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Writing for Litigation (Aspen Coursebooks) (Paperback)

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Writing for Litigation offers in-depth coverage and helpful tips for every type of document associated with the life of a case, from the client engagement letter to motions, discovery, client communications, affidavits, and more. Systematically examining each document and its constituent parts, this remarkably concise text explains how audience, purpose, and strategy determine the content and tone of effective writing.

Ideal as a coursebook, supplement, or reference, Writing for Litigation features:

  • broad coverage that includes
    • every type of case document, from the client engagement letter to pleadings, discovery requests, and motions
    • ancillary documents that lawyers frequently draft, including demand letters, client communications, and affidavits
  • how the audience and the object of the document determine tone and content
  • strategic considerations that influence how a document is written
  • a clear guide to the component parts of every type of document
  • examples of every type of document in the Appendix
  • writing tips that address concerns typically arising in practice, such as
    • how to avoid ambiguity
    • how to adapt form documents to your individual case
    • how to avoid unintended sexism in writing

Product Details
ISBN: 9781454802730
ISBN-10: 1454802731
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Publication Date: April 28th, 2011
Pages: 221
Language: English
Series: Aspen Coursebooks