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Main Title The winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts /
Author Garner, Bryan A.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54454618
ISBN 019517075X; 9780195170757
Subjects Legal briefs--United States ; Legal composition
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJCM  LANGUAGE/WRITING two copies Law Library/Washington,DC 08/06/2004
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xi, 516 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-514) and index.
Contents Notes
Composing in an orderly, sensible way -- Conveying the big picture -- Marching forward through sound paragraphs -- Editing for brisk, uncluttered sentences -- Choosing the best words -- Punctuating for clarity and impact -- Becoming proficient in designing text -- Sidestepping some common quirks -- Capitalizing on little-used persuasive strategies -- Hitting your stride as a brief-writer. "Does a good writing style help persuade judges? Bryan Garner makes a convincing case that it does. And he should know; in recent years, he has worked with judges all over the country to help them improve their writing of judicial opinions. He has polled judges both formally and informally to learn their preferences. And with his "deep issue" technique, he has even helped shape their preferences." "This book is a revised and updated compendium of Garner's 100 most important tips on brief-writing. Some are major points (see #8) and some are minor ones (see #65). But each one matters because collectively they add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present."--BOOK JACKET.