Writing Shorter Legal Documents:Strategies for Faster and Better Editing

Writing Shorter Legal Documents is a concise, practical handbook that explains how to quickly, efficiently reduce the length of your legal documents.

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In a legal document, in accordance with federal, state, and local court rules, every letter and space is important. Writing Shorter Legal Documents is a concise, practical handbook that explains how to quickly, efficiently reduce the length of your legal documents. It's a collection of advice written to keep you within grammatical and court rules, for both length and construction, while preserving and even clarifying your argument. The author, a lawyer with a Ph.D in linguistics, has divided 35 precise strategies into five chapters. When you're on a deadline with the court and are over the maximum word count in your document, this book provides the fast, easy editing tricks you'll need.

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Table of Contents

•   An Approach to Shorten Legal Documents

•   Revising Terminology

•   Revising Lists, Phrases, and Sentences

•   Changing the Appearance of Text on the Page

•   Cutting Content