Books for Legal Drafting and Writing


Books on Legal Drafting

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (Kenneth A. Adams, American Bar Association Business Law Section, 2013)
KF807.A33 2013


Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice (Lenné Eidson Espenschied, American Bar Association, 2010)

KF807 .E84 2010  


Hereof, Thereof, and Everywhereof: A Contrarian Guide to Legal Drafting  (Howard Darmstadter, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, 2002)
KF250.D37 2002


Legal Drafting in a Nutshell  (Thomas R. Haggard, West Group, 2007)
KF250.H24 2007

Legal Drafting Books on Specific Subjects

Legal Usage in Drafting Corporate Agreements (Kenneth A. Adams, Quorum Books, 2001)
KF250.A32 2001


Construction and Development Forms: Planning, Financing, Building (James A. Douglas and Jeanne O'Neill, West Group, 2003)
KF902.A D675


Fletcher Corporation Forms, Annotated (West Group, current)


Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You (Charles M. Fox, Practicing Law Institute, 2002)
KF801.Z9 F69 2002


Documenting Secured Transactions: Effective Drafting and Litigation (William C. Hillman, Practicing Law Institute, current)
KF1048.4 H54


Commercial Real Estate Law Practice Manual: With Forms (James P. McAndrews, American Bar Association, 2001)
KF572.M38 2009


The Lease Manual: A Practical Guide to Negotiating Office, Retail, and Industrial Leases (Rodney J. Dillman, American Bar Association, 2007)

KF593.C6 D55 2007


Banking and Lending Institution Forms: With Commentary and Checklists (Jacob W. Reby and James A. Douglas, A.S. Pratt, 2011)
KF972.5 .B26


Negotiating and Structuring International Commercial Transactions (Mark R. Sandstrom and David N. Goldsweig, eds., American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice, 2003)
K1005.6.N43 2002


Internet Forms and Commentary: A Practitioner's Guide to Contracts and the World Wide Web (Jonathan Wilson and Julia Alpert Gladstone, eds., American Bar Association, 2002)
KF889.3.I563 2002

General Form Books

American Jurisprudence Legal Forms 2nd ed. (West Group, current)


Legal Checklists: Specially Selected Forms (West Group, current)


West's Legal Forms (West Group, current)
KF170 .W47


Books on Legal Writing

The Elements of Legal Style (Bryan A. Garner, Oxford University Press, 2002)
KF250.G37 2002

The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well (Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman, University of California Press, 2002)
KF250.G65 2002


Plain English for Lawyers (Richard C. Wydick, Carolina Academic Press, 2005)
KF250.W92 2005 


Legal Writing Tools

Black's Law Dictionary (West Group, 2014)
KF156.B53 2014


Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession (Gerry W. Beyer and Kenneth R. Redden, Hein, 2008)
KF156.R42 2008


Burton's Legal Thesaurus (William C. Burton, Macmillan, 2007)
KF156.B856 2007


Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (Bryan A. Garner, Oxford University Press, 2011)

KF156 .G367 2011


Oran's Dictionary of the Law (Daniel Oran, West Group, 2008)
KF156.O69 2008


Update 06/2014


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