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by Jill J. Ramsfield,Mary Barnard Ray

Designed as a desktop reference for legal writers, the fifth edition of this book adds new entries and updates current entries, provides reference material and guidance on improving one's legal writing, includes a large index with cross-references under each entry, and addresses common questions legal writers have. Covering issues small and large, it offers quick, reliable answers.
Download Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written, 5th Edition (American Casebook) epub
ISBN: 0314262776
ISBN13: 978-0314262776
Category: Law
Subcategory: Legal Education
Author: Jill J. Ramsfield,Mary Barnard Ray
Language: English
Publisher: West; 5th edition (July 7, 2010)
Pages: 544 pages
ePUB size: 1677 kb
FB2 size: 1433 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 538
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I was required to purchase this book for a Paralegal course at a private college. The class used it for only three cases and I feel it was a waste of money. The book is outdated and can be replaced by the use of a computer to get the same cases. I would not recommend this book unless there is a special reason for it. There are other text books that serve the learning process better.
Woo Hoo, another outrageously overpriced softbound pamphlet designed to bilk hardworking law students out of a few more bucks. Well, that was my first impression especially considering my professor's announcement that "they give [him] lots of free books." Gee, wonder why!
Anyway, this is a grammar reference that clarifies some fine distinctions and is organized like an encyclopedia, with topics such as "when or if" and "that or which." The thing is, it's nothing you can't get from the Internet or in another, less costly grammar manual. If you don't have to, don't bother buying this book. I wouldn't buy it if I didn't have to.
Thanks for reading.
I don't normally post reviews -- in fact, this is the first one I've ever done -- but I thought I should create a counterpoint to the one negative review listed for this book. I'm an in-house attorney who does a lot of contract and other drafting. I use this book constantly, and I've encouraged the non-lawyer contract managers I work with to buy it, too. You may be able to find this stuff on-line, but it's invaluable to have one well-organized place to answer just about all the common questions that come up when doing legal writing.

The price has gone up considerably since I bought my first copy ten or fifteen years ago, but if you write, if you care about writing, and if your time is worth anything, this book is well worth having.