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Plain language for lawyers

Michele M. Asprey

Plain language for lawyers

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Published by Federation Press in Sydney .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichèle M. Asprey
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKU48.7 .A84 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 355 p. ;
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24497675M
ISBN 101862877750
ISBN 109781862877757
LC Control Number2010413503
OCLC/WorldCa464825284

About the Author. I can be found on this blog represents as much my process of learning to communicate better as it does me preaching the plain language message! Absolutely no part of this blog should be taken as definitive legal advice. and suggesting alternatives for lawyers.


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