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english for lawyers
    english
  • Of or relating to England or its people or language
  • the people of England
  • of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; "English history"; "the English landed aristocracy"; "English literature"
  • an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    lawyers
  • (lawyer) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  • (Lawyer (fish)) The burbot (Lota lota), from old french barbot, is the only freshwater gadiform (cod-like) fish. It is also known as mariah, the lawyer, and (misleadingly) eelpout, and closely related to the common ling and the cusk. It is the only member of the genus Lota.
  • A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor
  • A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.
english for lawyers - Plain English
Plain English for Lawyers (5th Edition)
Plain English for Lawyers (5th Edition)
Wydick s Plain English for Lawyers--now in its fifth edition--has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for over 25 years.

In January 2005, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written Plain English for Lawyers. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all of the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Its membership also includes law teachers from other nations, English teachers, and practicing lawyers.

The LWI award states: 'Plain English for Lawyers . . . has become a classic. Perhaps no single work has done more to improve the writing of lawyers and law students and to promote the modern trend toward a clear, plain style of legal writing.'

In 2003 Wydick retired after 32 years on the law faculty of the University of California, Davis. But he still teaches his favorite course -- a seminar in advanced legal writing for third-year law students. For the past eight summers he has also lectured at the International Legislative Drafting Institute presented in New Orleans by the Public Law Center, a joint venture of Tulane and Loyola law schools. There the audience consists of lawyers and non-lawyers from abroad who earn their living drafting legislation in many different languages. 'Teaching at the Institute,' Wydick says, 'is a precious opportunity to learn how much we English-users have in common with people who write laws in other languages.'

How does the fifth edition of Plain English for Lawyers differ from its predecessors? It remains (in size only!) a little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. 'Most of the text remains the same,' Wydick says, 'but in the past seven years I ve learned some new things about writing in English, and I want to share that with the readers.' In addition, the exercises at the end of the chapters are different (a welcome change for long-time teachers who are tired of the old ones). Finally, the teacher's manual includes additional exercises that teachers can give to students who want or need extra practice.

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Hypocrisy On Soy Latte
Hypocrisy On Soy Latte
I'm drinkin' a soy latte I get a double shote It goes right through my body And you know I'm satisfied I drive my Mini Cooper And I'm feeling super-duper Yo they tell me I'm a trooper And you know I'm satisfied I do yoga and pilates And the room is full of hotties So I'm checking out their bodies And you know I'm satisfied I'm diggin' on the isotope This metaphysics shit is dope And if all this can give me hope You know I'm satisfied I got a lawyer and a manager An agent and a chef Three nannies, an assistant And a driver and a jet A trainer and a butler And a bodyguard or five A gardener and a stylist Do you think I'm satisfied?
English Cafe
English Cafe
Here are English Cafe participants at a recent library session . There's Zdenka from the Czech Republic & Switzerland (center), Ben from Poland, and Paul from France. Heidi & Barb on the left are facilitators, like myself. Ben & Paul have since returned to Warsaw and Paris, respectively.

english for lawyers
english for lawyers
The Lawyer Chronicle
Have you ever wanted to ask an attorney to tell you stories about the strangest request they’ve ever received? Maybe you’ve wondered who tops the list of an attorney’s oddest client? Or perhaps you’re secretly dying to know the dirt behind some of the most heinous criminal acts? Well we've met all of these people and we'll introduce them to you! We will bring you real stories from real lawyers.

The Lawyer Chronicle will take you inside the practice of law and reveal everything you've always wanted to know. You'll learn the truth about the legal profession straight from the mouths of lawyers. From client stories, to articles on the hottest and most controversial legal topics of today, everything from questionable legal practices to secrets of big law firms, we aim to entertain our readers with the raw truth.


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