Contract Drafting

Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604427957
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

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.

Contract Drafting

Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher:
ISBN: 1634250680
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Law

Contract Drafting serves as a complete how-to guide for lawyers new to transactional practice or for more experienced lawyers looking to reinforce their skills.

Drafting Contracts

Author: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454829058
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Law

An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

Audits and Other Accountants Services

Author: Don Pallais
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604428104
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

In this book, you'll learn about the context of an audit, what and how an auditor tests, assuring the quality of an audit, what the auditor's report means and other alternatives to audits offered by accounting professionals. Appendix material includes common types of audit testing, sample reports, availability of common services and auditor workpapers. Also included is a complete glossar y of accounting terms.

Law As Engineering

Author: David Howarth
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857933782
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Law

'David Howarth's Law as Engineering is a profound contribution to the law. Evoking the level of originality associated with pioneering contributions to law and economics half a century ago, Howarth's book aligns law, not on economics, but on engineering styles of thought and problem solving. His analysis sheds deep light on a 21st century world where the work of transactional and legislative lawyers, who design and build social structures and devices much as engineers do physical ones, is becoming ever more important and complex, with far-reaching implications for both legal ethics and legal education.' – Scott Boorman, Yale university, US 'This is a brilliant, highly original analysis of what lawyers actually do and what they ought to do in order to protect their clients and the public. It will rescue lawyers from the kinds of behaviour that contributed to the financial crash. It also points legal education and research in important new directions.' – Sir Bob Hepple, Professor, QC FBA 'This book brings an important new perspective to a consideration of what lawyers do, and of what they are for. The implications explored in the book are an immensely valuable contribution to thinking on the future development of legal education and training. It should be read by everyone responsible for recruiting or training others for the law, whether in the public or the private sector.' – Sir Stephen Laws KCB, QC(Hon), LLD(Hon), First Parliamentary Counsel Law as Engineering proposes a radically new way of thinking about law, as a profession and discipline concerned with design rather than with litigation, and having much in common with engineering in the way it produces devices useful for its clients. It uses that comparison to propose ways of improving legal design, to advocate a transformation of legal ethics so that the profession learns from its role in the crash of 2008, and to reform legal education and research. Offering a totally new perspective, this book will be a fascinating read for law students and prospective law students, legal academics across all sub-fields, lawyers in government, especially those engaged in drafting legislation, and policymakers.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590313801
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Legal Writing in Plain English

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226284187
Release Date: 2001-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful-unfortunately, these adjectives rarely describe legal writing, whether in the form of briefs, opinions, contracts, or statutes. In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking—a skill inseparable from good writing. Replete with common sense and wit, the book draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through more than a decade of teaching in the field. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. Meanwhile, Garner explores important aspects of document design. Basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section reinforce the book's principles. (An answer key to basic exercises is included in the book; answers to intermediate and advanced exercises are provided in a separate Instructor's Manual, free of charge to instructors.) Appendixes include a comprehensive punctuation guide with advice and examples, and four model documents. Today more than ever before, legal professionals cannot afford to ignore the trend toward clear language shorn of jargon. Clients demand it, and courts reward it. Despite the age-old tradition of poor writing in law, Legal Writing in Plain English shows how legal writers can unshackle themselves. Legal Writing in Plain English includes: *Tips on generating thoughts, organizing them, and creating outlines. *Sound advice on expressing your ideas clearly and powerfully. *Dozens of real-life writing examples to illustrate writing problems and solutions. *Exercises to reinforce principles of good writing (also available on the Internet). *Helpful guidance on page layout. *A punctuation guide that shows the correct uses of every punctuation mark. *Model legal documents that demonstrate the power of plain English.

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts

Author: Mark Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781784512668
Release Date: 2016-09-28
Genre:

This comprehensive coverage of practical contractual matters acts as a 'one-stop' shop for everyone who wishes to understand, or has to negotiate or draft, a commercial contract. It includes a guide to the common legal issues in negotiating and drafting contracts; an explanation of the structure and contents of a commercial contract; good and bad practice in drafting (and in using clear, modern English); the meaning of and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon; the formalities for creating and signing contracts; commentary on the use of electronic drafting and electronic signatures; and guidance on the interpretation of contracts. In addition to being fully revised and updated, it takes into account the changes brought about by new or amended law and practice. This edition also includes: a new introductory section covering the formalities of entering into contracts; a new section on best practice for contracts which are signed and sent by email among the parties (R (on application of Mercury Tax Group and another) v HMRC); revisions to existing sections and a new section dealing with the continuing dominance and onward march of Investors Compensation Scheme West Bromwich Building Society and Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd & another; implications of the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 and the Consumer Act 2015; and expansion of the chapter covering legal terms and lawyers' jargon. This book is essential reading for commercial lawyers, contract managers, and anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. [Subject: Commercial Law, Contract Law, Corporate & Business Strategy, Tort Law, Restitution Law]

101 Law Forms for Personal Use

Author: Robin Leonard J.D.
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413316582
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Genre: Law

The forms you need to protect your family, your assets and yourself. Use the law to your advantage. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use gives you all the forms you'll need with step-by-step instructions to cover the legal issues you're most likely to face every day. Available as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, the forms include: bills of sale for buying and selling personal property promissory notes for lending and borrowing money a basic will form and general power of attorney form contracts for in-home child care authorizations for when your children are in the care of others releases to settle disputes notices for dealing with telemarketers contracts for home repair and remodeling and much, much more The 8th edition is completely updated for accuracy and ease of use, and now provides a power of attorney for real estate, security agreement and identify-theft worksheet.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1604429828
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Law

The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

The Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers

Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1616328827
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

The Grammar and Writing Handbook shows you precisely which rules need to be followed, how to choose the correct words, and the most effective way to structure every sentence to help you compose more persuasive, stronger material that's flawlessly written. The book includes a brief history of the English language, as well as comprehensive information on every thing from singular vs. plural, to composing a legal memorandum.

Yoga for Lawyers

Author: Hallie Neuman Love
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 1627225234
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

With photographs detailing each exercise and written descriptions of both how and why you should perform it, Yoga for Lawyers gives you healthy techniques you can practice anywhere.

The Puppet Masters

Author: Emile van der Does de Willebois
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821388969
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Law

This report examines the use of these entities in nearly all cases of corruption. It builds upon case law, interviews with investigators, corporate registries and financial institutions and a 'mystery shopping' exercise to provide evidence of this criminal practice.

Ethics and Technology

Author: Herman T. Tavani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470509500
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.

An Introduction to Islamic Law

Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139489300
Release Date: 2009-07-09
Genre: Law

The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history.