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Thinking Like A Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing, 3rd Edition

Professor Timothy Terrell and Stephen Armstrong, Director of Professional Development and Training at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Doerr, developed and refined LAWriters's principles and techniques over several years of hands-on work with lawyers and judges. As their approach gained acclaim, they described it in detail in their text, Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing. TLAW is a central part of our curriculum and will serve as a handy reference for the rest of any lawyer's career. Because of TLAW 's continuing popularity and effectiveness, Armstrong and Terrell recently completed a second edition.

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Get It Write: The First Fifty Tips

As a complement to Thinking Like A Writer's focus on a document's structure, anyone looking for real understanding about crucial grammar issues need look no further than The First Fifty Tips, written by Professor Nancy Tuten, a LAWriters senior instructor, and Gayle Swanson. Tips covers a wide range of common editing issues, from the difference between who and whom to punctuating with parentheses and quotation marks. The First Fifty Tips is available in book form as well as on CD-ROM in searchable PDF format as is available at

Negotiating And Drafting Contract Boilerplate

Written by Tina L. Stark, the foremost teacher of contract drafting programs in the country, Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate educates lawyers and business professionals about the underlying rationale and importance of boilerplate language. Each chapter tackles a different contractual provision, over 20 in all, including choice of law, notice, arbitration, force majeure and assignments, and analyzes why the provision is important, what the key legal and business issues are, what is negotiable and what is not, and how best to draft the provision to suit a particular transaction. This book will give you a competitive edge, and a new understanding and appreciation of language you've seen countless times. Tina Stark teaches at Fordham Law School and was a corporate partner at the New York law firm, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP. Click below to obtain this essential reference directly from the publisher's website.

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