Helpful legal writing book for writing briefs & complaints?

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zeth006
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Helpful legal writing book for writing briefs & complaints?

Postby zeth006 » Wed May 25, 2011 12:57 am

Hey guys,

I'm in a kind of a fix. I'm a rising 2L working at a firm. I'm getting to the point where I may soon be expected to begin writing briefs and complaints for my firm's partner. Big problem is that I'm not sure I'm ready for the job. I did so-so in LWR and I've never written a complaint. I'm sure the firm's partners will walk me through the basic steps, but I'd like to get some preparation before that point.

Would you guys have any advice on any books that would help out here?

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Re: Helpful legal writing book for writing briefs & complaints?

Postby missinglink » Wed May 25, 2011 4:46 am

Check out LexisNexis. They have some pretty good form guides and you can double-check them for style too. I think the product name is Matthew Bender.

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Re: Helpful legal writing book for writing briefs & complaints?

Postby LjakW » Wed May 25, 2011 8:39 am

Does your firm have a bank of previous filings you can look at?

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Re: Helpful legal writing book for writing briefs & complaints?

Postby zeth006 » Wed May 25, 2011 11:43 am

LjakW wrote:Does your firm have a bank of previous filings you can look at?


Yep. I'll be looking at those.




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