PA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY FACULTY OF LAW Student’s Id Num: 1002297 Date:October 17, 2012 Subject: Legal Methods, Research and Writing Lecturer: Kaysha A. C. Franklin (Miss. ) Assignment Type:Assignment Number 1 Rewrite the following sentences, making them more concise: (1) Many uneducated citizens who have never attended school continue to vote for better schools. Answer: Many uneducated citizens continue to vote for better schools. 2) I am embarking upon an emergency departure from the State of Colorado this present day and respectfully request the court to temporarily excuse my presence. Answer: I am urgently departing from the State of Colorado today and respectfully request the court to temporarily excuse my absence. (3) The undisputable fact is that Marvin is undeniably in love with Patricia. Answer: The fact is Marvin is in love with Patricia. 4) Despite anything said to the contrary, it is obvious that Joseph was clearly late as indicated by the book log which workers are obligated to write in when they arrive at work after start time. Joseph continues to be extremely, extremely, extremely, extremely late on a daily basis and this will most definitely be a factor to be considered when he has his annual performance appraisal. Answer: It is obvious that Joseph continues to be extremely late as indicated by the book log which workers are obligated to sign upon arriving at work.
This will be taken into consideration when he has his annual performance appraisal. B. Rewrite the following in clear plain language, using proper English and good grammar: The trial judge erred in denying plaintiff’s request for a declaratory judgment, finding that the down zoning violated his constitutionally protected rights as a property owner as more specifically pled in plaintiffs third claim for relief and further erred in refusing to grant plaintiff’s motion for judicial review pursuant to C.
R. C. P. 106. Answer: The trial judge faulted by denying the person bringing forth the case’s request, for a binding court ruling that spelt out each party’s rights and responsibilities; finding that the mistake violated his rights as a property owner protected by the constitution. Furthermore, he incorrectly refused to grant his proposal for the judiciary to review a decision by the executive or legislative as seen in C.
R. C. P. 106. C. “The proper use of language is critical to the work of an Attorney –at-Law; without same an Attorney may find himself unable to adequately charter the waters of the legal profession. ” Answer: The employment of appropriate language is essential to the work of an Attorney-At-Law, as essentially it is the fundamental basis needed in actively performing the duties, roles and tasks in this profession.
With respect to this, language in the legal profession can be viewed as the method of communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, which ultimately is needed to discuss a particular issue at hand. This feature in law is important as it offers a form of fluidity in the form of expression and comprehension in different contexts, shades of meanings, interpretive problems and the hazards in use of ambiguous terms.
Skilled interpretation requires knowledge and deceptiveness in language through emotional charged words and meanings which attempts to showcase the particular issue being presented. Additionally, it involves having a misrepresentation of words, especially in contexts where a written document is needed to concrete a viable case or deal for a prospective client. How a lawyer speaks and write can determine the magnitude of the point he/she may be trying to make, which in turn can attract authority for the person reading or attempting to interpret the case being presented.
Additionally, formality and the use of proper vocabulary can illustrate an organized presentation, which in turn offers clarity and conciseness needed in effective language skills. Some of this formality in legal writing is necessary and desirable, given the importance of some legal documents and the seriousness of the circumstances in which some legal documents are used. Finally, a form of persuasive need may also be demonstrated, which is essential in the use of negotiating/reviewing a contract, examining a witness in court or preparing an appellate brief to be presented in litigation.