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Judicial opinion writing handbook

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Published by W.S. Hein & Co. in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Legal composition.,
  • Judicial opinions -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 583-590) and index.

Statementby Joyce J. George.
LC ClassificationsKF250 .G46 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 604 p. :
Number of Pages604
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL42773M
ISBN 101575884143
LC Control Number99036084

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvii, pages: illustrations, forms ; 27 cm: Contents: An orientation to judicial writing --The trial judge --The appellate judge --Writing effectively --Publication, research, and decisional factors --Criticizing judges and their opinions --Miscellany --Exercises and bibliography. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Table of contents for Judicial opinion writing handbook / by Joyce J. George. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Writing in the sixth edition of this Handbook, author Michael Fordham described his ambition when writing the first edition (and indeed all subsequent editions) of this book as "to read as many judicial review cases as I could and to try to extract, classify and present illustrations and statements of principle".5/5(3).

  Judicial opinion writing handbook [print book] Acknowledging that there is "no single right way to write judicial decisions/opinions," the author seeks to "expose the writing judge to an assortment of methods, styles and techniques" that can improve his opinion writing. writing lies the test of the thinking that underlies it. "Good writing," Ambrose Bierce said, "essentially is clear thinking made visible." A. Bierce, Write It Right 6 (rev. ed. ). To serve the cause of good opinion writing, the Federal Judicial Center has prepared this manual. It is not held out as an authoritative pronouncement on good. The New Jersey Manual on Style sets standards for the formatting and presentation of judicial opinions. It is divided into four sections: (1) opinion form, (2) the system of citations, (3) style, and (4) a summary of the exceptions from the Bluebook rules. Bluebook rules will be denoted as and New Jersey “BBR”. ] A Judicial Clerk's Guide to Writing for the Court 77 point of law, it is imperative that you bring the matter to the judge's attention. 29 While the judge has the final choice on an issue, it is your duty to prevent the judge from making a by: 1.

Law Clerk Handbook A Handbook for Law Clerks to Federal Judges Third Edition Federal Judicial Center D. Order of Opinion Writing, 88 E. Distributing Opinions, 89 Chapter 5: Legal Research and Writing, 91 Law Clerk Handbook viii § Judicial Assistants, File Size: KB.   The Center has prepared this manual to help judges organize opinions and improve their opinion writing. Prepared with the assistance of judges, law professors, and writers, the manual offers advice on writing tailored to the needs of the federal judiciary. 9. Joyce J. George, Judicial Opinion Writing Handbook (5th ed., William S. Hein & Co. ). This plus page Handbook is a very comprehensive text on judicial opinion writing. The book consists of eight chapters that address topics such as writing trial court and appellate court opinions, writing efficiently, writing style and word usage. Reviews existing methods, styles, rules and techniquesdescribed in numerous books and articles. Forms andstructure outlines serve as a guide to the judicial edition has been expanded to include a section onJudge's Views, which contains comments and ideas from manyprominent judges, as well as a section dealing with thecriticism of judges which has become more prominent intoday's.