Writing for Lawyers heftetEngelsk, 2009


Lawyers think differently from normal people. The key to writing for lawyers is to give them what their specialized mode of thought needs. This is a special skill that every paralegal, law student and young lawyer needs to learn, because writing which is good-or even superb-in other contexts such as literary or commercial will often be bad legal writing. Writing for Lawyers is designed to catapult the beginner off the deck. It is entirely a book of technique, distilled from the lessons that every sharp young lawyer picks up in the early years of practice. Originally published in 1982, Writing for Lawyers became a bestseller more than twice over before going out of print in 1996. It returned to print by popular demand in 2009. The author is a practicing lawyer, trained at one of the nation's leading law firms, whose experience includes five victories in the United States Supreme Court.