, /5(13). "Legal drafting" can mean the preparation of any written legal document--a motion, a letter, a brief, a memo, or a contract.

Lawyers and law teachers use the phrase in this way all the time: "Draft a brief" or "draft a letter.". "Legal drafting" can mean the task of preparing a transaction. Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Bryan A. Garner out of 5 stars But there are still legal phrases that baffle non-lawyers.

This guide is intended to help in two ways: • it should help non-lawyers understand legal phrases; and • it should give lawyers ideas for explaining the legal phrases that they use.

The explanations in this guide are not intended to be straight Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dick, Robert C., Legal drafting in plain language.

Scarborough, Ont.: Carswell, © (OCoLC)Modern Legal Drafting provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to drafting legal documents in effective, plain English. Peter Butt, a leading expert in the field, has fully revised and updated the text for this new edition. It combines a practical focus with the legal principles that underpin the use of plain language in law.

In the HBR article, Burton describes a three-plus-year effort to promote plain-language contracts at GE Aviation’s digital-services business.

Since the .