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A plain language handbook for legal writers

by Christine Mowat

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Published by Carswell in Scarborough, Ont .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Legal composition.,
    • Law -- Canada -- Language.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementChristine Mowat.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKE265 .M69 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 374 p. :
      Number of Pages374
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6843121M
      ISBN 100459239074
      LC Control Number00343524

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