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9780028653372: Burton's Legal Thesaurus

The "Lawyer's Roget"--described by the "American Bar Association Journal" as "comprehensive, up-to-date, easy to use"--is now available in an updated, enhanced, and augmented third edition.

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7,000 terms, synonyms, definitions, and parts of speech related specifically to the legal profession—now newly updated and revised

For over twenty years, Burton’s Legal Thesaurus has been the standard for legal professionals seeking to express their thoughts, ideas and arguments clearly and persuasively. It continues to be an essential reference tool in a field where precision and accuracy of language is vital. This newly revised and expanded third edition contains more entries than ever before, including cutting-edge terms unique to today’s legal profession.

This new edition of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus is an indispensable reference source for:
* Attorneys and judges, who will appreciate the timeliness of the 1,000-plus new entries
* Law students seeking familiarity with usage of a specific word or term
* Paralegals and legal aides, who spend countless hours assisting in the preparation of important legal documents
* Journalists and scholars looking for clear explanations of legal colloquialisms
* Laypersons with a thirst for knowledge of the specifics of legal expression

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS

"Prepared by lawyers, comprehensive, up-to-date, easy to use." -American Bar Association Journal

"A tool to strengthen the lawyer’s vocabulary and improve the precision of legal writing…excellent quality and painstaking attention to detail...will doubtless become a standard reference." -Maryland Bar Journal

"The Legal Thesaurus…might be to Black’s what Roget’s is to Webster’s…Given the popularity of plain language laws, the Legal Thesaurus could be just the book to own." -United States Law Week

"With the emphasis today on good legal writing, plain English,and consumer communications, there is a need for volumes to help lawyers to be precise with their language…The legal profession should find this volume valuable in using the exact word to convey the meaning intended." -New York State Bar Journal

"In the legal community absolute understanding is the measure of perfection…It is through the use of such a tool as the Legal Thesaurus that one may find the precise term to fit the nuances of a particular situation." -William O. Douglas Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-1975

About the Author:

William C. Burton is the creator of The Legal Thesaurus, which was recognized by the Association of American Publishers as one of the most innovative projects of the year at its 1980 debut. He is a partner in the nationally recognized law firm of D'Amato and Lynch, New York, New York. He has served as a New York State Assistant Attorney General and as Assistant to the New York Special Prosecutor. Burton is the creator of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, which he has instituted in Washington D.C. in cooperation with the Vice President's office. Through the awards program, Mr. Burton hopes to continue to encourage the refinement and enrichment of legal writing. In 2011 Mr. Burton was also honored by the Legal Writing Institue, the second largest organization of law professors in America, for "significantly advancing the cause of legal writing."

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