Monday, December 19, 2005

graphics in legal writing

There is a wonderful article on how to use graphics in legal writing, by Professor Ruth Anne Robbins at Rutgers-Camden.  "Painting with print:  Incorporating concepts of typographic and layout design into the text of legal writing documents" at 2 J. ALWD 108 (2004), explains how a lawyer's written communication can be enhanced by understanding the graphic effects that can be used in a page of text.  The article also explains how to incorporate charts, graphs, and other visuals in a way that will aid the legal reader, including courts, and not be distracting. (spl)

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Prof. Robbins's article is available for free download at http://www.alwd.org/JALWD/Robbins.pdf. In fact, the entire Fall 2004 issue of JALWD is available on line, at http://www.alwd.org/JALWD/TOC1.htm. Everything in it is worth reading.

Posted by: Ray | Dec 22, 2005 7:28:33 PM

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