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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):
(An International Association Promoting Plain
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
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.
Research and Writing:
Published: January 2016
Canadian Online Legal Dictionary (click here)