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The Elements of Legal Writing by Martha Faulk and Irving Mehler

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The number one complaint about lawyers? We write poorly. The Elements of Legal Writing: A Guide to the Principles of Writing Clear, Concise, and Persuasive Legal Documents belongs on your desk (and on the desk of your legal secretary, paralegal, associate and clerk).

This indispensable reference will improve your writing and make a difference in every document you produce.


This valuable reference includes:

  • How to replace jargon-filled phrases with everyday language.

  • What the Plain English Statutes mean to you.

  • How to avoid common spelling and grammar mistakes.

  • When to capitalize the title of a treaty or law.

  • How to address your audience using appropriate language and style.

  • What format to use for legal documents.


124 page softcover book.


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Martha Faulk is uniquely qualified to lead writing seminars for lawyers. She holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and an M.A. in English from the University of Colorado.

Published Communication Expert

Faulk is the co-author of the widely-acclaimed book, Elements of Legal Writing (Macmillan, 1994), and has thrilled CLE audiences throughout North America with her gift for helping talented lawyers to dramatically improve their writing.

Effective legal writing is an art, and Martha Faulk is an accomplished master of her craft. Her practical, enthusiastic approach to this critical subject draws unrestrained praise from lawyers and the judiciary in every venue she appears.

Just as the Elements of Legal Writing is an indispensable desk reference for the modern law office, Martha Faulk's compelling seminar deserves priority in your commitment to continuing education.

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