Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195384202

Category: Law

Page: 991

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.

Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition

A Text with Exercises

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603139X

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. 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. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

A Dictionary of Modern American Usage

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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A delight for serious writers and language lovers alike, a weighty, witty, reliable guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features more than five thousand examples of good and bad usage from the media. UP.

Garner's Modern American Usage

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Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195382757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Black's law dictionary

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Author: Henry Campbell Black,Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1738

View: 1039

"Definitions of the terms and phrases of American and English jurisprudence, ancient and modern....This comprehensive work is the standard U.S. law dictionary....Many entries inlcude references to cases or statutes. Appendixes include: Legal Maxims, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the text of the U.S. Constitution." Guide to Ref. Books.

In Defense of Tort Law

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Author: Thomas Koenig,Michael Rustad

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814748996

Category: Law

Page: 345

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Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely. In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why? Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.

Off and Running

A Practical Guide to Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

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Author: Angela C. Arey,Nancy A. Wanderer

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454846798

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Using a single, classroom-tested fact pattern, the authors demonstrate in concrete steps how a first-year associate might approach a legal problem. Students practice these steps and skills on other fact patterns, as they read about this fictional associate. Using this fresh approach and a plain-English writing style, the authors introduce essential concepts and skills related to objective legal writing and legal research, with a particular emphasis on the professional and ethical representation of clients. Students learn how to think like a lawyer. Features: Fully integrated coursebook for first semester of 1L LRW course. Integrates research, analysis, and writing. Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including "ethics alert" boxes, are integrated throughout the text. Presents one classroom-tested fact pattern to demonstrate how to i.d. the issues in the fact pattern, use legal resources to research those issues, and use the research results to write documents such as an objective memorandum and a client letter. Professors may assign different fact patterns, set in other jurisdictions, to have students demonstrate their skills. They may also assign a closed-universe problem during the early weeks of the semester. Other chapters cover an overview of the U.S. legal system, the basics of grammar, punctuation and style; how to use e-mail effectively; and incorporating LW principles into litigation and transactional documents. Book takes a streamlined approach, focusing on the essentials and using plain English, in order to remain accessible to students

The Elements of Legal Style

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195141627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1982

DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

Garner's Modern American Usage

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Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0195161912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 879

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A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Garner's Modern English Usage

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Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190491507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.

Legal Research Illustrated

An Abridgment of Fundamentals of Legal Research, Eighth Edition

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Author: Roy M. Mersky,Donald J. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 543

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Reprinted from Jacobstein, Mershy and Dunn's Fundamentals of Legal Research, 6th ed. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Civil Procedure

A Guide to Civil Adjudication in US Courts

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Author: John Bilyeu Oakley,Vikram D. Amar,Vikram Amar

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041128727

Category: Law

Page: 286

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This convenient description of civil procedure in the federal and state courts of the United States will be greatly welcomed by lawyers and legal scholars everywhere. Without going into deep analysis, the book covers every important feature of these legal systems, drawing on the expertise and experience of two well-versed practitioners. As well as the rules, policies, normative principles, and future trends, the authors cite recent cases affecting procedure. Areas covered include sources, judicial organization, exercise of the legal profession, jurisdiction, due process standards, rules of evidence, enforcement of judgements, arbitration, and much more.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

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Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191002577

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.

The Process of Legal Research

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Author: Christina L. Kunz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735512238

Category: Law

Page: 477

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This phenomenally successful coursebook keeps getting stronger with each new edition. Now, in addition to demonstrating a sound step-by-step approach to legal research that will serve students throughout their professional careers, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, Fifth Edition, helps students choose among the proliferation of resources. New material throughout the Fifth Edition deals with the ongoing choice between paper and electronic research, such as: -when the choice takes place in the research process -how the choice among different media results in different access means, scope, and currency of materials -differences in the search capabilities of the Internet, LEXIS, and WESTLAW -how to conserve a client's financial resources -best research practices in terms of media choices and uses, with careful attention to when paper sources are better This outstanding author team continues to impact the principles and practices of successful legal research with: -The process approach that leads students through the steps of effective legal research with unmatched clarity. Comprehensive coverage that begins with the basics (research terms, media options) and proceeds to detail specific sources for in-depth consideration. -A clear and consistent chapter structure helps students focus on key topics and makes the book a reference of enduring value. -A case study that demonstrates all the research sources in the context of a real example. -Excellent illustrations that give examples of sources and prepare students for what they will find when they conduct their research. -Problem sets that help students test their knowledge and give instructors ready-to-use exercises. Thoroughly revised for its Fifth Edition, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH now includes: -important material on - Thomas, the Internet site of the Library of Congress, found in the chapter on Legislative History -updated information in the chapter on Citators to reflect recent developments, including Key Cite -all new fact situations in the problem sets -a revised Teacher's Manual to help you tailor the book to your individual course needs By achieving the proper balance between what to do and how to do it, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH has helped thousands of students develop essential skills and has secured its position as the number one text in the field. Be sure to examine the impressive new Fifth Edition of this consummate teaching tool.

Illinois Bar Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bar associations

Page: N.A

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Vols. 28- include reports and proceedings of the 64th- (1940- ) annual meetings formerly issued as the association's Annual report.