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The Red Book: A Manual on Legal Style 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9781642421002
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780314289018
To be Published: June 2018
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Spiral Bound
Price: £51.50



Since the first edition was published in 2002, The Redbook has established itself as an authoritative, comprehensive, and easily usable manual of legal style.

Written by Bryan A. Garner, with contributions from numerous lawyers and professional legal writers from throughout the US, The Redbook covers everything that mere citation manuals don’t and can’t: punctuation, capitalization, grammar, prose style, and clarity in general. Written in the style of a restatement, the black-letter rules are followed by exhaustive comments and illustrations.

For the third edition the chapters on particular types of documents has been expanded with the addition of new chapters on e-mail messages and legislative drafting, together with a new section on scholarly writing.

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Subjects:
Drafting and Legal Writing
Contents:
Part 1: The Mechanics
Punctuation
Capitalization
Italics, Boldface and Underlining
Document Design
Numbers
Typographic Symbols
Spelling
Citations
Footnotes
Part 2: Grammar, Usage, and Editing
Grammar
Stuffy Words and Legalese
Troublesome Words
Editing and Proofreading
Part 3: Legal Documents
Case Briefs
Business Correspondence
E-mail Messages
Research Memos
Opinion Letters
Demand Letters
Affidavits and Declarations
Pleadings
Motions
Appellate Briefs
Judicial Opinions
Contracts
Legislation, Rules, and Regulations
Part 4: Scholarly Writing
Student Research Papers and Law-Review Notes
Law-Review Articles
Book Reviews
Indexes
Word Index
General Index