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The Resource Point taken : how to write like the world's best judges, Ross Guberman

Point taken : how to write like the world's best judges, Ross Guberman

Label
Point taken : how to write like the world's best judges
Title
Point taken
Title remainder
how to write like the world's best judges
Statement of responsibility
Ross Guberman
Title variation
How to write like the world's best judges
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method based on practical and provocative examples. Featuring numerous cases and opinions from 34 esteemed judges - from Learned Hand to Antonin Scalia - Point Taken, explores what it takes to turn "great judicial writing" into "great writing". Guberman provides a system for crafting effective and efficient openings to set the stage, covering the pros and cons of whether to resolve legal issues up front and whether to sacrifice taut syllogistic openings in the name of richness and nuance. Guberman offers strategies for pruning clutter, adding background, emphasizing key points, adopting a narrative voice, and guiding the reader through visual cues. The structure and flow of the legal analysis is targeted through a host of techniques for organizing the discussion at the macro level, using headings, marshaling authorities, including or avoiding footnotes, and finessing transitions. Guberman shares his style "Must Haves", a bounty of edits at the word and sentence level that add punch and interest, and that make opinions more vivid, varied, confident, and enjoyable. He also outlines his style "Nice to Haves", metaphors, similes, examples, analogies, allusions, and rhetorical figures. Finally, he addresses the thorny problem of dissents, extracting the best practices for dissents based on facts, doctrine, or policy. The appendix provides a helpful checklist of practice pointers along with biographies of the 34 featured judges." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guberman, Ross
Index
index present
LC call number
KF251
LC item number
.G84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal briefs
  • Legal composition
  • Legal briefs
  • Legal composition
  • United States
Label
Point taken : how to write like the world's best judges, Ross Guberman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 5. The
  • words : "nice-to-haves" in style
  • Part 6.
  • Dissents : the road not traveled
  • Part 1.
  • Set the stage: the opening
  • Part 2. The
  • tale : the facts
  • Part 3. The
  • meat : the legal analysis
  • Part 4. The
  • words : style "must-haves"
Control code
902854260
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780190268589
Lccn
2015004449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902854260
Label
Point taken : how to write like the world's best judges, Ross Guberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 5. The
  • words : "nice-to-haves" in style
  • Part 6.
  • Dissents : the road not traveled
  • Part 1.
  • Set the stage: the opening
  • Part 2. The
  • tale : the facts
  • Part 3. The
  • meat : the legal analysis
  • Part 4. The
  • words : style "must-haves"
Control code
902854260
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780190268589
Lccn
2015004449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)902854260

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