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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 to Win, Steven D. Stark, a former lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, who has inspired thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, applies the universal principles of powerful, vigorous prose to the job of making a legal case--and winning it.

Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life legal writing--as well as compelling models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the challenges lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; offers incisive ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their daily practice, from email memos to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference.

With new sections on client communication and drafting affidavits, as well as updated material throughout, Writing to Win is the most practical and efficacious legal-writing manual available.

About the Author

Steve Stark is a graduate of Yale Law School who taught legal writing at Harvard Law for over a decae. Dubbed "the David Letterman of continuing legal education," he has given seminars on the subject to thousands of lawyers a year in corporations and continuing education courses required by bar associations. He is a frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and National Public Radio and is the author of Glued to the Set. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Stark, Steven D.
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Legal Writing
Business Writing
writing;law;legal;reference;legal writing
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