Sign in or create a free account to get FREE SHIPPING and DISCOUNTS

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers: A Practical Reference, Fifth Edition

Authors
  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
Series / Aspen Coursebook Series
Teaching Materials
NO
Description

Buy a new version of this textbook and receive access to the Connected eBook with Study Center on Casebook Connect, including lifetime access to the online ebook with highlight, annotation, and search capabilities. Access also includes practice questions, an outline tool, and other helpful resources. Connected eBooks provide what you need most to be successful in your law school classes.

The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers is the concise reference students turn to again and again. Deborah E. Bouchoux’s straightforward exposition, examples, and exercises cover every stage of the writing process. Practical tips and strategies clarify gray areas and shed light on important details that are frequently overlooked. Numerous examples throughout the text highlight the differences between ineffective and effective legal writing.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New exercises and challenges to test mastery of topics discussed
  • Updated websites
  • Revised Appendix A on citation form in accord with the twenty-first edition of The Bluebook
  • Entirely new section on the use of the singular they for indefinite and generic nouns and strategies to achieve gender-inclusive language
  • New practical tips on timely and helpful topics such as using technology to improve writing and how to trim lengthy URLs
  • New sections covering:
    • a step-by-step approach to preparing an outline
    • use of roadmaps in writing projects
    • how to prepare an email letter
  • Significantly enhanced discussion of informal or email memos
  • Enhanced discussion of ethical issues, such as protecting confidential client information in marketing materials, the ethics of texting, and the ethical implications of using social media
  • New sample documents, including a demand letter, an email letter, and an email memo
  • Coverage of Zoom-type conferences, as part of electronic communications

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Grammar, style, and usage, presented in a clear and concise format
  • Numerous helpful examples that illustrate strong legal writing and common errors to avoid
  • A special Legal Documents section with tips and strategies for writing letters, memoranda, briefs (both trial and appellate), and transactional documents
  • Website resources for every topic
  • Tips, Strategies, and Ethics Alerts that focus on key topics
  • Challenge Exercises that test your knowledge
  • A Quick-Reference Table of Contents
  • A Quick-Reference Style Sheet
  • Answer Keys to Challenge Exercises, Citation Form, section for English Language Learners, and Sample Appellate Brief in the appendices

Teaching materials Include:

  • Supplemental exercises available for download at the product page for the book
Read More
Professor Materials
Please sign in or register to view Professor Materials. These materials are only available for validated professor accounts. If you are registering for the first time, validation may take up to 2 business days.
Recommended materials for academic success
Product Information
Edition
Fifth Edition
Publication date
2021-02-21
Copyright Year
2021
Pages
464
Connected eBook + Spiral Bound
9781543809213
Connected eBook with Study Center (Digital Only)
9781543835380
Subject
Legal Writing
Select Format Show Hide
Are you a professor?