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Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
With Point Made, legal writing expert Ross Guberman throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analy ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Oxford University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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Without a doubt, this is essential reading for any legal writer seeking to produce creative, persuasive writing. Mr. Guberman's crack advice, sharp prose, and examples from the nation's top advocates make this a must have for law students and attorneys.
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