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Normalized Legal Drafting And The Query Method, Layman E. Allen, C. Rudy Engholm Jan 1978

Normalized Legal Drafting And The Query Method, Layman E. Allen, C. Rudy Engholm

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Normalized legal drafting is a mode of expressing ideas in statutes, regulations, contracts, and other legal documents in such a way that the syntax that relates the constituent propositions is simplified and standardized. This "normalization" results in documents that are easier to understand in the dual sense that they can be read faster and more accurately than corresponding documents that are not normalized. The query method is a technique for familiarizing learners with normalized drafting and providing practice in some of the easier aspects of doing it.