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Legal Drafting: A Beginner's Guide

A guide regarding how to find legal dictionaries, form books, writing and citation manuals, and rules of procedure, to help patrons draft legal documents.


Legal drafting is a very structured method of writing that can prove intimidating to the uninitiated. In this Beginner’s Guide, we will recommend some sources that will help you excel in the legal drafting process.

Harris & Ewing, photographer. Labor Relations Board, John E. Lawyer, Chief Docket Clerk. 1937. Harris and Ewing Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.