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Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises

A Text with Exercises

❶An interpreter is needed if, after examining a witness, the court arrives at the conclusion that the witness is without the ability to understand and speak English at a sufficient level of proficiency to comprehend the proceedings in such a way as to assist counsel in the conduct of the case.

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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 /5().

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Legal Writing in Plain English has ratings and 15 reviews. Inder said: Bryan Garner is a genius. I wish I could use all of his suggestions in my lega /5.

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Legal Writing in Plain English (in 10 parts) $1, for all ten parts; $ for each part. (additional-viewer license: $99 per person for each session). The book Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises, Bryan A. Garner is published by University of Chicago Press.

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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 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers. Plain English for Lawyers Richard C. Wydick and Ronald R. McClain for their research on sexism in legal writing and to thank Ralph C. Taylor, John L. Vohs, Max Byrd, and Richard Haas for their critical comments on an early draft In short, good legal writing is plain English. Here is an example of plain English, the statement of facts.