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Writing to Win: The Legal Writer

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From a master teacher and writer, a fully revised and updated edition of the results-oriented approach to legal writing that is clear, that persuades--and that WINS.

More than almost any profession, the law has a deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing.  Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In this new edition of Writing t
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Three Rivers Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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Graham Okely
A well organised book. Not always clear but worth reading.
Leon Golden
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I'm not an attorney, I do work in the legal environment where legal writing skill is vital to my work. This book is an indispensable reference to better organizing my work, and fine-tuning my final drafts. It is a well-written, fun-to-read book ... if you're somewhat of a nerd, as I am.
Elizabeth Pyjov
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read an excerpt from this and really liked it. Useful and well-written.

"The law is one of the principle literary professions. One might hazard the supposition that the average lawyer in the course of a lifetime does more writing than a novelist."

Al Menaster
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Halfway through this book I decided it was the best book on legal writing I've ever read. This was the 2000 edition; there's a 2012 edition I'm trying to get my hands on.
J Berman
I think the book has a lot of good advice that most lawyers can apply immediately to their practices.
Dick Allen
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guess it's not surprising that a book about writing well is written so well, but it is. Easy to read, informative.
This is written for legal writers, but I found it a most useful and enlightening source for the kind of writing I do almost every day.
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book contains great advice for legal writers. It has assured me that my chosen profession will allow me to utilize the skills that I have acquired since I started studying writing.
Sep 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read. The best is the middle part of book.
Apr 12, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Steven D. Stark, a former world sports columnist for the Montreal Gazette and the author of four books and one e-book, has been a commentator for CNN, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America, where his role was to try to interpret American culture to the rest of the world. He has written frequently for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Boston Globe wh ...more
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