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Author: Mark P Painter
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Jarndyce & Jarndyce Press/Cincinnati Book Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark P Painter
ISBN: 9780981726939 0981726933
OCLC Number: 669989825
Description: 140 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: How we got into this mess --
Rules of legal writing: Know your audience --
Front-load your document; context before detail --
Frame the issue in fewer than 75 words --
State the facts succinctly --
Avoid overchronicling: most dates are clutter --
No parenthetical numerals --
Headings are signposts: the should inform --
Write short paragraphs --
Form is important: make it look good --
Check your document carefully, and count the pages --
Keep it short: the page limit is your friend --
The great footnote battle: Use no talking footnotes --
Citations go in footnotes --
Use the proper form of citation --
Edit, edit, edit --
The 1818 rule: Write short sentences: the 1818 rule, part 1 --
Use mainly active voice: the 1818 rule, part 2 --
Use but and and to begin sentences --
Distinguish between that and which --
Use the dash, parenthesis, and comma for degrees of emphasis --
One word is usually enough --
Hyphenate phrasal adjectives --
Always question of --
Use the serial comma --
Avoid unnecessary preambles --
Purge lawspeak --
The parties have names --
Use quotations sparingly --
Use persuasive language --
Continue your research --
Hunt down adjectives and adverbs --
Latin is a dead language: keep it buried --
You may split infinitives, but not often --
Commas and periods inside quotes: always --
Gender matters --
Learn the styles function of Word --
Use lists to simplify --
Limit subordinate clauses --
Use the possessive before gerunds --
Avoid the "headnote" style --
The message is the message --
We can do better --
Bibliography --
Some interesting cases --
Biography.
Other Titles: 40 rules for the art of legal writing
Forty rules for the art of legal writing
Responsibility: Mark P. Painter.

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