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Armstrong, Stephen V., and Timothy P. Terrell. Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing. New York:Practising Law Institute 2003

Charrow, Veda R., and Myra K. Erhardt. Clear & Effective Legal Writing. Boston:Little,  Brown and Company 1986

Elbow, Peter. Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process. New York:Oxford University Press 1981

Garner, Bryan A. Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises. Chicago:The University of Chicago Press 2001

Garner, Bryan A. The Elements of Legal Style: Second Edition. Oxford:Oxford University Press 2002

Garner, Bryan A. Garner on Language & Writing Chicago: American Bar Association 2009

Garner, Bryan A. The Redbook: A Manual On Legal Style. St. Paul:West Group 2002

Garner, Bryan A. The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts. New York:Oxford University Press 1999

Goldstein, Tom,  and Jethro K. Lieberman. The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well. Berkeley:University of California Press 2002

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent,  the Eager,  and the Doomed. New York:Pantheon Books 1984

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth. The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent,  the Eager,  and the Doomed. Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company 1993

Johns, Margaret Z. Professional Writing for Lawyers: Skills and Responsibilities. Durham:Carolina Academic Press 1998

LeClercq, Terri. Expert Legal Writing. Austin:University of Texas Press 1995

Mellinkoff, David. Legal Writing: Sense & Nonsense. St. Paul:West Publishing Co. 1982

Miller, David W.,  Michael Vitiello,  and Michael R. Fontham. Practicing Persuasive Written and Oral Advocacy: Case File II. New York:Aspen Publishers 2003

Ramage, John D.,  and John C. Bean. Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric With Readings. New York:Macmillan Publishing Company 1992

Rambo, Teresa J. Reid,  and Leanne J. Pflaum. Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos. Durham:Carolina Academic Press 2001

Ray, Mary Barnard,  and Jill J. Ramsfield. Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written. St.  Paul:West Publishing Co. 1993

Richmond, Jane N. Legal Writing: Form & Function. Notre Dame:National Institute for Trial Advocacy 2002

Smith, Michael R. Advanced Legal Writing: Theories and Strategies in Persuasive Writing. :Aspen Law & Business 2002

Stark, Steven D. Writing to Win: The Legal Writer. New York:Broadway Books 1999

Stinson, Judith M. The Tao of Legal Writing. Durham:Carolina Academic Press 2009

Williams, Joseph M. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Chicago:The University of Chicago Press 1990

Wydick, Richard C. Plain English for Lawyers: Fifth Edition. Durham:Carolina Academic Press 2005