Thursday, December 13, 2007

Legal-writing quiz 19

18. This person is the foremost expert on the language of transactional legal drafting today and is the author of two books on the subject. Name this person.

Answer: Kenneth Adams (congratulations to Ray Ward). Adams is the author of
A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting and
Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements

19. Legal-writing teachers generally agree that writers should not present authority to readers in a piece-meal fashion. Instead, writers should group related authorities together, reconcile them as much as possible, and draw from them principles, themes, or general rules. Legal-writing teachers have a name for this process. What is it?

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