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Legal Writing

Readers should consult Chapter 12 of my book for more detailed commentary on legal writing.
There is not very much freely available online material on legal writing. However, I do recommend the following sites or freely available articles:
  • Cheryl Stephens, Plain Language Legal Writing (CBA):
  • Clarity (An International Association Promoting Plain Legal Language)
Aside from that, some of my favourite print materials on legal writing are listed below (links below for each title are to the websites of the publisher or to Amazon, where available):

Resources on legal writing or style more generally:

Resources on contract drafting:
Resources on written advocacy
  • Harris, David et al, eds. "Chapter 2: Pleadings" in BC Civil Trial Handbook. 3d ed.  Loose-leaf. Vancouver, BC: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2005.
  • How Do You Plead? Breaking the Bonds of Boilerplate. Toronto, ON: Department of Continuing Legal Education, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1994.

  Cover of 4th edition of Legal Research and Writing
                (Irwin Law)

Legal Research and Writing:
4th Edition

by Ted Tjaden

Softcover 512 pgs.
Published: January 2016
Paperback: 978-1-55221-414-5
Ebook: 978-1-55221-415-2

Purchase here


Irwin Law: Canadian Online Legal Dictionary (click here)

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