Modern Legal Drafting

A Guide to Using Clearer Language

Modern Legal Drafting

In the second edition of this highly regarded text, the authors show how and why traditional legal language has developed the peculiar characteristics that make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. Incorporating recent research and case law, the book provides a critical examination of case law and the rules of interpretation. Detailed case studies illustrate how obtuse or outdated words, phrases and concepts can be rewritten, reworked or removed altogether. Particularly useful is the step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style, using examples from four types of common legal documents: leases, company constitutions, wills and conveyances. Readers will gain an appreciation of the historical influences on drafting practice and the use of legal terminology. They will learn about the current moves to reform legal language, and receive clear instruction on how to make their writing clearer and their legal documents more useful.

Structural Steel Drafting and Design

Structural Steel Drafting and Design

Practical and easy to use, this text lays a solid groundwork for beginning and intermediate students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, or civil engineering. The text clarifies the vital interdependence between structural steel design and fabrication drawings, equipping students to work flexibly with both. First and foremost a drafting book, Structural Steel Drafting and Design gives an overview of structural design theory while providing numerous examples, illustrations, and real-world assignments. Students also become acquainted with critical tables and reference material from industry-standard sources, as well as the merits of Load and Resistance Factor Design and Allowable Strength Design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legislative Drafting Vol I

Legislative Drafting Vol I

Legislative drafting is dealt with from the standpoint of the practitioner and Parliamentary Counsel as well as from the angle of the problems which face judges in the construction of statutes. The conventions and presumptions of legislative drafting is covered including the importance of the legislative sentence. Constitutional problems affecting the legality of legislation are also dealt with. Subsidiary legislation is tackled and help is given in respect of offences and penalties, consolidation, codification, statute law revision, law reform, parliamentary procedure and rules of interpretati.

Drafting House Plans

A Simplified Drafting System for Planning and Design

Drafting House Plans

A natural outgrowth of Curran's earlier book, "Drawing house plans," containing much of the same basic information, but also teaching you how to draw foundation plans, roof plans, sections, and details.

Contract Drafting

Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice

Contract Drafting

Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.

Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements

Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements

Surveys the conventions of language and structure in drafting corporate agreements.

Drafting and Assessing Poetry

A Guide for Teachers

Drafting and Assessing Poetry

Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment-driven curriculum.